By this point, I'm sure we've all heard it countless times: "98% of homebuyers who searched for a home on the Internet found photos to be among the most useful features of REALTOR® websites, according to the 2008 NAR Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers." (source: http://www.realtor.org/library/library/fg903)
But beyond the fact, what does that statistic tell you?
Think about it.
After the initial "I'm not surprised", you might think, "Hold on--if 98% of homebuyers find photos to be among the most useful feature in their search, why would they find MY photos--my listing--any more useful than another agents listings? How are my photos any better than the thousands of others out there? And, ultimately, why would a prospective home buyer buy my property?"
And that's what you should be thinking.
How are you differentiating yourself from the 30+ thousand realtors in and around the GTA? If you are snapping your own photos, do you really thinking that the thousands of potential buyers are going to stop at your listing when they see it? If the photos are cheaply made, your property better be cheap as well because people unfortunately judge first visually.
First impressions count--don't take chances with them. For under $100, you can have professional looking photos of your listing that WILL be seen by your customers. Hiring someone to shoot your photos professionally will also save you the time it takes to travel to the property, shoot it with proper lighting and composition, drive back, upload, edit, export to MLS size, email your admin and have them post to your listing. We also provide a complimentary web gallery for you to share with your clients. This not only impresses your clients and prospects, but also makes you look more professional.