Make sure you interview, So many real estate agents don't interview their photographers and end up with a dud.
If you want to kill it in the real estate industry, there are a lot of tools that you’re going to need to have in your toolbox; a well-developed strategy, interpersonal skills, and unrelenting determination, just to name a few. But there’s another tool that’s just as important: professional real estate photography. While many real estate agents know how invaluable killer photos are, unfortunately, a lot of real estate agents still aren’t aware of how vital professional pictures are, or they overlook their importance.
Why are professional photos so important? Because they can make the difference between a property that sells in a seconds and at or above asking price and one that sits there for weeks, if not months, despite constant price drops.
Photos bring a property to life. Before potential buyers even consider looking at a residential or commercial property, they’re going to want to see photos. Sure, you can paint a great picture with descriptive copy writing; but descriptions are limited. Photos give prospective buyers a chance to see what the property looks like before so they can tell if it will fit their needs and tug on their emotional heart strings. The better the pictures are, the more attention they’ll grab, which increases your chances of making a sale and meeting more prospective buyers which may turn out to be sellers them selves.
Finding an Amazing Professional Photographer
You can certainly snap some photos on your own, and some of them might come out not too bad; however, if you really want to boost the chances of selling a property and climbing to the top of the real estate ladder, you’re going to want to hire a professional photographer with the right tools and experience for the job.
Before that your going to to need to gather a list of photographers to interview.
Once you have a list of 3-5 photographers, give them a call and see if they would be interested in coming in for a chat.
Ask The Right Questions!
So how do you hire a professional photographer that you can rely on to take incredible pictures? Do your homework and conduct interviews!
Here are some key questions that you should ask a prospective photographer so that you can find the most qualified individual to bring those properties to life.
Make An Informed Decision
Find at least three prospective photographers, and make sure that you ask each one these key questions. Based on the answers to these questions, you’ll be able to get a real feel for the quality of work that the individual provides and whether or not he or she will jive with your needs.
Finally, try to support a local photographer, having a photographer that works and lives local will mean your supporting the local business community, will be able to react quickly to urgent requests and in return there is a high chance that photographer will refer business back to you.
With the right photographer, you can really step up your success in the real estate game.