Spam prevention
Rainmaker
846,420
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

The photos I take are professional!

Mar 27, 2016 09:35 PM
Rainmaker
4,064,893
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Always professional photos... have never done my own since starting in real estate in Charlotte area in 1999. And back in the day in NYC, they were also done professionally.

Mar 27, 2016 09:19 PM
Rainmaker
846,325
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Both, it depends on the listing.

Mar 27, 2016 08:48 PM
Rainmaker
1,879,915
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I take my own photos.

Mar 27, 2016 09:55 PM
Rainmaker
4,167,197
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Used to do my own photos, but leanig toward professional photos lately!

Mar 27, 2016 08:49 PM
Rainmaker
4,004,437
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Professional

Mar 27, 2016 10:17 PM
Rainmaker
3,069,934
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Always go Pro!

Mar 27, 2016 10:17 PM
Rainmaker
6,554,821
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I prefer the use of a professional when possible.

Mar 27, 2016 09:41 PM
Rainmaker
2,635,327
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

My own is standard but I remain open to the listing. I agree with Marco Giancola 

Mar 28, 2016 12:17 AM
Rainmaker
1,231,599
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Love Jeff Pearl answer.  Ditto!

Mar 27, 2016 10:26 PM
Rainmaker
1,707,423
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

It depends. I do use a Nikon Digital SLR with custom lenses most of the time but some I use a professional.

Mar 27, 2016 10:20 PM
Rainmaker
4,433,683
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

no

Mar 27, 2016 10:08 PM
Rainmaker
520,651
Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

I use both but don't see much difference either way.

Mar 27, 2016 10:07 PM
Rainmaker
759,996
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

I take my own and have been often complimented on the pictures (sadly with some I see the bar does appear to be low.....!).  Depending upon the listing though, I may invest in a professional's assistance.

Mar 27, 2016 09:58 PM
Rainer
273,909
Curtis Evans
Cabin Realty LLC/ USA, Licensed in Louisiana - Golden Meadow, LA

I do my own.

Mar 27, 2016 09:45 PM
Rainmaker
420,785
Christopher Pagli
William Raveis Legends Realty Group - Tarrytown, NY
"I Stay Open Until You Close"

It depends on the lisitng.  I have a great camera and take really good pictures.  The lighting is usually the issue in many home photos so that is a good reason to use a professional.  It's important for the agent to capture best angle, depth, and think about what the consumer will think when they see the photo.

Mar 27, 2016 09:06 PM
Rainmaker
4,893,368
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

 I have professional photos for 95% of my listings.   I have one coming soon that is an estate sale, original 60's, and needs lots of work.   I will be taking my own photos.

Mar 29, 2016 11:38 AM
Rainmaker
597,669
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Peter,
With rare “sold as is” exceptions, every one of my listings is staged and has professional photography. It is included in the commission so the seller has no reason to opt out.

Mar 29, 2016 08:11 AM
Rainmaker
651,378
Sharon Kowitz
CRS-SRES-ABR-GRI-E-Pro-CREN Fonville Morisey Cary, NC - Cary, NC
Cary, NC Relocation Specialist ~ Buying or Selling

We use a professional! I don't trust myself to take good photos like they can do!

Mar 29, 2016 02:26 AM
Rainmaker
2,707,268
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Professional photography, for years now.

Mar 28, 2016 02:52 PM
Rainer
318,813
Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Professional photos with website to share online.

Mar 28, 2016 02:14 PM
Ambassador
3,035,150
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

depends on price point.  However, I've taken classes and have a great camera and have years of experience from my former career of graphic art with photo editing.

Mar 28, 2016 02:06 PM
Ambassador
5,366,509
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I take them or send one of my staff to do it.

Mar 28, 2016 11:53 AM
Rainmaker
3,985,837
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I do my own.  Over $3000 in equipment.  AND I know how to use it.

I also put aside 3% of my gross commission to upgrade my equipment and classes to improve.

Mar 28, 2016 10:31 AM
Ambassador
3,312,521
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

For the time being, I take my own and seem to get good results from them.

Mar 28, 2016 10:00 AM
Rainmaker
1,381,523
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Take my own and I do a professional job of it!  Most homes don't need the day long photo shoot.

Mar 28, 2016 09:41 AM
Rainmaker
1,683,350
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I take my own, unless it is a Luxury home, then We hire a photographer.

Mar 28, 2016 09:02 AM
Ambassador
3,038,596
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Both. It depends on the property. 

Mar 28, 2016 08:07 AM
Rainer
32,857
Leanne Carpenter
RE/MAX Realty Professionals - Mobile, AL

Take my own

Mar 28, 2016 06:34 AM
Rainmaker
1,636,242
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I AM a pro-photographer. Fully trained and do take photos for countless other agents. I turn down more jobs that I can handle.

Mar 28, 2016 05:43 AM
Rainmaker
1,717,254
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Take my own. Just had someone come into the office to demonstrate the MatterPort 3D videos. Too pricey for all price ranges.

Mar 28, 2016 05:36 AM
Rainmaker
3,977,263
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

300,000 and over I hire out

 

Mar 28, 2016 03:33 AM
Rainmaker
290,569
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Yes we do use a professional photographer if she is available, as she's a realtor and does take Get-Aways, so she's not always in town.  If she is not available, then Roger takes his own pictures, so we've done photos both ways Peter Mohylsky

Mar 28, 2016 02:00 AM
Rainmaker
140,568
Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

It depends on the home.  My camera can take better pictures of small rooms than the professionals I have tried.

Mar 28, 2016 01:40 AM
Rainmaker
5,535,254
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Peter,

Professional.  For one of our clients, we worked with a great photographer.  Then he decided to get into real estate.  One would think he was going to take his own pictures, but he hired a photographer also.  He felt that his time was better spent getting listing and selling rather than taking pictures.  A

Mar 28, 2016 01:21 AM
Rainmaker
5,571,411
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

those for whom I market take their own...but they hire for floor plans....

Mar 28, 2016 12:58 AM
Rainmaker
883,297
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Depends on the size of the house. Voluminous houses often exceed the ability of my equipment. In such cases I use the iPhone. NOT!!!

I've got peeps for that.

Mar 28, 2016 12:03 AM
Rainmaker
1,457,327
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Peter Mohylsky I take my own so I can justify my Nikon camera.

Mar 28, 2016 12:02 AM
Rainmaker
4,066,372
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Yes.

Only for a lease.   

Mar 27, 2016 11:50 PM
Ambassador
4,560,528
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Most of the time a professional but it depends

Mar 27, 2016 11:49 PM
Ambassador
1,577,005
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

We have professional photo equipment, we learned how to use it and we do all our own marketing.

Mar 27, 2016 11:26 PM
Rainmaker
819,197
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Usually my own.

Mar 27, 2016 11:04 PM
Rainmaker
3,322,852
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Most often i take my own photos. For luxury properties and new home subdivision, i call in a professional fof those extra angles and drone footage

Mar 27, 2016 10:57 PM
Rainmaker
795,232
Susan Laxson CRS
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Naples, FL
The Michelle Thomas Team

I love to take my own, but we are required to use a professional photographer approved by our company.

Mar 27, 2016 10:49 PM