Usually, the front image of a house that is listed for sale is the one that is featured everywhere. I mean the MLS and the syndication Real Estate portals and websites, like Realtor.com, Zillow, Redfin, etc. That been said, a front shot can be done in many ways.
As always, I’m trying to come up with an image that is balanced esthetically and brings the most to the story. Below, a few examples of possible front shots for the same listing. Let’s discuss a bit these shots that I made for a listing in Del Mar, CA.
So, we have a few elevated shots made using a drone and a few ground shots, classic.
The classic ground shots show the property from three angles. From the left, straight on and from the right. The “From the left” image in this case is the one that is most balanced, showing what’s going on here, the other ones are showing mostly a garage door. Out of these three, definitely the “from the left one wins the contest.
We do have another “from the left”, but that one is made with the drone. It’s slightly elevated and shows more of the house and less asphalt. Probably better in the grand scheme.
Now. I’ve added another slightly elevated image that shows more roof, looking down at the property. This image is somewhat useless for real estate purposes, since it mostly shows the roof
Utility of a more elevated image comes if we go a bit higher, because this particular property sits on a gold course. The more elevated image will the show that proximity and that’s a positive thing to do for the listing. Would this be the main shot? No! but I would definitly use it as the second image in the set.
Also, to clarify things, I always add a “clarification” mark on the image, to clear up where are we looking.
As a final conclusion, I would use the main Front image the slightly elevated shot and then drone shots that shows the proximity to the golf course and then the clarification one…