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Real Estate Photos: Pictures Worth a Thousand Words


Posted: March 23, 2011 by Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

When you are interviewing for a job, you want to put your best foot forward. You wear nice clothing, carry a briefcase, and make sure every hair is in place. Your resume is in pristine condition and you sell your smile to every person you meet. Selling your home is very similar; you want to put your best foot forward.

Many people have begun to rely solely on the Internet to find their next home. According to the National Association of Realtors, nine out of ten home buyers search for their next home on the Internet. With those kinds of odds, you need your home to have a strong presence on the Internet. How can you do that? With great real estate pictures.

On the Internet, your Wilmington, NC real estate will be almost entirely judged based on its photographs.  If a potential home buyer is turned off by your photographs or the fact that you don’t have any, you can bet they won’t take the time to come check out your Jacksonville, NC home.

Implement the following suggestions when taking photos of your real estate:


  • Invest in a decent camera and use a tripod for sharp photographs.

  • Stage your home effectively. Use flowers and limit the clutter in your home.

  • Use as much natural lighting in your photographs as possible.

  • Choose flattering angles. Corners and hallways are usually a good spot to take your photos.

  • Take as many photos as possible. Experiment with lighting and angles to get the best shots. Review your photos and choose the best ones.

  • When you are reviewing your photos, it may be necessary to implement some photo editing tools to brighten pictures or crop unflattering photos.


By showcasing your home on the Internet you can gain exposure and allow potential home buyers to preview your Jacksonville, NC real estate before they see it in person.

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