6 Real Estate Photography Tips to Get Your FSBO Home Noticed

6 Real Estate Photography Tips to Get Your FSBO Home Noticed

For anyone considering selling their home without the assistance of a real estate agent, now is an excellent time to develop a marketing strategy. As a For Sale By Owner (FSBO) seller, you must create a listing with real estate photos that will entice buyers to your property.

The essential component of your marketing plan will be the photographs you use to promote your listings. If you don’t intend to engage a professional, take the time to read these practical suggestions to help you get your FSBO house noticed and sold today!

1. Utilize Photography Accessories

Professional photographers use different accessories like tripods to obtain exact photographs even in low light conditions. In addition, using a tripod will allow you to shoot pictures with narrow apertures and moderate shutter speeds which are often needed in tight spaces like bathrooms. 

2. Know Your Camera’s Functions

This is not a problem if you use your own digital camera. However, it will be an issue if you’ll have to learn the features and settings of an unfamiliar model. If you borrow a camera from a family member or friend, be sure to study its controls, including the aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and color temperature settings. Doing so lets you understand the capabilities and limitations of your camera.

3. Plan Your Shots Around the Property

Having a plan in place may assist you in taking better photographs of your home. Identify the regions you want purchasers to view. Check to see whether you need to repaint walls or if you need to change light bulbs.

You could show off a recently refurbished kitchen or a calming living room. Furthermore, taking pictures in the spring or summer provides better lighting and colors than photographing in the winter or autumn. As a general rule, natural light is preferred by most photographers when photographing interiors.

Also, plan to take several pictures of an area in different angles in order to help the prospective buyer paint a clearer picture of your home.

4. Understand How Light Affects Your Photos

Without light, a camera is unable to capture a picture. If you’ve lived in your house for a long time, you’re undoubtedly aware of what time of day the light shines on different areas of your home.

If the natural light is insufficient, it may be necessary to turn on the lights to expose your images correctly. Unless you use an external flash, the built-in flash of the camera will usually provide harsh illumination.

5. Remove All Clutter and Clean Everything

To get the best results from your real estate photography, keep it simple. If you don’t want to spend time “cleaning” photographs in Photoshop, you may attempt cleaning them up before shooting the photos instead.

For example, you don’t want a plate with fine lines on the surface of your kitchen tables. If you wish to decorate, keep it basic so that your viewers’ eyes won’t have difficulty browsing your photos. Doing so allows potential buyers to envision themselves in your property easily.

6. Hire a Pro!

I know that as a FSBO, you may not want to spend the additional costs associated with hiring a professional. However, trust me when I say it will be the best investment you can make for the sale of your property as a FSBO. There is no secret as to why real estate agents hire one – it’s because the photos of your property are the single most important ways that get your house noticed by prospective buyers. Because the truth is, if a buyer doesn’t like the way the photo showcase your home, they are most likely not going to want to tour it which undoubtedly means they will not be placing an offer on your home.

 If you’d like a recommendation to my go-to photographer in the DMV area, reach out today and I would be happy to make an introduction!


Being an FSBO seller can be fun, but handling the intricacies of the sale process can be tricky. This is why it’s better to hire a professional photographer to help you sell your home more quickly and for more money. 

How Can We Help You?

If you are interested in selling as a  For Sale By Owner, you’re in the right place.Get the legal assistance you need to sell your FSBO property. Saman Saba is a real estate attorney in Maryland working to empower real estate sellers and buyers so that they may make better and more informed decisions regarding one of their most important assets: their residential properties. 

In an effort to help you successfully sell your property as a For Sale By Owner, we have prepared a FREE FSBO Success Packet which includes:

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