Are Pictures Important in Real Estate?

When it comes to selling your home, does the quality of the pictures of your home really matter? Will it really make a difference if you get a professional photographer with professional equipment to take the pictures or if you just use your cell phone and take the pictures yourself? I would have to agree with an article I recently read about this in Forbes Magazine. The title of the article is “Photos of your Home Matter in Real Estate” and the author, Brendon DeSimone is a licensed Realtor and an HGTV real estate expert.  He says “The first impression buyers most often get of a home is from the photos in the MLS listing, which they automatically receive in an email from their agent, or the pictures that accompany an online listing. With limited time and countless listings to review, buyers will quickly move on if photos don’t reflect well on a property.” So for most homes, one of the most important aspects of the listing online are the pictures. The pictures most often will either motivate the buyer to view the home in person or move on to search for another home. That’s a big deal! For these reasons, I personally hire a professional architectural photographer for my clients as I know that quality pictures can make a home show its best.