Do Bad MLS Photos Keep Buyers Away? I was drawn to this month’s Texas Realtor Magazine because of the headline: Connect With Gen Y. Being young, I’m initially drawn to the article because I want to see how I think compared to others my age. But more importantly, I like to read articles in Texas Realtor Magazine that gives me content to be able to share with my realtor clients.
The majority of buyers, over 90%, are utilizing the Internet to create a list of properties they might call their next home. To narrow down a list of homes, the buyer searches in a specific area and scrolls through the countless homes posted on the MLS. Every real estate listing is usually represented by a single thumbnail photo: the front exterior.
Photos and Video are VERY Important It’s amazing how many people talk about the importance of photos and video in marketing real estate. All it takes is a google search to see the vast number of blog posts and youtube videos showcasing tips for taking better photos or using video to market your properties:
RAW Gives You The Chance To Adjust White Balance Usually when you hear the word RAW it brings images to your mind of a butcher counter or sushi bar. In the world of photography, however, RAW has a very different meaning. A RAW image format is one where the camera does very little to manipulate or process the image it is recording. Some people call a RAW image file a
Sometimes it is important to ask yourself: How high are you? When you take photos of real estate, it is important you are taking them at the correct height. Although height is important in interior photos, we are going to take a look at the exterior shot. Last week we noted we would be discussing Pole Aerial Photography (PAP). PAP is utilized by real estate photographers to obtain a photo
Texas has a lovely blue sky most of the year. Unfortunately on the day we arrive to take exterior photos of a home, that amazing blue sky might be hidden by a blanket of white. Worse yet is when the sky looks like it’s about to storm. Talk about bad luck for the buyer that moves into that home! It doesn’t take much searching of homes active on the market
Whether you are a real estate agent taking interior photos for a listing or a home owner taking photos of your interior, there are 4 top ways to take better interior photos. Let’s view what the final product should look like after all 4 tips are followed: