Including a real estate video in listing domains is a selling point that attracts home sellers and buyers. Virtuet allows real estate agents to quickly and easily create professional-looking videos for each of their listings that can be embedded in real estate websites and blogs, uploaded to YouTube, posted on Facebook or tweeted to interested buyers.
Before you can create a Virtuet video, you need to snap some great photos of the property. Use these tips to take professional-looking listing photos that will attract home buyers (see our previous post for additional tips):
- Frame each shot to avoid showing telephone poles, overhead wires or other homes in exterior photos. Have the seller remove cars from the driveway and hide the garbage cans. Removing background distractions allows buyers to focus on the house.
- Aerial photos of properties and the surrounding neighborhood are popular in many markets. If you want to give buyers a bird’s-eye view of the property or neighboring area without going to the considerable expense of hiring an aerial photographer, you can print aerial photos free from Live Maps. Live Maps shows real-time aerial views that can be zoomed in or out. Before including aerial photos in a property’s listing domain photo display or Virtuet video, they should be carefully scanned to ensure that their content will not detract from the property’s desirability.
- Use a digital camera not your cell phone to take property photos. A camera with a wide-angle lens is an asset as it allows an entire room to be captured in a single photo. To obtain clear, high-quality photos set your camera to its highest resolution and use a tripod to hold the camera steady.
- Careful editing can improve any listing photo. A basic photo-editing software or free photo editing websites like Snipshot and Pixenate allow you to adjust photo brightness and contrast and crop out unnecessary foreground and background to focus the photo on the features you want to emphasize.
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