We are often asked "why pay for a professional property or real estate photographer, when the estate agent does it for free". In short, our skills are totally different. We try to make an image - no matter what state the property is - large or small. They, the agent or surveyor that is, simply captures an example of the room as part of a property sale.
No we're not splitting hairs - our approach sells the room and the environment, the other approach simply proves it exists! So that's why it is important to get the best image to sell the property or interior and not one that just creates a rough example for the particulars or investment & portfolio pack. However, you have to pay for the time to shoot and process.
YRSCommercial, Property Photographer.