I am an active Real Estate Agent in Los Angeles for the past 10 years. I have compiled this list of the Top 100 Los Angeles Real Estate Photographers so finding the right photographer to add to your roster for your next LA real estate photoshoot is a breeze!
Pictures are the #1 marketing tool for selling listings (although in the future I expect videos to supplant pictures). The trend is clear, all buyers start their search for a new home online. The most important factor for buyers when they are considering which of the listings they view online to see in person is the photos. Great photos get more showings. More showings mean more offers. More offers mean a higher sales price. When I am determining a marketing budget for a listing I never scrimp on the photographs.
Real Estate Photography is more about getting the job done than making art (Architectural Photographers will disagree with me here). Photos are used to sell listings. Most agents want the photoshoot scheduled within a few days of signing a new listing, and when a photographer comes to shoot, they want it done in 1-2 hours (real estate agents are notorious for being impatient). Top Real Estate Photographers do 2 – 3 shoots a day, 5 to 6 days a week (unless you are Jeffrey Ong, then you shoot 3x a day/7 days a week). Prices for a photo shoots range from $200-$600, and you can add a website for an extra $150. The photographer will take 20 to 30 photos on average or up to 50 for estates, and then edit them. I hope for a 1-2 day turnaround on the delivery of pictures once they are taken.
Los Angeles Real Estate Photographers offer a variety of services. The main service everyone offers is Daylight Photos. In addition to this service, they may also offer Twilight Photos, Drone, 3D, Video, Virtual Staging, Floorplans, Lifestyle Photos, and Video.
To make this list easier to use I have made Top Ten Lists for each specialty:
Top 10 Los Angeles Architectural Photographers
Top 10 Los Angeles Twilight Photographers
Top 10 Los Angeles Drone Photographers
Top 10 Los Angeles Millenial Photographers
Top 10 Large Company Photographers
Top 10 Historic Home Photographers
High End Real Estate Photographers
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