5 Common Real Estate Photography Mistakes and How to Avoid Them


By on May 7th, 2019 in Photo & Video

5 Common Real Estate Photography Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

When you work in the real estate industry, you know that the simplest issue can mean the difference between 100 people showing up at an open house and no one showing up. One of the things that can have the biggest impact is the quality of your real estate photography.

At Neue Focus we have seen many people make big mistakes in their real estate photography – and that can absolutely be the difference between getting people to come visit a home or not. Keep reading to find five of the worst mistakes. Remember that the worst mistake you can make is to not hire a professional photographer. Our rates are more affordable than you may think and we can provide exceptional services.

    1. Not Letting in Natural Light

If there is one thing we wish everyone could learn about photography it is that natural light is the best thing for your photos. Sunlight draws people in, makes rooms like sunny and welcoming, and can even make them look larger. Shoot the home at the brightest time of day and make sure that your curtains and blinds are open.

    1. Not Hiring the Professionals

It is common for people to assume that it costs thousands of dollars to have a property professionally shot. The fact of the matter is that not only are our services more affordable than you may think, but we offer a variety of services so you can choose what works or your budget. For example, we offer real estate photos, videography, and drone photography. You can choose a package that fits in your budget.

    1. Not Properly Prepping the Space

In a perfect world, potential buyers could imagine a space with their own belongings in it and not be swayed by the current owner’s décor or clutter. This is not the case. It is wise to declutter rooms, put out flowers, make the beds, make sure all dishes are done, etc. to ensure that the property looks as good as possible.

    1. Having Different Light Temps

It is often best to shoot with only natural light, but if you are going to shoot with light then you need to ensue that you are being aware of the different light temperatures and balancing them when editing. For example, an incandescent light is a lot warmer than sunlight, which can lead to interior lights showing up yellow and natural light showing up blue.

    1. Not Having a Shot List

If you go into a real estate photography shoot and plan to just take photos of whatever strikes your fancy, you will inevitably miss out on essential shots potential buyers would want to see. Make a list of the rooms and the highlights of each. Remember that it is better to shoot more than you need than to miss a shot that would have been very helpful.

At the end of the day, the best way you can avoid making these mistakes is to turn over your real estate photo needs to the professionals. You can contact Neue Focus now at (424) 303-1351 to learn more.