Why you should hire a professional photographer
High-Quality Listing Photos Matter
When the typical buyer looks at an online listing, the first thing he or she does is look at the photo, according to Michael Seiler, founder and director of the Institute for Behavioral and Experimental Real Estate at Old Dominion University at Norfolk, Va. “We find that the photo is overwhelmingly viewed first,” concludes Seiler’s study, “
According to a 2010 Redfin study, homes that are professionally photographed sell for at least $934 and as much as $18,819 more than homes photographed by an amateur. The study also shows that homes photographed by a professional garner 61% more online views.
The key to getting these results is in creating inspiration. Effective marketing photos are inspirational. If home buyers who are searching the Internet get inspired by a photo, they will often visit the agent’s website. If they don’t, they simply go on to the next listing in the search results and that buyer is lost.
The photographer is charged with adding value to your listing and making it stand out in the crowd so that traffic is increased. I do all that I can to make the listing shine in the best light possible. This will help the home sell faster and most often at a higher price.
It is my job to provide you with quality photographs. This is done not only with professional equipment and processing but also with an eye to aesthetics. Being a Realtor myself I know what the typical buyer is looking for and as a photographer I know how to show it to them.
Personal service is very important to me. All of my equipment, skill and processing isn't going to do you any good if you can't get what you need in a timely and professional fashion. I promise to treat your listing and sellers with the respect and courtesy they deserve. There are many photographers out there who provide an excellent product and I appreciate you giving me the opportunity to serve you.