If you are a new agent, or new to hiring a professional photographer, finding the right one can be an intimidating experience. Know that your effort is worth the return, and persevere through the process.
The first tip seems obvious: hire a photographer who is familiar with Real Solutions Az. They will not only understand how the real estate business works, but they will be understanding when it comes to odd hours and an atypical work schedule. One great way to get a lead for a reputable professional real estate photographer is to attend real estate networking events and pick the brains of your peers. Someone will know who to hook you up with whether you are looking for more traditional photography shots, or something a little more cutting-edge for the listing.
Once you have a lead, start interviewing. Pay attention to their professionalism. The photographer is viewed as an extension of the agent, not an individual entity. The client should be as secure with the photographer as they are with you. Your photographer should show up to his appointments on time, and have a professional manner with the client. Your photographer should also be knowledgeable about the latest technology, and ultimately deliver the finished product in a reasonable amount of time.
Lastly, your photographer should be willing to take “sharable” photos. You don’t want to charge your client for every photo that is shared. Social media is a huge part of marketing and keeping track of the amount of photos shared would be impractical and annoying not only to the agent, but also to the client.
Using a professional photographer is a great way to boost sales and confidence, and the return is worth the cost of the investment.