4 Benefits of Hiring a Professional Photographer Before Listing Your Home

You only get one shot at making a good first impression and capture a potential buyers interest when selling a home at the Lake of the Ozarks. The photos you use to advertise your home online play a huge role in how your home fairs on the market. So, getting professional photos taken for your home's listing is definitely worth the money. To further touch on this point, we're sharing with you 4 major benefits of hiring a professional photographer before listing your home.

1. Buyers Typically Start Their Search Online
Since most buyers start their home search online, having an online presence with quality pictures of your home for buyers to view will help build better first impressions. And since you never get a second chance to make a good first impression, it's especially important to consider hiring a professional photographer to take pictures of your home for the purpose of listing, instead of opting for snapping pictures with your camera phone. The quality of the pictures taken by a professional will capture the attention of buyers and allow them to truly see all the potential your home has to offer, preventing them from just scrolling right past your listing. 

2. You'll Draw in More Interest and Offers
Studies have shown that by having better pictures of your home, you'll increase the interest and number of offers on your home. The reason for this is because if you've got quality pictures that capture their attention online, you've hooked their interest enough that they'll want to visit your home in person. If you can get them to schedule a viewing based on the pictures of your home, and get them through your door, you'll have a much higher chance of peaking and keeping their interest. You'll also increase the odds that they'll fall in love once they've viewed your home in person and they'll put in an offer!

3. Professional Photos Could Help to Bring in Higher Offers
Having professional photos taken of your home doesn't only help to give good first impressions and get those serious buyers through your door, it'll also help to increase the value of your home. Professional photographers have a trained eye for beyond ordinary visions and specialize in capturing views in ways that those without an eye for certain detail cannot. If your photos showcase all the stunning attributes of your home that you may have missed had you taken the pictures yourself, buyers will see the real value in your home and will be more likely to offer a higher dollar amount to close the deal. 

4. Your Home will Spend Less Time on the Market
Having professional photographs taken of your home for listing purposes will decrease the time your home sits on the market. According to Redfin, the average time a home sits on the market before it sells is about 70 days. But studies have shown that homeowners who hire a professional photographer for their listing pictures typically cut that time in half! 

Now that you know some of the major benefits of hiring a professional photographer before listing your home, you'll be at better odds to get a solid offer on your home and get it sold more quickly! Photography isn't the only important aspect of listing a home for sale at the Lake of the Ozarks, though. You've also got to consider a marketing strategy. That's where we come in. Our experienced real estate agents have the knowledge and experience to help you price your home strategically, optimize your home's online presence to get the most views and interest, and to help you through the step-by-step process of selling a home once an offer has been made. From beginning to end, we've got your best interest in mind. So, contact the best real estate team at the Lake of the Ozarks to get your home on the market today!

Keller Williams Lake of the Ozarks Realty
858 Hwy 42
Osage Beach, MO 65065 
573-286-5907 Cell
573-348-9898 Office


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