Once you decide to list your home, your photos can make a big difference in the amount of buyers who will come to view it. This ultimately may result in a higher sale price. I’m sure you’ve heard people say that a picture is worth a thousand words, and that really is true when it comes to real estate. It can be difficult to describe a home without pictures, especially in our extremely visual society, and it’s often the quality of the pictures that gets forgotten in the shuffle.
It can be detrimental to your home’s sale if you post poor quality photos online. So that begs the question, “Will a professional photographer help sell your home?” The answer is - yes. Professional photography can make a huge difference between the number of buyers who come to view your home & therefore, ultimately the greater opportunity to selling your home.
While looking at listings online, potential buyers are immediately drawn to the photos; it’s the first thing they notice. Somewhere around 95% of buyers look at the pictures of the home before looking at anything else. The pictures need to catch the buyer’s attention, inviting them to check out the property’s description. Without excellent photos, many buyers won’t even look to the additional information.
Professional photographers understand key elements that make up high-quality images. This means that your kitchen will look like a piece of art, not just a sink and stove.
Lighting, angles, and composition are needed to capture the emotion, structure, and beauty of the home. Professional photographers are trained to see all of these factors and bring them into their photos.
Professionally Photographed Homes Sell Faster
Studies show that professionally taken photographs sell homes faster than homes without the use of professional photography. Therefore, if you have limited time, your own photos may not help your sale. You should hire a professional to produce images to have the strongest impact on potential buyers.
Professional home photography will give you and your home’s listing a greatly needed competitive edge when selling your home. As for my sellers, I always use professional photographers for my listings.