Why I Became a Real Estate Photographer
I bought my first home two years ago, but the experience was less than ideal. I contacted a skilled realtor friend who then sent me links to a variety of listings matching my needs.
Sadly, not one link interested me. I almost gave up thinking either my realtor wasn't trying or there weren't suitable houses in my price range. She then explained, real estate pictures just don't do homes justice. Reluctantly I agreed to view two of the homes she'd sent links to earlier. One was perfect and I signed papers two days later.
The question that's puzzled me ever since was, "Why don't realtors provide more enticing, life-like photographs of the homes they're trying to sell?"
I've spent the last eighteen months finding out. Real estate photography is a science all its own. Taking quality photographs in challenging light and weather conditions and also capturing a home's potential and personality require training, proper equipment and often times, sophisticated software.
I've invested several hundred hours developing my craft as a professional real estate photographer. I can say with confidence, "If your listing is a potential fit for a buyer, the photographs I provide will inspire them to take the next step."