Are you still taking your own photos on your outdated camera or cell phone? If you are like most agents or investors, you probably put the most thought into completing the sale. Your main goal is selling the home. It is taxing and exhausting just closing the sale. One important piece of selling homes that most forget about is a great photo. Taking your own photos might workout some of the time although there are better options to get great photographs. When you know a little about real estate photography and where to get it, your home listings will get more sales conversions. You won’t have to settle for low quality photos again.
How to Hire a Photographer for Real Estate
You might be thinking that you do not want to hire anyone. It costs money to hire someone. You will barely make enough off of the property sale to feed yourself. There are a lot of excuses that you can make but let reality set it. What you are selling with a home is the same thing restaurants sell on menus. The sizzle. When you sell the sizzle, you will do less selling and more closing on houses. Hiring a professional is the key to making your photography work. There are generally three initial questions that you should ask when hiring a photographer to work for you.
1. Have You Shot Real Estate Before
2. Did the Real Estate Sell
3. Is Your Equipment DSLR or Higher
You can find a photographer online or in your local area pretty easy. You can try the normal route like Craigslist or local university bulletin boards, but what you are seeking is someone with real estate experience that is not still a student. One of the best resources is a website known as www.photographyforrealestate.net because there are hundreds of professionals that are listed in their database. Full contact information is provided and you can find a professional quickly. Since you are dealing mostly with freelancers, you are free to discuss any of the aspects of your listing needs to help you weed out the photographers that don’t jive with your demands.
What You Get for Your Money
It is not as expensive as you might have heard to hire a professional. You must understand that not every photographer specializes in a certain style of photographs. Anyone can point a camera and shoot, but it is the art and creative side of photography that makes the photographs work. Part of what you pay for is the pro equipment, experience and willingness to take direction from you during the photography shoot. After you have narrowed down your searches, you can ask a couple more questions to help you nail down your “Leibovitz” for real estate.
1. Do You Use a Wide-Angle Lens
2. How Many Photographs Do I Get
3. How Much Will it Cost
The average photographer sets his or her own price. You are free to negotiate and get them on a contract basis. Most freelancers are willing to drop the price by a large amount for the ability to get consistent work. What you will end up with is professional photographs that will make your listings rock and supercharge your home sales. Now you know about real estate photography and where to get it. Be sure to download our free e-book “The 7 Most Common Reasons Real Estate Professionals Fail Online” before you takeoff to hire your photographer.