I can almost hear the sigh of relief from the agents that are late to the party and still shooting homes with their cell phones or point and shoot cameras.
You do not need pro photos, just as you do not need a car to drive a buyer around for showings. What buyer doesn't mind catching a bus with you for a day full of showings? Heck, go the green route and get a tandem bicycle and have them ride with you. Not very efficient, but it *might* get the job done, eventually...
You don't need pro photos, just as you don't need a computer with Internet. Marketing your listing by standing in your seller's yard, by your sign, 24/7, will work just fine. Email is for the birds, speaking of birds- delivering contracts by carrier pigeon is always an option! Yet again, not very efficient, but it *might* get the job done, eventually...
All joking aside, professional real estate photography is not just a bonus that you offer to sellers for their real estate marketing; it's the most essential one. A recent study showed that more than 90% of today's prospective home buyers use the Internet to research properties and professional photography is ranked the highest as the most important tool in searching for a home online. Some agents will still settle with taking a few images with what they have on hand. Even though technology is getting better, it does not even compare with the images that I produce with my professional equipment and training!
Contact me today to get your spring listings on my schedule!