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Rental Photos Matter: 3 easy steps to taking them!

So your New Year’s resolution is to get your long-term or seasonal southwest Florida rental rented. Did you know that photos sometime make or break a booking?

Here are 3 easy steps to follow when taking and choosing which photos to use in your online listing:Digital Camera

  1. Make sure you’re using a camera with a high enough megapixel. Anything above 5 megapixel should be fine. If you don’t know where to find this information just ask someone, even your local Best Buy employee! The higher the number the better the quality of the photo. The photo will be bigger in size, too. Potential renters like to really see the details of rental homes.
  2. Compose pictures with natural light. Taking pictures during the daylight is better than taking night shots. Harsh lamp or fluorescent lighting creates ugly shadows, which doesn’t bode well for good interior photos. Well lit pictures are more inviting. Your rental after all is in Southwest Florida, so take advantage of the amazing sunlight!
  3. Take pictures that help sell your rental. Bedrooms, kitchens, living rooms are necessary shots, but what sets your rental apart from others? Does your long term rental have a screened-in lanai, pool, bbq grill area? Is your seasonal rental in a complex that offers a community clubhouse, gym, or sauna? Even a photo of lush palm trees and well maintained landscape, help convey a sense of surrounding and living experience that will help possible renters decide which rental they want to rent.

You’re your best critic, so after you’ve taken your photos of your rental home, put them in front of you… would you rent your Fort Myers condo, Naples home, Cape Coral townhouse?

We help Southwest Florida homeowners advertise and market their rental home. If you’d like more information on listing your rental, contact SelectDwelling today!

Long-term and Seasonal Home Rentals in Southwest Florida

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