What can a real estate photographer do that you can't? It's just taking pictures, right? Wrong, a professional real estate photographer is so much more than just a person with a camera. If you are wanting to know why you should hire a real estate photographer take a look at the 5 reasons why you should hire a professional real estate photographer. If you have already made the move to hire a professional real estate photographer but now you are wondering what to expect than sit back, relax and keep on reading.
A professional real estate photographer relies on referrals and a good photographer will get lots of referrals. But this takes more than just taking great photos. Your photographer should show up on time and be courteous when clearly representing themselves. When entering the property the photographer will remove their shoes and promptly get to setting up their equipment. Upon leaving the home a professional real estate photographer leave the home the way they found it, with lights turned off and doors closed and locked.
A professional real estate photographer comes with professional equipment and produces consistent quality photos every time. Using the best digital SLR camera paired with experience and knowledge equals stunning photography.
It shouldn't take days for you to receive your photos. A professional real estate photographer understands that this is a hot real estate market we are in right now. Getting your pictures within 24 hours is of the up-most importance.
Safety and Security
Most realtors tend to work alone. In any situation when you are alone with a person you have just met, professional or otherwise, safety and security should be your number one priority. A professional real estate photographer should be able to provide you with credentials, professional and personal referrals as well as a criminal background check. Never be afraid to ask if the real estate photographer who is coming to take photos of your listing/property has underwent a criminal background check.
The saying is true, you get what you pay for. However just because a real estate photographer charges more than any other photographers does not mean they are any better. It pays to check around and see what the average price of professional real estate photos cost. Also be sure to check for any undisclosed costs. A professional real estate photographer should be transparent with their pricing and not have any undisclosed fees.
Now that you know what you can expect from your real estate photographer you may have some specific questions. Check out this post on FAQ of the professional real estate photographer.