Great Listing Pictures

By
Real Estate Agent with Realty Executives Elite

If I show up with a cell phone to take pictures of your house, just fire me.

Cell phones do not take great listing pictures!

Many people overlook one of the major aspects of selling a home, great listing pictures. Sure the Internet helps to sell a lot of homes, but like everything else with a computer, garbage in, garbage out.

What does it take to present a house on the Internet in a fashion it deserves? Which may in fact effect the actual selling price.

Cameras come in all shapes, sizes, and qualities. Some are in fact better than others. Reviews are still written on cameras by professionals who make a living in the world of photography. You don’t need a $1000 camera to take great listing pictures of a home, nor do you need an 18 MP camera. As a matter of fact, you don’t want to make your picture files too large. You never know how the Internet site they are displayed on will compress them. Compression causes a lot of distortion on pictures, and can ruin a really good shot. I shoot for picture files of about 100,000 bytes, which is rather small, and often difficult to find on a quality, modern camera. I often use files on the 150,000 to 200,000 byte range. Compression is minimal, they load much quicker, and if you check the websites, the standard seems to be about 100,000 bytes on the pictures displayed on most websites. Avoiding too drastic of a compression ratio is rule number one. Smaller files also upload much quicker.

See the rest of the article on my website http://ez1realty.net/2018/04/18/great-listing-pictures/

Posted by

Ez1Realty Menomonee Falls Real Estate

I give customers and clients a service none of the national web sites will ever offer.  I will be with you from the day you List your home, or begin your search all the way to a successful closing.  Fulfilling all your Real Estate needs in Shebiygan, Fond du Lac, Milwaukee, Ozaukee  and Washington County areas with the highest degree of expertise and technology.  

Ez1Realty.net   Ez1Realty Linkedin  Ez1Realty Youtube    Realty Executives Menomonee Falls     Advent Bible Study Books

Dennis Herman Realty Executives Elite N89W16416 Main Street Menomonee Falls, WI 53051  

Phone: 414-426-1784  Fax: 888-645-2580

close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Topic:
Real Estate Technology & Tools
Tags:
cameras
great listing pictures

Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Ambassador
2,479,638
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I tried doing my own pictures in the past and no matter what kind of camara I used they would never come out the way I wanted. I found a wonderful professional photographer who does an excellent job on all my listings now.

Apr 18, 2018 11:15 AM #1
Rainmaker
214,262
Dennis Herman
Realty Executives Elite - Waldo, WI
Dennis Herman

You have to have a flare for looking at features and using different angles and lighting. Take at least 100 pictures and choose the best. 

Apr 19, 2018 08:56 AM #2
Rainer
286,434
Jim Smith
The Property Management Company - Round Rock, TX
Broker,CRS,GRI,RMP,CNE,TRLP

Owning a camera no more makes you a photographer than owning a hammer makes you a builder.  There are hundreds of things to consider when taking the photos, from lighting, angles, staging, focusing and depth of field.  We, as Realtors, grouse often about why sellers and buyers don't hire us, the professionals, to look out for their interests; why do we then turn around and not want to employ the professional photographer?

Apr 24, 2018 06:57 AM #3
Rainer
117,770
Elizabeth Bouchard
Long & Foster Realtors - Arlington, VA
Associate Broker in Northern Virginia

Thanks for sharing your insight.  I do have a DSLR camera and some photography background but in some circumstances, I will still hire a professional photographer.  It's pretty important to have the place staged appropriately as well - I recently saw a listing with very dark photos of unmade beds and dirty clothes on the floor.  What were they thinking?!?  Better to have no photos than those.  

Apr 25, 2018 01:20 PM #4
Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?

Rainmaker
214,262

Dennis Herman

Dennis Herman
Ask me a question
*
*
*
*
Spam prevention

Additional Information