The Importance of Photos When Selling Your Home

Not investing in listing photos is a huge mistake made by some agents and home sellers who choose to sell their home themselves.   Here at The Maxwell Team, this is one investment we never skimp on because we know the value of good photography.

You’ll be doing yourself a disservice if you don’t have any visuals of your home because too many buyers search for homes online these days, and so many of those homes have images. At the same time, there are so many bad pictures of houses for sale that if you do a good job, your listing will stand out and attract more attention.

Here are a few tips if you are taking your own photos. The best pictures are crisp and simple, and they are taken during the day when there is plenty of day light. They should highlight the best features of your home. If at all possible, use a wide-angle lens to give prospective customers a clearer understanding of what the entire space looks like. Take a look at magazines and study why those photos are so appealing.  You can also use some of the same techniques as the professionals do to make your home look great online.


Also, don’t limit yourself to pictures. To improve your listing, consider including a virtual tour or a 360-degree view. Any smartphone can be used to do this. You will definitely persuade more prospective customers to visit your home for a viewing. If you give them an introductory tour of your house, you could get even more showings.


When it comes to photography, the more photos the better.  And, you’ll be glad you did all the decluttering and staging we have previously recommended.  Too cluttered photos don’t necessarily show off how spacious a home is.  The buyers might actually focus on the clutter, and not the spaces you have for sale.