Taking great photos is the secret to attracting great Guests to apply to your home. A little preparation goes a long way, here are some tips to get you started. You must include at least 5 quality photos when creating a listing including the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, living room, and an exterior photo.
Note: Do not include your house number or personal information in your photos
It is best to take photos during the day when there is lots of natural light. Open all of your window blinds to let in as much natural light as possible, avoid artificial lighting if possible. The more light the better.
2. Organize your home
Before taking any photos walk around your home and clear any clutter from tables and the floor. If you have any overflowing garbage or recycling bins, empty them first. Make sure all books and other objects are neatly stacked and organized. Clear your kitchen of any dirty dishes and put away all clean dishes and cookware. Bathrooms should have all toiletry products neatly put away.
3. Prepare the bedroom
Bedrooms should have the beds made with clean pillows and linens. Pull the sheets and blankets taught so they are not wrinkled. Remove any personal items from the closets, dressers, and table/desk. The bedroom should be in move-in ready condition prior to taking photos.
Artificial vs. Natural Light
These photos were taken moments apart. The only difference was turning the light switch on and off. Most cameras will adjust to lower levels of natural light producing more colour accurate photos.
Artificial light - Don't do this
Natural light - Do this
Setting the Scene
You need at least 5 photos of your home, however you can include more to highlight features of your home.
2. Living room
6. Extra pictures
Accepted photo formats are .jpg. .png, and .gif.