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Photos are a very important part of selling your home in Northeast PA, Pike County, Wayne County, and the Lake Wallenpaupack region. Most Poconos home buyers start searching online before contacting a real estate agent, and many make initial judgments based on pictures.
Quality photos are like bait, enticing buyers to see your home!
Often, buyers ignore a home because they don’t like it, based on the pictures. A few times I made a sale after begging the buyers to PLEASE look at the home in person, as I knew it was nicer than the pictures portrayed!
Photos Don’t Always Tell the True Picture
I do not rely on cell phones or cheap cameras. Sadly, some so-called “real estate trainers” tell agents to toss their cameras for an iPhone! Not only did I invest a great deal into a powerful camera, but I also use a wide-angle lens and external flash for optimal lighting. Little things like turning off televisions and making sure no people or stray pets show up in the photos make a difference. Pictures of unmade beds, clutter, or a kitchen full of dirty dishes are unacceptable.
I edit the photos as necessary. Clear, crisp images avoid leaving a bad impression on buyers. If photos are dark, buyers assume the home is dark and dreary. If time isn’t taken for nice pictures, buyers assume the house is not worth seeing.
A wide-angle lens shows perspective & room size. Some think wide-angle lenses are not “truthful,” but a wide-angle lens is not deceptive; instead, its results are closer to what your eye actually sees. See for yourself!
1. Standard Lens:
2. Wide-Angle Lens:
What about bedrooms? How many “typical” bedroom photos show only the bed and maybe a window, but not giving an idea of the room itself? Since furniture usually does not convey, the picture should not be about the furniture, but rather how the furniture fits in the space. Which one of these photos, both taken from the exact same spot, gives a true picture of the space?
Not all wide-angle pictures are equal. Cheap add-on adapters, created to “transform” a standard lens into a “wide-angle,” may result in blurry, distorted images with a curved “fish eye” appearance.
To sell your home, make sure the photos entice buyers into appointments, not cause them to send your house to the trash list. Do not settle for sub-par photography.
Are you ready to sell your home in Lake Ariel, Honesdale, Hawley, Lackawaxen, the Lake Wallenpaupack region…or anywhere in Wayne or Pike County? Call me, Karen Rice. (570-647-5170) to learn about my marketing plan for selling homes in Northeast PA.