Snapping a few shots with a cell phone camera won't cut it when selling a house. And although a digital camera is definitely a step up, it still may not do the trick. SLR cameras are the way to go and well worth the time and investment when posting real estate photos online.
Real estate agents swear by them and won't substitute, that is, if they want their listings to move and to make their clients happy. Jesus Menendez, a Realtor with Coldwell Banker, never compromises.
"It's a matter of fact that property listings without photos are passed by when potential buyers are searching through properties marketed online. Personally, I have professional photography done of all my properties," Menendez told HousingWatch. The only exception is with foreclosures and short sales where, for obvious reasons, the owners request minimal or no exposure of the interiors.