When selling a home, one of the more vital steps of the process is making sure the home is properly staged and that each photograph taken demonstrates the value of the home.

To make sure you capture the perfect photo of your home, be sure to avoid these common real estate photography mistakes:

1. Closing the Blinds or Curtains
Natural light is your friend! Remember, homeowners are looking for a warm, bright, and inviting home. By keeping the blinds closed, you could be creating a dark, gloomy home experience. Shooting midday helps ensure your photos consist of plenty of natural light.

2. Pointing the Flash Directly into the Room
The use of a flash can sometimes be necessary during a shoot, but one of the most common photography mistakes is pointing the flash directly into the center of the room and thus, creating a harsh look. To avoid this, you’ll want to try bouncing the light off a wall or even the ceiling. This way, you’ll diffuse the “flash look” from your pictures.

3. Not Talking to Clients on How to Prep the Space
This may seem simple to remember but, it is a common mistake. In order to take the best photos remind your clients to declutter, clean, and clear.

4. Shooting Without a Shot List
The final mistake when shooting a property is not being prepared with a full shot list. While it may seem tempting to simply go into a home a take pictures of everything, the reality is a little more complicated. Ensuring all the right (and necessary) shot are taken is crucial, you wouldn’t want to leave having forgotten to photograph a certain area of the home.

Getting the perfect pictures of your property is one of the first steps in getting your home ready to sell. At MGR, we know the importance of correctly shooting a home property. Reach out today to see how we can help you through this process from beginning to end.