If you are selling your home on your own, or if you are a realtor who has been in real estate for a long time you already know that having professional real estate photographs for your listings is what will give you a competitive advantage on today’s saturated market. Just a few years ago, it was a luxury and I’ve seen hundreds of listing on MLS, Zillow, and Airbnb with blurry, musky, and unappealing phone photos.
Professional Real Estate Photography for Home Sellers, Airbnb Hosts and Realtors in Hudson Valley – by Photographer Maxwell Alexander, CEO, Duncan Avenue Studios – Best Real Estate Photography in Hudson Valley, NY
Nowadays world-class professional real estate photography for your listing in the Hudson Valley or beyond is a necessity and not an option. If you ignore great photography you are doing so at your own risk. Here is why you should work with Duncan Avenue Studios – The Top Real Estate Photography Studio in Hudson Valley, New York.
1. Professional real estate photography is a great way to show off both the home you are selling and also your professional approach to the real estate transaction.
I’ve sold dozens of my own and clients’ properties all around Hudson Valley, including Marlboro, Newburgh, Beacon, Chester, Cornwall-on-Hudson, and Poughkeepsie, NY, and I know that the success of every transaction depends on the professionalism and determination of all parties involved. If the first impression you are giving me is amateur phone pictures, chances are I will not buy from you or will not show the listing to my client, because I know that you are an amateur, a waste of our time, and you know nothing about what it takes to bring a real estate transaction to a successful closing. Buying decisions on the clients’ side are also influenced by photos. This is a concept that every online retailer knows. Provide dynamic, clear pictures that are clear and detailed to gain the trust of the customer. The process of buying and selling real estate is now conducted online – buyers access websites to take a look at properties, eliminating any that are unappealing and therefore eliminating a sale. For real estate agents as well as private sellers (FSBO) and Airbnb hosts this is your first chance to impress the homeowner and show off your expertise. A listing photo reflects on you, and it matters how it’s done.
2. Listings sell faster with professional real estate photos.
Professional photos make a home sell faster, according to the National Association of Realtors (see infographic below). Could you or your clients benefit from cutting the listing time from three to one week? Duncan Avenue Studios offer several photography packages including dusk and drone photography, that can fit any budget, find out more at duncanavenue.com.
3. Establishing relationships with social media influencers and creating content.
The buyers of today are incredibly visual and highly engaged on social media. If you are planning to use the power of social media influencers, you must have world-class quality photography content for them to share with their audiences. Marketing, targeting, cross-selling, funneling, and connecting your listings to your audiences are extremely effective on both Instagram and Facebook. The power of professional photography goes beyond Zillow and MLS. Thousands of people in your professional and personal networks can see and share professional real estate photos for free or at a cost of pennies on the dollar. However, you must have the impressive images that everyone wants to share and not some murky phone pics shot by your resourceful nephew!
4. A professional fully insured real estate photographer will save you time and give you peace of mind.
The services of a professional photographer are cost-effective and time-saving. While you’re busy focusing on what you do best – showing homes, closing deals, or creating new listings – a professional photographer will arrive, take photos, edit them, and deliver them to you. Even if you’re not on-site, we can help! When you coordinate with our trusted team at Duncan Avenue Studios, we can enter the house with lock-box information, photograph the house using best practices in real estate photography, and deliver listing-ready images for you to download. See our services page for more information about our services and process. And did we mention that we are fully insured, unlike your nephew with his smartphone camera?
5. Expertise and professional quality HDR post-production.
Obviously, the phone quality image for real estate listings isn’t good enough with the advancements of imaging technology in the last decade. It is true that phones are capable of taking amazing pictures – but photographers and professional HDR post-production are still needed to get the best results. Besides knowledge of appropriate angles, compositions, HDR editing, and professional DSLR cameras, we also have experience photographing thousands of homes. In addition, our proprietary editing process allows the whites to be whiter and the colors to be more true to the original (unlike auto-tuned phone photos). Do you really want to spend hours editing your phone’s photos? Maybe professional photography is worth a shot…
Give a try to Duncan Avenue Studios | Hudson Valley’s Best Real Estate Photography, and you will see the difference!
Our real estate listing photography packages start from $149 and we have many additional services available upon request. Pricing information can be found on our Real Estate Photography Services page. We are looking forward to working with you on your next real estate photography project in the Hudson Valley or tri-state area!