5 details that make your real estate pictures look less than perfect

We know that your listing photos are crucial to making a great first impression on potential buyers. They really make or break a deal! That's why we want to help you avoid some common mistakes and make your real estate pictures look amazing with Nodalview’s new media editor.Let's dive into the top five details that can make your real estate pictures look less than perfect and provide some tips on how to avoid them.

Last updated on 02/10/2023

1. Perspective issues

Crooked or slanted photos can give a bad impression of the property. It also gives a false impression of depth to your images, and you wouldn’t want your future clients to feel fooled by the pictures when they see your property in real life. Ensure that your camera is level, and the lens is straight on the subject, using a tripod or stabilizer to keep the camera level and avoid skewed photos.

Mistakes still happen, even if you take all the necessary precautions you could still end up with slightly crooked pictures. But with Nodalview's perspective correction filter, you can very easily fix slanted photos. Your images taken through the Nodalview app automatically sync with your web platform for easy editing access, so you don’t need to download or transfer anything yourself.

2. Poor lighting

Another aspect to consider is the colour balance of the photograph. Sometimes, despite the walls being painted a nice white colour, the photos can end up with yellowish tones. This can be a turn-off for prospective buyers, leading them to think that the property is older or not well-maintained. However, with Nodalview's AI-powered white boosting filter, you can easily enhance your photos to ensure they look their best. The filter works to brighten the parts of the image that are supposed to be white, creating a more visually appealing result. By using this filter, you can effectively communicate the property's true potential to potential buyers and increase the likelihood of a successful sale.

3. Image noise

Image noise is the grainy, fuzzy, or speckled appearance that appears in photos taken in low-light conditions or with a high ISO setting. They make your images look unprofessional despite the time and effort you put into it. To avoid image noise, shoot in well-lit conditions and use a lower ISO setting. If you have noisy photos, don't worry! With Nodalview’s media editor, you can reduce noise in your pictures easily with a single click to make your pictures look even more pro. When applying the filters, you make specific modifications to your images that would take hours to do manually in just one click.

4. Grey skies

A property with a gloomy or overcast sky can be perceived as unattractive and dull. However, blue skies tend to attract more people's attention online, making the property look more lively and appealing. We understand that shooting in perfect weather conditions is not always possible, and waiting for a sunny day might not be feasible. Nevertheless, with the Nodalview platform, you have the option to replace grey skies to a beautiful blue with no effort. This not only enhances the vibrancy and attractiveness of the photos but also maintains their natural appearance. In fact, the filter works so seamlessly that it can be difficult to distinguish between the original photo and the edited version.

5. Clutter

Clutter in real estate photos can be distracting and take away from the property's features. Before taking photos, make sure the space is clean and tidy. Remove any unnecessary items such as personal belongings, toys, or cluttered furniture. Keep the decor minimal and neutral to allow potential buyers to envision themselves in the space.

Nodalview Smart Technology

Our Nodalview Smart Technology has been developed with real estate imagery in mind. Tailor-made to the industry, we continuously develop innovative tech to help you present properties quickly and efficiently, without time-consuming editing.


To sum up

Real estate photography is essential to selling a property. When you come for a shooting, you should highlight that you have the best tools available to present your client’s property in the best possible way, no matter the obstacles you face during the shooting.

By following these tips and using Nodalview’s Media Editor, you can create stunning photos that will make you the most detail-oriented real estate professional around. Remember to invest in high-quality equipment and software, and to take the time to prepare the space before shooting. We hope these tips will be helpful to you!