We all hire a professional photographer for plenty of events like weddings, graduations, birthdays and what not. In short, hiring a professional photographer has always been about our personal life and personal events. But it is high time to realize that our professional life also needs good photographers. Most importantly, if you are in the real estate business, then you need to understand the importance of hiring a photographer who can take amazing and attractive shots of your listings for your real estate website.

Let’s face it, when it comes to a listings website, the first thing that matters is the photography. People will visit your website first, check out the photos of the houses and the rooms, etc and then they will contact you which means that you need to focus a lot on the photography part.

Now, finding a good real estate photographer can be a daunting task especially with so much variety outside. But don’t worry, we are here to make this task easy for you, here are a few things you need to consider before hiring a professional photographer for your real estate business;

1- Hire the one with some architectural experience

Want the best for your website? Well, try to hire the person who has a little know-how about the architectural spaces because that way, the person will know how to capture a perfect picture of your listings. Again, there are several experts you’ll see on the internet, but then again, it’s about the experience they have and the skills they possess. Moreover, when you hire a photographer, make sure to discuss their licensing agreement first. You should know what and how will they be using your photographs later.

2- Discuss your requirements first

You cannot just hire someone by looking at their portfolio. In fact, you have to check if the other person can give you what you want. So, before making a final hiring decision, discuss in detail your requirements and what sort of pictures you are expecting. This process will help prevent getting the results that you are not happy with. Just talk in detail for example, if it’s the kitchen that you need some shots of then to tell the photographer what things you want him to highlight in the picture. The same goes for all the other areas such as the master bedroom, the living room, etc.

3- Make sure you are happy with the edits

You’ve got two options after you’ve hired a photographer, you can join them in the shoot (which is a better idea), or you can leave it all to them and sit back and relax. Now, it’s all on you and the level of trust you have on the other person. Again, the better thing to do is to attend the shoot so that you can expect better results. Moreover, good shots are not where the struggle ends in fact, editing is the most important part of real estate photography. Discuss it with your photographer earlier and do keep a check on his editing skills too. You see, your photographer must have the ability to make a house or a room look as appealing as possible. So, hire the one, you think is the best in his field.


These are the three major things one should consider before finalizing a professional photographer. Use these tips and ask the relevant questions, we assure you that you’ll end up with the shots and the photographer you need.

Published by Mohammad Shoaib