Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Professional Real Estate Photos are an Investment for a Listing Agent's Business

I had to share this blog post written by Terry Iverson, in Redmond, OR, on his ActiveRain blog:

7 Reasons Why Agents Should Retire Their Camera

"Think of it as buying a lottery ticket. It is a small risk to pay for professional photos, but the payoff could be in the thousands for this listing and many more to come as a result of smart marketing and your image as a marketeer.

Reasons to hire a professional photographer

  • Potential buyers have a better expectation and feel for the home before even visiting.
  • The listing agent is viewed as a marketer who presents his/her listings in the best way possible.
  • Great photos often generate multiple showings and multiple offers resulting in a higher sales price.
  • The Realtor becomes a hero to their seller often resulting in referrals to friends and family, more listings and a higher annual income for the Realtor.
  • In future listing interviews you are able to use those photos to impress the homeowner that you will present their home in the best way possible. We are an image driven society and people are drawn to a great photo. $200-$250 spent to hire a professional photographer now turns into thousands of dollars of commission back to you now and later.
  • Securing more listings means more happy sellers, more potential referrals and another factor to brag about during future interviews. Simply put, the more listings you get, your image of success is stronger which generates more listings and money in your bank account.
  • You won’t have to spend the time taking and later preparing the photos for MLS. It will be magically done for you.

The bottom line is that taking your own photos will save you the cost of the photo shoot, but in many cases will cost you thousands of dollars in lower commissions due to selling at a lower price, taking longer to sell, and do nothing for your image as an agent who understands good marketing."


Below are a few examples of a typical photo taken by the agent (BEFORE), and then my professional photo (AFTER).  Which would you rather use to market your property with??

BEFORE

AFTER


BEFORE

AFTER


BEFORE

AFTER

Brian Doherty Photography Real Estate | Advertising | Editorial
Commercial & Residential
 South Shore Boston based photographer specializing in Interior Photography for the Real Estate, Design, and Construction Industries.
Call to book your appointment today 781-698-9650 or visit www.BrianDohertyPD.com


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