Captivating images play an important part in the visual marketing of your co-living unit. However, not all of us have a good eye for photo-taking and we may not be able to take photos that put your unit in the best light. Here are 5 good reasons why you should pay a professional photographer to take images of your unit.
1. Photographers know how to take the best shots
Professional photographers are skilled in their field. They know how to take the best angles of the rooms in your unit, adopt the right lighting and know where to position the camera. In addition, they will be able to touch up your images for you before you post them on property listings. When you stage your property correctly, some photographers are able to do magic with their photo-taking and make your property look like a showflat.
2. Stand out from competitors
Professionally taken images can help you stand out from other competitors who are also offering units for rent. Prospective tenants are likely to zoom in on well-taken images rather than badly-taken photographs or those which show a messy apartment or images which do not show off the best features of the property.
3. Able to move the property quicker
Attractive images tend to get more clicks. A greater number of clicks translates into more enquiries to view the property. The more people who enquire and come to view the property, the higher your chances of closing a deal and landing a tenant. In short, impressive images lead to a higher number of clicks which increases the chances that one of these can be converted to an actual rent-paying tenant. So good images will definitely help you to you rent out the unit faster.
4. You can command a higher asking rental
Professional photography can help you fetch a higher asking rental price for your co-living unit. Your photographer will know how to position your property in the best light. This plays a part in helping you command a higher asking rental when you list the property.
5. Attract better-quality tenants
As you are able to list a higher-asking price for your tenants, this also indirectly serves as a screening tool for prospective tenants. If tenants make enquiries and want to come for a viewing, this likely means that they are able to afford the asking rental listed on the website. Onboarding better quality tenants will help you to maximise your earnings from your co-living property investment.