You Get What You Pay For: Real Estate Agents Should Avoid Cheap Photography Service Providers
Real estate agents are always looking for ways to save a few bucks. One of the common areas where they look to cut costs is photography. Unfortunately, cheap photography service often come with many issues that can cost agents more money in the long run. Today, I will discuss why hiring a bargain photographer should be avoided.
The Quality of the Photos Is… meh!
No one likes to look at a blurry or grainy photo, especially regarding real estate listings. Hiring an experienced professional photographer who can capture stunning images from the correct angles and heights using the proper professional equipment and techniques pays off in the long run. Your potential customers will be less likely to take an interest in your listings if the images do not accurately and effectively showcase what you have to offer them. Imagine how upset your client will be when you take them to a property and find it does not look like it did in the photos!
If you try to cut corners and hire a cheap photographer, you may be dealing with subpar images that will not represent your property in its best light (literally). On top of that, you also will not get access to advanced editing and post-production tools necessary for creating eye-catching images—tools that most experienced photographers will provide as part of their service.
Communication Lacks With Cheap Photography Service
Nobody likes waiting around for days on end for someone else to respond—especially when there are pressing deadlines involved. Yet, that is what many bargain photographers do—ignore your communications until they feel like responding! Not responding to clients is frustrating and unprofessional; most customers will not be willing to put up with this kind of behavior from your photographer. Instead, they would much rather work with someone responsive and attentive—a quality most experienced photographers possess due to their training and professionalism. Plus, when something goes wrong—which could happen if you hire a cheap photographer—you want someone who can address the issue quickly and efficiently; otherwise, it could cost you even more money down the line because of delays or other unforeseen problems.
Is It Worth The Savings?
The bottom line is that hiring a cheap photographer (or real estate photography service where you will get a just over minimum wage hourly employee) is a great way to save some cash upfront. However, it could cost you more money due to poor-quality photos, slow response times, lack of experience, and perhaps even a lack of liability insurance. So don’t be fooled by the low price tag; experienced photographers whose services come at a reasonable cost will provide far better value in terms of quality photos and excellent customer service than those whose prices are too good to be true! Real estate agents should weigh their options carefully before making any decisions regarding photography services to ensure they’re getting their money’s worth every time!
DG Digital Services, LLC is based in Marietta, GA and provides professional photography and videography services including content creation and monthly growth consulting. DG Digital is the parent company of RealEstatePhotosAtlanta.com and FlyingLenz.com.