You probably already understand the importance of taking pictures of your rental property. If you don’t, it’s time to start taking pictures now! It’s so important because most people won’t even give your rental property the time of day if they can’t see what it looks like.
Any pictures are better than no pictures at all, but you can increase interest in your rental property if you avoid these 3 mistakes when photographing an apartment or rental home.
- Not using the right camera or settings
It’s true that cell phone cameras have come a long way in the last few years, but that doesn’t mean your particular phone is up to the challenge of taking high-quality pictures.
Unless you have one of the newest cell phone models that features a professional-grade camera, use a regular camera instead. Then, make sure you’re using the right settings. Skip the flash and take photos using natural light. Taking the time to learn about the modes on a camera is a good idea too.
- Taking pictures of the wrong features
What you take a picture of is important. There’s no need for a closeup of the cabinets in the kitchen or a small sliding closet in the bedroom. Instead, focus on large shots of rooms and special features, like a walk-in closet.
- Not enough, or too many, photos
The number of photos you take matters. Only posting one or two photos isn’t going to get the job done, but that doesn’t mean tenants want to scroll through 50 pictures! Instead, upload 10-15 of your best shots.
By avoiding these mistakes, you can increase the interest in your rental property, which will ultimately help you fill it faster.