When it comes to real estate showings, most people know that they need to have their home ready from the moment a potential buyer walks through the front door. However, have you considered the idea that the first showing happens before a potential buyer even comes to your home? Your real estate listing photos set the tone to create the first impression for buyers who might be interested in your property.
Quality of Your Real Estate Pictures
It has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. In the real estate industry, a picture could be worth thousands of dollars in home equity. By setting the right impression for people who may be interested in your home, you can increase the likelihood that you will settle on a more favorable price.
The internet makes it possible for people to browse real estate properties online. Web appeal is the new curb appeal, which means that your listing photos could make-or-break your opportunity to sell your home for a fair price.
Photos that excite buyers will increase the likelihood that they will schedule a time to walk through the home. Additionally, these photos will help to spark the right emotions so that they are motivated to purchase the property. As a result, you will receive higher offers, and you will have more leverage during negotiations.
Hire a Professional Photographer
A few smartphone snapshots won’t be sufficient to create a listing that will capture the attention of potential buyers. Instead, it is important that you bring in a professional real estate photographer. Hire someone who knows the real estate market, because they will have the experience needed to showcase your home in a way that will attract buyers.
Before the photo shoot, you should prepare your home as if you had an open house or private showing scheduled. Talk to your real estate agent for staging tips and advice about how you can improve the appearance of each room.
Biggest Mistake: Real Estate Listing without Photos
One of the biggest mistakes that you can make is listing a home without photos. If you don’t have professional photos yet, then don’t list your home until you are ready.
When your listing goes live, potential buyers will get text messages and email alerts if your home matches the specifications they desire. When your address comes up as an alert, they will be disappointed if there aren’t any pictures to see on the listing.
Jumping the gun means that the buyer will quickly move on to look at other listings, and you will have lost your opportunity!
Our team at DUFFY Realty has many years of experience creating home listings that will capture the attention of potential buyers. When you are getting ready to sell your home, it is a good idea to work with a real estate group that knows how to create and optimize a home listing that stands out from the competition. Call us to learn more about our services: (678) 318-1700