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Do I really need professional photos?


Do I really need professional photos?

According to the National Association of Realtors, “more than 90% of buyers scroll through hundreds of listings on a mobile device or laptop, clicking only on the ones that grab their attention.” 

As the saying goes, you never get a second chance to make a first impression. That’s why it is extremely important to make sure you have the best pictures of your home when selling. With that in mind, here are things to consider when deciding whether to take the photos on your own or hire a professional to do it for you.


As technology evolves, the quality of images taken on smartphones is getting better and better. However, if you do not have a newer phone, a professional camera, or much of a photography background, it is going to take a large amount of time and equipment to get the necessary shots.

It is recommended to use a DSLR camera that has a wide-angle lens. If you are trying to shoot in a tighter space, then a wide-angle lens is crucial. While some of the newest versions of smartphones have a wide-angle setting, it is most likely not as effective as one on a DSLR. A tripod is great to use to ensure that your photos are level and consistent.

Good lighting is critical when photographing both inside and outside of your home. You may want to consider getting a lighting kit that includes a light reflector to help with directing light to certain spaces. If you are unable to obtain a lighting kit you will need photo editing software. While these are great, they do bring additional costs.

A stellar DSLR camera alone will run you at least a few hundred dollars. That combined with the other necessary equipment and accessories will be pretty expensive. Don’t want to spend all of that money? You might want to consider Revinre’s Premium package or higher. You can still save thousands while getting professional photos taken of your home and none of the stress!


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Photography Expertise

Do you know all of the important aspects of photography or are you just used to using your phone to snap a few shots? As we mentioned above, you will most certainly need to use photo editing software after taking photos of your home. If you don’t have software or know how to use it then it will take much time to perfect the photos.

Time of day plays a huge role in photographing your home. You may not know that certain photos look better during the day versus at night. According to, twilight photos are great for homes with stunning landscaping and can make a home look inviting from the outside. Twilight is only 20 minutes long, starting once the sun sets. If you are new to photography, you may want to consider a professional to take your photos in order to get the right shots within those 20 minutes. 

Interior photos can get tricky when it comes to dealing with glares from windows. A strong glare can result in an extremely bright or dark photo. High dynamic range (HDR) photos are oftentimes difficult to perfect. Fortunately, professional photographers have come up with many ways to get around this issue that the average person most likely will not be able to accomplish on their own.

Shooting from the right spots and avoiding odd angles are also important. All professional real estate photographers know the exact angles to shoot from for each specific room and area of your home. Since it is recommended to include 22-27 photos in your listing, it is important to get them perfect. 

Professionals also know how important aerial drone shots are. They are a way to show your entire home from a different view. According to Rocketlister, “properties with aerial drone images are 68% more likely to sell.” It’s safe to assume that most people don’t have a drone lying around at home. With REVINRE, you can select to have drone images taken of your home from our a-la-carte services. Increase the chances of selling your home high while still saving.

A report from Inman tells that about half of the homes in the United States are selling in a week or less. Don’t let your photos be the reason that potential buyers move on to a different listing.

Leave it to the professionals and take advantage of REVINRE’s professional photography services included in our many package options to ensure your house sells quickly and for top dollar. 

Sell your home with REVINRE and save!

If you’re selling your home in Arizona, and don’t want to pay thousands in listing commissions, you’ve come to the right place.

Contact us at 602-562-7222 or visit to get started today.

By Rachel Cohen On July 6th, 2021
Arizona Housing Market Update September 2020


Arizona Housing Market Update September 2020

As September has come and gone, more monthly records have broken with it. This includes the highest median sales price ever reported, the highest average sales price ever reported, and the highest sales volume for any September. These remarkable sales are likely to continue throughout October as well.

Here’s what you need to know:

Market Snapshot

According to ARMLS data from September 1 to September 31, 2020, monthly sales are up a resounding 18.5% from last year.


New inventory is also on the rise - up over 11% compared to 2019. The rise in inventory these past few months will help with the increased demand the Phoenix market has seen. Yet, home prices have continued to rise, up 1.54% from last month.

