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Home sellers used to count on curb appeal to make a good first impression on potential buyers. Now, with 80 percent of homebuyers starting their house hunt online, a home’s “pix appeal,” or how good it looks in photos posted on the Internet, is taking over as the top way to impress buyers off the bat.
In a survey by the National Association of Realtors, homebuyers rated photos as the feature they use most when searching for a home on the web. Online listings with bad pictures — or worse, no pictures at all — can cause buyers to overlook your home from the get-go.
So how do you make a good impression with your real estate photos? If you’re selling through an agent, find out who will be photographing your home. Some agents, especially those representing pricier properties, opt to hire professional photographers to get the best shots possible, while others choose to take photos themselves. Look at the agency’s website for an idea of the quality of photos you can expect from them.
While You Photograph
- Use as much natural lighting as possible
- Choose the best angles and compositions.
- Don’t make your home look like something it’s not.
- Take lots of photos.