My head is spinning....your house photos are darn right confusing!

 

 

Yesterday while searching for a higher end homes in Phoenix AZ I was quite surprised to see such poor quality home pictures. My clients budget is from 700K to 1.2M and the selection of homes, based on photos alone was looking dismal.

 

Selling your Moon Valley Phoenix AZ Home - Hire a professional

 

And here is why.....out of the 20 or so homes there was only 2, maybe 3 listings that had good quality photos. The rest of the listings had poor quality photos both in lighting and what area of the home were chosen to take pictures off.

 

For instance - do potential clients want to see the front of the home and then immediately be shifted to a living room, then back to the front door, then to a kitchen, then back to front of home, then a small powder room, and up to master suite, back down to kitchen, back up to home office, on and on and on? If I were a potential buyer I would not be impressed. And to make things worse several homes still had all the Holiday decorations up inside and out. Your getting why my head is spinning, right. It was darn right confusing.

 

For the Moon Valley neighborhood this is the high price range and it seems to me the pictures should be of high quality and definitely follow a good sequence of order - just like a virtual tour would. And no, the majority of these homes did not have virtual tours. Which I found very odd in this day and age of easy to use virtual tour apps and online marketing being the driving force of real estate and the #1 place that buyers look for homes.

 

While reading some featured posts on ActiveRain I was delighted to read Andre R Aragon, Real Estate Photographer  success post about a home that he shot in Tampa. An offer was on the table within 5 days - which would make most sellers very happy. The listing agent was a smart and savvy marketing expert to hire a professional photographer to make the listing be a STAND OUT HOME on the internet. Check it out....this in my opinion is the way to showcase a home!

 

 

My head is spinning....your house photos are darn right confusing!

 

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Comments

Yes, that is really confusing and they are not representing the house well.  That is so sad, esp for that price range

Posted by Women of Westchester Working Together, Women helping Women get ahead (Women of Westchester Working Together) over 5 years ago

Though there are a lot of reasons for a home to sell quickly.  Photos, staging and correct pricing certainly increase the chances that it can happen.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 5 years ago

Anna - I agree that the listing photos just work better if they are in some sort of order and not jumping around from interior to exterior and back and forth between rooms.  It just makes sense to me.  I don't think a lot of other agents think that way.

Posted by Jim Patton, Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties ( Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816) over 5 years ago

Anna, Good Photos are a must and especially in higher end properties. What are agents thinking? They are doing a terrible disservice to their sellers.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 5 years ago

Anna, I'm a firm believer in quality, professional photos.  And I don't think it matters what the price range is - although at the upper end, I would certainly expect that agent to hire a pro. 

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 5 years ago

Hi Anna, I completely agree that you need good photos for your listings and in an order that makes sense.  Thanks for sharing the great advice!

Posted by Karen Johnson, Realtor, ABR, "Bucks County PA Homes" (Addison Wolfe Real Estate ) over 5 years ago

Wow do I agree with you about this.  Once I get photos (professional mind you) of my listings, I organize them to be a sort of walk through of the home..from front to back. It drives me crazy when people just randomly throw photos up there all willy nilly.

Posted by Brenda Mullen, Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!! (RE/MAX Access) over 5 years ago

Anna - Since we still didn't use the Internet much when I was still an agent, I'd never thought about the order of the photos. But of course - you're right. They should lead the person through the house.

Posted by Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer (Marte Cliff Copywriting) over 5 years ago

Anna, I'm in agreement with you.  Quality photos are critical in the marketing of homes. Photos are the big introductions to getting showings.  We use a professional to take our photos, and he knows we require the shot to be in the order of the way we would walk through the home. Those who produce low quality, out of order photos are obviously lazy.

Posted by Bette Gottwald, "Bet"on Central PA Real Estate! (UNITED REAL ESTATE | Central PA) over 5 years ago

I'll check out the post, Anna. A short walk-through video came help, as does putting a floor plan on marketing materials. Very few agents do either in my market - differ action uniqueness for me!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 5 years ago

Hi Anna,

It's all about the presentation. And the pictures are key.

Have a good night in the Phoenix area.

