3 Reasons to Hire a Professional Real Estate Photographer

Posted by EdmontonRealEstate.ca Team on Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 at 8:35am.

Why Amateur Photos Will Cost You on Your Home SaleReal estate photos are more than just a few snapshots of the home uploaded onto a standard website. They create the first connection with a potential buyer and ultimately inspires them to take the next step. Unless a seller is planning to sell their home at bargain-basement prices, they should strongly consider hiring a professional Terwillegar Towne real estate photographer.

More Money, Less Time

Homes that feature professional photos sell for more money, and they sit on the market for less time. This is because they attract a higher quality audience of buyers—ones who are serious enough to make an offer. A photographer may only end up with a total of 10–20 photos, but the quality of those photos are well beyond anything that most DIY amateurs can produce. They photograph the home at the perfect angle, making it easier for the buyer to see themselves in the home.

Better Composition

The photographer understands how the buyer is looking at the photo. They know how to stage the key subject of the photo before filling in the rest of the space. They'll manipulate horizontal and vertical lines to draw the onlookers eyes in one direction or the other. A professional real estate photographer brings value by capturing the structural integrity of the home and leaves buyers with a strong desire to come and see the home for themselves.

Saves Time

Home sellers are already going to be swamped with a list of things to do. The last thing they need is to take on another task:

  • Too many steps: From taking the photos to resizing to uploading and editing, most people underestimate just how much time they'll spend on photography. This is especially true if the seller wants their images to look top-notch.
  • Subtle messages: The buyers may not be able to define this, but professional photos say something about the seller of the home. The message is that the seller cares about how their home comes across, which most likely means that they cared about the home for the time they lived there too.

Real estate photos, videos, and even VR tours have been a huge selling tool for real estate agents everywhere. When taking real estate photos, sellers need a professional to really make their home stand out from the crowd.

By Justin Havre


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