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Importance of Professional Photography When Selling Your Home

Using professional photography when selling your home helps your home sell faster and for more money along with other benefits!

The way that most buyers first find homes is through the internet. This means that your listing must first pique potential buyers’ interest before they contact the real estate agent. An unimpressive listing will get skipped over in favor of a more appealing one in a heartbeat. Humans are visual and able to process images much quicker than text. So, while a description of your home is essential, it is the photographs of your home that often convince a potential buyer to schedule a showing. Please allow me to share with you the importance of professional photography when selling your home.

Numbers Don’t Lie

Statistics show that listings with a high quantity of high-quality photos help your home sell faster and for more money. According to RISMedia:

  • Listings with professional images sell 32% quicker
  • A listing with only one image spends an average of over 2 months on the market before it sells, whereas a listing with 20 pictures or more spends an average of just over a month on the market.
  • Listings ranging from $200,000 to $1 million in asking price often sell for 3 to 11 thousand more when professional photography is used.

First Impressions are Everything

Often the images of your home are the very first thing potential buyers will see. Using professional photography when selling your home ensures your home presents in the best light. As advanced as smartphone camera technology is, it just can’t compete with professional equipment capabilities. Homemade pictures tend to be darker and of lower resolution.

Stand Out from Your Competition

It is easy to tell the difference between a listing with professional images and lower-quality images. Your home will stand out, attract more buyers, and sell for more money.

A More Intimate Look

Buyers are conducting more research than ever before. To not waste time, they want to see every angle of a home to make sure it is a contender before contacting a real estate agent. A professional photographer can use various lenses to ensure every angle of your home and its essence is captured. Virtual tours can also be created from professional photographs that allow buyers to feel like they are in the space.

Final Thoughts

The bottom line is that professional photography pays in dividends by shortening the time your home is on the market and helping you get the highest price possible. It is crucial to list your home with a Realtor who understands the importance of high-quality photos and partners with a professional photographer to ensure your listing is top-notch. Gitta Sells and Associates prides itself on utilizing professional photographs and virtual tours for its listings. Now is a great time to sell! Please feel free to contact us at gittasells@gitta.com or 407-330-2181 with any questions you may have about listing your home with us. We are happy to walk you through the process from start to finish to ensure a smooth and pleasant experience.

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