Real Estate Photographer in Macon, GA

When it comes to real estate photographers-Why hire me?

When you search the internet for “REAL ESTATE PHOTOGRAPHERS”, you’ll find many choices . . . so why choose me?  No, I’m not the cheapest!

A decade ago, the cost of admission (to be labeled a professional photographer) was an investment of $7,000 to $10,000 to purchase medium format cameras, flash systems and studio equipment.  Presently, many folks present themselves as “professionals” by simply owning a $500 digital camera, one lens and enjoying “taking pictures”.  Their cheap prices are very attractive but the results are, far too often, disappointing.

 

Real estate photography requires the right equipment AND the right skills behind the camera and in front of the computer.  I have invested 20 years in acquiring the right equipment, developing the right skills and demonstrating my commitment to do the job right the first time.  Here’s why you should choose me:

 

letter to realtors

 

Home photography in Macon, GA

Jim Barber specializes in home photography in Macon, GA

Several realtors in the Middle GA area count on Jim to create listing photos
that grab buyers attention.  This home is “under contract” in less than a week!

 

enhanced RE photo of kitchen
A special effects photo of the kitchen

 

Anna Roberts, voted “Best realtor in Macon 2017”, invited me to create listing photos for this home.  I always enjoy working with Anna; she’s helped me buy and sell 5 homes in the Macon area.   In the MLS listing, Anna describes the home this way:

      Awesome 1 level brick with finished basement including bathroom & 5th bedroom or playroom. All bathrooms & kitchen have been updated. Four (4) bedrooms on main level. Hardwood floors in foyer, kitchen and breakfast room. Large lot and very wooded in back. Wonderful screened porch off breakfast room. Approximately 560+- sq ft in basement and approximately 2204+- on main. Seller has had home inspected and majority of repairs complete. Inspection available to interested prospects. A pleasure to see and tour.

 

Here’s the rest of the photos in the listing:

 

 

                                   If you need professional quality listing photos for a home YOU’RE trying to
sell,  call Jim Barber  478-737-2244

Home photography in Jonesboro, GA

Recent home photography in Jonesboro, GA

Jim Barber, a professional real estate photographer based in Forsyth,GA, was recently invited to do some home photography in Jonesboro.

      Lou Ann Harris is an experienced realtor in this area and describes the home this way: 

This home is in a well established neighborhood with plenty of mature trees. It sits on approximately a 1/2 acre corner lot. It is beautifully landscaped and the backyard is private and serene. Enjoy the peaceful view from the screened in porch. This 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home has been carefully maintained. The roof was replaced in 2009 and all the windows in 2014. The carpet is 1 year old. There is a large kitchen and breakfast area that overlooks the family room which has a wood burning fireplace. There is a formal living room & dining room.The side entry garage is oversized and has an exterior door to the back yard The owners have loved raising their family here the last 31 years but are now ready to move closer to them. Start some memories of your own here!

The home was just posted on MLS yesterday and she’s already got 8 showings this weekend!

 

Home photography sketch

Here’s a slider presentation of the other real estate photos for this home:

 

 

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A note to Middle GA Realtors

This Realtor has learned  the  importance of professional
real estate photography.

I have been a full time Realtor for 22 years.  I know the importance of good photography.  I always prided myself on the quality of my photographs, that is until I hired Jim Barber.  Jim made my homes stand out from all the rest!  No more dark rooms, bright window light or small corner shots of a room.  Now the color is clear and the wide angle really shows off the space of the home without distortion.   Jim is professional in appearance and shows respect to the homeowners and myself by being on time and even a little early.  His turn around time is quick and he is easy to schedule an appointment with.  I highly recommend Jim Barber for Real Estate photography and he is also highly skilled in portrait photography for your business cards or that special marketing piece.  

Lou Ann Harris  
Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty.

Have you ever noticed what separates the top performers in your
industry from the rest?

     One of the factors is that they all offer their sellers the advantages of using professional photographers for their listing photos.  It’s a real struggle to get to the top if you’re not offering your clients the best possible presentation of their property.

     I follow the listings on Zillow quite often.  I’m always amazed by the illogical practice of doing a price drop of $3500, rather than making a $125 investment in professional photos that will stimulate more interest (traffic) in the property.

You may be asking, “So, how do I benefit from using a professional
photographer for listing photos?”

  1. The research shows that homes will sell faster and for higher commissions when listing photos are done by a professional !
  2.  Increases the number of listings you will book!  Imagine this scenario,  a seller has already talked to another realtor about listing their home. Now, it’s your turn.  What if you told them “All of my listings are photographed by a professional photographer.  This gives your home a much better appearance than other listings on MLS”.  Doesn’t that give you a BIG advantage in this situation?
  3.  You receive a special gift on the first home that I shoot for you.

