Scott Hargis, a photographer based in Oakland, Calif., says searching for real estate online is similar to online dating in that people will not check out the home if the initial photo is not eye-catching. More Realtors are hiring photographers that specialize in real estate photos. Hargis says it can be difficult to shoot a home, as the quality of light can be a challenge and there often is less than two hours to get at least 15 good shots. He adds that 90 percent of the time, properties are not ready for the shoot, with lighting issues and contractors walking around the place. | Read More