The Importance of Photography: Before and After

We talk a lot about great photography at the Korby Home Team, and with good reason. Your home deserves photos that captivate the viewer and make them want to see more. We believe so strongly in the importance of outstanding photos that we provide professional photography services to every client, on every listing.

But rather than talk about it, we want to show you. If a picture is worth a thousand words, the ones below should tell quite a story.

First, a listing from spring of 2017

The sellers had tried unsuccessfully to sell their home previously. For that listing, their realtor used a cell phone to take a few snapshots. The listing expired with no offers. When we took this listing, we sent out our staging consultant and professional photographer. Our team made this home shine, and there were multiple offers within 3 days on the market.

Check out the previous agent’s photos on the left with our photography on the right:


Our second example is a listing from fall 2017

Again, here’s a home that was previously listed, but received no offers and had little interest while on the market. Compare the impact of the before photos on the left with our photos on the right:


An offer on this home was received, and the client closed in only a few months.

Our team believes in hiring the best person for the job, and photography is no exception. Having the right lighting, angles, and equipment is critical for exceptional photos. We don’t settle for shoddy, awkward snapshots for your listing. You shouldn’t, either!

Thinking of selling your home? Contact us using the form at right to get in touch with our team. We’d love to share our strategies with you!

About the Author

Katy Korby is the CFO of the Korby Home Team. Her passion is ensuring that our clients have an out-of-this-world experience selling their homes with the Korby Home Team. Katy comes to us with a diverse background and a unique skill set that enhances the client experience. Her attention to detail and care for people make her a wonderful asset to the team. Graduating with a degree in Theater, Katy has performed in numerous plays and most recently starred in a locally produced indie film that is being entered info film festivals around the nation. Katy’s experience in the work world include many positions within the accounting world including tax preparation, bookkeeping, and full-charge accounting. Most recently before joining the Korby Home Team, Katy was the Market Center Administrator for Keller Williams Integrity Realty in Roseville, where she was the full-charge accountant and handled budgeting and forecasting for the company as well as day to day operations and administration of an 80 person real estate office. Katy and her husband have two children, Libby and Calvin, and have lived in Como Park for almost two decades. In 2013, Katy completed the Tough Mudder 10 mile event and is a proud member of the “Finishers” group! For fun, Katy loves reading, photography and gardening and spending time with her family.