List vs. Sales Price

List and sales prices have continued to rise year-over-year.

Days on Market (DOM)

On average, homes are on the market 13 days less year-over-year.

Sell your home with REVINRE to save!

If you’re selling your home in Arizona, and don’t want to pay thousands in listing commissions, you’ve come to the right place.

Contact us at 602-562-7222 or visit our website here to get started today!

By REVINRE On October 19th, 2020
Arizona Housing Market Update August 2020


Arizona Housing Market Update August 2020

It’s simply remarkable. That is how analyst Tom Ruff is describing the hot housing market in Arizona. Despite high unemployment levels and fear of recession, extraordinarily low interest rates are stimulating the housing market to unprecedented levels.

We dove into the data, and here’s what you need to know:


Market Snapshot

According to ARMLS data from August 1 to August 31, 2020, monthly sales are up 1.7% year-over-year. Since the rebound in June, we’ve seen an uptick in sales, listings, and prices.

Home values are continuing to stay strong; compared to August 2019, the median sale price has skyrocketed, up 13.85%. These higher prices could be explained by increased demand, and less inventory. While new listings are rising, the total inventory is still down 22.8% from this time last year. 

*Based on ARMLS Data


List vs. Sale Price

The value of a home is starting to be realized. In turn, list and sale prices have thrived through August 2020.



Days on Market (DOM)

On average, homes are on the market for 12 less days year-over-year.


Sell your home with REVINRE to save!

If you’re selling your home in Arizona, and don’t want to pay thousands in listing commissions, you’ve come to the right place.

Contact us at 602-562-7222 or visit our website here to get started today!


By Samantha Quen On October 2nd, 2020
5 Tips for Selling your Home during COVID-19


5 Tips for Selling your Home during COVID-19

The coronavirus has undoubtedly affected the global and domestic economy, including the housing market. Yet, according to economist Mark Fleming, the industry is more equipped to weather the coronavirus due to three reasons: the housing market is not overvalued, equity is high, and demand is great. In fact, the market was on the rise in early 2020 before the health crisis hit, and interest rates are at historic lows. If you are interested in selling, this is a great time to do so. 


While there may be some obstacles, these 5 tips will help you sell your home while staying safe during the coronavirus. 


1. Make repairs when possible

You may find yourself at home more than ever – this is the perfect opportunity for home improvements. Get your house up to par by painting walls, replacing light fixtures, and deep cleaning carpets. Whether it’s needed repairs or transforming your backyard into a getaway, these upgrades will increase property value and attract homebuyers. 


2. Transform unused space into a home office or gym

Throughout the pandemic, many people are working and exercising out of their homes to stay safe. A dedicated workspace or gym encourages productivity and a work life balance. Hence, homebuyers are beginning to recognize the importance of this space in their homes.


Extra bedrooms can be converted into a home office or gym. If you are not renovating, emphasize the office or gym capability in your messaging. Buyers are drawn to these additional rooms like never before, and you can capitalize on these added amenities in your home.


3. Show off your property virtually

Many buyers search for properties online, especially during this health crisis. It is vital that sellers show off their homes in the best light. Highlight the “wow” photos first to immediately draw in buyers.


Also, consider getting professional photographs taken or even a virtual walkthrough tour. Here at REVINRE, we offer both of these services a la carte for a low price.


4. Safety measures for in-person showings

When selling your home in-person, ensure safe showings by following the proper precautions. Make sure you properly clean and disinfect your home before allowing in potential buyers. Creating a safety kit, which could contain disposable masks and gloves, shoe bootie covers, and hand sanitizer, will minimize risk for you and your visitors. And finally, thoroughly clean your home after in-person tours to keep your family protected. 


5. E-Sign your documents

There is really no need to sign documents in-person when you sell your home. At REVINRE, all documents are sent and signed securely online. This practice is quick, easy, and most importantly keeps you safe.



If you are selling your home in Arizona, and don’t want to pay thousands in listing commissions, contact REVINRE today!

By Samantha Quen On September 14th, 2020