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Best Real Estate Photographers in Charlotte, NC

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Charlotte Real Estate Photographers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Clover, SC 29710

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AK Media has provided professional, affordable real estate photography to the greater Charlotte area since 2010. The company's photography services include indoor and outdoor photos of homes, as well as aerial and twilight pictures. Slideshows of all photos taken are offered, as well as separate walk-through video packages. The company also offers 3D virtual tours for different types of real estate, from residential homes to travel and hospitality buildings.

Charlotte, NC

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Google
5.0 (4)

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Townsend Images, Inc. is owned by Clay Townsend, an architectural and real estate photographer based in Charlotte. Catering to a clientele that includes homeowners, real estate brokers, vacation rental businesses, and property managers, Townsend provides photography and other digital materials that can be used in marketing a property. He offers drone photography, twilight photography, 360-degree walkthroughs, and interactive floor plans. A keen traveler, Townsend has also been a landscape and nature photographer since 2012.

Charlotte, NC 28215

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Established in 2018, Sergio Woods Visuals in Charlotte, North Carolina, offers real estate photography and commercial property imagery for high-end, luxury properties. Owner, photographer, and filmmaker Sergio Woods offers a variety of services, including still images, highlight films, and aerials. In his work, he aims to accentuate stunning views and emphasize small details within the homes he photographs. His work is often used to create virtual tours for real estate listings.

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TruPlace

Charlotte, NC

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Facebook
4.4 (44)
Google
4.6 (33)
Yelp
3.0 (2)

Why choose this provider?

TruPlace is a photography business that offers visuals for Charlotte-based clients who are planning to sell or rent a property. Real estate photographers at this company utilize high dynamic range techniques to produce images with brilliant colors. They provide photo packages that include complementary offerings like amenity photos, clear window views, and blue skies. TruPlace also offers green grass, blue water, fireplace, twilight, and staging enhancements. Aerial photography is also available to capture the birds-eye view of the location.

Charlotte, NC 28270

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ParaViz is a local employee-owned virtual real estate photography company in Charlotte. The business provides custom interactive web tours for commercial and residential real estate properties. The company uses a range of technologies to merge still, 3D, and 360-degree images with floor plan layouts to create realistic virtual tours. ParaViz also provides low altitude aerial images of landscaping, backyard amenities, and commercial properties such as golf courses and spas. The company provides a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee on its work, including second visits on location, or ParaViz will refund a client’s money.

Concord, NC 28025

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Google
5.0 (9)
Yelp
5.0 (1)

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Six Cents Media in Concord is a professional photography company that specializes in residential real estate photography throughout the Charlotte area. Six Cents Media works with local real estate professionals to deliver customized media packages using ground and aerial photos and videos. Among the packages Six Cents Media produces are marketing portfolios, custom websites, and modern HD virtual tours. The company also operates an aerial photography drone to produce footage and 3D maps of construction worksites for contractors.

Charlotte, NC 28215

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Google
4.0 (1)

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Edgy Elegance Photography provides professional photography services in Charlotte. The company shoots interiors and exteriors of residential real estate for use in flyers and brochures posted in front of houses for sale or on brokers’ websites. Edgy Elegance Photography also hosts online galleries for six months to showcase properties and designs color and black and white flyers.

Charlotte, NC 28226

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Facebook
5.0 (1)

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Carolina Virtual Tours provides professional real estate photography services in Charlotte. The company offers Matterport 3D Virtual Walkthroughs to allow potential buyers to see every square inch of a house by including schematic floor plans as well as HDR photographs. All Carolina Virtual Tours property websites are created using responsive design to adjust to any screen size and form factor. The company also works with hospitality businesses, restaurants, and retail stores to showcase their properties to potential customers.

