In the same way that you wouldn’t ask your electrician to do your plumbing, you don’t want an amateur photographer taking pictures of your home when it goes on the market. An Estate Agent’s professional skill set is in selling property, but it is not often they have spent years training to take beautiful interior shots of properties. It is often the case that the equipment used us not up to scratch and they just don’t have the required knowledge and expertise to deliver the results you need.
We live in a digital world where Google is always the first port of call and more people are searching for properties online before even making it into an estate agents office, so great photographs are becoming even more essential in marketing a house or business premises whether it be for sale or rent. It is often said that a picture can speak a thousand words and a great photograph will certainly get people through the door to look at your business or residential property, but a bad, poorly lit and wonky photograph will most likely do the exact opposite. Likelihood is that you are looking on this page because you are serious or at least starting to think seriously about having professional images taken of your property, so have full confidence that you will be hiring a photographer who’s serious about producing high quality images for you to make sure you heading off on the best direction.
I am a professional property photographer, I will make sure that you get the best results to make your business premises, house, flat or other property at it’s most appealing to your audience. Photographing interiors is a specialist skill. Knowing how to shoot a room to maximise its best features or to make sure buyers see the true potential takes time and the right equipment. A set of perfectly balanced pictures will always make a positive impact on people who are considering making the huge investment of buying a new house or even finding somewhere to rent and lay down their roots.
So why do you need to have high quality photos?
It is most likely that anyone looking for a property will be searching on Rightmove or an equivalent and with so many properties available to look at, poor quality images are guaranteed to stop buyers booking a viewing. So your home has to stand out to make sure people don’t discount you.
I have seen so many examples of photos taken using poor lighting, bad angles and even blurred – poor photography going to lose you viewings, it is also going to contribute to the price. Just as a perfectly decorated home will go for a higher price than a similar property that’s tatty and in need of work, badly presented pictures do impact how people feel about your asking price, so you need to make sure that you are that property which presents itself to it’s fullest potential.
When preparing to sell a house people often give it a new coat of paint, spruce up the garden, and clean every nook and cranny, I know, I have done it myself. So after you have gone to so much effort to make your home really stand out to prospective buyers, why leave the photographic representation of your home to an amateur? It’s like falling at the last hurdle of a race – if you don’t have great pictures, all your home improvement efforts may be wasted. Your prospective buyer may pass your property over for a more inviting picture.
So why should you pay for photos when the Estate Agents include it in their fee?
A few tips to help you sell…
It’s completely up to you if you want to do any of the points below but the more effort you can put into preparing your property, the better it’s going to look when it has been photographed.
Have a look at images of properties I have photographed so you can see that I can do what I say I can.