So you’re thinking about selling your house? You have heard a picture is worth a thousand words…professional pictures of your house can also be worth an extra few thousand in your pocket when selling your house!
First impressions are a critical part of getting a home sold, and pictures are the best (and sometimes the only) opportunity that you will have. More than 92% percent of home buyers use the Internet for their home search, great photos, therefore, are a critical factor in getting the home sold for the best price and in a reasonable timeframe.
Statistics show homes listed between $200,000 and $1 million using professional photographs sell for $3,400 to $11,200 more relative to their list prices (*Redfin). And these homes were more likely to sell within the first six months than homes with no pictures or poor pictures.
What impression do you want to give potential home buyers? How about the selling value? Does your home photograph well? Are there favorite parts of your home or areas of the home where you spend the most time enjoying? Like the sunrise on the deck, or the wildlife in the yard, and especially flowers and scenery? If so, those are some of the best photographs to get.
For indoor photos, you should use natural light whenever possible. So be sure to open all the blinds and curtains and pick a bright sunny day. Taking photos from different angles of the home, down low or up high, will create very flattering views. It’s important to take a lot of pictures so that you can choose and edit the best ones. Plenty of high-quality photographs will give prospective home buyers a true feel of your home.
An experienced, professional real estate agent will insist on getting professional photographs of the home. They know that every home, big or small, deserves the best and they get great photos for every listing to ensure a sale. In fact, the best agents, like the ones certified by AdvantageU Home Sellers resource, work together with you to prepare the home before the photographer comes to ensure the best photos can be taken. It’s not as stressful as it may sound. You can even download this free Guide to Preparing Your Home for Photographs to make the entire process as smooth and carefree as possible. Take the advice of your agent and any stagers you may include in the process.
Pictures are critical! You can easily net thousands more and get a lot more attention to the home right from the start. Don’t make the mistake of waiting to do great photos after the home has sat on the market for weeks. Do it right the first time and get those professional photographs done right!