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Rainmaker
4,056,567
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Professionaly photos ONLY for ALL properties REGARDLESS of price.

Apr 27, 2017 03:41 AM
Ambassador
5,358,671
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

My staff and I are the professional photographers.

Nothing fancy, just basic $150 cameras or phone cameras.  Take lots of shots and pick the best out of the batch.

Apr 27, 2017 02:08 AM
Rainmaker
4,060,514
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Professional photography.  

Apr 27, 2017 02:04 AM
Rainmaker
3,558,180
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I always hire a professional photographer, as I believe it is a huge disservice to Sellers if the home is not marketed in the best light possible!

Apr 27, 2017 09:48 AM
Ambassador
4,558,329
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Never use my phone, almost always a professional but in a few case due to timing used my Canon

Apr 27, 2017 07:00 AM
Rainmaker
915,973
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I do not use my cell phone, I have a camera - I hire a photog for higher end listings

Apr 27, 2017 05:50 AM
Rainmaker
4,159,333
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Use a professional most of the time, good camera the rest of the time!

Apr 27, 2017 05:45 AM
Rainmaker
5,571,343
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

always a professional photographer and with that is a floor plan for conceptual purposes.... and often aerial views....

Apr 27, 2017 05:11 AM
Rainmaker
1,716,354
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Never the phone no matter what anyone says. I have a good camera & I do them myself. Some people should hire out as they just can't take pictures.

Apr 27, 2017 04:59 AM
Rainmaker
2,074,010
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Invest in the shooting irons for still and video, drones and produce your own. You are at the property, sat down with the seller around the kitchen table and are the one uploading to the MLS, all the other portals. Who best knows the property than the listing agent. Video trumps the pictures when you get serious about marketing connection and engagement. 60 "photos" per second with sound delivers your buyer to the property any time of day or night, no matter how far away they are or what the weather.

Apr 27, 2017 03:24 AM
Rainmaker
1,856,330
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I have been taking my own photos so far (with a decent camera not a phone) but would consider using professional photos.

Apr 27, 2017 03:11 AM
Ambassador
4,312,753
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Karen Jones Lewis, MBA, Realtor - it is the professional photographer for sure - always.

Apr 27, 2017 10:52 PM
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3,258,976
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

We have a professional take photos and have for many years.

Apr 27, 2017 05:05 PM
Rainmaker
1,514,405
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Cell phone marketing is only for social medias and it works great. For MLS and all marketing you have to make sure you have the best pictures shot and printed preferably by a pro. 

Apr 27, 2017 10:48 AM
Rainmaker
549,250
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Professional photography is a must with so much of our marketing done online. If your property doesn't show well, buyers will not be interested.

Apr 27, 2017 09:32 AM
Ambassador
3,037,439
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I never use my phone for marketing photos.  I take my own photos with a camera or I hire a professional.

Apr 27, 2017 09:07 AM
Ambassador
1,616,354
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

use a great camera

Apr 27, 2017 07:59 AM
Rainer
117,085
Christine Kankowski North SD and Temecula
House Match Inc - Poway, CA
Excellent Sales and Property Management

I hire a professional.  I tis the best money i spend on listings. They do a great job and i just can't get the lighting right. 

Apr 27, 2017 07:38 AM
Rainmaker
142,696
Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

I prefer to hire a professional photographer, and I have used an excellent camera also. 

Apr 27, 2017 07:23 AM
Rainmaker
808,847
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

We hire it out. -Kasey

Apr 27, 2017 07:03 AM
Rainmaker
2,634,337
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Cell phone to get it done.... pro if a unique or high-end product

Apr 27, 2017 06:57 AM
Rainmaker
1,104,814
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

My belief is that a gap remains between the professional photographer and the real estate photographer. One has an artistic view while the other a realistic one. I will take my own with a camera and have a professional bridge the gap.

Apr 27, 2017 06:40 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,485
FN LN
Toronto, ON

I use the necessary tools and professionals.

Apr 27, 2017 06:30 AM
Rainmaker
5,527,257
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

We are professional minded.  Every home, small, medium vacant deserves to be well photographed.  A

Apr 27, 2017 06:29 AM
Rainmaker
1,456,827
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Karen Jones Lewis, MBA, Realtor I have to justify my Nikon DSLR.

Apr 27, 2017 06:15 AM
Rainmaker
887,983
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Yes. LOL
All 3.

