Here is this week’s installment featuring the pathetic photographic skills of my colleagues here in the Northwest.
I am frequently asked what equipment I use to take photograph the homes I sell. I am a Canon shooter. I have invested several thousand in a good camera body, wide angle lens, several flash units and software to process the photos – which makes sure the homes I sell are shown in their best light. I also have 20 years experience as a Full-time Realtor with hundreds of hours behind a camera pointed at my listings.
I have always had good equipment, and to an even greater extent today. One thing I have not done without for over a decade, can be obtained cheaply (as little as $20) and requires no specific skill to use, but can make a dramatic impact on how a home appears. Unfortunately most agents still do not use one!
Let’s look at this week’s photos to see if you can guess what I am talking about:
If you guessed a tripod, you are RIGHT! This item allows you to present the room accurately without giving the viewer the feeling they about to fall on their face! Here is a dining room shot on a home I just sold.
See what I mean? The photo is level with no converging lines and is much more pleasing as a result!
Sellers: This market is challenging enough! The single greatest thing an agent can to do make the marketing on your home shine, is to provide high quality photographs of your home!
My sales track record is way above the average agent in my area and good photos is just one of the reasons why. If you would like your home to marketed in a highly skilled and professional manner so you can reap the benefits thereof, I welcome you to contact me at 425-466-1000.
If you’re an agent reading this… and you would like to learn how to take better photos, check out http://photographyforrealestate.net/
If you would like to see what tripod I use it is here: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/490675-REG/Bogen_Manfrotto_756XB_756XB_MDeVe_Aluminum_Tripod.html
and the tripod head is here: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/124665-REG/Bogen_Manfrotto_410_410_Mini_Geared_Head.html
Better yet, hire my friend Scott Chytil at: http://www.chytilphoto.com/