As a real estate photographer, I would like to give you my thoughts on the process of presenting a property, once the listing agreement between seller and agent has been signed.
I’m referring to the process of putting a property “out there for public consumption” and in this cyber age that means “online”. Online can mean the MLS (Multiple Listing Site), an agent's personal website or Facebook page, Instagram, etc... all for the public to judge with an increasingly sophisticated eye. I would include newspaper and occasional magazine coverage, but these days those images are already somewhere in cyberspace long before they hit the printing press.
I've been photographing real estate for over a decade, primarily in Westchester and Fairfield County. In that time the special niche of photography has changed dramatically. Some may point to the benefits of these changes while purists may suggest that increased commoditization, of all that is digital and online, has diminished the *art* of patiently creating compelling images that effectively capture the homeowners property.
First impressions are created from a property's online presence. This is the first critical step. While there are many independent photographers and photo companies to assist in getting your clients listing photos out there, each agent should carefully consider how to deploy their marketing budget to maximize results.
The creation of high quality photography is a combination or art, science and a trained eye. My goal in working with my clients is to create a partnership whereby I am accessible and where you can have confidence in me to create images that yield positive results.
Rob is a great photographer! I'm a real estate broker and he has taken very nice photos of my listings often making them look much more spacious and in better condition than they really are. He is very easy to work with and has an easy going personality. Also, he gives you a much faster turn around than most photographers, I would highly recommend him.