1. Start with good lighting
Before photos are taken, you should always make sure the space is well-lit. For interiors, open nearby blinds/windows and take advantage of natural light.
2. Quality is key
Say goodbye to tilted, pixelated, blurry photos. Pay attention to the quality of each photo. If a new camera is not in the budget, some newer mobile camera models will fit the bill.
3. Staging is important
Incorporate furniture and props to provide potential tenants a realistic idea of how their new home could look. Don't forget to clear the clutter.
4. Highlight property details and game-changing renovations
Have you recently invested in major upgrades? Showcase new hardwood floors, granite countertops and an updated kitchen. Bonus points if you have recently replaced outdated appliances.
5. Choose wisely when editing
In case you end up with a tilted photo or bad lighting, you can enhance or adjust your photos with editing tools. For property photos, it’s best to stick to the basics. Increasing the brightness and contrast are good places to start, but don’t overdo it—tenants will wonder if you’re hiding something.
With all of the tasks that property managers are faced with, photos are usually the last thing to think of. However, they can be the difference that gets a potential tenant to sign a lease.