These days, however, technology has changed the game completely. The vast majority of buyers now search for their homes online. Consequently, photos might be not just your best, but in many cases your only shot at impressing potential buyers.
Most buyers have limited time to review the photos in an MLS listing. At most, you have about 6 to 8 seconds to impress a buyer with your property photos. If your photos reflect poorly on your property, buyers will quickly skim over your listing and move on to the next one.
While it might seem easier to take listing photos yourself using your smartphone, you should know that your shots are unlikely to measure up to the quality of professional real estate photography done by an experienced, well-equipped photographer.
While It might seem obvious to some, good photography is critical for the success of a real estate professional but when you dig into the numbers, It's shocking how much of an impact good photography makes!
Check out some of these stats:
- Homes with more photos sell faster
, too. A home with one photo spends an average 70 days on the market, but a home with 20 photos spends 32 days on the market.
Technology is changing the way people do business and for a real estate agents its currently in a rapid state of evolution.