property photography

Photography for estate agents

Commercial and residential estate agent photography

Ben Harrison Photography specialises in property photography for estate agents. Over the years he has had the privilege of working for a number of estate agents and letting agents throughout the UK. Bens work consists of architectural photography and interior photography which also comes hand in hand with photographing properties for estate agents. If you are looking for photography for estate agents or looking to sell your house and need some professional images for your listing to sell your house then Ben can provide the images you need. 

Why is estate agent photography so important 

We live in a digital world, people instantly make a judgement on photos they see, your aim is to stand out from all the other properties and to hit that target valuation or even better get a higher offer. Having great professional images that showcase your home in the best light really helps the sale or rental of your property. You need to put yourself in the buyer’s shoes when advertising a property. What you want to see is a well-lit home are professional estate agent photos. You want customers to click on your photos which in turn increases the chances of somebody seeing your house and increasing the chances of your property selling. If your property has poor images, your prospective buyers may have just scrolled straight past your house and gone to view another property.

Interior Photography 

When Ben creates photography for estate agents he is always looking to make the rooms look very spacious and cosy. It’s what people want to see when they look through property photos. Clients also like to see the layout of the room which is something you just can’t get with phones or cheap photography equipment. Having an extensive lens and digital camera equipment helps to bring out all of the details in your rooms and showcase your home in its best light.

Exterior Photography

When photographing the exterior of a property for estate agents Ben aims to create striking images of the property. Giving a realistic view of the home, there are so many images online where people have used mobile phones to take these images. The exterior of a property is usually the first image you see when scrolling through listings on estate agent websites or apps like rightmove. You need the potential buyer to be intrigued and click on your listing. Hiring a professional property photographer that creates photography images for estate agents is 100% the way to go.

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Floorplans

Without a property floor plan, potential customers are in the dark about the layout of your property. If you want happy customers and more of them, a floor plan is an obvious choice to make. With most inquiries originating online, a property floor plan combined with fantastic photographs will make you stand out from the rest.

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property floor plan

Matterport 3d virtual tour photography

If you do have a website for your property or Airbnb, send out emails to potential clients, or advertise on Facebook ads, then having a Matterport 360 virtual tour is a must. Bring your business right up to date with 360 virtual tour photography. Immerse your customers in your space and let them take a tour around your property and really get a feel for your place. Walking around in virtual reality and being able to see in every direction is at the cutting edge of technology. 

Sample tour

Video walk-throughs

Video walk-throughs provide a great way to showcase your property. Coming in a vertical format, these are great for sharing on all social media sites. They also work well for inquiries to send to customers as a creative way to showcase your property.

Tips for preparing for interior & exterior property photography

Property Photography

Your first job before any photographer visits your home is to thoroughly clean and tidy up from top to bottom.

You should also remove any personal items to maximise the feeling of open spaces.

When searching for a new home, people imagine how their life could be living within the property, so by removing as many personal items as possible you will allow buyers to imagine their own belongings in the property.

Lights and lamps should all be switched on.

Finally, consider moving your car from the driveway or the front of your property.

Exterior

  • Move any vehicles from the outside your property
  • Remove any clutter from outside the property such as bins and hoses
  • Clean the windows
  • Sweep up leaves
  • Mow the lawns
Front of the property example
Front of the property example

Living room / Dining room

  • Arrange cushions to look smart and tidy
  • Any children’s toys or piles of magazines etc should be out of sight
  • Arrange chairs neatly and symmetrically for the best dining room photographs.
  • Make sure your home is well-lit, and replace any light bulbs that have gone out
  • Fresh flowers help to breathe life into  properties

Kitchen

  • Clear all work tops and make sure there are no tea towels or chopping boards on show
  • Move bins out the way
  • Clear away any unused appliances
  • Hide all fridge magnets
  • Clean the sink (no dirty dishes)
  • If you have pets, hide their food bowls and beds
  • A full, fresh fruit bowl can add a bit of colour
Front of the property example
Front of the property example

Bathroom

  • Close toilet lids
  • Remove personal items like shower gels and tooth brushes
  • Polish taps and mirrors
  • Remove toilet brushes and bins prior to the photoshoot

Bedrooms

  • Anything stored under the bed should be completely out of sight
  • Add pillows to beds for a better look
  • All drawers and wardrobe doors should be shut
  • Remove any personal items
Bedroom example image

To discuss any requirements you may have, please get in touch.

Ben Harrison Photography

Gresley House, Ten Pound Walk, Doncaster DN4 5HX

07742241637

info@benharrisonphotography.co.uk

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