Why you need professional photography in real estate
We live in a digital age where everything happens online, including buying and selling homes. With the industry changing, it has become even more important to have high-quality images of your property. Some people are hesitant to hire a professional photographer, but the benefits outweigh the cost. Here are some of the reasons why you should hire a professional photographer for your real estate listing.
Angles and Lighting
Professional photographers have an eye for the right angles that will beautifully capture your space. It can be difficult to take a photo that capture the entirety of a room if you are just using a cell phone camera. Photographers know when to use wide angles and different lenses.
Lighting is also so important when taking listing photos. Having the proper lighting will make your home feel warm and inviting. Good photos with natural lighting will make the buyer feel like they have already toured the home.
Sell Your Home Faster
Most homebuyers begin their search online and people are drawn to high-quality photographs. Having more eyes on your listing will increase the likelihood of selling quickly. In a study done by the National Association of Realtors, homes with one photo sat on the market for 72 days, but a home with 20 photos only spent 32 days on the market. Having good photos will help draw potential buyers in and speed the process along.
Sell Your Home For More
On average, homes with professional listing photos sell for more than the asking price. One report showed listings selling for $11,000 over the asking price. This is because the perceived value of your property increases with high-quality images. Listings with great images typically get more offers, so it is common for buyers to bid more.
Saves you time
The process of selling your home is already time-consuming enough, so don’t spend hours doing a DIY photoshoot. While it might not seem difficult, taking pictures for real estate requires a lot of effort and skill. Hiring a professional who will shoot and edit the photos for you will save you hours of time that you can spend doing other things.
High-quality professional real estate photography is the key to getting your home to sell fast and for more money. We are currently in a seller’s real estate market, so if you are thinking about listing your home then now is the time! Contact BDK Photography to take your listing photos. With years of experience, we guarantee that we will beautifully capture your property. Contact us today to schedule a photo shoot.