Selling Your Home? Consider Professional Photos

When selling a home, it’s all about the “curb appeal”, and back in the day that meant that a homeowner would get their first look at your house when they drove up on the street. While curb appeal is still important and you want your house to look good when prospective buyers come to take a look, the truth is that many homeowners are forming their first impressions online when they see the listing. If the photos that you use don’t make your home look amazing, buyers might never even make it to your street.

Shopping for Homes Online
The internet is not only a place where we shop for clothes, shoes, and electronics, it’s increasingly a place where we shop for homes too. In fact, a report from the National Association of Realtors Research and Google shows that 90 percent of buyers searched online at some point in the home buying process. With the myriad of resources available online, it’s no longer enough to just have a home that looks great when buyers come for a showing, it needs to look amazing with professional photos from a Salt Lake photographer like JayLynn Studios.

Professional Photos for All Price Ranges
Some people incorrectly believe that professional photography from a place like JayLynn Studios would only be appropriate for homes that are priced very high, but the truth is that all homeowners need to make a good first impression. By making a good first impression through professional photography, you will probably get your money back and then some by getting a higher selling price and selling the home faster. A study by Redfin showed that homes sold for anywhere from $3,400 to $11,200 more (asking prices between $200,000 to $1 million) when photos were taken with DSLR cameras instead of standard point-and-shoot. Home buyers who see photos that make the home look spectacular will probably come in expecting to pay more up front rather than looking to try and bargain down the price.

Catering to Short Attention Spans
With more and more digital media at our fingertips, our attention spans seem to be getting shorter and shorter. Gone are the days when a real estate agent would take people for long days of showings on homes the buyers had never seen before. Today the buyers want to be quick and efficient with their home search, which often means narrowing down the homes they will actually tour by looking at pictures. If the pictures of your home aren’t up to par, buyers might skip it entirely.

Creating the Right Appeal
One of the great benefits of working with professional Salt Lake real estate photographers like the ones at JayLynn Studios is that they know how to make their subject look perfect. Whether the subject is a person or a room, you will get professional quality lighting, angles that flatter the home and highlight the best features that you have to offer (including the ability to shoot with advanced cameras or special lenses that will get the entire room in the shot), and colors that stand out. The right photographer can also help you stage the room in just the perfect way to make sure that the right things stand out in the photo.

Don’t risk losing out on potential buyers because your photos aren’t quite right. Hire JayLynn Studios today to make your home for sale look amazing.