After a lot of hard work and preparation, it is finally time to post your home on the MLS to entice potential buyers to your listing. Despite the hard work that you put into the cleaning and remodeling, have you found that no one is calling about your home? The quality of your real estate listing matters, and the photos that you choose for the listing will make-or-break the success of your real estate transaction.
iPhone vs. Professional Real Estate Photographer
If you are a first time home seller, then you might think that you can save money by snapping a few photos with your iPhone for the real estate listing. Even though it might seem like a good idea to save on the costs that would be charged by a professional photographer, the truth is that iPhone photos might end up costing you more money in the long run.
Amateur photos don’t have the same eye-catching impact as professional photos, and potential home buyers will likely breeze by your listing when they are searching through the homes that are available. It takes talent and high-end equipment to create photos that will capture the attention of potential buyers, and it is well worth the cost to hire a professional to snap a few shots for you.
Can You Tell the Difference in Photo Quality?
Try this: take a moment to scroll through the listings for homes in your area. Which listings catch your eye? The listings that stand out the most are the ones with professional level photos. It is easy to see which home sellers hired a photographer to help, because their listings will shine among the poor quality do-it-yourself photos that are so prevalent on real estate listings.
The photos of your home will set the right “first impression” when someone views your listing, increasing the likelihood that they will be interested in touring your home. When they go back to the listing to review the details later, the nice photos will leave them with a good impression about what they saw when they visited your home.
Professional Photos are Worth the Expense
Don’t try to save a few bucks by skipping the professional photos for your real estate listing. Amateur photos might result in lower offers and a longer turnaround time before the property is sold. It is better to hire a professional real estate photographer who can help you create a listing that will capture the attention of the right buyers who might be interested in your home.
Are you interested in learning other tips to sell your home quickly? At Duffy Realty of Atlanta, we help first time home sellers and experienced home sellers maximize their equity, and we would love to help with your online listing. Contact us for more information about the ways that we can speed up the sale of your home by making the listing more attractive to potential buyers: (678) 318-1700