The Benefit Of Professional Real Estate Photography
Photography is not just an important element of real estate marketing; it’s fast becoming the most essential one. More than 80% of today’s house-hunters use the internet to research properties, and these prospective buyers rank photography as the most important tool in searching for a home online. Many agents are content to take a few pictures with a point-and-click camera. Unfortunately, due to their limitations, these cameras are often incapable of capturing the true nature of a property. Spacious rooms become small, dark and uninviting; windows with jaw-dropping views become walls of white light; stunning architecture warps into strange and unappealing angles.
Great photography can draw a buyer in. Bad photography can turn them away. A professional photographer has the skill to show a property at its very best. My passion is to ensure these spaces look as beautiful in print as they do in real life.
The benefits of professional real estate photography are numerous:
Online listings with professional photography generate an average of 61% more page views than their point-and-click counterparts.
Sell More Consistently
Homes priced above $200,000 are more likely to sell when their listings feature professional photography.
Command Higher Prices
In 2010, a brokerage called Redfin surveyed MLS systems around the U.S. and discovered that listings with professional photography sold for higher prices than their counterparts. On the low end ($200k to $300k asking price) these listings sold for an average of $935 more. On the high end ($1m and above) the average increase was $116,076. Listings in-between these extremes typically saw an increase of $5000-$20,000. Even on listings with lower asking prices the financial benefit outweighs the cost of hiring a professional photographer!
Impress Current Clients
Your clients want to know their listing is in good hands. High quality photography shows them you’re committed to the exceptional presentation of their property.
Attract New Clients
Beautiful photography is an excellent way for an agent to showcase their professionalism and marketing savvy, and it gives them an impressive portfolio with which to attract potential clients.
Professional photography is a crucial component of an effective online marketing strategy. I offer this service at a competitive price, and in most circumstances I provide 36-hour turnaround so that your listings get online as fast as possible. I'm here to help you sell your properties more effectively than ever before!