Whether you’re an independent real estate agent or a representative of a large real estate agency, you need to think about taking advantage of professional real estate photography. A good real estate photographer can make every property you offer seem desirable to buyers even when all they’ve seen are 3D virtual tours. In today’s post, Aerial State Media shares tips on how to choose a real estate photographer.
Consider the style of photography that you want.
There are many photography styles that can be used in real estate photography. Daytime shoots are ideal for depicting family-friendly homes, while dusk photography is suited for showcasing outdoor lighting, creating a sophisticated feel. Large properties with sprawling gardens are ideally covered by aerial photography or even videography.
Look for photographers with experience in real estate photography.
Photography has many disciplines, which is why there are photographers who have different specialties, some of which include portrait, food and wildlife. Real estate photography is yet another specialty. It takes a trained eye to get the kind of shots that catch the eye of buyers. Most photographers are happy to provide virtual portfolios of their work. Photographers who know how to create VR models can be a plus if you’re looking into having virtual real estate tours.
Ask photographers how they handle difficult situations.
Anyone with an eye for decorating can stage unoccupied homes. However, staging homes that are still occupied can be challenging. For instance, he homeowner might forget to clean up prior to the shoot, the floor plan may not provide the best angles or s some of the rooms could be unevenly lit. A good real estate photographer should have the creativity to work with what they have, as well as the patience to work with difficult property owners.
Work with a local business.
You can find many real estate photography companies, but there are advantages to working with someone local. Locals strive to provide the best service, are conveniently located nearby and are usually easier to work with. Hiring someone skilled at photography is one thing, but working with someone who’s familiar with local culture and history can provide a unique quality to your real estate photographs.