Realtors and homebuilders need to take photos of their respective listings so they can get them listed and sold for the most amount possible. Many pull-out their smartphones, snap some photos and and call it a day. Easy, right?
While the cameras we carry in our pockets are simple and easy to use they're just not fit for listing photos. They don't have the horsepower of a professional camera nor the experience of a professional - which can result in the listing getting passed over by a potential buyer as they peruse online photos, extending the buying cycle and leaving money out of your pocket!
In an effort to shed some light on the subject (pun intended!) I thought I'd share with you a comparison of photos taken with a camera phone and one taken by a professional and let the results speak for themselves. Take the photo below of a home in Naperville, taken with a smartphone:
Now the same house, same day, same time - taken by a professional:
Put yourself in a potential buyers' shoes - which photo would you be more apt to click on, and subsequently buy?
Leslie is owner and president of Leslie Lemons Photography which provides high-quality residential real estate photography for realtor offices large and small throughout Chicagoland and the west suburbs of Chicago.