Agarly Guide for best Photos for your Property Listing
If you are a professional photographer, you will see this document useless for you, as you do have the experience and the practical exercises on how to professionally shoot your listing.
If not, please follow the guide to best shoot your listing for more views and bookings in the future. It is crucial how your listing looks on Agarly, it automatically reflects on your bookings and reviews.
- Clean up your Home
It might sound like a basic tip, but you’d be surprised at how many listings I’ve seen on Agarly with dirty dishes and dirty clothes laid out all over the place.
So before taking pictures of your property, make sure to take some time to clean your home, do your dishes and put down the toilet seat. Cleaning and staging your place for Agarly photos will make your property seem more inviting and spacious for your potential Guests.
One of the best interior design websites is Houzz.com, and you can go on it to research photos to inspire yourself if you want to do a professional make-over. When I’m in the mood, I can spend hours on this website just researching new looks for my space. Remove the clutter, arrange some flowers, put some magazines on your coffee table, and dust the place to make your home as tidy as possible.
- Let the sunshine
Natural light can be a photographer’s best friend. It brings out depth, color, and contrast in a setting. Great lighting will make your photos look more professional overall, which will make you look more professional as a property owner or property manager. Avoid shooting your pictures at night.
Instead, shoot during the day, turn on all the lights, open the curtains and let all of the natural light in. Most cameras will adjust for bright spots by darkening the rest, so make sure to focus the camera away from the windows any other light source if possible.
- Shoot your space with angles in Landscape mood
Instead of shooting a room flat in front of a wall, try shooting the space in angles. It usually gives a broader range of your space while adding a 3-D effect to the photo.
In fact, shooting flat onto a wall can make your space seem smaller than in real life, which is not very appealing to potential Guests. Composition in a photo is also very important. Consider the rule of thirds for balance and visual queues to keep the eye moving. Also, for the resolutions of your camera, make sure to take photos that are at least 1024 x 683 pixels. When in doubt, bigger photos are simply better. Finally, always shoot in landscape format since vertical photos are the worst option.
- Shoot Several Photos & keep the good ones
Shooting digital photos is free, and you should take advantage of this. When I shoot real estate properties or anything for that matter, I always enjoy shooting many photos from a specific angle. I then download everything on my computer, and I look at all the photos side by side. If I have five pictures of the same angle, there’s always one picture that will stand out. I then erase the bad pictures and keep the best one for my listing.
- Highlight the uniqueness of your space
Do you have a gas stove? A sweet rooftop patio? A new stainless-steel BBQ? A cool Ikea kitchen? Is there a gym in your building? What about the million dollars view? Do you have a dishwasher and washer-dryer? A fireplace? If so, why not showcase all of these details in your pictures?
The internet is a visual medium, and your Guests will discover your home online via your photos. Make sure to highlight the special details of your place that sets your home apart from other properties on Agarly.
- Take some photos outside as well
What’s around your home is as important as what is inside of it. Guests love to see what surrounds your place.
By the way, the best time to do Agarly photography outside is during the “Magic Hour,” meaning the first and last hour of sunlight of the day. It is the time of day where light is softest (most diffused) and brings out the broadest range of color. Of course, shooting during a sunny day is usually better than on a cloudy day. In general, people are attracted to sunlight, and if you shoot pictures during a rainy day, it may make your area look depressing.
If you live in a lively neighborhood, you can also take pictures of it. Guests get excited about their destination, as well as the place they’re staying, so why not include photos of your ‘hood in your listing? If you live close to a local attraction, a great restaurant, or gorgeous scene, show it to the traveler!