Apr 27, 2017 06:15 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,481
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I use a good camera.

Apr 27, 2017 06:14 AM
Rainmaker
1,027,385
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

I am not a photographer, so I always hire a professional. 

Apr 27, 2017 06:13 AM
Rainmaker
759,996
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Hire a pro or use my good camera.

Apr 27, 2017 05:56 AM
Rainmaker
2,020,150
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Hire someone with the right tools !

Apr 27, 2017 05:55 AM
Rainmaker
3,321,246
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

On an initial appointment i may use my phone and then come back with my professional camera to shoot the home. I am a professional so i dont hire anyone else.

Apr 27, 2017 05:40 AM
Rainmaker
3,997,425
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Professional.

Apr 27, 2017 05:32 AM
Rainmaker
1,707,423
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

It depends on you ability as a photographer. Actually a cell phone camera is better than most point and shoots, but either a pro camera or a pro photographer is best.

Apr 27, 2017 04:32 AM
Rainmaker
1,385,024
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

We hire a professional.

Apr 27, 2017 03:45 AM
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

Door #B

Apr 27, 2017 03:21 AM
Rainmaker
2,192,921
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Although I am a photographer, I am not as good as a professional who specializes in real estate high definition and owns expensive equipment, with extensive formal training. So yes, I hire a photographer for every listing because my sellers deserve the best.

May 26, 2017 04:58 PM
Rainmaker
3,970,640
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Better to have a pro do the picture, but in some hot markets, homes are selling without pictures.

 

May 01, 2017 06:40 AM
Rainmaker
4,433,583
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Camera

Apr 29, 2017 07:37 AM
Rainmaker
4,885,685
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Unless it is a very small condo, I ALWAYS hire a professional.  The photos are eye candy! 

Apr 29, 2017 07:22 AM
Rainmaker
600,206
Alexander- Slocum
Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington - Vancouver, WA
Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate

We have two Nikons, and take hundreds of photos and do much editing.  Occassionaly Kat's big iPhone comes in with a back-up photo when needed in a pinch.  We'll use a pro for the bigger properties, however.

Apr 28, 2017 06:32 PM
Rainmaker
146,005
Damon Botticelli
Silver State Realty & Investments - Las Vegas, NV
Realtor - Las Vegas Real Estate

Hire a professional! But first, take a little time to find the right one. Look at the sample images on their website. Look for natural balanced lighting and clean straight lines. Avoid over saturated or heavy contrast looks and ask if the your photos will be shot and processed in the same style as the samples found on the photographer's website.

Apr 28, 2017 06:18 PM
Rainmaker
1,380,623
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

My camera takes amazing photos... and it's built into my phone.  I use my phone and people come to see the house because they can't believe how good my photos looked.

Apr 28, 2017 06:16 PM
Rainmaker
6,545,029
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Hiring a professional is a smart business practice.

Apr 28, 2017 04:35 AM
Ambassador
3,456,385
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Professional 99.9% of the time.

Meeting my photographer at a vacant house tomorrow and will have it on the MLS within 24 hours.

Apr 27, 2017 08:44 PM
Rainer
318,713
Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I have always hired a professional.

Apr 27, 2017 08:41 PM
Ambassador
3,986,660
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I have a great camera and me and my assistant take our photos. I know exactly how I want them to look.

Apr 27, 2017 08:39 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,837
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have $3000 in camera stuff and know very well how to use it.

Apr 27, 2017 07:39 PM
Rainmaker
4,174,664
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Professional Photographer for every listing.

Apr 27, 2017 05:43 PM
Rainmaker
172,907
Dr. Karen Lewis, Broker 954-2489149
K1 Realty Group - Miramar, FL
No Compromise When it Comes to Our Clients!

Annette, I love that idea..Do you have a person or company that does it for you?  

Apr 27, 2017 05:40 PM
Rainmaker
1,874,225
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I was a professional photographer before being a Realtor so I am comfortable taking photos on my own.

Apr 27, 2017 05:39 PM
Ambassador
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Unless you own a DSLR camera and know how to use it, hire a professional.  

Apr 27, 2017 05:36 PM
Rainmaker
882,547
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Hmm, 'Why not hire a caricature artist to make a line drawings that depict the assets of the house?"

That's actually a good idea. Buyer gets originals as closing gift.

Apr 27, 2017 05:37 AM