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Here’s How to Take the Best Listing Photos

By Mike in Selling Tips with 0 Comments

The old saying “A picture is worth a thousand words” certainly holds true when it comes to selling real estate. Great pictures of Downtown San Diego real estate for sale can attract significantly more buyers and boost your odds of a quick sale and getting your asking price.

The following tips can help you take great listing photos that will make your property stand out from the crowd.

Make Use of Natural Light

Natural light will help the space look bigger and brighter—essential for smaller condos for sale in Downtown San Diego. Open the curtains and turn on the lights for the best effect. If taking pictures of the unit’s exterior, do so on an overcast day to avoid shadows from the sunshine, and make sure to provide a good look at the complex as a whole.

Emphasis the Unit’s Selling Points

Have a recently redone master bathroom? How about new kitchen appliances? The kitchen and bathrooms are primary areas of focus for prospective buyers. Take photos of these areas to highlight any improvements and to attract attention to your listing.

Pay Attention to the Angles

When photographing a room, take the pictures from a corner or doorway. This will provide context for the photo and will give a better representation of the room’s size. For key areas such as the kitchen, try to provide great shots from multiple angles when possible.

Stage Your Place

A unit filled with nice furniture and flowers will garner far more interest than an empty room. A unit that appears lived-in will help potential buyers better visualize themselves in the space and may increase overall interest. Just be mindful to use neutrals and remove any personal knickknacks or photos.

Great photographs can mean the difference between a quick sale at a higher price and a listing that sits on the market and eventually fetches less than what’s being asked. Taking great care with listing photos can be time well spent.

Great listing photos (and the great staging that goes with) is just one of the many reasons to work with a professional real estate agent. An agent who specializes in the area will also have a better grasp on the local market and clientele. Check out our inventory of lofts and condos for sale in the Columbia District, Cortez Hill, East Village and Little Italy online or give us a call at (619) 649-0368 to schedule an appointment. ')}