Do professional photos make a difference on home listings ?

Do you have your home listed for sale ? Have you checked to see how it looks on the web ? websites ?

How it looks really matters since most home buyers are going to see your home on the internet before they see it in person.  In fact for home buyers and agents alike the internet serves as a screening tool.  We can screen out the really ugly and unappealing homes.

Just about any home can look amazing on the internet but most do not.  One thing sellers can and should do is ask their agent to send them a link to the information about their home from the agents MLS. Those  same pictures and information will end up on numerous web sites.

If the pictures don’t make your home look amazing consider asking your agent to hire one.   Pictures can and should include entire rooms not just parts of rooms and they should be well lit and never dark and dingy.

If you are serious about selling your home get involved.  Look at your home on the internet as if you were a home buyer.  Would you buy your home?  Does it look appealing or dark and dingy?

Professional quality photography is the fastest, and easiest way to market a home for sale.

 

Take a look at the photos below. This is an actual home I have listed. My photos are on the right and the previous photos are on the left. See how angles make a difference ? How using a wide angle lens helps capture the high ceilings in a room or the wider view ? We also made a few minor changes to make the home’s features stand out.

 

What do you think ? Was it worth paying a pro to shoo the photos ?

 

 

great room before and afterhall before and afterhall before and with pro photographykitchen before and after

dining room before and after

 

Psst.I’m a real estate agent.

This post was authored by local resident and REALTOR, John Womeldorf. John is known around town as Mr. Williamsburg, for both his extensive knowledge of the Williamsburg/ Hampton Roads area and  his expertise in the local real estate market.

 

You can reach me by phone at 757-254-8136 or email  John@MrWilliamsburg.com

 

I look forward to serving your real estate needs!

Best,

John

About mrwilliamsburg

I love Williamsburg !
Being “Mr. Williamsburg” and starting my web site in 2004 has been a great way for me to help people looking for homes for sale, communities and an “insider knowledge.” of the area.
Turned out I was onto something. Because I offer in-depth information and up-to-the-minute blogging, even international clients have found me. One couple, moving back to the States from France, told me that a post I wrote blog about grocery shopping in Williamsburg convinced them that Williamsburg was the place to be, and that I was the best source by far that they found on the web.
I’m happy to say that I hear similar comments from many of my clients looking for homes throughout Williamsburg and Hampton Roads.
I grew up in Virginia Beach, Va, After attending college, I worked at a number of positions including manager of a land development and construction company and business manager of a cut flower business that we grew in sales from $300,000 to $15 million (we were supplier to Whole Foods and one of the first cut flower suppliers to Costco).
In 2004, it seemed like a good time to simplify my life. I moved my family from Annapolis to Williamsburg. I went into real estate with Liz Moore and Associates, and was one of the initial agents when Liz opened her Williamsburg branch.
My sons Zach and Josh attend Lafayette High School and Hornsby Middle School and are crazy about sports and the outdoors.
I feel lucky to be living the dream, and saving two to four hours by not driving on the DC beltway every day. So, I can now spend my time with family while concentrating on learning — and sharing — information about living in Williamsburg.
In real estate, no two people or transactions are the same. Everything’s a challenge, and I’m rewarded every time in close a transaction and have the opportunity to see the smiles on clients’ faces.
Please email or call me for assistance with any real estate questions about the area
John@MrWilliamsburg.com or 757 254 8136