Home Selling

How to Take the Best Images of Your Home When Selling

A quick guide to help you capture the best photos of your home for a sale

My First Move
3 min readOct 31, 2020
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When you request an offer on your home from Mototext Homes, we aim to give you the most competitive cash offer possible. Our property evaluators make a concerted effort to research your property. A large part of that is seeing the good and bad of your home.

Clear photos help us provide a more accurate assessment of your property and can increase your cash offer — that’s pretty sweet! We don’t expect you to be a professional photographer when you take pictures. However, there are some simple tricks you can use to get higher quality photos and get more for your house.

Don’t worry. A smartphone will do just fine.

1. Use natural lighting

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Natural sunlight does well to fill a room. Open windows, shades, and curtains to allow the light to fill the space and enhance the look of the room.

Depending on the time of day or the weather, the sun may not be out. In this case, overhead or standing lights will work just fine. Use your flash as well. The more light your camera sensor picks up, the sharper the image will be.

2. Hold your phone steady

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Do your best not to move when taking pictures. Luckily, most phones can handle a bit of shake without letting images get too blurry. Hold your hands steady or place your phone on something solid as you take your pictures.

3. Take pictures from the corner

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As you move from room to room, we will need to get an idea of the size, features, and possible damage to the…



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