It’s a fact! All those houses selling for top dollar in your neighborhood… do you know the reason behind their profitable sale? A DSLR! Listings that are shot with a DSLR sell for more money as compared to ones that are shot with a low quality camera. Don’t even think about using your mobile phone camera! Even an iPhone won’t do the pictures any justice.
Here’s how the listings work:
|Original List Price||Average Amount More Per Listing When Shot With a DSLR|
|Less than $200,000||$2,435|
|$200,000 – $299,999||$935|
|$300,000 – $399,999||$3,145|
|$400,000 – $499,999||$5,743|
|$500,000 – $599,999||$6,811|
|$600,000 – $699,999||$7,129|
|$700,000 – $799,999||$9,370|
|$800,000 – $899,999||$18,819|
|$900,000 – $999,999||$16,834|
|$1,000,000 and up||$116,076|
Here are 5 mistakes that you need to avoid when taking pictures:
One of the most annoying things that all buyers complain about is blurred pictures. Not only does it distract from the beauty of your Sandy Springs home for sale but most sellers scroll by the listing if the picture is not taken correctly.
To avoid this, use a tripod. Raise the tripod chest-high to get clear and in-depth pictures.
Clutter presents a different perspective when seen from your naked eye and when seen through the lens of the camera. So, remove all the boxes when taking pictures of the rooms, back out the car from the garage on to the street and make sure there’s nothing sitting in the corners that might ruin the pictures.
One of the biggest mistakes that everyone makes when taking photos is failing to set the grid line. Nobody likes a crooked photo of the building! Before setting up your camera on the tripod, go into settings and turn on the grid lines in the view finder. This way, when you will aim the camera at the building, you can easily align the roof with the horizon line.
The best time to take pictures of your Sandy Springs home for sale is in the morning. DO NOT USE FLASHLIGHT! Flashlight causes unsightly shadows on the walls and makes the photos look amateur. So, pull back the curtain and let the natural light shine in to take warm photos.
When taking pictures, one thing you need to keep in mind is the room’s composition. Avoid dividing the frame with a wall and capture less of the ceiling. A camera with a wide lens will capture the room fully without making any cuts in the frame. Make sure the pictures show the room’s space in a realistic way, instead of creating a mirage.
Apart from staging, photography is the next important thing for a high sale of the house. Your online marketing skills are what will help you bring in multiple offers and serious buyers.
Planning to sell your house? Make sure that you follow these rules when taking pictures. Want to know the current price of your Sandy Springs home for sale? Then visit America’s Network Realty Group Inc. and check out the listings.