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How to take good listing photographs with your smart phones


Real estate customers are increasingly looking for verified and actual pictures of property before going for actual site visit. Seeing these good listing with virtual home tours or actual pictures bring efficiency at all levels of property transaction.  There are immense advantages of providing good, actual images to customers and brokers both –

a) Customers can choose or eliminate a property sitting from home

b) Brokers get qualified customers for actual site visit

The question comes with how to be a pro at taking real estate photographs? Regrob team offers a small crash course with some tips to be better at photography of real estate properties.

A good photo is a good photo no matter what it’s taken with . So you can shoot the best of the photographs even by your smartphone. Regrob presents five simple ways to take a good photograph with your smartphone.

1. Crop, Don’t Zoom 

Most of the smart phones offer a digital zoom, but most of the times it’s good not to use it . Many smart phones have 8 mega pixels of resolution and sometimes more .This actually means that you can crop substantially and still have plenty of resolution left for the display on the web.

2. Pick a better camera app

This applies to all the android users . There are couple of choices in the category. The best one in our opinion is   Camera Awesome  (made by SmugMug) because it allows you to shoot in bursts and is also free. Other app like Camera+ have similar option for more controlled shooting .

3. Avoid the flash

The problem with many smartphone flashes is that they don’t actually flash well. The actual flash duration is much too long , so you end up with an image that is both blurry and terribly lit.

4. Keep your lens clean

Your pocket is not a clean place ; so usually the smartphone camera lens get dirty .The result is hazy and dark image that won’t improve anymore . Make it a habit to clean your lens once in a while ;  with a soft cloth.

5. Keep still

As with all digital photography , the more steady your camera phone is the clearer your image will be. Keep in mind that many camera phones also suffer from ‘shutter lag’ (i.e. the time between you press the shutter and when the camera takes a shot can be a second or so). This means you need to hold the camera still a little longer to ensure it doesn’t take a shot as you’re lowering it away from the subject.

Hope these small but effective tips helps real estate brokers to better at providing good quality listing photographs to the customers.


Recommended Readings : 

a) Read about how customers are looking for new age real estate brokers over traditional ones

b) Read about how media content helps in faster selling/ renting of properties




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