Finding a good real estate photographer can be difficult, with many photographers not specializing in this niche market. Even then there are many differing factors that separate the good from the best real estate photographers, so one needs to know what to look for.
Here are the five best questions to ask your real estate photographer to ensure you’re making a quality choice.
Five Best Questions to Ask Your Real Estate Photographer
1. How Much Does Your Service Cost?
The first of the best questions to ask your real estate photographer is about his or hers pricing model.
The prices of real estate photography depends on a number of factors; number of photos, video inclusion, drone shots, etc. A standard photo only property shoot can cost anywhere from 200 to 300 dollars. Most real estate photographers don’t charge a flat fee and prices can increase based on property size which is where SellFastPhoto differs. Check out SellFastPhoto for more information on photo, video, aerial and other service pricing.
2. How Quickly Will I Receive Service?
The second of the best questions to ask your real estate photographer is about their turnaround time.
A professional real estate photographer understands that the best service is quick service. Great, efficient photographers will offer a turnaround time of 24 hours, meaning you’ll receive your pictures at most a day after they are captured, account for editing and packaging times. Any longer than that and an educated realtor will know to look elsewhere for their pictures.
3. What Equipment Do You Use?
The third of the best questions to ask your real estate photographer is about their equipment.
The type of equipment that a real estate photographer will use depends on the type of shoot they are dealing with. For a standard photo only shoot expect the photographer to use a tripod mounted camera with a wide angle lens. Camera brand doesn’t matter as long as it is capable of shooting HDR photos at the least. For video showcases a device as simple as the photographer’s iPhone can suffice given it is mounted on an image stabilizing gimbal that prevents shakiness will suffice. If aerial work is needed then a drone capable of capturing images at a high quality is necessary. 3D virtual tours require a 360° camera as well as a monopod (one legged tripod) to be able to fully capture the interior of a house.
4. What Services Do You Provide?
The fourth of the best questions to ask your real estate photographer is about their additional services.
Taking pictures of clients houses is the bare minimum required to qualify as a real estate photographer and virtually any photographer can do this, so what other services should a real estate photographer provide to separate themselves from the pack? Well as well as photo, the best photographers will awful video as well as the option for aerial services if necessary. Sure aerial photography can be pricy but it’s a good option to have and a skill to look for in a real estate photographer for your property. Another useful service option to have is 3D virtual tours, again while not imperative to selling your house its better to know its an option and not use it than to not have the option at all. Check here for a full list of the services SellFastPhoto offers.
5. How Many Images Can I Expect?
The fifth of the best questions to ask your real estate photographer is about their delivery criteria.
On average a real estate photographer will produce anywhere from 20 to 30 images for every 2500 square feet and an additional 10 photos per extra 1000 square feet. Unlike most real estate photographers, however, SellFastPhoto doesn’t restrict customers to a certain number of photos, meaning no matter the size of the property the amount of photos taken will be exactly what it needs to be to adequately showcase the property, to no extra cost.
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There are plenty of good real estate photographers out there in the world, but when trying to showcase a property in its greatest condition using high quality photos and a quick turnaround time you want to be sure you’re hiring the best professionals that your money can offer. Now with these questions in the back pocket making an educated decision won’t be as difficult. Remember that real estate photographers are an extension of any realtors business and image and the ability to work with courtesy and respect while keeping a professional demeanor is important. SellFastPhoto has been reliably making good real estate photography more cost friendly and efficient. Considering using SellFastPhoto for your real estate photography needs by checking out our portfolio. For an instant quote contact SellFastPhoto today!