This is really a question for any listing agents out there. Would it be of value to have a resource that could take your photos and correct, optimize, or enhance them to make them more professional looking?
The reason I’m asking is because lately we’ve had quite a few people contact us about helping them with their photos. We’ve been helping them, but it’s not something we normally offer. So, we are considering it as an additional service – which is why I’m asking your thoughts and opinions.
Here’s the type of requests we have been receiving…
- Adding a watermark to photos
- Resizing and optimizing for their MLS
- Sharpening blurred photos
- Straightening verticals
- Removing lens distortion
- White balance and color correction
- Exposure correction
- Enhancing or adding skies
- Removing unwanted items in photo
As some of you know, our company CPG Tours provides an online virtual tour service that allows agents to quickly create their own tours, using their own photos.
However, many of our clients prefer to have a professional photographer do their photos and tours for them – which is great. And any necessary photo correction or enhancement is typically done by their photographer. So, they don’t have to worry about it.
But those who take their own photos are left to deal with this on their own. And while some correction is easy to do, things like correcting verticals, windows, skies, etc., can create a much bigger challenge. And as most people realize, these days your photos have to stand out. In fact, I saw a study recently that said photos were second only to pricing in attracting potential buyer.
Anyway, a potentially viable service, or not? Thank you for your input. I really appreciate it.
Here are some low-res examples of the types of things we’ve been doing for people.
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