Selling your home? Step No. 1: Hire a professional photographer. Plain and simple, photos sell. Regardless of how much time, energy, and money you decide to put into repairs and advertising your home, having the right imagery will help you in more ways than one.
Take a look at this home that was on the market for eight months before a professional photographer took over after which it sold in eight days.
Studies show that photos taken by a professional get more online views and in some cases even sell for higher dollar amounts than similarly priced homes. With so many homebuyers doing research online before buying, high-quality photos can help you sell your home faster.
In the 21st century, everyone want results and they want them fast. Many millennials and first-time buyers who are used to instant response via digital mediums and social media will be especially interested in viewing quality photos online before making a visit. Having a professional photographer who is able to take quality photos of the entire home, inside and out, will allow homebuyers the opportunity to do a virtual walkthrough before taking the time to do an in-person visit. Professional photographers know how to fill the space appropriately in each image and can easily provide a “walkthrough” without viewers ever having to set foot on the property.
A professional photographer is not only trained to get the right angles, but can stage photography in and around your home to make it more inviting and appealing to a potential home buyer. Emotion is key when it comes to selling your home. Empty rooms, poor lighting, and unflattering angles just won’t cut it. A professional can (and should) take the time to bring in props where needed, remove any unnecessary items, furnishings, or clutter from each room, and create an overall attractive and focused image to entice home buyers.
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