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Tips For Getting The Best Photos Of Your Athens Home

A listing with photos gets more attention than one without, and a listing with several photos usually does even better. But those photos have to be top quality because first impressions are hugely important, and you never get a second chance to make a first impression. You have to get the best photos you can, and that means using the right equipment, getting the right lighting and angles, and taking the right shots. And all of that applies even more with it comes to online listings where today the majority of buyers begin their home search. So check out these tips for getting the best photos of your Athens home.

Get the Right Equipment

Poor photo quality is one of the most common mistakes in listing photos, and it is often the result of poor equipment. Now, you don’t have to have top-of-the-line, professional-quality equipment for getting the best photos of your Athens home, but you do need a decent camera – not your cell phone.

Itis recommended that you use at least 5-megapixel camera in order to get clear, crisp photos. These are relatively low-cost cameras and can be purchased at almost any retailer that has an electronics section/department. You can, of course, spend more for even better quality. But if you’re buying the camera specifically for this one use, then there’s no sense going overboard on price. A 5-megapixel camera will give you good results. Also, keep in mind that if you don’t have a very steady hand, it might be a good idea to spend a few dollars more for a tripod.

Understand the Real Purpose

You know that getting the best photos of your Athens home is important, but do you really know what these photos are intended to do? Sure, they should show off your home and showcase its best features. More fundamentally, though, they should allow prospective buyers to envision your property as their home. That means the photos shouldn’t show too much of your stuff in the home so that buyers can imagine it filled with their furnishings and belongings. So before you start snapping away, declutter and de-personalize.

Get Good Natural Lighting

The right lighting is always important for taking good pictures, and forgetting the best photos of your Athens home, natural lighting works best. So pull back drapes and pull up shades and let as much sunlight in as possible before taking your listing photos. That also means that if the day is overcast and gloomy, you should probably wait till you get a bright sunny day. Nothing turns off buyers as much as dull, gloomy photos of your home.

Get the Right Angles and Shots

Getting the best photos of your Athens home also means getting the right angles and the right shots. For example, when taking a photo of a room, your best bet is to get a shot of the room looking in from the doorway. And when it comes to shots of the exterior, it’s better to take them at an angle instead of directly from the front. Also, for those exterior shots, avoid including cluttering obstructions like telephone poles and wires. Avoid anything that draws attention from the home itself.

Take Plenty of Photos

Listings-performance studies show that online listings with several (or even many) photos perform better than those with only a few photos. So while getting the best photos of your Athens home is important, getting lots of photos is almost as important. That way, you’ll have plenty to choose from and you use the absolute best for the listing. Keep in mind, too, that your real estate agent will have a ton of experience with listing photos, so don’t hesitate to get help from your agent. Our experienced agents would be glad to help you get the best photos of your Athens home. 

Learn more about getting the best photos for your Athens house! Contact us today for more information! 706-928-9959

Georgui Kassaev

Georgui Kassaev was invited to this country in 1996 during the Atlanta Olympic games. The first place he came to call his home after leaving Russia and performing all over Mexico, was Athens. He became a professional mixed martial arts fighter, then coach, and eventually obtained two black belts in taekwondo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He formed a specialty carpentry and construction business which sparked his passion for real estate. He then rediscovered his first passion performing. After all, he has performed in the circus since he was eleven years old in front of thousands of people and then again when he was an adult as a professional fighter. In 2018 he landed his first 3 television roles. While acting, he continued developing his real estate skills, becoming a value-add investor in the Classic City and then getting his real estate license. He has now become a listing specialist in the Greater Athens Area, working with homeowners to protect their interests and get them the right price for their property! However, he never abandoned his construction roots and works with investor clients to help them buy properties based on their numbers with no aversion to making multiple offers. Georgui is fluent in three languages Russian, Spanish, and English. He is proficient in video production and social media marketing.

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