Bad photos seem to be a part of many a real estate agentâ€™s marketing plan. Youâ€™ve seen the fuzzy, blurry or pixilated pictures. My personal favorites are the ones that have the real estate agentâ€™s rear view mirror in the picture and then, to no oneâ€™s surprise, it will be the only photo on the listing.
It took me about 1 minute to find this one (shown left).
The disregard of the most important marketing piece that we as agents have full control of boggles the mind.
A decent camera is cheap from a business perspective and 10 minutes to get out of the car and take a few pictures seems well worth it to me, but, thatâ€™s obviously not the case for all amongst us.
A decent camera is cheap and an appropriate camera is not cheap, but is still inexpensive for the ROI. The pictures are certainly worth the expense though. I enjoy photography so I take my own photos. If you arenâ€™t into taking your own photos, let a professional handle the work load for you.
Locally, you can get 25 high resolution photos and a virtual tour for about $100. It would take anyone 3 or 4 hours to get out the property, take the photos get them back and edit them so the time involved to hire a pro may be worth it.
Iâ€™ve seen a lot of bloggers over the last few years offer up opinions about what you need and what you donâ€™t need if you want to take great real estate photos and most donâ€™t have any idea what is required to take them. If you donâ€™t use a digital SLR camera, you wonâ€™t have the capability required to take exceptional photos of your listing.
To shoot the interior of a home, you need a true wide angle lens, but not a fisheye.Â A wide lens will keep straight lines straight and allow you to see a whole room. Continue reading this post