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Property photos: why being snap happy matters

 
 
 
 
  28 Oct 2019

The adage ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’ might be an old one but it couldn’t be truer in today’s digital world. It is estimated that a property has just 2.7 seconds to make a first impression on a portal, and home movers can judge a listing merely on its images, skipping the property details altogether.

The digital marketplace demands good images

With hundreds of homes and thousands of associated photos appearing across all types of marketing touch-points – both on and off line – a set of eye-catching images is a must if you want your property to be noticed.

While paper particulars and brochures are still printed, online is now movers’ chosen marketplace and digital media cries out for good photography. Property portals allow estate agents to upload a huge number of images, therefore agents have the green light to take a full portfolio of photos at a property, including different angles of the same room and close up shots to show off detail.

Making a social media impact

As well as appearing on our own website, and that of Rightmove, Primelocation and Zoopla, Jezzards also uses photos to populate its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts – social media platforms where properties can make a massive impact based on visuals alone.

Couple the above with our professional photography service and our ability to create virtual tours of the homes we represent, and there’s every reason to get your property ready to be captured on camera. If you’re struggling to know where to start, read on. Our top 10 tips will set you on the right path to a photo-ready home:-

10 tips to ensure your home photographs well

  1. Book a photographer for the time of day when light is at its best
  2. Keep your driveway free of vehicles, bins, recycling boxes and rubbish
  3. Keep all surfaces clutter free – that includes kitchen worktops and mantelpieces
  4. Mow the lawn, remove weeds, prune overgrown areas and add some pots of flowers
  5. Clean windows inside and out, and make sure all blinds/curtains are open
  6. Tidy away toys, paperwork, discarded shoes, laundry and washing up
  7. Add some subtle accessories, such as flowers, fluffy towels and candles
  8. Make sure all beds are made and smooth out the linen
  9. Ensure all broken items are fixed, such as cupboard doors and bath panels
  10. Store away cleaning products and excessive amounts of toiletries

At Jezzards we take our photography service very seriously, employing professional photographers to get the very best results. As well as having first-class equipment, full training and an expert eye, our photographers use the latest editing software to ensure your property looks as appealing as possible using post-shoot wizardry. We’d be happy to show you some examples that illustrate the Jezzards photography difference – give us a call today on 03330 433 633

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