A majority of us are accustomed to living in the “Age of Technology.” We can’t seem to get enough of our smart phones, often leading us to believe that we can take high-quality real estate photos. While this may be true in some instances, it’s best to hire a professional photographer when selling your home in Boston, MA. If you have an amazing house, why not spend the money to really show it off?
Listing photos are one the most critical factors when browsing properties online. Think about sites like Trulia, Zillow and even Craigslist, would you really consider looking at a property if there are no photos? Probably not. Photos are essential when buying or renting a home, condo or apartment. But only if the photos look great.
In a recent study, photos helped homes sell much faster – whether it’s a $2 million-dollar home or a $150,000 starter-home. Many real estate agents believe putting a home on a high-ranking website is the best way to get the property noticed but this is actually not the case. The images are the first thing prospective buyers look at. You need vivid imagery that makes each room pop. Professional photographers utilize the right lighting style, composition, and a slew of other techniques that simply cannot be used with a smart phone.
Set aside a budget for a professional photographer. Keep in mind that hiring a professional photographer should not be considered a luxury but a necessity. In a 2006 survey conducted by the American National Association of Realtors, over 80% of people who purchased a new house relied heavily on images to determine which property they wanted to view. In another study, 90% of buyers clarified that photos helped them to imagine living in the property, which ultimately influenced their buying decision.
Not only do professional photos of your Boston home help immensely but they increase the value of your home. Now, real estate agents can ask for higher prices. If you really want to sell your home quickly, your best bet is to hire a professional photographer in Boston MA. Contact Nikki Cole at 617.846.3314 for more information.