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Are you considering whether to outsource your real estate photo editing?

Then, this blog post is for you!

Learn why so many photographers are outsourcing their real estate photo editing to professional teams of editors all over the world. 

We’ll also cover why high-quality photos are essential for marketing a property and the pros and cons of outsourcing your real estate photo editing.

Alright, let’s dig in deeper!

High-Quality Photos Are Your Best Marketing Tool

Effective marketing is a contributing factor of any real estate deal, and professional photographs are the lifeblood of high quality real estate marketing.

When it comes to selling real estate, photos are the most effective tool that you have to attract quality buyers to a listing. 

More and more real estate photographers are discovering the value of outsourcing real estate photo editing to teams of overseas photo editors.

First of all, they have the experience, tools and knowledge to bring out the best in a photo and present any listing in its best light.

Second of all, real estate photo editors are inexpensive, English speaking, and typically work while you are asleep. 

Still not convinced?

Let’s go through some of the pros and cons of working with a real estate photo editing company.  

5 Pros of Outsourcing Your Real Estate Photo Editing

1. Time Savings

For starters, spending another 3-4 hours editing after a full day of shooting is just not manageable, for yourself or your social life.

Sending your photos to a real estate photo editing company allows you to shoot more, spend less time in front of your computer, and spend more time with friends and family or working on your business. 

2. Opportunity Cost

What else could you be doing besides editing real estate photos?

Time spent on editing is time that you’re not shooting, getting new clients, or working on the other aspects of your business. 

3. Fast Turnaround Time

When using a real estate photo editing service, you can and should expect photos delivered back to you within 24 hours (or sooner!)

4. Additional Services

You’ll soon discover how much more your online editors can do for you, including virtual staging, single property websites, floor plans, and even providing a virtual assistant to transform your workflow.

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5. Scale and Grow Your Business

With a team behind you taking care of most of your editing and admin.

You’ll have time and energy to get more business, bring on a second (or third) photographer, and focus on more high value activities.

So, those are compelling reasons to outsource your photo editing. But for the purposes of impartiality, let’s also take a look at the downside.

3 Cons of Outsourcing Your Real Estate Photo Editing

1. Loss of Control

When you outsource your editing to a retouching company, you have to trust another person (or team).

And perhaps they don’t have the same vision, style, or skill set as you do for your images. 

2. Language Barrier

You may fear a possible language barrier when outsourcing to companies overseas.

However, PhotoUp only works with highly professional photo editors that speak and write fluent English.

3. Cost

Even though it’s affordable, it’s still money out of your pocket that you would save if you do it all of your editing by yourself.

But at the end of the day, you’ll have to ask yourself if the cost of editing yourself worth $1 per image?

Final Thoughts

With this in mind, you can start to consider whether you should outsource your real estate photo editing, or not.

It all depends on your goals and future of your business.

If your business is built on your personal quality of photo editing and you don’t plan to grow, then outsourcing might not be a great fit for you. 

But if you’re looking to grow your business, add associate photographers, and continue adding new clients, then leveraging a real estate photo editing team may be just what you need to succeed. 

Keep in mind that you don’t have to commit to using just one service or company.

The flexibility to scale services up and down as needed is part of the reason that so many photographers are turning to real estate photo editing services, like PhotoUp, to help them grow and thrive. 

To find out the many ways that PhotoUp can help you leverage the power of a real estate photo editing service, sign up for your free account today!

We hope this post helped you see the benefits with outsourcing your real estate photo editing. Before you go, you may also want to check out the following resources:

Devon Higgins


Devon is a business owner, entrepreneur, licensed realtor, and sports enthusiast. Devon graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Marketing and he currently lives with his wife and two daughters in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Devon's background in marketing and the deep knowledge of the real estate industry make him an integral part of the PhotoUp team.

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