Yeah I said it – I’m no expert … when it comes to photography. Besides a home’s asking price, good marketing will help set your listing apart from the pack. And there’s nothing better than having professional photos to show it off.
Another photo article?
I know this topic has been discussed again and again, but I’ve seen listings with 10 crappy images and sometimes it seems to do more harm than good.
My point and shoot camera does gets a daily workout. But usually it’s taking comp photos at 5 MPH so you can just imagine the high quality shots I capture. Last week I had a new condo listing hit the MLS and wanted to get photos up right away. Within about 1/2 a millisecond after seeing them online I realized it was time to call in the pro. Here’s why:
The last photo is the most pathetic – me trying to stitch photos together vs. a wide angle lens.
Before you criticize, I’m fully aware that having professional photos taken for every listing isn’t realistic. Nobody wants to see high quality images of a $5,000 mold infested foreclosure. Just consider it when marketing your listings, it’s another way to really stand out.