As digital photography has become more accessible, its application for both real estate and rental property has grown. With higher quality cell phone cameras, iPads and inexpensive point-and-shoot equipment, there’s no reason one shouldn’t have a thorough visual record. However, cameras do not take the photos unassisted, so understanding some basic principles and techniques can make your photography much more effective.
There are three typical situations where rental property should be photographed:
- For marketing and display purposes to prospective renters
- To record damage from a casualty, such as a storm or fire
- To document overall condition for purposes of periodic inspection or tenant move-out
When taking photographs for…