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Tips To Help Your Photographer

Tips To Help Your Photographer

Alright, Alright, Alright! You have decided to sell your home. You have chosen an experienced agent such as myself, who has been selling in your area for years, and who uses the latest technological tools to get your home sold. The papers are signed: what’s next?

10 Tips For Great Home Photos

Photos, of course. The photographer (whether it’s the agent or someone hired by the agent) will need some assistance from you to get the very best photographs that will sell your home. What should you be doing to make sure that happens?

Here are 10 Tips To Help Your Photographer


  • Make sure the home is full of light, natural if you have it, artificial if you don’t. The photographer will use discretion to turn off any lights that interfere with the photograph.
  • If you’re walls are overfull with photos, pictures, awards take some of them down. They tend to make the home look over-stuffed and detract from the spacious look we are trying for.
  • Go after those cluttered counters and shove everything in a cupboard or cabinet.  Make sure the counter tops are pristine and pretty.
  • Pick up all articles of clothing off the floors, beds, etc. You may think your laundry is attractive but it doesn’t look good in print.
  • Put your bedspreads or comforters on the beds; make sure they are straight. I can’t tell you how many beds I have had to make or remake over my real estate career.
  • Move your kitchen trash can to a spot where it can’t be seen. I have taken photos and noticed a trash can or two afterwards (I always check my photos before leaving).
  • Hide the litter box if Kitty has one, and pick up the dog's toys.
  • Speaking of pets, we know you love them dearly but it’s best not to have them cavorting through the photos.  Believe it or not, some people don’t like dogs or cats and seeing one or several may turn them off before they even get a chance to see your home.
  • Please refrain from cooking a meal while pictures are being taken.
  • Last, all humans should stay out of the photographer’s way and not try to be too helpf

These tips will help you get great photographs.  Another tip: Ask to see some samples of the agent's home photography before you sign the papers.  Photos are one of the most important tools for selling your home, make sure the photographer does a good job.

10 Tips For Great Home Pictures

Toni Weidman


Florida Luxury Realty


10 Tips For Great Home Photos



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Comment balloon 21 commentsToni Weidman • May 25 2015 06:02AM


Doing this so-so or getting it done right....there is a difference. Good post here

Posted by Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author (people first...then business Ran Right Realty ) over 3 years ago

All great tips Toni.  The better it all looks the easier it is and the faaster it will be done.

Posted by Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty ( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida) over 3 years ago

Great informational post!  Thank you for sharing!  I hope you enjoy the holiday!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) over 3 years ago

Good tips Toni! Some people don't realize how important those pictures really are!

Posted by Fred Hernden, CMI, Albuquerque area Master Inspector (Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area) over 3 years ago

Toni, Some people just don't realize that the photos taken will be a mirror image of what's there. 

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 3 years ago

Toni: Quality phots can make all the difference, especially with the vast majority of buyers looking online before choosing which homes they want to preview. These are good tips to help sellers put their home in its best photogenic state. 

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055) over 3 years ago

Thanks for some great tips to take marvelous pictures!!!

Posted by Sham Reddy, CRS (H E R Realty, Dayton, OH) over 3 years ago

Toni-I'm so glad this was featured.  We've all seen so many MLS photos of homes that you scratch your head and wonder "didn't anyone check these?" These are excellent tips!

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 3 years ago

Toni Weidman Excellent tips for sellers and agents, too.  Can't believe how many agents take photos of their new listings with trash cans in kitchen and pet dishes, etc. everywhere.  Congrats on Featured post!  Well deserved.

Posted by Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate) over 3 years ago

Excellent tips Toni.  It's the little things that make the difference. 

Posted by Paula McDonald, Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury, TX 936-203-0279 (Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury) over 3 years ago

Toni Weidman Excellent tips to get the best possible photos.

Posted by Michael Setunsky, Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA over 3 years ago

Photos are such an important part of the process. Buyers are looking!

Posted by Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson (Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ) over 3 years ago


Great suggestions, worthy of a feature, and I love the photo of the old camera.  Wishing you a superb week ahead. A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 3 years ago

Great suggestions Toni!! Photos are key to anyone looking to buy or to sell - as they say, they are worth 1000 words!  Happy Memorial Day.

Posted by Joanna Cohlan, Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes (Fresh Eyes For Your Home) over 3 years ago

Hi Toni Weidman , When I do photos, I have already spent a great deal of time setting up the property. I won't even start the process until every space is perfect. And sometimes it can be a real investment in time. 

Posted by William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE (RE/MAX Associates) over 3 years ago

I send a list to sellers of items they should do prior to the professional photographer arriving.

Posted by Tammie White, Broker, Franklin TN Homes for Sale (Franklin Homes Realty LLC) over 3 years ago

Great list and everything is covered, these are the types of things that I tell Seller before Trish arrives to shoot the photos!

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) over 3 years ago

This is a great list for before the photos. Photos should invite all people to want to come and see in person.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 3 years ago

Toni, quality photos are such an important piece of selling a home. Great tips in your post!

Posted by Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale (Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group) over 3 years ago

Yes, all great points! Let the sellers know that their online photos are their first "showing" appointment.

At the listing appointment I take a sample photo shoot with my cell phone just to show sellers how bad some "normal" everyday things can look in photos.

This becomes a checklist of things to put away, fix or rearrange.

Posted by Athina Boukas, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) (Virginia Capital Realty) over 3 years ago

This is great advice for home sellers. 

Marketing photographs need to be outstanding.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) over 3 years ago

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