Real Estate Photography.
Here is a simple list that should help out all the "do it yourself" photographers.
#1: Plan for success
Even if you are the homeowner it is best to plan based on your equipment, capabilities, time, weather. Be sure to plan according to weather and time of day. Utilizing well-timed natural light is key to making your photos turn out good. Too much sun and your photos are too bright too little sun and your photos can get dull and grainy. For the best results if it possible with scheduling shooting your interior photos during the day when the sun is at its peak and taking your exterior photos during the twilight hour will help avoid unwanted shadows and harsh lighting. (Not sure when the twilight hour is? twilight would be when the sun is not visible behind the horizon but it is still light outside.)
#2: Inspect the property and surroundings.
#3: Proper gear and equipment.
#4: Using stabilization
#5: Angles and positions
You want to show as much as possible in each photo, shooting from corner to corner and trying to angle your photos to open up the area. If you are using a cell phone or digital camera you want to position your camera to shoot 16:9 photos rather than 4:3 this will help you show more area and looks better with modern tech using 16:9 formatting.