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If you are considering having your property photographed for Airbnb, then we would love to hear from you. We understand that there are many factors to consider when deciding whether or not it is worth the investment. We understand the need for beautiful and professional images and will work with you to ensure the best possible outcome for your AirBnB listing. When you have a great real estate photographer on your side, it doesn’t matter what type of property you have: we can help get you noticed and make sure your property sells quickly and without hassle.
Licensing is different for Airbnb's over a regular real estate property. If you're listing your home for sell, the photos are licensed for that one time listing and must be reshot for the next time the home is listed. However, if you are listing your home with Airbnb, it is important that you make sure you are clear on what types of images are required. These images will be used over and over and over.... therefore making the cost of the images go up.
As the property owner, you will be the one responsible for creating and providing all the photographs for the property. This means that if you want to use real estate photography, it is necessary to find a photographer who is willing to work with Airbnb. If they are not as willing as photographers who only work with traditional clients, then it may not be worth paying them. This also means that it will take time before they can get started on your project. Another difference between having real estate photography done by an agency vs. doing it yourself is licensing terms. Typically when hiring a real estate photographer to capture images of your home or business, there is a licensing fee because the end product will be sold commercially or used in multiple advertising campaigns. However, when using Airbnb’s own service, there is no such licensing fee so this may be better for those who don’t want their photos used in other marketing channels like TV commercials and print ads.
On top of these differences for pricing and licensing, having real estate photography done through Airbnb’s site may also mean that you have less control over how your images appear online and how much they cost if any at all. For example, when using an agency to shoot pictures of your property, they often create a portfolio that includes different pricing options based on candid shots vs professional. We'll make sure that you love all your photos. :)
One of our favorite ways to showcase a property is with drone photos. The views are stunning and the drone photos can be integrated into all of your listings, not just those that have been photographed by the real estate photographer. The great thing about shooting aerial images with a drone is that you will be able to see what most people would not be able to see otherwise. When you take these shots, it's easy to get footage of entire neighborhoods or even get close-ups of some interesting features. These kinds of photos also make for great marketing collateral for Airbnb listings as well as social media posts. We love when we come across properties that have a high-quality drone photo incorporated into their listing because it really gives the property an extra touch of professionalism and credibility.
In short, reach out - let's have a conversation and we'll get your photos taken care of in no time. Looking forward to our conversation.
We cover Waynesboro, Staunton, Lexington, Buena Vista and all of Augusta and Rockingham Counties. We're also happy to travel for your project. Contact Us.