The realtor would see a new listing and call the buyer with the address of the house and the buyer would read the description in the Sunday paper, drive by for a first look and decide whether to attend the open house or make an appointment with the realtor to see it.
In those days, curb appeal really did matter. It was the first glimpse of the property and if there were weeds or peeling paint, it stood out like a sore thumb. It didn’t matter how the inside looked, it was curb appeal that would get them in the house.
Today, there’s no time to do a drive-by. Instead, the first impression will be on the Internet and by a photo. And just like that drive-by, in today’s busy world, if that curb appeal isn’t there and the photos don’t do the property any good, they will move on to the next listing.
What does this tell us? That properly lit, crisp and clean photos are the only solution when in a home marketing situation. Like any sales effort, the most important thing is putting your best foot forward. If pictures are taken with a smartphone, it will look like pictures were taken with a smartphone.
Smartphone pictures as well as any other phone picture is really okay for an informal look. But, can they really compare to the quality of pictures taken by a good camera. Maybe even a camera that affords 3D pictures. Remember, after the buyer takes a look at the inside of the home, they will return to their computer and view your property online once more.
So, if you don’t have pictures of your property, don’t list the home until you do. There is so much competition online these days you have just a ‘glance’ to get a buyer’s attention. Conversely, if a home is listed without any pictures, they will simply ‘click’ and move on and, they won’t be coming back!
Here are some quality cameras that are well-suited for real estate:
Top Rated DSLR Camera for Beginners
Great little camera that comes with a Nikon 18/55 mm VR Lens as well as a Tamron zoom lens of 70-300 mm. The Nikon D5500 DSLR Camera has a HD UV Filter and six piece starter kit. Additionally, it comes with +2pcs, 16GB Commander Extreme speed memory cards.
This DSLR comes with D5500 DX format, which has 24.2 megapixel, full HD, five frames per-second. It has vibration reduction and removes undetectable ultra-violet rays and protects the lens from damage and debris.
There’s a deluxe shoulder bag to carry the camera. It is beautifully sleek and strong and has two dividers inside to fit all your DSLR equipment. It’s also equipped with a professional fifty inch tripod with pivoting head. This gives you a wide array of angles and a digital flash to use indoors and outdoors.
Users report this it is one of the best camera’s around. Easy to use and just as easy to set up. It’s the best value for the money. Very lightweight and the extra card is an awesome deal.
Best Compact Point and Shoot Camera
The Panasonic DMC-ZS50K Camera comes with an eye viewfinder and 32 GB accessory kit. It’s 12.1 mp high-sensitivity MOS sensor and venue engine image processor adds to its quality. It is a compact point and shoot camera with built in WIFI connectivity.
This black Panasonic has full HD 1080-p video recording with exceptional low-light quality and sensitivity to an expandable ISO6400. With its fast performance it enable you to record full resolution imagery up to 10fps or 6lfps with continuous AF.
The photos produced by this camera are high contrast imagery and sharp, clear photos. Comes with Eye Viewfinder in black, SDHC memory card, carrying case, two replacement extended life batteries and a micro cleaning cloth.
Users love this camera and the ease of using this camera.
Best 3D Digital Camera
This camera – Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W3 Digital Camera comes with a 3.5” LCD and captures high resolution images in 2D and 3D. Perfect for the real estate world. It also records 3D movies. There are no glasses required to see the 3D movies and the 3.5” wide-screen auto-stereoscopic LCD displays them perfectly.
There’s a mini HDMI output jack for easy connection to a 3D compatible HDTV. You can even capture images to memory cards.
You can’t think it’s that difficult to produce 3D movies and pictures because this camera makes it a piece of cake!
This great camera has a variety of operating modes from manual control to fully automatic control. Flip a switch and you can change from 2D to 3D and back instantly. There are two lenses and two sensors and it can even take two photos simultaneously, one wide angle and one telephoto, all in vivid color.
There’s also a full range of shooting modes, such as natural light, landscape, anti-blur, etc. It’s all at your command. Users consider this the best 3D camera ever made. Others call it a triumph of design for anyone who is looking to shoot 3D.
So, for real estate, any of these cameras will fit the bill. It’s not necessary to lower the price of the house so quickly, when all you might want to do is take better photos. It does make a difference because remember…a picture is worth a thousand words…