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Why Farmington Hills MI Home Sellers Need quality Real Estate Photos – There are many details to be handled when selling your Farmington Hills MI home from preparing your property for the market, pricing your home correctly, taking quality professional real estate photos, marketing your home, negotiating offers, inspections, and so on.

With a top-rated Farmington Hill MI real estate agent like Tom Gilliam by your side, you can rest assured that every detail of selling your home will be handled on your behalf to your complete satisfaction. Tom will utilize every proven marketing resource available to help you sell your Farmington Hills MI home quickly and for top dollar.

For the purpose of this article, we are going to focus on the importance of quality, professional real estate photos when selling your Farmington Hills MI home. Studies reveal that professional real estate photos can help a listing sell faster and for the highest price compared to homes without quality professional photos.

As the saying goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words,” and in real estate, quality, professional real estate photos can make a huge difference in how quickly your home sells. Professional quality photos can help increase the number of people clicking on your listing and are often what pique a buyer’s interest in your home, prompting them to take the next step with their real estate agent.

According to the National Association of Realtors®, 92% of buyers use the internet to shop for a home. Real estate listing photos are particularly important when it comes to home shopping online. 95.1% of buyers first look at pictures over everything else on a listing. Without photos, many buyers won’t even bother clicking on a listing. And only after the photos caught their attention did they move onto the property description section.

For a home to sell quickly and for the highest price possible, it will need to entice as many prospective buyers as possible. Buyers tend to formulate a first impression of a property based on the online listing. As a result, web appeal has become the new curb appeal and why you need quality listing photos that show your home in the best possible light.

The quality of your photos and their ability to effectively highlight the condition of the home, the level of finish, quality of materials, and the size, are all important factors to consider. Your listing must have a strong visual appeal, and the primary exterior photos of your home are critical.

Below are a few tips to ensure that the primary exterior photos of your home show off its best features:

  • Mow the lawn & trim the bushes.
  • Store away outdoor items like bicycles, children’s toys, lawn furniture, equipment, tools, etc.
  • Replace a worn-out welcome mat with a new one.
  • Place a pot of colorful flowers or an evergreen plant on your front porch.
  • Power-wash your driveway, walkway, and the exterior of your home.
  • Edge the grass around walks and trees and add fresh mulch to your planting beds.
  •  Add or upgrade outdoor lighting (buyers often drive by your home at night).
  •  Place a seasonal wreath on your front door.

A strong, real estate photo will focus more on the buildings/rooms architecture, design, and space rather than on furniture and decor. That being said, well-furnished rooms and spectacularly staged photos attract homebuyers by helping them envision their new life in your home. It’s best to remove everything that distracts from your purpose of making the home look attractive such as extra furniture, clutter or personal items.

Quality real estate photos need the right light, angles, and composition to capture emotion, structure, and beauty. In addition, most real estate websites are designed to work best with horizontal (landscape) images. A mixture of horizontal and vertical images within a property listing can be distracting for your viewers.


Farmington Hills MI REALTOR® – Tom Gilliam has the expert knowledge and connections to professional photographers who can produce high-quality photos that appeal to buyers. He only works with the best real estate photographers who have an eye for the right angles and best lighting and the ability to capture the best features of your home.

Tom incorporates the most effective and cutting-edge marketing approaches for getting your home in front of as many potential buyers as possible. Your property will get exposure on all the major sites like Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, Movato.com, Homes.com, and many others. You can be assured that Tom is 100% committed to getting your home sold for the highest market price in the least amount of time possible.

If you or someone you know is considering buying or selling a home in Farmington Hills MI, please give Tom Gilliam a call at 248-790-5594 and he will put his years of experience and expertise to work for you.

Tom Gilliam, REALTOR®
RE/MAX Classic
29630 Orchard Lake Rd.
Farmington Hills 48334
Call: 248-790-5594
Office: 248-737-6800
Email: [email protected]
License #301741