Does That Mean You Should Hire a Professional Photographer?
Yes, absolutely. Having worked with hundreds of buyers, I often hear, “I don’t want to see this house because of the terrible photos. Take it off the list.”
Another reaction is that bad photos make buyers think the house is worth much less than the asking price. Result: a lower offer.
Are There Other Benefits to Professional Photography?
Florida Realtor Magazine recently reported, “….professional real estate photography helps homes sell 32% faster.” It’s proven that the faster a home sells, the higher sales price it receives.
The takeaway is that every house for sale should be photographed by a professional photographer. No exceptions. While cell phone cameras have dramatically improved, they can never take a photo like the one pictured here. This home in Jacksonville, FL sold in 8 days for 98% of asking price.
** National Association of Realtors 2019 Study of Home Buyers and Sellers