Why Photos are Crucial when

Tenants are Searching

Most potential tenants these days head straight for the internet when looking for a property to rent.

Their first look at what a potential place to rent is like is via the photos that are uploaded on that particular site. It won’t be a visit in person.

What this means is that your photographs must show your property looking fab.

Not only do your potential renters want to see that it’s somewhere they could live, but you are also competing against a host of other flats or houses – and you can bet some of those owners have paid for professional photography.

That’s not to say that you have to as well, of course. For, as successful Edinburgh letting agents like Clan Gordon know, there are ways and means of showing your property well. Here’s a few pointers for starters:

Tips for photographing property

  1. Make sure your photos will look good on a smartphone and tablet, as well as a website. According to Rightmove around 60 per cent of searches are carried out on a mobile device on their portal.
  2. Photograph your property in its best light. That means working out which rooms look good, and when. Does the light look great falling across the bed first thing in the morning, for instance? Is the sitting room really cosy come twilight when you have the table lamps on? Then make sure your pics show both.
  3. And talking of lamps – or uplighters – place them in dark corners to make the room look more welcoming, and larger, in your photo.
  4. Feature the property’s best points. Show off that lovely marble fireplace, the Aga and the new bathroom suite you’ve just had put in.
  5. Even if you don’t normally have them lying around, invest in some smart and funky cushions, put out a couple of vases of flowers and maybe even buy an inexpensive rug to make the place look brighter/cosier or sunnier.
  6. Potential tenants will want to see what your property looks like inside and out so don’t forget to take photos of the garden if it’s tended to! Maybe there’s a nice tiled pathway to the main door?
  7. No-one wants to see other folk’s clutter when they’re looking at photos of a flat to move into. So, make your property look as neat and tidy as possible. We don’t mean go for a minimalist look, just don’t leave newspapers or mugs lying around, and tidy up the bookcase.
  8. Look for details too. Many old Edinburgh properties have beautiful cornices – take a close-up. Are there lovely coloured tiles in the stairway? Take pics of those too. And what about the stained glass in the hall doorway?
  9.  When it comes to how rather than what you photograph, many professionals take shots below eye level in order to allow them to get more of the room in. Your property will look more roomy if you use a wide-angle lens. And on that note, never use a fish-eye lense – unless you want your rooms to appear tiny.

If all the above seems too much to think about or you simply don’t have the time to photograph your own property then we can do it for you here at Edinburgh letting agent Clan Gordon.

Just let us know you’d like this service when you come to list your property with us.

Most potential tenants these days head straight for the internet when looking for a property to rent.

Their first look at what a potential place to rent is like is via the photos that are uploaded on that particular site. It won’t be a visit in person.

What this means is that your photographs must show your property looking fab.

Not only do your potential renters want to see that it’s somewhere they could live, but you are also competing against a host of other flats or houses – and you can bet some of those owners have paid for professional photography.

That’s not to say that you have to as well, of course. For there are ways and means of showing your property well. Here’s a few pointers for starters:

Tips for photographing property

  1. Make sure your photos will look good on a smartphone and tablet, as well as a website. According to Rightmove around 60 per cent of searches are carried out on a mobile device on their portal.
  2. Photograph your property in its best light. That means working out which rooms look good, and when. Does the light look great falling across the bed first thing in the morning, for instance? Is the sitting room really cosy come twilight when you have the table lamps on? Then make sure your pics show both.
  3. And talking of lamps – or uplighters – place them in dark corners to make the room look more welcoming, and larger, in your photo.
  4. Feature the property’s best points. Show off that lovely marble fireplace, the Aga and the new bathroom suite you’ve just had put in.
  5. Even if you don’t normally have them lying around, invest in some smart and funky cushions, put out a couple of vases of flowers and maybe even buy an inexpensive rug to make the place look brighter/cosier or sunnier.
  6. Potential tenants will want to see what your property looks like inside and out so don’t forget to take photos of the garden if it’s tended to! Maybe there’s a nice tiled pathway to the main door?
  7. No-one wants to see other folk’s clutter when they’re looking at photos of a flat to move into. So, make your property look as neat and tidy as possible. We don’t mean go for a minimalist look, just don’t leave newspapers or mugs lying around, and tidy up the bookcase.
  8. Look for details too. Many old Edinburgh properties have beautiful cornices – take a close-up. Are there lovely coloured tiles in the stairway? Take pics of those too. And what about the stained glass in the hall doorway?
  9.  When it comes to how rather than what you photograph, many professionals take shots below eye level in order to allow them to get more of the room in. Your property will look more roomy if you use a wide-angle lens. And on that note, never use a fish-eye lense – unless you want your rooms to appear tiny.

If all the above seems too much to think about or you simply don’t have the time to photograph your own property then we can do it for you here at Clan Gordon Letting Agents Edinburgh.

Just let us know you’d like this service when you come to list your property with us.

Most potential tenants these days head straight for the internet when looking for a property to rent.

Their first look at what a potential place to rent is like is via the photos that are uploaded on that particular site. It won’t be a visit in person.

What this means is that your photographs must show your property looking fab.

Not only do your potential renters want to see that it’s somewhere they could live, but you are also competing against a host of other flats or houses – and you can bet some of those owners have paid for professional photography.

That’s not to say that you have to as well, of course. For there are ways and means of showing your property well. Here’s a few pointers for starters:

Tips for photographing property

  1. Make sure your photos will look good on a smartphone and tablet, as well as a website. According to Rightmove around 60 per cent of searches are carried out on a mobile device on their portal.
  2. Photograph your property in its best light. That means working out which rooms look good, and when. Does the light look great falling across the bed first thing in the morning, for instance? Is the sitting room really cosy come twilight when you have the table lamps on? Then make sure your pics show both.
  3. And talking of lamps – or uplighters – place them in dark corners to make the room look more welcoming, and larger, in your photo.
  4. Feature the property’s best points. Show off that lovely marble fireplace, the Aga and the new bathroom suite you’ve just had put in.
  5. Even if you don’t normally have them lying around, invest in some smart and funky cushions, put out a couple of vases of flowers and maybe even buy an inexpensive rug to make the place look brighter/cosier or sunnier.
  6. Potential tenants will want to see what your property looks like inside and out so don’t forget to take photos of the garden if it’s tended to! Maybe there’s a nice tiled pathway to the main door?
  7. No-one wants to see other folk’s clutter when they’re looking at photos of a flat to move into. So, make your property look as neat and tidy as possible. We don’t mean go for a minimalist look, just don’t leave newspapers or mugs lying around, and tidy up the bookcase.
  8. Look for details too. Many old Edinburgh properties have beautiful cornices – take a close-up. Are there lovely coloured tiles in the stairway? Take pics of those too. And what about the stained glass in the hall doorway?
  9.  When it comes to how rather than what you photograph, many professionals take shots below eye level in order to allow them to get more of the room in. Your property will look more roomy if you use a wide-angle lens. And on that note, never use a fish-eye lense – unless you want your rooms to appear tiny.

If all the above seems too much to think about or you simply don’t have the time to photograph your own property then we can do it for you here at Clan Gordon Letting Agents Edinburgh.

Just let us know you’d like this service when you come to list your property with us.

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