Annette  Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ  (ReMax Realtec Group)

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Bob Crane
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Sounds like a survey conducted by a photographer.

There is much more to renting homes than photographs.

Sep 06, 2017 02:27 PM
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Wayne Martin
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Real Estate Broker - Retired

You don't get a second chance at a first impression! Do it right the first time! 

Sep 06, 2017 12:55 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

High quality photography definitely has a positive influence on prospects.

Sep 06, 2017 12:48 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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A picture is worth 1,000 words and having brilliant photos is the ONLY way I will market a property - ever and in ANY price range! The internet IS your first impression and you know what they say about first impressions...

I believe NAR did a study and homes with professional photos sold significantly faster but, I don't remember the number. When homes sell faster, they typically sell for top dollar as well.

Sep 06, 2017 08:31 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
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First impressions are everything. YES!

 

Sep 06, 2017 07:39 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Top notch views.

Sep 06, 2017 02:27 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
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quality, professionally taken photography is a key component of a succussful sale.... "the eye buys"....

Sep 06, 2017 01:54 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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Totally! As I always tell my clients... today you need to first seduce them on the internet with kick-a$$ photos to get them to come and look at a home.

Sep 06, 2017 01:21 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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Consumers are impressed with better photography and it tends to make them take action quicker.

Sep 06, 2017 07:38 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Yes, expecially luxury

Sep 06, 2017 07:06 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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Depends on the product. If something needs help to move quality help works

Sep 06, 2017 05:51 PM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
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Don't neglect video. From Cisco Visual "Globally, IP video traffic will be 82 percent of all consumer Internet traffic by 2021, up from 73 percent in 2016. Global IP video traffic will grow threefold from 2016 to 2021, a CAGR of 26 percent. Internet video traffic will grow fourfold from 2016 to 2021, a CAGR of 31 percent."

Sep 06, 2017 02:35 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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Yes. Photos will get people to see the property. From there, the property needs to be able to sell itself more based upon location, cleanliness, rent, etc.

Sep 07, 2017 06:35 AM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
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Absolutely! HQ photography is responsible for raising "values" on many things. From real estate photos to the advertisements in magazines, even our little photos on our business cards. 

Sep 07, 2017 04:33 AM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
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Nothing but the best.

Sep 06, 2017 08:27 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
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Quality photos help, but i don't know how much. Many properties sell or rent with terrible photos.

Sep 06, 2017 06:35 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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Priceless unless you can do it yourself

Sep 06, 2017 05:44 PM
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Michael Setunsky
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 A good first impression will always bring them in to look.

Sep 06, 2017 02:18 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I think so absolutely.  If the photos peak a buyer's interest thta gets them in the door.

Sep 06, 2017 01:22 PM
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Cheryl Dukes . . . . . Intown Atlanta
Solid Source Realty, Inc. - Atlanta, GA

You've got to get them to the door, and the only way to do that is with enticing pictures.

Oct 06, 2017 05:12 PM
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Susan McCall - - Compass Realty Solutions
Compass Realty Solutions - Portland, OR
Listing and Buyer's Agent

I was reading through the anwers hoping to see what realtors were paying for top notch.  Hummnnn.  So I will jump right in.  I get amazing for $300. This one comes with a video of a racoon in the backyard.  I get good all around (still of rooms etc) for around $100.

Sep 12, 2017 12:25 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

If priced well. 

Sep 09, 2017 04:02 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

It depends on what you mean by "top notch" and "DIY".  I do DIY and my photos come out really well.  If I were to use a pro with the fancy pants equipment, it's true they might come out a little better.  I've never had a problem getting my places rented though.  At most 1 month of downtime.

 

With that all said, I think the content of the photos matters considerably!  The up close and personal shots of faucets or the potted plant on the table - wasted photo.  Making sure the room is well lit and clean, that's the key.  I think that's what many DIYers miss out on.

Sep 07, 2017 02:06 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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You get what you pay for someone once said.

 

Sep 07, 2017 01:54 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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Most definitely and I believe agents attempting to double-end their listings use this to their advantage by posting crappy photos or a limited number or a combination of both. However, that is a completely different subject. Good photos equal higher priced and faster sales; no question!

Sep 07, 2017 12:07 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Great photography will have a positive effect on any property.

Sep 07, 2017 08:39 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Obviously your survey proved it. As they say here, the eye buys.

Sep 07, 2017 06:41 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
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Priceless

Sep 07, 2017 03:58 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Debe Maxwell, CRS nailed this one!

 

Sep 07, 2017 03:48 AM
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Praful Thakkar
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 - if the home sells, it is priceless!

Sep 06, 2017 10:31 PM