Michelle Cozine, Real estate agent serving San Luis Obispo county (Realty Pros )

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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Don't skimp on quality pictures Michelle they are a direct reflection of YOUR work not the photographers.  Yelp will give you their 10 Best all day long! If they don't have a site where you can view their work I would go on to the next.

Jul 11, 2019 10:22 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

A realtor with a good camera is not a substitute for professional photography. A good photographer is worth his/her weight in gold if you ask me. Maybe Myrl Jeffcoat can help you out.

Jul 11, 2019 11:05 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I don't know your situation or your relationship with your clients but a nearly 300 miles away listing is what caught my attention.  Maybe a local Sacramento agent like Myrl Jeffcoat or Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1% might offer some insight.  Hint Hint:  a referral might be the best plan.  No offense intended.  Just my thoughts.  

Jul 11, 2019 10:30 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

don't skimp on photos...."the eye buys" and we have a photographer who does ALL of ours.... including aerial photography and 3D virtual tours if the property is a luxury home.... 

Jul 11, 2019 10:29 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1% & Myrl Jeffcoat know the Sacramento market and I'm sure have a wonderful photographer to recommend.

Jul 11, 2019 03:17 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Best of luck to you Michelle. 

Jul 11, 2019 01:38 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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May want to refer this one to someone local like Myrl Jeffcoat , she takes good photos too.

Jul 11, 2019 12:41 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Michael Jacobs gave you two names of agents in that area.  I'm further south from you in Ventura County/Thousand Oaks, I don't know of any photographers in your area.  I'm one of those Brokers with a good camera and some skills.

Jul 11, 2019 12:04 PM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

In my opinion, you get what you pay for. Your clients deserve good quality, professional photos. It's another business expense that listing agents can write off.

Jul 11, 2019 10:16 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Contact a professional. 

Jul 11, 2019 01:44 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Michelle,

Contact Myrl Jeffcoat .  She knows her stuff, and if I were you I would give the lsiting to her rather than try to service a Sacramento listing from San Luis Obispo...A referral fee is so much less trouble than driving to Sacramento...We used to live in Napa and that took us an hour and a half to get there, and it at least 7 hours to SLO... A

Jul 11, 2019 01:14 PM
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Ken Jones
Ken Jones Real Estate Advisor - Toms River, NJ
Real Estate Training & Coaching

Michelle Cozine I'm sure there are a number of competent professional real estate photographers in your market area.

A little advice with regard to "a realtor with a nice camera," the camera isn't the key to great photography. In fact, it's about the least important of all ingredients.

Don't use anyone who "says" they're a professional photographer. Look at their work in their portfolio on their website.

If they don't have one, they're NOT a professional photographer.

And, don't judge simply by price.

Cheap prices usually means crappy photographs.

Do the right thing for your seller; it's about THEIR PROPERTY - NOT your cost.

Jul 11, 2019 12:38 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Prepare to spend anwhere from $150-$350 for not only quality pictures but also formatted to be posted on the MLS, Facebook and other social sites. This also would include a video and aerial of the property. Look into this. I also was a use the cellphone type person and did many times. However compared to professional services it is noticeable. Remember both work. Choose

Jul 11, 2019 11:06 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Best wishes Michelle Cozine if I were in that area I'd jump on it for you.

Jul 11, 2019 10:55 AM
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

 

As the second agent, you need the best photography to make this property pop! The camera is only the tool. It's the person behind the camera who can make you and your listing stand out from all the rest and get it sold.  If you can't afford a professional, you might want to refer it out.

Jul 11, 2019 07:34 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I don't know what equals "gouge" in your area. How many photos?, any video?, any aerial?, do photos need editing and resizing before sending them to you, etc? Every property is different and may require a different combination of photography expertise.

Jul 11, 2019 04:49 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Go with a professional, it will help present your listing 100% better.

Jul 12, 2019 06:07 AM
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Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

Wow! All these comments about how great pictures sell houses but i have yet to see where the quality of the photos hinder a sale. We use professional photographers to impress the seller but i have not seen any concrete proof that they help sell a house.

Jul 12, 2019 05:31 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Sounds like Michael Jacobs has you pointed in the right direction.

Jul 12, 2019 04:12 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

The Medford Team uses Todd Taylor from http://www.taylorphotographygroup.com/Home_Page.html

I believe he lives near Sacramento.

Highly recommended, Michelle Cozine 

Jul 11, 2019 08:58 PM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

There's a huge difference between a realtor with a good camera and a professional photographer. Debe Maxwell, CRS has offered one suggestion

Jul 12, 2019 07:35 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

You have some great suggestions here - including referring it to one of the two local Sacramento agents mentioned here. Myrl Jeffcoat or Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1% 

Jul 12, 2019 09:26 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Try a photographer look under Craigslist..... They use multiple flashes and umbellas taking cystal clear photos.  Most good photographers all acknowledge there is little money in it. 

Jul 12, 2019 06:28 AM
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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA

you get what you pay for.  I'd refer them to a great agent in that market.

Jul 12, 2019 10:37 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Shock, Wish I was there to help you out.

Jul 13, 2019 09:34 AM