“I am just going to take the MLS photos with my cell phone, I am a pretty good photographer.” The year is 2017 and simply stated, photos taken with your mobile device will not cut it for the MLS or any other online listing source. Listing photography is one of the most powerful tools for marketing a property. Photos should be light, bright and welcoming to make buyers want to schedule a showing! We are very fortunate, there are a plethora of great real estate photographers in our region that can make your listing look 1,000 times better for a nominal fee. It is well worth the investment.
If your seller is smart and had the property professionally staged then don’t devalue their investment and take your own photos with your cell phone. Over 92% of buyers shop on-line before even stepping foot into a listing. That is huge! People are looking for listings in which they can envision themselves living and moving in immediately. Professional photographers have the best equipment, use the right lighting and have the most up-to-date editing software to make their photos stand out and draw buyers in. They use camera lens to capture the essence of a room and make you feel like you are there! This is what potential buyers want, they want to feel connected to the home before making the trip to see it. At INhance IT! we use and recommend one of the best real estate photographers in the St. Louis and St. Charles area. We would be happy to share the contact information with you. Just email me at Courtney@inhanceitstaging.com. Also, check out https://badmlsphotos.com/ for a good laugh!
After all, isn’t a picture worth a thousand words (maybe even dollars)?
Less Than Stellar MLS Photo:
INhance IT! professional photography