When a Seller entrusts the marketing of their home to me, they know that their home will be shown to its best advantage. I use the services of a professional photographer for every listing, no matter the expected sales price. This article from the Wall Street Journal explains why this is so important.
4611 BRAEBURN, BELLAIRE.........SOLD..........MARKETED BY TOM PLANT, GREENWOOD KING PROPERTIES
No shocker here: Sales listings taken by higher-end single-lens-reflex cameras (SLR), preferred by professionals, garner higher prices than those properties whose sellers use point-and-shoot cameras, according to Redfin Corp., a Seattle-area real estate firm.
Redfin analyzed listings in Boston and Long Island and determined that houses with better photos sold for anywhere from $934 to $116,076 more compared to listings using photos from point-and-click cameras. The data also showed that properties with better photos got more online views.
Only about 15 percent of sellers use professional photographers and better cameras. Redfin says that about half of $1 million-plus listings were shot with cheaper point-and-shoot cameras.
Source: The Wall Street Journal, Emily Peck (10/04/2010)