 

 

Call Jim Barber – 478-737-2244 – for your NEXT listing.

How to sell your home in 48 hours

This home went under contract in less than 48 hours.

Real estate photo of home using special effects.

The three elements that came together to sell this home in less than 48 hours.

 

The Realtor

The listing agent, Lou Ann Harris, has been in the business for over 20 years.  Those years of experience have taught her how to price a property properly without the “trial and error” pricing formula many agents use.  She has also developed a broad network of outlets to maximize the amount of exposure the property receives.  She provides wise advice about what the seller can do to make the home more appealing to potential buyers.  Trust Lou Ann Harris to list and sell your home in the quickest time possible.

 

The Sellers

The sellers made a huge contribution to the quick sale of this home.  Despite the fact that 3 children live in the home, the house was “neat as a pin” when I arrived for the photoshoot. They had followed each one of Lou’s recommendations on how to prepare the house for photos (and visits).  Inside and out, each item was organized in an appealing fashion.

 

The Photographer

Yes, I’m going to take credit for the great listing photos.  Lou added the photos to the listing for this property on late Monday afternoon. Monday night she received 3 calls to set up appointments to see the home. The home was shown 3 or more times on Monday.  Monday night she received 2 offers to buy the home at FULL listing price.  Tuesday morning the sellers accepted the offer.  This cascade of activity all started with the addition of professional quality photos to the listing.

I am Jim Barber, a commercial/real estate photographer based in Forsyth, GA.  I have invested in the specialized equipment to photograph real estate; I have many years of training in using computer programs to really make the listing photos shine; and I’ve got the commitment to bring out the best in every photo that I deliver.  Considering travel time, shooting time and computer time, I invested the better part of 9 hours in this project.  I WILL DO THE SAME FOR YOU !  Call Jm at 478-737-2244.

 

The Photos

Real Estate photography in Macon, GA

Marketing photos for a home in Macon, GA

Listing photos for 509 Whistler Lane.

 

      Last week, I was asked by Rivoli Realty to photograph this very desirable home in north Macon.  This is a 3 bedroom, 2 and a half bath, two story in the Providence subdivision.  The owners had the home staged for the photo session which makes the photos look so appealing.

Here’s a sampling of the finished photos:

 

 

If you need real estate photography services, call Jim Barber at 478-737-2244

Virtual tours for realtors near Macon GA

Virtual tours have proven to be an effective marketing tool
for realtors.

Impressive Images Photography, located near Macon, GA, is now offering
Virtual Tour videos in addition to my MLS listing photo services.

 

Jim Barber has been assisting realtors in the middle GA area by creating high quality images that make their MLS listing photos really POP.  After a successful 20 year career pleasing clients in the consumer market, I have developed quite a talent for commercial (real estate among other things) photography.

Here’s my latest project:

I was asked by The Brokery to create listing photos for this home in River Forest.  This beautiful 4 bedroom / 3 bath home has high quality wood flooring in all the public areas, vaulted ceilings and decorated wooden accents throughout.  Someone is going to be very proud to call this HOME.

 

First the MLS sized photos.

View the video on YouTube:  Click Here

If YOU are a realtor near Macon, GA,  call Jim Barber to photograph your next listing.
478-737-2244

Professional listing photos in Forsyth, GA

The power of professional listing photos

Here’s a collection of listing photos that I created for realtor Lou Ann Harris

 

Lou Ann listed the property with this listing description.

Over 100 year old Craftsman Style home is totally renovated and ready for you to move in! Here’s what the pictures don’t tell you. Original solid interior exterior doors. Original heart of pine tri-fold doors separating the living room and dining room. Original pocket doors. Heavy molding through out the home. Updated electrical and plumbing. Ceiling, interior and exterior walls are heavily insulated.Triple pane windows through over 90% of home. Beautiful heart of pine flooring through most of the home. Charming chandeliers and working fireplaces with gas logs in the living room and dining room. Spacious Granite counter tops, a walk in pantry and an abundance of cabinets make this a dream kitchen! Detached art studio with bath, office and workshop! 

Here are the listing photos

Real Estate photography in Forsyth, GA

Samples of real estate photography project in Forsyth, GA

A local realtor asked me to create listing photos for a new customer.  This is a beautiful older home filled with antiques. The owners had taken a lot of time preparing the home for this photo session (and it shows).

I created a flyer to highlight some of the photos:

photos from a new real estate listing.

Sample listing for FSBO property

For Sale by Owner

This 2400 sq ft home is situated on 20 acres of land in Anywhere, GA.  The home features  4 bedrooms, 2 baths, game room, 2 living areas (both formal and casual), and large kitchen. Built in hot tub on deck.  Oversized freestanding garage is handy for so many uses.  Call 555-555-5555 for a personalized viewing of this well maintained property.

 

 

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