Most estate agents think that it’s ok to take their own photographs, here we're going to tell you, it is definitely not. Digital photography has improved everyone’s photographic skills, with instant previews quickly highlighting whether a picture will be good enough for property marketing.
The trouble is, “good enough” is simply not good enough! Here at Your Property Geeks, we believe that amateur photography is often sign of amateur estate agency. Our role is to maximise our clients’ sale prospects by ensuring that a property looks its absolute best. That’s why, when you instruct Your Property Geeks to help you move, we use our partner Roger, from House Fly NI (HouseFlyNI.co.uk) who specialises in property photography - he is even a designated AirBnB photographer!
There are many issues with property photography that are overcome by using a professional with the right skills, experience, creativity and equipment. If you look at many estate agents’ images online, you’ll probably see poorly colour-balanced pictures where whites come out a cold blue or jaundiced yellow. You’ll see hundreds of examples of converging parallels, where walls appear to fall outwards or inwards, or where entire buildings seem to be on the verge of collapse.
You’ll also see numerous underexposed shots, which are light on detail due to the overpowering effect of a bright window in the shot, as well as untidy rooms because the agent has simply not bothered to think about the image being created. Disgraceful!
A professional photographer like Roger will, in almost every instance, also enhance images using sophisticated editing software. They can work magic by, for example, removing unsightly rubbish bins, scaffolding or vehicles and even insert a beautiful blue sky even though the photo might have been taken on an overcast day.
When marketing your home, you only get one chance to create a superb first impression – one that will not only attract the right buyer, but which can also have a positive effect on maximizing your eventual sale price.
So when choosing the right estate agent to sell your home, do make sure that you choose one who is as passionate about great imagery as we are and that they always use a professional photographer. Needless to say – we do! If you would like to know more about Roger at House Fly, give us a call on 028 90 598 583 or check out his website HouseFlyNI.co.uk