Here at KODAKIT, we aim to help homeowners and realtors to stage their property to look ‘perfectly realistic’ in real estate photography. Homeowner Hour was created to educate and guide those who don’t know where to start in making their property look beautiful. Knowing that 92% of home buyers use the Internet as part of their home search, photos in your listing are a crucial factor in the home's selling price, how long it's on the market , or if it even sell at all.
Logically, a better-photographed home will sell faster. This is because more people are enticed to visit a property knowing what to expect before they step foot inside.
Homes listed between $200,000 and $1 million sold on average $3,400 to $11,200 more relative to their list prices when the listing contained photos taken a DSLR camera.
Focusing on the luxury house market, professionally photographed homes valued at more than $1 million sold at prices similar to those with amateur photographs. In the luxury house market, quality photos are a necessity.
Across all price tiers, homes photographed with DSLR cameras were more likely to sell within six months than homes with mediocre photos.
In the $400,000 to $500,000 price range, 64% of homes with DSLR photos sold within six months, compared to 46% of homes with mediocre photos.
For those million dollar homes which take years of patience to sell, 35% of professionally photographed homes sold in six months, compared to 30 percent of homes with mediocre photos.
As you can see, getting good real estate photography done to your property directly correlates to a higher selling price and faster sale. Do yourself a favour, it will pay off in the long run.