Good property photos help to attract a higher number of good tenants and present the property in its best light. Photos are the first thing renters notice when browsing for rental properties and can be a good selling point at the initial stages.
Therefore, when putting together a rental ad, a landlord should take the time to showcase the property with great photos, keeping these tips in mind:
- Take high-quality images
When taking rental property photos, it is important to focus on creating high-quality ones that you can use again for your next vacancy. Using the right camera that offers at least 5-megapixel resolution is essential. You can use a regular point and shoot digital camera or even a mobile phone camera, but if you want a professional look and crisper images, a DSLR camera is a good investment. However, if photography isn’t your thing, consider hiring a professional.
- Staging makes a difference
When advertising your property for rent, you want it to look its absolute best for potential renters. That’s where home staging comes in. Before taking photos, arrange the space in a way that will highlight the property’s most impressive assets and help potential tenants imagine themselves moving in and living there.
- Good lighting is important
Take photos of your property during the daytime for natural lighting. When taking photos inside the rental home, supplement the natural light by turning on the lights and opening the curtains and blinds. However, beware of glare, which can ruin your shot, and also consider the angle of the sun when taking your photographs.
- Take lots of pictures
Take lots of pictures to choose from when creating your ad. Then, take advantage of the allowable number of photos of the property online advertising sites. Posting many pictures in your online advert will provide your potential tenants with a virtual tour of your rental property.
- Edit before your post
After you’ve finished taking the photos, if you see some minor flaws in the photography itself or there is some cropping that needs to be done, edit your photos, being careful not to adjust the brightness and contrast too much. Lastly, don’t forget to watermark your photos before posting them online.
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