If you want to sell your house quickly, you must hire a professional for real estate photography Austin. It may seem faster (and cheaper) to snap a few pictures of your house on your phone, but poor listing photos could make your home sit on the market longer. A whopping 77 percent of recent buyers said that viewing professional photos was extremely, very, or somewhat important to their home-buying decision, according to the Zillow Group Report.
Before taking images, make sure your home has plenty of light. Open the blinds, replace old lightbulbs or update fixtures, and let in as much natural light as possible.
What Kind of Real Estate Photography Austin Do You Want?
- Residential Photography– Most residential photographers shoot exterior and interior images. Some also provide aerial or drone photos and video, and others do 360° Virtual Tours. Prices can vary significantly by location, dependent on several factors such as the city, neighborhood, and the size and price of the home.
- Commercial PhotographyCommercial photographs have fewer licensing restrictions than residential photography, with broader permissions and longer usage terms. Consider hiring a photographer to take photos of a favorite restaurant in town. If the restaurant owner intends to use the images for several years to promote his business over various mediums (broadcast, magazines, print articles, web, etc.), that’s perfectly okay. Most photographers consider this and photos of the other types of commercial properties listed above commercial photography.
- Architectural Photography– Architectural photography makes us think of exotic, modern building designs. However, architectural photography doesn’t usually fall into that category. Instead, architectural photos typically focus on, and highlight the flow of, a single space or structure. Those photos could also show functional design or the quality of construction.
- Interior Photography – As the name suggests, interior photographers are concerned with the flow and design of interior spaces and rooms. The focus is more on the emotional aspects — how the color, design, furnishings, and other amenities evoke a certain mood or feeling. Clients of interior photographers are usually architects, interior designers, magazines, realtors for luxury homes, staging companies, and even homeowners.
Choosing a Photographer
When it comes to choosing a photographer, the name Charles Quinn, owner of Composite Photo & Video, keeps coming up as a great professional photographer. Charles covers the Greater Central Texas area, including Austin, Round Rock, Georgetown, Lakeway, Bee Cave, Lake Travis, Dripping Springs, Kyle, Buda, San Marcos, Hutto, and Manor.
Charles Quinn shoots exterior and interior images, aerial shots, and video. The usual practice is to deliver 20-30 edited images in the US market.
There is a range of prices for professional real estate photos, and if you’re using a full-service real estate agent, they may even include the photos as part of their services. You can see examples of our prices for residential photography on our website or call to make an appointment: 512-627-2428