7 Photo Tips for House and Condominium Rent

DDproperty Editorial Team
7 Photo Tips for House and Condominium Rent
Besides the location, furnishing, and features provided, one factor which can determine your room’s popularity for rent is the pictures you posted on advertising websites. A more beautiful picture would attract quicker and more renters automatically, similar to the way we tend to click like button on social media when astonishing pictures appear in our eyes. But before we get to tips, make sure your room is neat and clean first.

7 Photo Tips for House and Condominium Rent

1. Splash your room with natural light
As the owner, you probably know which directions the sunlight usually comes from. Open up the curtains and have your room bathed in natural light, and If possible, try using a softer light in the morning or early evening because afternoon light could be too strong and blow your room up in white colour. Using natural light will result in more appealing pictures compared to artificial lights.
2. Clear with complete Details
Clean you room to remain essential furniture in the pictures only. A neat room with well-organised furniture is more attractive than a messy room with unnecessary items on the floor. Cleanliness can psychologically stimulate viewers’ desires to live in from the sense of hygiene. The pictures should be simple and include necessary furniture, and make sure they aren’t blurred.
3. Include every room
Make sure your pictures include every room in the unit, whether it’s the kitchen, dining area, bedrooms, bathroom, balcony, etc. The more pictures you have, the more renters can feel attracted to your room, but don’t provide too many pictures as it could annoy viewers to the boredom. Normally, you should have 15-20 pictures if it’s a condominium unit, and around 25 pictures if it’s a house.
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4. Close up on some decorations
Aside from having wide-angled pictures which reveal your entire room, you can have a few close-up pictures on some décor items to liven up the moods of the unit. It could be the bookshelf, the kitchen pantry, or even your lovely garden in the balcony. These small details can help the room to look cosy and inviting.
5. Facilities Pictures
Your advertised pictures should include the facilities as well. Some developer websites provide only a few or, in worst case, none of the facilities pictures, it is your job to show every facility to the viewers because it is also part of the living that they need to consider. If the developer website happens to provide only Perspective (or simulated) pictures, you should take them again at the actual site to deliver realistic impressions for the viewers.
6. Check with friends before posting
Unless you’re a professional, try gaining feedbacks from your friends by let them see the pictures before posting online. Tell them to be straightforward about comments so you can provide viewers the best pictures and potentially find renters shortly. This tip is effective for the beginners and, most importantly, it’s free!
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7. Put highlight of the unit/house as the first picture
The first picture of your unit’s album should be the best one, of course, but what is it? In general, the living room can be used as the first picture as it’s the room people spend most of their time in; it also conveys a sense of relaxation and comfort through its space that draws viewers’ eyes in a wide angle. In spite of this, a master bedroom can also be used as the first picture – as long as it creates a greater impression.
After having a complete album of your unit, it’s time to post them on advertising websites with descriptive details. Some may be considering whether or not to hire a photographer, the answer depends on your budget and how luxury your unit is. If your budget is limited and the unit is in the medium or low-end segment, taking pictures by yourself is a reasonable choice – there are many tutorials online nowadays that teach you for free; but if your unit happens to be luxurious, plus you don’t have any financial difficulty, hiring a photographer is a good choice considering the returns that you will receive later when you find the tenant.

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