The first step in selling a home is to get potential buyers in the door, and having great listing photos will certainly help. It’s been proven that good photography will help sell a home faster and with a higher price tag. A good photo can be all it takes to get a potential homebuyer on your doorstep.
Here are five reasons you should hire a photographer when selling your home.
- Photographers Know How to Showcase a Home’s Best Elements
Any iPhone can take photos of a home, but by hiring a professional photographer, you are utilizing someone who has the experience highlighting a home’s design and space. Capturing the interior and exterior of a home with proper lighting isn’t easy and if you are attempting to sell your home in the winter or in an area that is often cloudy, this can result in dreary photos. A professional photographer has the knowledge and experience to showcase the great aspects of a home any time and on any day.
- Your Listing Will Gain More Attention
The Internet is the first place many homebuyers look for a home and is a valuable tool. Nine out of ten homebuyers use the web at some point in their search for a home. The first impression these potential buyers will have of your home is likely via the pictures they see. Professional photos will help the listing stand out and will help it gain more attention.
- Your Home Will Sell Faster
It matters how long a home sits on the market. The longer a home is listed, the harder it is to sell it, as it can become stigmatized. Professional photos help sell a home 32 percent faster than listings that do not feature professional photos.
- Your Home Will Sell for a Higher Price Tag
Since the professional photos will grab the attention of more buyers, you will likely have a bidding war on your hands, which can drive up the price of your home. Professional photos are great at highlighting the best parts of a property and making them even more attractive to buyers searching for their next home online.
- You Will Gain More Than Just Photos
A lot of real estate photographers have expanded their services to include 3D tours, detailed floor plans and virtual tours, which can all help to expand the buyer pool to out of towners and maybe even those who live in a foreign country who are looking to buy a home in the United States. Those who may not be able to see the home in person can now see the home through these other mediums, which could result in more offers.
If you’re thinking about selling your home, speak with me. Call me at 772.925.9587 or send an email to francine(at)francinekidder(dotted)com. I can help connect you with a professional photographer who can help us market your property in its best light.