When it comes time to market your home, pictures will play an integral part in convincing a potential buyer that they want to take the time to view your property. It's not rocket science, folks. Lots of people search for homes on the internet. Depending on whose numbers you choose to believe, 80-94% of home buyers conduct Internet searches for homes. Cliche as it may be, a picture really is worth a thousand words. What follows is my advice, for what it's worth…
Have you ever watched or been a home buyer searching for homes? Try it. Note how they blow past the lisitngs with no photos. Virtually every buyer I've watched or talked to just ignores listings with no photos. Watch and notice what happens when they see the primary listing photo and it kindles their interest. See the disappointment when they click for more pictures and there are none? Or, worse yet, they are of such poor quality, you cannot tell the true assets of the property. Or, it leaves you wondering if the photos are vague because they are trying to hide something. Know what happens in those situations? Yep, they move on to the next listing, rarely giving your home a second thought.
It is our goal at Julie Pogue Properties to supply you with sufficient, high quality photos to properly showcase your home. Work with us prior to having to having those important photos taken to ensure your home is represented as best it can be. If you anticipate that you are going to put your home on the market-take photos early and often to capture your home in different light and different seasons when the landscaping is at its best. Curb appeal used to be the big thing. These days 'web appeal' may be just as, if not more, important in getting your home sold. Pictures under or over-exposed, out of focus or taken from the wrong angle will not do your property justice. And, of course, the more photos the better. A report compiled by a leading real estate Web site provider showed that there is a direct correlation between the number of photos and how often listings are viewed.
Great pictures and lots of them will improve the odds of getting your home previewed and more buyers through the door. We have great photographers with decades of experience that help us market your home. Consult us early and often so when you are ready to put your home on the market you will also be ready to put your best photographs on the MLS.
Hope you all have a terrific week!