Check out these 15 real estate photography facts you need to know before listing your home for sale:
Buyers spend 60% of their time looking at listing photos, and only 20% each on the listing description and agent description. (The Wall Street Journal)
83% of buyers cited pictures as very important. (investordetails.wordpress.com)
You have two seconds to grab the buyer’s attention without a photo, and 20 seconds with a photo. (marketleader.com)
Agents who outsource photography earn twice as much commission as those who do not. Only 35% of agents use professional photographers. (inman.com)
This isn't a photo you'd want to use to market your home to a potential buyer. An educated real estate photographer will never submit a photo like this to a realtor to post on social media or the MLS. This kind of photo disadvantages an otherwise beautiful home, and the seller who's probably trying to move on with their lives. A professional real estate agent will also not post such an image into MLS and expect to sell this home. It is unethical to represent a home in a way that will deter potential buyers from wanting to view it in person.
What is wrong with this photo? The walls are skewed, it is overexposed, the windows reflect on the floor, and there's a weird glow around the windows to name a few.
These are two very poorly composed and lit images. The "ceiling" should never occupy that much of an image. Vertical images are not an accepted form of imagery in real estate photography because they don't showcase a space in its entirety. Also, clutter is a killer for any space photographed. A buyer will be deterred from wanting to see a house in person if the images show a messy space. They won't be able to visualize their own lives there.
Please remember that once your home is listed for sale, it becomes a product, and for any product to sell, it has to be represented in the best light possible.