Taking a pictureIn this digital age, advertising an available unit is much different than it was a decade ago. For one thing, the prevalence of Internet use makes it easier to market, as well as include pictures in an ad. If you want to include photos in your advertisements, Glendale Property Managers offer these tips:

  1. Take pictures on a sunny day. Shadows from a flash can prevent you from getting an accurate representation of the space, so it’s best to use natural light.
  2. Use a tripod. You may think your hands are pretty steady, but a tripod will result in more professional-looking pictures.
  3. Take pictures from a corner of the rooms. Prospective tenants will be able to see the size of the room, as well as doorways so they can get an idea on the layout of the unit.
  4. Take a lot of pictures. Often something that looks good on the view screen isn’t that great when you upload it and see it on the computer. The more pictures you take, the better chance you have for getting a good shot.

Pictures uploaded on your ads will save you valuable time because prospective tenants will be able to take a tour of the vacant unit and know if it’s something they want to see in person. It wastes everyone’s time when you show your rental property and the person knows they aren’t interested in the first few seconds. Photos help weed out some of the possible renters ahead of time.

For some income property owners, this sounds like just another thing to add to your long list of responsibilities. If marketing your property isn’t your strong suit, contact us! We can take the pictures, shoot a video walk-through, and advertise your property on many of the webs most reputable websites. In addition, we show the unit and thoroughly screen applicants, so you’re guaranteed to get the best possible tenants.