Photo Taking Tips for my Flat Fee MLS Listing
Pictures are crucial for a Flat Fee MLS Listing, and the following are our recommendations on the specific type of photographs to take.
1. Front Picture
This is probably the most crucial photo for the home, so make sure it looks very well. Try to get a picture without any vehicles present, or an angle where the vehicles are out of the way. Also, try to have the light source (sun) behind you as you take the shot. Do not try this at noon, see number 2 for the reason why.
2. Take External Pictures 1 Hour Before Dusk
This is one of the first rules of listing photography, because the best light comes around this dusk time. A cloudy day will also give about the same effect as a dusk photo. Do not wait to close to dusk, otherwise you will need more lighting.
3. Avoid Trash Cans
If you are taking pictures of your Flat Fee Listing, don't forget to remove the trash can. It just doesn't look pleasant to see the trash can in any pictures.
4. Never Take Photos of People
This is important because buyers are trying to see themselves in the home, and people could ruin that sensation right before they choose your Flat Fee MLS service listing as their next showing.
We want to make sure your Flat Fee Listings in Texas competes well with 6% listings. And the main key for that is having great pictures for your home. Here is more on pictures from Zillow. Do you think you have picked up enough about how important photos are for a listing?
Will Puente, PhD, MBA, JD Candidate