How to Choose the Right House Photographer?
When the time comes to sell your home, you want to make the process quick and effortless. One of the most prominent attention-grabbing marketing factors for those selling is to purchase good home photography. Most people quickly browse through online listings, and when there is a quality house photo accompanying the listing, you are more likely to stick out and attract attention.
The key is finding a house photographer that can capture the true essence of your home. There are different attributes that you should be looking for before employing professional home photography. Look for experience, what they can offer you, price, and how quickly they can get the house photographed. Find out all the ins and outs of getting the best house photography possible.
Do Your Research
Before you ever decide on a house photographer, you need to take to the internet and get some research done. There are a plethora of ways to check out experienced home photography specialists. Do a simple search and check out the ones that come up first. From those, explore how many years each has been in the industry, any reviews that they have received from previous or current clients, and what kind of approach they take to their house photography.
Professional photographers should use the most up-to-date equipment including wide angle lenses and studio lighting when necessary. You may need aerial shots of your property or a session done at night to highlight the beauty of your home exterior. Explore their website and see what kind of home photo images they are showcasing to be sure it’s something that you are interested in and impressed with. After you have a few different house photography suppliers in mind, give them a call. You have to be comfortable with the photographer in your home. They are going to be coming to your home, and you want someone that you can trust.
Make Clear Expectations
Not every house photographer is going to be able to offer you the same services. Some can provide you with extra marketing tools beyond just capturing images. You may want your house photos to be edited and retouched. While it’s perfectly acceptable to do some editing, there might be laws in your area about completely removing parts of the picture. Ask your house photographer if they know what the guidelines are and if they provide an editing service.
Talk with your house photographer about the areas of your property that you want them to focus on. Maybe you have beautiful gardens or a fantastic pool that you want to make sure potential buyers get a clear picture of. It’s important to go through your home first and pick out what you think are the most significant selling points. Share them with your house photographer and ask them to give you any pointers on what they think should be included. A photographer with experience and skill knows what to look for.
You Get What You Pay For
Chances are if you are talking with a house photographer that has prices that are substantially lower than the competition, there’s a reason for it. Either they don’t have the experience, the equipment isn’t as advanced. Talk over all the pricing surrounding the house photography they are going to do up front. They may charge extra for travel, the amount of time on location, editing, or copyrights to your images. These hidden fees can add up if you don’t get them all out on the table ahead of time.
Time and Final Products
Discuss with your prospective photographer about the time frame you are looking at for having your final images delivered to you. You should be able to get them back within a reasonable amount of time so that you can get your house on the market and sold quickly. Finally, question them on what their policy is in the event you are unhappy with the final pictures that they give you of your home. Some home photography professionals will offer a certain amount of changes without any extra fee. Others may guarantee their work and give you the option of an entirely new photo shoot when you don’t think things turned out the way you would have like them to.
I am available for house photography assignments across the UK. I have two bases in London and Oxfordshire and often work in Surrey, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Buckinghamshire and the Cotswolds.