Want better photos? Here’s the one no-fail, surefire thing you’ve just got to do

Want better photos? Here’s the one no-fail, surefire thing you’ve just got to do

What’s the secret to better photos? Is there something you can do kick it up a notch? Okay, besides having us take your photos?

Yes. Here’s the one no-fail, surefire thing you’ve just got to do: you gotta stage.

Even in a strong market, you’re not going to skip the step of marketing your listings online. You’re still going to need something to captivate buyers, stop them in their tracks and get them to say, “hey, I gotta see that place in person.”

You still need high-quality, professional photos, in other words, and you’ll get even better photos when you stage.

  • Staging makes your photos more inviting. Let’s face it, nobody lingers over a photo of an empty room. A key purpose of your photos is to get busy buyers to spend time on your listing, not somebody else’s. Make sure your photos – and your listings – are “sticky” by staging.
  • Staging gives your photos a better sense of space. An empty room is just a box like every other box. A staged room offers context. Your photos will offer a better sense of scale and perspective when you stage.
  • Staging makes your photos more memorable. Empty rooms are cold. Staged rooms are warm. They have personality. Your photos will convey more of what’s unique and special about your listings when you stage.
  • Staging imbues your photos with a sense of possibility. Another important purpose of photos is to help buyers picture themselves living in the home. When you stage, your photos will better engage buyers’ imagination – in other words, start to form that emotional bond that leads to signing on the dotted line.

Here are a few examples what I’m talking about, shot by Master Photographer John Koliopoulos:

Read more about the advantages of staging here.

But what do I mean by “better photos”? It’s not just a matter of quality, though staging certainly does give your photographer more to work with. No, by better, I mean more effective. Better photos get better results. Better photos also are more useful – now when you’re selling and later when you’re trying to win more listings.

So, be sure to stage and get your photos done by the “better photos” people at Mediamax. Order today.