Is a professional real estate photographer worth it?……Yes

In today’s world of real estate, visual  presentation of a home or a listing can make all of the difference in the world.  With over 85% of buyers searching online it’s critical to capture their interest immediately.  One of the best, and simplest, ways of doing this with fantastic pictures.  Many listing agents snap a few quick pictures with a digital camera and that’s the extent of the process (some don’t even do that and actually use pictures from Google street view!)

If you’re considering selling your home you should definitely ask the realtors you are considering how they market their listings and what staging and photography options they offer you.

Take a look at some of the pictures below and see what a difference photographs really do make.  As listing agents our job is to prepare a home for sale and market it in the very best possible light.   While it obviously costs money to have a professional photographer come and take the pictures, it can mean all the difference in the world.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA        Guest-Bedroom-West-small

Same bedroom using my camera and my photographer’s picture

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA        Livingrom-View-small

Oceanview Living Room – Which would make you need to see the home?


Dark and small or bright and open…which would you prefer?


Which one makes the property look bigger?


Photography can make rooms look bigger and brighter

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA       Deck-View-small

same deck with a wider lens.  Keep in mind that lighting was not all that different

About ktkyle

Keith Kyle is a long time resident of Hermosa Beach and a realtor since 2005. Having successfully started in real estate just as the market was declining rapidly, Keith has been a top agent at South Bay Brokers every year since 2007 and is one of the top buying and selling realtors in the South Bay.