Professional Photographs – should I use to sell my Portland home?

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In a word, yes. Unless you are selling a fixer in as-is condition, professional photographs will make all the difference in marketing your Portland home for sale. The number one thing that makes homes sell these days is internet exposure (see our in-depth post here) and I strongly believe the number two thing is the pictures those buyers see online.

Amazingly, many Portland real estate agents take terrible, and I mean terrible photos of their own listings. Personally as a licensed Realtor in Portland, I have taken a few classes on professional photography and bought for myself a top of the line Canon SLR with the appropriate lenses. And still, I recommend calling in the professionals – more often than not. The professional photographers in Portland I have at my disposal take stunning photos and bring your home to life in ways that I cannot. They are the best in their field and that is how they feed their families.

As a rule of thumb, I believe my photos are adequate for homes under 250,000 or for a property that simply, “looks like every other home in the neighborhood.” Once you start talking about refinished hardwoods, wainscoting, gourmet kitchens, or the like I start suggesting professional photography.

After I help prepare your home for sale and pay for the most internet exposure I believe you can obtain in Portland, the next most important thing to get a Portland home buyer excited about your property is those amazing professional photos.

How expensive is professional photography? Never fear, mention this article and I’ll pay for it as part of my unbeatable listing package. It is my goal to provide the best real estate marketing in Portland, full service, and reduced commission – all at the same time! Interested? Give me a call today.

October 29, 2013
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Stephen FitzMaurice

Stephen FitzMaurice, Realtor is a top 5% real estate agent in the U.S. A Principal Broker in Oregon, Managing Broker in Washington, he has been licensed since 2003 for residential real estate sales. Call his team in Oregon at 503-714-1111 or in Washington at 360-345-3833.

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