4 tips for taking gorgeous real estate listing photos with your phone

How to skillfully capture the character and details of a home without hiring a professional
  • Great images on your listings can have a huge impact on the time it takes to sell a home and what it sells for.
  • If there's one thing you can do today to improve your images, utilize lighting better.
  • You don't need to have an expensive camera to take great pictures, but you do need to know what you are doing.

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You've got a gorgeous, high-priced home to sell. Do you have gorgeous pictures to go with it? If you don't, it won't matter how unique your home is -- or how much character it has -- no one will know, and your phone won't ring. A professional photographer knows how to take shots that can truly capture the details of a home. However, if hiring a photographer simply isn't in your budget, you can still take great pictures with your phone. Use these tips to take professional-level photos. Improve your lighting If you can only do one thing today to drastically improve your phone pictures, improve the lighting. Adequate lighting can change the atmosphere of a photo and the look of a home dramatically, even when an image is only a few shades brighter. Choose the time of day carefully and take multiple shots. In addition: Turn off your flash. Flashes on phones are simple LED lights and barely powerful enough to illuminate farther than 10 feet. With only the first fe...