When it comes to selling a Myrtle Beach Home, it’s important to hire an agent that can deliver the best chance of selling your home for the highest price in the quickest time possible. Statistics show that now more than 92% of all buyers & sellers go online to shop before ever contacting a Myrtle Beach REALTOR®. To help deliver even more value to my sellers, I have recently began hiring a professional photographer to help give my listings a huge advantage over the competition.
Now, my clients that have hired me in the past have done so because of my ability to expose their home online to over 40,000 people within the first 24 hours of listing their home for sale. They like the fact that I have all the professional equipment needed to take professional photos, and to also create awesome videos like I did for the Waterbridge community. I have to admit, I really enjoy doing these sorts of things and find it a lot of fun to get in touch with my creative side and take the photos. I really enjoy spending the time editing the images, cropping, straightening them, and all the other fun tech side of taking photos. Honestly, I can do a pretty decent job with the photos too. Here’s one I recently took for a recent listing.
So, while ability isn’t the reason for me giving up taking my photos, what is the actual reason for me hiring someone? At the end of the day, I simply am getting to the point in my business that I do not have the time to spend doing these items. On average I was spending anywhere from 3-4 hours getting my gear together, going to the listing, taking the photos, and then editing them after. Instead, I need to focus that time & energy on finding prospective buyers for my listings and getting them under contract. So about 4 months ago, I started hiring a professional photographer to take images of my listings. While it is an expense to me as the listing agent to hire someone, I have found that I would rather focus my time on doing everything possible on exposing my listings to as many people as possible.
Since hiring a professional photographer to take images of my listings, I have been able to really focus on getting my listings under contract and sold for my sellers. In just the last two months I’ve been able to sell all of my listings but one. By hiring a professional real estate photographer, I’ve been able to free up several hours each month that gives me more time to work on reaching out to prospective buyers and find clients interested in purchasing my listings.
Not to mention, the professional photographers have even better equipment than I do. While I have a lot of gear, I don’t always have the proper gear for each situation and usually would have to improvise to get the right lighting by bringing along large work lights and reflector shields and all other types of equipment, whereas a pro will come with their camera on a tripod, and some external flashes to get the job done. I used to waste hours loading gear in and out of the car and and & out of the properties.
If you are thinking of selling a home in Myrtle Beach, contact me at 843-222-9402 and we can discuss in greater detail how my marketing plan can get your home exposed to my database of over 40,000 people online within the first 24 hours of listing your property for sale. We will discuss how to price your home properly to get it sold for the most amount of money in the quickest time possible.
Remember the property I mentioned in the video above being listed? Well, the photos turned out great, I shared with an agent in my office and we were able to put the property under contract in less than 24 hours with a cash offer site unseen. Professional photography works!