A Picture Really Can Be Worth a Thousand Words

A Picture Really Can Be Worth a Thousand Words

Listing photos of your home during the marketing process not only can make a vast difference in the number of people who will be enticed to view it but can ultimately result in a higher sale price! Henrik Ibsen once said that a picture is worth a thousand words, and no truer words have been spoken–especially when it comes to real estate. It’s almost impossible to describe someone’s forever home without using pictures. Consequently, it’s the quality of the pictures that are sometimes left to be desired. 

Skimping on quality photos can be detrimental when it comes to your home's marketing. So, the question is, “Will professional photos help sell your house?” The answer is a resounding YES. The use of a professional photographer can make a night and day difference when it comes to selling your home.

Real Estate Photography Done Professionally 

While looking at online listings, buyers are immediately drawn to the real estate photography. Statistics say that at least 95% of potential buyers view the photos of the home before looking at the rest of the listing. Your home's pictures must initially catch a potential buyer's attention, which then invites them to peruse through the property description. Without quality photos, most potential homebuyers won’t continue on to view the online listing.

Here's the Difference

  • A professional photographer knows the necessary key elements that must be used to make up high-quality home images. As an end result, your kitchen will appear as a piece of art rather than simply a sink and a stove.
  • Not only will a furnished and staged room attract homebuyers, but it quickly allows them to picture themselves in their new home.
  • Composition, angles and lighting will help to properly capture the structure, beauty and emotion of your home. A professional photographer is trained to vision all of these factors and apply them into their photos.
  • Enhancements of the photographs may be used to bring more life to your home through a computer screen. Photograph enhancing is something that professional photographers are skilled at, and can make your home look like a real dream home.

Homes Using Professional Photographers Sell Faster

Are you aware that studies show sellers who used a professional photographer during the listing process sold faster than listings without professional photography? In the end, especially if you’re in a time crunch, using your own photos most likely will not help your home’s sale. The simplest way to have a major impact on potential buyers is to use professionally produced images.

In the end, your best bet to gaining a competitive edge when listing your home for sale is to use a professional photographer. I use professional photographers for all of my listings! To help get you started, contact me.