One of the most important things to remember about taking pictures of your apartment is to make it look like the apartment actually does. When I was looking for my first apartment, I had found a listing online that looked wonderful so I went to see it. It turns out that the pictures were from a different building and the apartment was a disaster with exposed wiring and holes in the floor. This is actually false advertising and may be considered illegal. Always be sure to only post pictures of the actual apartment that you are renting out.
Lighting is everything in photography. Even if you know nothing about taking a good picture, letting in natural light will only ever help you. If the apartment does not have a large amount of natural light, then be sure to take pictures with plenty of lamps to help make that difference. People want to be able to see what their place will look like and that just can’t happen if there is no light.
Do your best to make sure that your hands aren’t shaking when you take the photo as well. Blurry pictures are sometimes worse than no pictures simply because it can be aggravating knowing that the poster could not take the time to take a good picture. If your hands shake, there is nothing wrong with asking someone else to help you. You may also want to use something else to brace yourself against something to prevent excessive movement.
Posting pictures will only ever help you in the search for your perfect tenant. Take a day or so to make up some great images to post online to go with your lovely property.