It is Friday and Fridays are for fun. This post is a re-run because I have no imagination today and I must focus on making the huge pile of work I have smaller so I can goof off this weekend in sunny California. I usually don’t write educational
type posts on Fridays but that is what I am going to do today.
I have spent a lot of time this week looking for homes for buyers that I am working with. I just can’t help but notice that the property photos in the MLS are pretty bad.
I find photos of room parts, open toilets, crooked rooms, poorly lit rooms, open toilets, did I mention open toilets? bathroom mirrors and windows with bright lights in them and to be honest with some of the photos I can’t really tell what they are of but I try.
You may have noticed from my blog that I like to take photos. Maybe I love taking them and I know my way around a camera and if I try I can take a photo of an entire room and if there is a toilet in the room I put the seat down before taking the picture instead of after. (I think Realtors were taught to put the seat down after) I decided to write some instructions for my peers in an effort to help them with their property photos. .
The following items are needed and my instructions should be followed to the letter. You will need: A camera, a towel, a table or sturdy flat surface a hammer, a phone and a room that needs to be photographed.
- Remove camera from case
- Remove battery from camera and put it in your pocket.
- Place towel on flat surface
- Place camera on top of towel
- Fold towel over camera until it is completely covered. (Not the towel the camera)
- Pick up the hammer and hit the camera at least 10 times. When the camera is flat you have hit it enough times.
- Use the phone to call a photogrpaher
- Carefully pick up the towel and keep it folded and toss it in the trash. (this part may take some practice)
- Take the battery to a recycling center.
If these steps are followed I promise that the end result will be better property photos.