In the real estate world, the digital camera and the digitized images has revolutionized real estate as well as many other industries. We have always had photos but it was the digital camera and digitized images that easily facilitated the direct broadcast of these images through the Internet. Prior to the digital camera, it was a time consuming process and most real estate listings that were posted consisted of only one image.
With the multiple images now being the norm and virtual tours able to be made up from those images, consumers can now select and just as importantly disqualify real estate property selections, leaving the consumer empowered with good data. The biggest feature of digitized images is that you can select the whole image or only a portion of the image and enhance, brighten or edit in order to bring the photo to its best view. With film cameras unless you were a photographer that developed your own film, the photo you took is the photo you got back when it was developed. You only saw the photo once it was developed so either you took several shots or hoped the first one was a keeper. There was usually no cropping or editing of the photos as we so easily do now with digital images and software or internet based editing programs.
With quality digital cameras now found in many devices such as cell phones, tablets, etc. the ease with which these captures are done has become almost second nature to people of all ages. For real estate, it has transformed our industry to be inviting and informative to consumers and professionals alike. As you scan the internet, you'll see how differently realtors use digital imagery to promote properties. To me, a picture is worth a thousand words and to you, it could mean selling your home. Give me a call at (250) 305-7034 to see how this digital technology can help to sell your home.