A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Offers

When it comes to selling your home for the most money, you absolutely need professional photos.

I can't tell you how many times homes have failed to sell just because of terrible photos. You've probably seen them on social media; they look like they were taken by a flip phone from 1984 while driving by the house. We even see really high-end homes represented by very poor photography. No matter the price point, you absolutely need professional photos.

At our company, we net our clients more money because we focus our money on technology. We use a Matterport camera to create 3-D tours for our listings, as well as HDR and wide-angle lenses for our photos. We have two photographers working in-house and multiple third-party photographers that we use. Very few real estate companies have their own in-house photographers.

We net our clients more money because we focus our money on technology.

We also use DJI drones to shoot aerial photos, which are especially important for waterfront and luxury properties. We also use a DJI OSMO video camera to create walkthrough videos of our listings, because sometimes, a 3-D home tour doesn't tell the whole story.

Professional photos give a home great curb appeal and show it in its best light. Customers online are wowed by it as well. The days of taking one photo of a home and expecting it to sell are gone. We wouldn't invest tens of thousands of dollars in the equipment if it wasn't crucial to getting the most money for you home.

So if you're meeting with an agent to sell your home and they don't use a professional photographer, run!

If you have any other questions about how we market homes or about the Tampa real estate market, give us a call or send us an email. We'd love to help you out.

Smart Home Technology will be a game changer in 2017


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Andrew Duncan, Tampa's #1 Realtor and expert together with Mike Yates of Atlantic Bay Mortgage talk about how 2017 will the year of the Smart Home. More and more consumers want to have the new technology in their homes. Builders are taking advantage of it as well.

There are a lot of different programs out there that gives you the ability to control your thermostat; the ability to turn lights, computers, etc, on and off; lock doors and many more. One of the things that Andrew things will be even more powerful this year are some of the voice recognition programs like Alexa and the Dot. Some of the major companies are getting behind it like AT&T, Verizon, Comcast. They are coming up with different kinds of services.

Although smart homes can be convenient, there will probably be some controversies about the smart home devices where people might be able to hack them. 

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