Often, real estate agents will prefer quantity over quality and go for the cheap deals. Doing that is a mistake, as selling a property with bad images would bring little interest and therefore result in a net loss. There are different reasons why relying on quality could work out in the long run. So, what are the most valuable things you should search for in a real estate photographer?
A Good Portfolio
The first step in finding the right photographer would be to search their portfolio. The images could tell many secrets – a personal style, types of instruments, and the ability to see and value esthetics. When these qualities are present, they will serve as accurate proof. Your new real estate photographer should be well-aware of how to shoot and edit. Remember, editing takes a lot of time and can be quite expensive in some cases.
Ignore any photographer without a portfolio. Continue searching for someone else.
Fast Turn-Around Time
The reasonable turn-around time is a must. Anything between 24 and 48 hours is perfectly fine. Sometimes, the photographer will be busy with other projects and might be late. If time is of the essence, and you want the images as soon as possible, be sure to discuss it with the photographer. The faster – the better. Do know, if you want speed, it might cost you extra.
Good photographers will plan their day well in advance and take at least a few shots in order to reduce driving time and costs.
Next on the list is the photographer’s licensing. Never forget to ask about it. Depending on the case, some photographers will have nothing but watermarked images while others might offer non-watermarked ones. Some have strict usage rights.
You must always ask in advance about a photographer’s licensing. That way, you will know the extent of your usage rights and will be sure not to harm his/her intellectual property.
There are two main ways real estate photographers can charge you – either by mileage or number of images. Figure out which option is more beneficial to you and then ask. Be sure to look for special packages (some examples could be HDR, print ready, or MLS ready).
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