Charlotte, NC 28203

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Google
4.8 (18)
Yelp
3.5 (3)

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Lem Lynch Photography has photographed real estate and more around Charlotte for over 30 years. The business takes photos of architecture and the interiors and exteriors of both commercial and residential properties. Real estate brokers use Lem Lynch Photography to create slideshows complete with captions and contact info for their websites. The company also provides headshots and group photos to use in a real estate business advertising.

Charlotte, NC 28278

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Google
4.0 (3)

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snapWerx is a Charlotte commercial real estate photography company. Jim Graziano started the business in 2010 and focuses on providing quality photography at an affordable price. The company specializes in business-to-business photography and can handle any customer’s needs, whether they are industrial, architectural, or more consumer-based. snapWerx never charges royalties for any photographs that are purchased.

Compare our Top Real Estate Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
ak.media
Clover, SC 29710
Townsend Images, Inc.
Charlotte, NC
Kierrallure
Charlotte, NC 28215
TruPlace
Charlotte, NC
ParaViz
Charlotte, NC 28270
Six Cents Media
Concord, NC 28025
Edgy Elegance Photography
Charlotte, NC 28215
Carolina Virtual Tours
Charlotte, NC 28226
Lem Lynch Photography
Charlotte, NC 28203
snapWerx
Charlotte, NC 28278

FAQs

  • Introduction

    With the advancement of smartphone cameras, you may be tempted to forego hiring a real estate photographer in favor of taking images of the property yourself. It seems simple enough, and you can look at other professional photographs to get an idea of what angles to use.

    However, this approach might eventually end up costing you more than you would save. Especially since amateur smartphone photos aren't going to compete with professional photos in real estate listings. A professional photographer has the right training, experience, and equipment to take the best possible photos of the property you're attempting to sell.

  • Why use professional photography for real estate?

    Properties listed with professional photos are known to sell faster and for more money. All effective professional marketing utilizes high-quality, professional photos, and this conditions buyers' responses to attractive, premium images.

  • What equipment is needed for real estate photography?

    An experienced real estate photographer has the following equipment to take first-rate photos to sell your property fast:

    • High-quality digital camera
    • Wide-angle lens
    • Tripod
    • External flash units
    • Lens filters
    • Light meter
    • Photo editing software
    Also, an extension pole or drone can aid in taking elevated shots.

  • Is it necessary to be licensed to be a real estate photographer?

    Photography isn't regulated by the federal government, so it doesn't require a license. Many real estate photographers have anywhere from a certificate in photography to a bachelor's degree. Experience and a portfolio of high-quality photos is generally enough to qualify for the job.

  • Do sellers or real estate agents pay for real estate photography?

    The real estate agents pay for the photos. The seller acquires the services of a real estate agent to advertise and promote the sale of the property. The agent then compiles an accurate representation of the property in advertisements and promotions through images.

  • How do real estate photographers charge?

    Some photographers base their prices on square footage, and others charge a flat rate and tack on extra for the following:

    • Larger than average properties
    • Number of photos needed
    • Amount of post-processing editing requested
    • Extras, such as twilight shoots, areal photography, and video

  • What are specialty services that a real estate photographer would offer?

    • Virtual staging: Virtual staging is the practice of adding furnishings and decor to empty rooms digitally through photo-editing software programs during post-processing.
    • 3-D tours: A 3-D tour allows a prospective buyer to do a virtual walkthrough of the property while controlling which room they're in and the direction they're looking.
    • 2-D floor plan creation: Some real estate photographers can use software to create a 2-D floor plan for your property.
    • Aerial drone services: Some real estate photographers offer aerial drone photos or video, although, this is typically an additional charge.
    • Real estate videos: A real estate video is a video walkthrough of the home, with or without aerial drone footage.
    • Twilight photos/virtual twilight photos: Twilight, known as the golden hour, blue hour, or magic hour in film and image photography, gives the best lighting for images and videos, mainly because there are no stark shadows. A twilight sky can also be added or enhanced digitally.
    • Marketing flyers: Marketing flyers are color brochures used to promote a listing.
    • Property websites: A property website is dedicated to one listing.