When you search the internet for “REAL ESTATE PHOTOGRAPHERS”, you’ll find many choices . . . so why choose me? No, I’m not the cheapest!
A decade ago, the cost of admission (to be labeled a professional photographer) was an investment of $7,000 to $10,000 to purchase medium format cameras, flash systems and studio equipment. Presently, many folks present themselves as “professionals” by simply owning a $500 digital camera, one lens and enjoying “taking pictures”. Their cheap prices are very attractive but the results are, far too often, disappointing.
Real estate photography requires the right equipment AND the right skills behind the camera and in front of the computer. I have invested 20 years in acquiring the right equipment, developing the right skills and demonstrating my commitment to do the job right the first time. Here’s why you should choose me:
Jim Barber is a professional real estate photographer in
A well known Macon Realtor recently asked me to create photos for her new listing in Lizella, GA. The property is a spacious home located in a quite cul de sac not far from a very popular public park on the shores of Lake Tobesofkee.
Here’s how Anna Roberts describes the listing: “Immaculate and ready for occupancy! Hardwood floors on main including foyer, great-room, kitchen, breakfast room, and dining room. Solid surface counter-tops, new sink and stainless steel appliances in kitchen. Soaring ceilings in foyer and great-room anchored by wood burning fireplace. Absolutely gorgeous & landscaped yard with privacy fence. Large deck off of great-room. New heat pump on main level. Rocking chair front porch! Don’t miss this !”
Here is the virtual tour that I created from the listing photographs
Jim Barber specializes in home photography in Macon, GA
Several realtors in the Middle GA area count on Jim to create listing photos
that grab buyers attention. This home is “under contract” in less than a week!
Anna Roberts, voted “Best realtor in Macon 2017”, invited me to create listing photos for this home. I always enjoy working with Anna; she’s helped me buy and sell 5 homes in the Macon area. In the MLS listing, Anna describes the home this way:
Awesome 1 level brick with finished basement including bathroom & 5th bedroom or playroom. All bathrooms & kitchen have been updated. Four (4) bedrooms on main level. Hardwood floors in foyer, kitchen and breakfast room. Large lot and very wooded in back. Wonderful screened porch off breakfast room. Approximately 560+- sq ft in basement and approximately 2204+- on main. Seller has had home inspected and majority of repairs complete. Inspection available to interested prospects. A pleasure to see and tour.
Here’s the rest of the photos in the listing:
If you need professional quality listing photos for a home YOU’RE trying to
sell, call Jim Barber 478-737-2244
This Realtor has learned the importance of professional
real estate photography.
“I have been a full time Realtor for 22 years. I know the importance of good photography. I always prided myself on the quality of my photographs, that is until I hired Jim Barber. Jim made my homes stand out from all the rest! No more dark rooms, bright window light or small corner shots of a room. Now the color is clear and the wide angle really shows off the space of the home without distortion. Jim is professional in appearance and shows respect to the homeowners and myself by being on time and even a little early. His turn around time is quick and he is easy to schedule an appointment with. I highly recommend Jim Barber for Real Estate photography and he is also highly skilled in portrait photography for your business cards or that special marketing piece.
Lou Ann Harris
Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty.
Have you ever noticed what separates the top performers in your
industry from the rest?
One of the factors is that they all offer their sellers the advantages of using professional photographers for their listing photos. It’s a real struggle to get to the top if you’re not offering your clients the best possible presentation of their property.
I follow the listings on Zillow quite often. I’m always amazed by the illogical practice of doing a price drop of $3500, rather than making a $125 investment in professional photos that will stimulate more interest (traffic) in the property.
You may be asking, “So, how do I benefit from using a professional
photographer for listing photos?”
The research shows that homes will sell faster and for higher commissions when listing photos are done by a professional !
Increases the number of listings you will book! Imagine this scenario, a seller has already talked to another realtor about listing their home. Now, it’s your turn. What if you told them “All of my listings are photographed by a professional photographer. This gives your home a much better appearance than other listings on MLS”. Doesn’t that give you a BIG advantage in this situation?
You receive a special gift on the first home that I shoot for you.
Call Jim Barber – 478-737-2244 – for your NEXT listing.
Samples of real estate photography project in Forsyth, GA
A local realtor asked me to create listing photos for a new customer. This is a beautiful older home filled with antiques. The owners had taken a lot of time preparing the home for this photo session (and it shows).
I created a flyer to highlight some of the photos:
A typical real estate scene taken with 3 different cameras from the same camera position.
If a real estate agent takes your homes listing photos, they typically use cell phone cameras OR point and shoot cameras. Even if they pull out a digital SLR, do they have a 10 – 24 mm lens? Looking at the comparison below, which camera makes the room look more spacious? Most people have a preference for the bottom photo (which most realtors don’t have to equipment to take).
Having a professional photographer create images of your home will make it look
more spacious and desirable. Hire a PRO.
The importance of taking well-composed and exposed photos of real estate can NOT be taken for granted! If your Realtor
is cutting corners (and not using a professional photographer) then it’s significantly costing you – the seller! Over 80% of buyers
look online FIRST to find their home. When they look through dozens of online listings and make out their “must see” list, you
want to have the best pictures possible.