Do you know why photos are important to your real estate listing? It can be a pain to spend good amounts of time cleaning up counter tops and clutter from around the house to stage for photos. However, if you want to sell your home in a reasonable amount of time, it is wise to include photos in your listing and online advertisements. Here are the reasons why listing photos are so important:
1. The internet dominates the housing market.
Rarely is there a buyer who searches for houses only in person without ever looking online. Therefore, it is very important to have pictures that potential buyers can view to give them a visual of the house.
2. Houses with photos get more clicks.
Papilios Real Estate Photography did a study on listings that had photos and those that did not. “They found listings that utilized professional photos generated an average 139% increase in clicks compared to similar listings.”
3. It is a forced bandwagon situation.
Because most other listings have pictures, it will make your listing look even worse for not having any.
4. More photos = Less Waiting!
Another study done revealed this data: 1 photo = 70 Days on the market 6 photos = 40 Days on the market 16-19 photos = 36 Days on the market 20 photos max = 32 Days on the market
5. Listings with fewer photos sold for less.
The final price as a percentage of the original price showed a direct correlation. 1 Photo = 91.2% of Original Price 6 or more = 95% of Original Price.
For best results, call an agent who will use a professional photographer or who has skills similar to one. I recommend that you check their current listings to see what kind of photographs your agent presents. Call me today to learn what I provide for my clients! 520-481-3695.
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