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5 Tips For Improving Rental Property Photos

Photos from your website are normally the first exposure that potential renters have with your property.  One way to get tenants into your properties is by showing them great photos. 

These five tips will help you take awesome photos! Smartphones today have excellent cameras, and with a little practice, you might not even need to hire a professional photographer. 


Great lighting

This importance of this cannot be overstated. There is a reason that pros spend as much on their lighting equipment as they do on a camera. Natural light is your best friend. For exterior shots try to shoot on days where the skies are clear and the sun is shining. For interior open the curtains and blinds to let in all the light.


High-Res Images

Crooked, pixelated, out of focus photos will not help you fill a rental property. Take a few extra seconds to make sure that the image is level and in focus. Try not to zoom in, when you zoom in your loose quality.  Instead move closer to your subject, this will help to make sure that you get the highest resolution possible. 


The right staging

Make the home look inviting. Incorporate furniture and props so that prospects can an idea of what the property will look like if they decide to move it. 


Smart Editing

When it comes to editing remember that less is more. If you are going to be a smartphone to edit, keep these tips in mind. 

1. Make sure photos are level

2. Don’t set the exposure to high so that it looks washed out.

3. Contrast & Saturation help to bring out the colors in your photos. Use these effects sparingly.


Choosing what to highlight

Make sure to showcase any new repairs or upgrades(i.e. new floors or windows, new countertops). If the property has a killer view from one of its windows, photograph it!


With all of the other things that you have to do photos are typically one of the last things that you’ll think about. With these tips, you’ll be able to take excellent photos!