Do estate agents charge for photos?
Posted on 9th July 2021
It’s always worth checking with your Estate Agent if they charge for photos before taking them on. Some may offer a ‘marketing’ package which can include professional photographers or videographers.
It can be worth looking at these options if your house is valued at the higher end of the market, but we would always advise that you do your own research as you may find hiring your own photographer / videographer to be more cost effective.
Many online estate agents will ask you to do the photography yourself. As with many online options, this is part of the money saving process.
If you consider having a professional take pictures of your property, then you may be charged a staging fee. This is to bring in additional furnishings to ‘stage’ the location for the photos / videos.
Staging fees can once again vary depending on the size of your property and weather or not it has furnishings already.
Estate agents will sometimes take photos with a fisheye lens. This gives the illusion that the rooms bigger than it is in real life. You may consider this to be disingenuous, though most people are aware of this trick and it’s often beneficial to see more of the rooms features.
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