It Makes Cents... Rather $
Today more and more buyers are searching for their next home purchase online. The days of people driving around or attending open houses are quickly coming to a close. As stated in the latest statistics report 62% (and rapidly climbing) of home buyers begin their house hunt online before ever calling an agent. My husband and I are even a part of that statistic. This means, that by the time a client walks into your home or office, there is a VERY good chance they have spent countless hours going through hundreds of online listings and already have a list in hand of homes they are interested in seeing.
As a Real Estate Professional or home owner trying to sell a home you could count this day of information as a blessing or a curse. Such an ease of information creates a challenge to catch a buyers eye and get on that “I have to see this home” list.
Alright so there is our question, “HOW do we get our properties noticed?” When a potential buyer is browsing listings online, what is the one marketing ingredient that will draw them to YOUR listing above the other hundreds? PICTURES, PICTURES, PICTURES!! Buyers love PICTURES! The more pictures the happier they are. But there is a catch… while an amazing picture will set your listing apart from the others, a bad picture will turn a potential buyer away. Again I will say this to be true because I have done just that. The listed pictures didn’t show me the true beauty of the home so I closed out at went on to the next listing.
Sellers are also becoming increasingly demanding as to how their properties are being marketed. When listing agents are competing for a home, why not go the extra mile for your client and offer them more than the average snapshot taken by most agents? Taking the time to hire a professional photographer will make you stand out from the competition. I GUARANTEE that your seller will appreciate your strong efforts to do more than the average to sell their home.
As a real estate agent, why waste your valuable time traveling to take images of your homes only to have those images do the opposite of what you hope to accomplish? Pictures are THE MOST IMPORTANT ingredient to any successful real estate marketing, so why not ensure you are getting the best? Get a leg up on the competition, hire a professional and get the beautiful photos you need today.