A Picture is Worth a Thousand Dollars When Selling Your Home

Shopping for a home is now more convenient than ever. Thanks to tablets and smartphones you can shop from anywhere! 9 out 10 home buyers start their search online and around 50% of people purchase a home that they viewed first online. That’s why it is imperative to make a lasting first impression online when selling. 

 

When marketing your home, a picture can literally be worth a thousand dollars...or MORE! There is lots of data to support these facts about professional photos:

 

1. Homes with professional photos get more views.

2. Homes with professional photos sell faster. 

3. Homes with professional photos sell for more money

 

REDFIN published data that states homes  with professional photos in the $200k-$1million price range sold for $3,400-11,200 more than similar homes without professional photos. Eye catching photos are a MUST if you want buyers searching online to stop scrolling long enough to take a closer look. 

 

A professional photographer understands how to create inspiring photos. With the use of equipment such as a wide angle lens, correct lighting and editing software a professional photographer can help present your home in it’s best light. 

Professional photo by Gerardo Luna Photography

Professional photo by Gerardo Luna Photography

Amateur Photo taken with non SLR camera.

Amateur Photo taken with non SLR camera.

Professional photo by Gerardo Luna Photography

Professional photo by Gerardo Luna Photography

Amateur Photo taken with non SLR camera.

Amateur Photo taken with non SLR camera.

Not all agents see the value or are willing to spend the extra money on professional photos. When hiring a Realtor® to sell your home ask about their marketing plan and if they use a professional photographer. In my business, professionalism and quality are priority. If you’re thinking of listing your home click here, it would be my pleasure to show you marketing options to help your home stand out. 

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