Are you getting ready to sell your home? If so, taking quality photos is a crucial step in the process. High-quality listing photos can help your home stand out online and attract potential buyers. To help you get started, we’ve put together some top photography tips for home sellers.

Hire a Realtor

In most cases, the real estate agent will have a photographer or a couple of photographers they work with on a regular basis. It’s also customary for the agent to cover the cost of the photographer as a part of the marketing plan for the home (though this can vary). Agents typically know photographers with a collection of photography, drone, 360 degree photo plans and video options that are able to put together a full visual marketing package for the home together with the realtor.

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Hire a professional photographer

Investing in professional photography can make all the difference in getting your home sold quickly. A professional photographer knows how to capture the unique qualities of your home and can provide high-quality, detailed images that showcase your property’s best features. Your real estate agent can provide you with recommendations for experienced local photographers who can help you create a compelling online listing.

De-clutter your home

Before taking any photos, make sure to de-clutter your home. Remove any unnecessary items and ensure that each room is clean and well-organized. This will allow potential buyers to focus on the beauty of your home without any distractions.

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Use natural light

When taking photos, natural light is always best. Make sure to take photos during the day when the lighting is brightest, and open up any blinds or curtains to let in as much natural light as possible. This will create a bright, inviting atmosphere that will appeal to potential buyers.

Capture the outside of your home

Don’t forget to take photos of the outside of your home as well. Boost your home’s curb appeal by tidying up your yard, trimming shrubs, and adding some colorful flowers or potted plants. This will help create an overall aesthetic that will make your property more appealing to potential buyers.

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Highlight your home’s special features

Make sure to capture any unique features of your home in your photos, such as a beautiful fireplace, custom built-in shelving, or an outdoor living space. These features can set your home apart from others on the market and make it more attractive to potential buyers.

Use a high-quality camera and editing software

If you decide to take photos yourself, make sure to use a high-quality camera and editing software. This will help you create images that are vibrant, sharp, and professional-looking.

By following these top photography tips for home sellers, you can create a compelling online listing that showcases your home’s best features and attracts potential buyers. Remember, professional photos are always worth the investment, but if you decide to take photos yourself, make sure to use the right equipment and techniques to get the most out of your images.

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Richard is an entrepreneur, founder, investor, mentor, real estate broker, and more. He has worked in Fortune 500 & Fortune 1000 companies in addition to founding, building, mentoring, and growing several smaller companies. He grew up in a family of entrepreneurs and has always been open to how new ideas and innovation can drive business and markets. A graduate of the University of the South – Sewanee, Richard has a strong liberal arts background, a passion for learning, and a drive to educate and empower others to improve their lives. This passion is lived out through his companies, mentoring others, and helping others achieve their personal and financial goals. Richard is a best selling co-author of "Top Dollar" that went to #1 on Amazon in the Real Estate Sales Category. He was also recognized with an Editor's Choice Award by the National Academy of Best Selling Authors for his work in the same book. Richard won an EXPY in Media & Communications from the National Association of Experts, Writers, and Speakers. He has also been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox affiliates across the country as a real estate expert. In 2014, Richard was recognized as one of the Top 500 Marketers in Real Estate by the National Association of Expert Advisors where he has also been recognized for business growth. Richard is also one of “America’s Premier Experts” for his commitment to publishing expert content for the benefit of consumers and journalists. For more information, please visit