When we first started in real estate, as an aside, we took 35mm wet film photos. We then had those developed at the Photo Developing Shop and turned them into the Board of Realtors with the “MLS” information sheet, which was filled out by hand.
With the advent of digital photography, most agents took their own photos and then uploaded them into the multiple listing services.
After that, there came services that “built” virtual tours, all you needed to do was send them your photos.
Today, in the present time – circa 2018, we now hire professional photographers to do the photos.
Our phones have just as many megapixels as the professional photographer. The most important part of a well-taken photograph has to do with lighting. That is the part which we are missing.
Lighting changes everything. Then after the photos are completed, the retouching is also something that is best left in the hands of professionals.
I have been listing and selling real estate since 1998. During that time it has changed immensely. It has become more technologically oriented and if the agent you are hiring is not “on board”, your real estate goals won’t be fulfilled.
How to prepare for the Professional Photographer
Something that I will share with you is how we don’t just have the virtual tour company take these professional photos and do with them what they will.
We also take the same photographs and distribute them in many technologically driven ways within the real estate online channels.
Those professional real estate agent acts drive more traffic to your home than any other agent who just relies on the virtual tour company and MLS to distribute your home’s listing.
Be safe – reach out to us when ready. You should be contacted by the Virtual Tour Company secured by my top producing real estate team and me.
After you get the call and get the time nailed down, contact me so I can ensure I watch out for the photos to start the listing propagating online.