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How do I take photos that attract Guests?

Photos are particularly important to accurately showcase your home. You need at least 5 photos of your home including the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, living room, and a dining room. We also recommend photos of any special features of your home or building, such as a nice yard, gym, pool, fancy coffee machine, gardens, or garage/workshop.

Accepted picture formats are .jpg, .png, and .gif.

You will upload photos of your home on page 5 of your listing creation. Once uploaded, photos will appear below the upload box (this may take a minute). You can rotate and rearrange using the 3 icons on each photo.

  1. Rearrange: Click, hold, and drag to re-order photos as desired.
  2. Settings: Select to rotate or crop photos
  3. Delete: Remove undesired photos.

Here are some tips on taking great photos:

Lighting

It is best to take photos during the day when there is lots of natural light. Open all of your window blinds to let in as much natural light as possible, avoid artificial lighting if possible. The more light the better.

Organize your home

Before taking any photos walk around your home and clear any clutter from tables and the floor. If you have any overflowing garbage or recycling bins, empty them first. Make sure all books and other objects are neatly stacked and organized. Clear your kitchen of any dirty dishes and put away all clean dishes and cookware. Bathrooms should have all toiletry products neatly put away.

Prepare the bedroom

Bedrooms should have the beds made with clean pillows and linens. Pull the sheets and blankets so they are not wrinkled. Remove any personal items from the closets, dressers, and table/desk. The bedroom should be in move-in ready condition prior to taking photos.