Chris Heller | Encinitas Real Estate



This listing recently sold for $875,000.

3008 Fairview Dr, Vista, CA 92084  

Residential
$894,900
Price
$875,000
Sale Price
4
Bedrooms
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Great opportunity to own this custom home on almost 2 acres in Vista!! Private gated entry leading up your long driveway to this stunning 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home featuring wood flooring, granite counters, stainless appliances, huge balcony off the master bedroom, plantation shutters, 3 fireplaces, and a 4 car attached garage. Nice yard for entertaining with your pool/spa, built in bbq, amazing panoramic views, and so much more. Master bathroom and laundry room in finishing stages of remodel.


Today’s home buyers see hundreds if not thousands of real estate photos when they’re in the market. Odds are that they’ll eliminate a number of homes from their search before ever even setting foot in them.

As you can imagine, that makes your home listing’s photographs all the more important to securing solid leads on your house.

In spite of the importance of photographs, a number of sellers get them wrong. To ensure that your home listing’s photos make a great first impression, we’re going to take a look at some of the common mistakes to avoid in your listing photography.

1. Not taking enough photos

In the age of digital photography, you can never take too many pictures. Experiment with different lighting, setups, and angles, and don’t be afraid to take as many photos as necessary to get the shots you want.

2. Going overboard with the uploads

It might be tempting to upload all of the pictures you took of your home, but it could hurt your overall presentation. Sort carefully through your pictures and pick one or two photos that best showcase each room and another one to three photos of the home’s exterior and land.

Visitors to your listing will get bored and click away if you have a slideshow with hundreds of images. Make it easy for them to find exactly what they’re looking for by limiting the number of total photos of your home.

3. Avoid close-ups

Your home should be spotlessly clean and tidy when taking photos. However, that doesn’t mean you need to get up close to each object in your home to take photos. Try to take wide shots that make your home feel spacious and welcoming.

4. Look out for mirrors and reflections and other distractions

If there’s one way to ruin an otherwise serene photo of your home, it’s when you spot the photographer accidentally showing up in the shot. Plan your angles so that you don’t get any flashes, glare, or reflections in your photographs.

And, while we’re on the topic of distractions, it’s a good idea to take your pets out of the room before your start shooting. Remember, potential home buyers don’t love your dog or cat like you do.

5. Don’t settle with your first shots

The different (or lack) of lighting your home receives throughout the day can make or break your photos. Try taking photos of your home at midday, when there are the least amount of shadows. Then, shoot some photos at golden hour (just before the sun sets) to capture warm tones. Finally, right after dusk, turn the lights on in your home and take some shots from outside. These photos give the illusion of a warm, cozy place where the light is always on.



This listing recently sold for $395,000.

10226 Kerrigan St, Santee, CA 92071  

Residential
$379,900
Price
$395,000
Sale Price
3
Bedrooms
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Great opportunity to own in the desirable Riderwood Village community in Santee!! This townhome features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, tile flooring, laundry room inside unit, covered patio, private gated yard that would be great for entertaining, and a detached 2 car garage. Located in close proximity to freeway access, schools, and shopping.


6215 Valner Way, San Diego, CA 92139  

Residential
$479,900
Price
3
Bedrooms
2
Baths
Great opportunity to own this Ocean View home in Paradise Hills! This property shows true pride of ownership and features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, laminate flooring, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, ceiling fans, and a 2 car garage. Nice backyard that would be great for entertaining, especially while you enjoy the ocean views!! Located in close proximity to freeway access, schools, and shopping.


1330 Sierra Linda Dr, Escondido, CA 92025  

Residential
$999,900
Price
4
Bedrooms
4/1
Full/Half Baths
Take the opportunity to own this stunning nearly acre hilltop custom Sante Fe style home, featuring dramatic panoramic views of San Pasqual Valley including the Orifila Winery and golf course. This gated beauty will not disappoint. Enjoy the exceptional craftsmanship and true pride of ownership featuring 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, wood flooring, plantation shutters, dual pane windows and doors, 3 fireplaces, lush landscaping with numerous palm trees, gemstone pool, and a 3 car garage. Solar Power as well!




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