Pictures can make or break your real estate listing.
I’m not sure if most sellers can fully appreciate the value of really good pictures when trying to sell their home in the Jacksonville real estate market. Some of our biggest picture pet peeves are things we regularly see with homes that are on the market. When you are ready to sell your home in the Jacksonville/Northern St Johns County area, make sure your pictures are going to pop…in a good way. The key is getting as many buyers into your home as possible. Good pictures can make it happen.
1) The front of the house is one big shadow.
If you need to download the picture and adjust the lighting and shadows to really see the front of the house it probably isn’t the best picture to showcase your home and you will probably have far fewer buyers visit.
2) Pictures that show one corner of the room.
This is really important to ask up front. If your photos aren’t going to be taken with a wide-angled lens, you should hire a professional photographer or find a great agent that uses the right equipment and has some know how. Pictures taken with an iPhone should not be used for your listing.
3) Pictures that showcase your clutter.
Need I say more? Well, just in case the answer is yes…showcasing your junk is not a way to sell your house. Buyers get distracted very easily. Don’t help them along.
4) Pictures that show your dog walking up the stairs.
Really. I saw this once. Make sure your animals are not showing in the pictures of your home. People do not need to see the back end of your dog. Keep in mind, for everyone that likes pets, there is someone that doesn’t. And face it, that angle is not particularly attractive anyway.
5) Taking interior pictures on auto settings with bright sunlight streaming in resulting in dark rooms.
Your rooms need to look light and bright. Simply adjusting the brightness on a picture of a really dark room just doesn’t look good. You don’t want your pictures to look like this. Trust me.