Hello and welcome, fellow Realtors! Are you tired of looking like a hot mess when shooting your real estate videos? Fear not, I’ve got you covered! Here are some tips on how to look your best when shooting video, and trust me, you won’t regret following them.
Firstly, let’s start with the basics. Always make sure you’re dressed appropriately. I know you want to be comfortable and all, but let’s face it, sweatpants and a tank top aren’t going to cut it. Dress like you’re going to meet the Queen, because you never know who’s going to be watching your videos. And trust me, the Queen has never approved of flip-flops with socks, (unless you are selling beach front property) so neither should you.
Next, let’s talk about hair and makeup. Now, I’m not saying you need to have a full face of makeup and a hairdo that took 5 hours to achieve, but a little effort goes a long way. Ladies, a little mascara and lipstick will do the trick. And gentlemen, a quick comb-through of the hair won’t hurt either. You don’t want to scare away potential buyers with a wild and unruly mane.
Now, onto the most important part – lighting. You could be the best-looking realtor in the world, but if you’re not properly lit, it won’t matter. Natural light is always the best option, but if you’re shooting indoors, make sure you have ample lighting. No one wants to watch a video where you look like you’re in a dungeon. And please, for the love of all that is holy, avoid backlighting. You’re not a superhero, and you don’t need a halo effect.
Speaking of superheroes, let’s talk about camera angles. You’re not trying to save the world, so there’s no need to shoot from below to make yourself look taller. In fact, that just makes you look like you’re in a horror movie. Shoot from eye level, and make sure the camera is steady. We don’t want potential buyers getting motion sickness from your shaky camera work.
Posture is so important. Stand up straight, shoulders back, and chin up. You’re a realtor, not a CPA. And don’t forget to smile! A smile can go a long way in making you look approachable and friendly. No one wants to work with a grumpy Gus.
Last but not least, let’s talk about your surroundings. You’re selling real estate, not a hoarder’s paradise. Make sure your background is clean and clutter-free. And if you’re shooting outside, make sure there’s no garbage or dead animals lying around. That’s a surefire way to lose potential buyers.
So there you have it, folks! Follow these simple tips, and you’ll look like a pro in no time. And who knows, you might even become a viral sensation with your flawless camera skills. Just remember, it’s not about being perfect, it’s about being your best self. And if all else fails, just remember to make fun of yourself. People love a good laugh, and who knows, your blooper reel might just be the next big thing on YouTube.