Until further notice, I can only accept new bookings for Saturday and Sunday shoots.

Kerrick Long

Real Estate Photographer

(573) 200—6339 photos@kerricklong.com

Information for Sellers

How to prepare your home to be photographed

Important Information

I will be photographing both the inside and outside of your home, including all the major rooms. I normally do not photograph the garage unless it has something special about it. If your home has special features that are not obvious, please let me know so I can include them in the shoot.

First impressions are everything! Taking these simple steps will help make your property stand out in today’s real estate market.

Outside

Kitchen

Bathrooms

General

Why it is important to de-clutter your home

Removing every-day objects such as towels hanging on oven doors, trash cans, and coats can greatly improve the look of a photograph. In addition, removing personal family photographs can help potential buyers visualize themselves and their family in the house.

Why you should list with a real estate agent who hires a professional photographer for your home

Homes that have been professionally photographed sell for thousands of dollars more than those that haven't.1 In fact, homes with more photographs stay aon the market for less time—as little as half the time!2 According to real estate expert Barbara Corcoran3, “if your home doesn’t look good online, [buyers] are just not going to even bother to come see it.”

In a down real estate market, the competition your home will face is fierce. You are trusting your real estate agent to sell your home, and professional photography shows they are willing to go the extra mile. 90% of buyers use the internet in their home search4, and most real estate websites show the photographs above most of the information. People are very visual, and many would rather see the features of a home than read about them.

  1. A Picture is worth a Thousand Dollars. True or false?
  2. Buyers! Don.t Skip Photoless Listings. Save $15,000
  3. TODAY: 5 Smart Ways to Sell Your Home
  4. NAR Survey Shows First-Time Home Buyers Set Record in Past Year

How to tell your agent, “I want a photographer”

If your listing agent has not hired a professional photographer to market your home with great photography, it's not too late! Just let your agent know you want your home to be marketed in the best way possible, and direct them to my Useful info for agents page if they need more convincing.

Even if your home has been on the market for weeks, months, or even years, you can still talk to your agent about hiring a professional photographer. New photographs can liven up a listing, and garner a second look from potential buyers.