Professional Real Estate Photographer vs. Doing it Yourself

HDR Photography is a MUST for your Real Estate Listings
October 24, 2017

Hiring a professional photographer versus shooting photos yourself. There are many things that real estate agents can agree upon, and one of these is that most people are finding their new homes via the Internet. It is absolutely essential for any real estate agent to advertise online if the agent wants to be successful. The online presence is probably the most important aspect of reality in the 21st century.

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Once you have your website up and running, you need to provide as much information as you can to potential buyers. People are looking at homes and basing their opinions on the things that you write and the pictures they see. The pictures really do so much to make buyers want to see the property, so the best real estate agents hire professional photographers to take these pictures for the website and other forms of marketing.

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The biggest difference between hiring a professional photographer and taking the pictures yourself is the fact that the professional knows how to make something ordinary look spectacular. They understand how the angle of the photo can make space appear bigger than it really is. These professionals also have all of the equipment needed to create stunning, high-definition images. Photographers also understand how to make things look better than they appear. They understand how the sizes and colors of objects impact a photograph. Photographers have spent thousands of hours learning how to take the best possible pictures, while real estate agents likely have not done so.

With this in mind, you can simply see how imperative it is to have the best possible pictures available for the world to see. Potential buyers are not going to continue looking at any home that has less than stellar pictures. These images are also a reflection of your ability to sell a home, so you know it’s a good idea to put your best foot forward and hire a professional to take the home photographs for you.

One of the concerns of hiring a professional photographer is the fee that is involved. Some professional home photographers will actually do the work for you without any upfront fees.

The real estate game is not easy to win at all of the time. The world is focused on the use of technology, and as a realtor, you need to provide your current and potential customers with the best possible opportunity to sell their house. A professional photographer sees the world in a different way through a lens, and that amazing talent that the photographer has will make a tremendous difference with potential homebuyers. You can not sell a house to someone who doesn’t contact you, and you will be contacted more often with professional photographs.

P. S. If you are looking to increase your sales and views of your properties.  Please reach out and let’s chat on how I can help YOU!

30+ years as a photographer, a Realtor in my past life, and FAA Certified Drone Pilot! I've been a photographer since my Senior year in High School. I've made my living with my camera for 30 years. Yes, I've worked in different professions which have served me well in my photography career. I broke my neck when I was 21 years old and at the very least should be a quadriplegic. This experience has made me look at the world in a different light. The glass is always full, it's always sunny, and EVERYTHING is possible. I live my life with passion and love to share with others my knowledge of photography. I also love to share my passion on how to build a business, and how to manage your mind when life challenges you. I believe that my life experiences can help you and your business grow. But, how to have success in life as well. Paul Maynard from Colorful Colorado

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