Best, Clint McKie

Posted by Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586 (Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections) over 5 years ago

Photographs are critical in every price range when it comes to selling homes.  I think that substandard pics are definitely a bigger turnoff in the luxury homes.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) over 5 years ago

Might I say I'mglad I'm not the only one!

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 5 years ago

Anna, With over 90% of consumers searching the internet for homes, it only seems logical the photographs would influence their decision to look closer.  Great reminder!

Posted by Rebecca Foresee, Let's foresee the possibilities . and get results! (Alain Pinel Realtors) over 5 years ago

Anna this looks like an opportunity for you to teach a class to your local Realtors on taking and placing good pictures.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) over 5 years ago

High end home sales need high end photographers to come in and take those pictures. Placement of photos is an art it must flow just right. If you find you don't want to hire someone; invest in a class and camera equipment. They have to be of quality.

Posted by Sussie Sutton, UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers. (UTR Texas Realtors) over 5 years ago

Anna, quality is important but sequence sets the tone. Thanks for the reminder. Good luck with your buyer!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) over 5 years ago

Good morning Anna. You are right of course and I scratched my hea too when I saw odd sequencing and poor pictures. Just a lazy agent. Too bad. Suggested.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 5 years ago

I like my photos to tell a story so when I place them online or on the MLS, I take you from street, to door, to right, then left, then master, etc. It is fluid. I also make sure to use the best photos I can.

Posted by Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent/Associate Broker, RVA Home Team - Winning with Integrity. (RVA Home Team) over 5 years ago

Any end price range home, other property listing should have all the image sockets filled with creative, wide angle, clear crisp images. Along with the video, the narrative and MLS scrape of yes, no, maybe and numbers. If you want to sell what you list. Real estate 101. No matter what price range.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 5 years ago

Photos really are key for selling homes.  Buyers are on line and depending on quality photos and a good walk through the house.

Posted by Cindy Edwards, CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677 (RE/MAX Checkmate) over 5 years ago

How many times have I heard a client say that this is not what the pictures show on MLS?

Posted by Raul Rodriguez, Looking out for the client's interest and not my p (Covenant Partners Realty) over 5 years ago

Anna, I agree! Upper end homes shouldn't have photos taken with a smart phone. Andre did an excellent job on the photography and the video.

Posted by Michael Setunsky, Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA over 5 years ago

How true, how true. I do take me own pictures with a Nikon D-5000 and I do the arrangement like how lookers typically go through the home starting with the arrival and going from there. It is now so easy in our MLS to create an arrangement and the easier we make it to become attached to a particular listing the better.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) over 5 years ago

Good quality photos are a MUST for any home on the market. 1 photo, photos taken with cheap cell phones are just not acceptable. I sure hope you found your buyer their dream home, that will be a nice sale. 

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) over 5 years ago

Sometimes lackluster marketing comes with discounted commissions. Those missteps upfront can cost the seller more in their sales price that the commission would have cost. 

Posted by Karen Crowson, Your Agent for Change (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 5 years ago

Anna, good photographs are like a walk-thru. If the listing agent doesn't take the time to do a good job with photos, I'm confused. Is this a good house for us to look at, or is not a good house. Good photos would determine that right away.

Posted by Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro (Cornerstone Business Group Inc) over 5 years ago

Anna, I always thought it was just common sense to have the pictures in the same order as the flow of the house. It's easier to get a feel for it that way. Guess I was wrong!

Posted by Suzanne Otto, Your Montgomery County PA home stager (Six Twenty Designs) over 5 years ago

Anna - It's too bad that the listing agents missed marketing 101 in that photos are the first filter used to cull out listings to see, we live in an internet enabled, visual world.  It also makes sense to put the photos in order as though you were walking through the home to better help the buyer visualize the flow.

Posted by AJ Heidmann ~ CRS, YOUR Alexandria & Arlington, VA Real Estate Expert (McEnearney Associates, Inc.) over 5 years ago

I require that photos be looked at first as part of my pre-qual. That being the case, I shoot it from every angle just like if you were walking in yourself.

Posted by Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author (people first...then business Ran Right Realty ) over 5 years ago

Anna:  I'm constantly amazed that agents/brokers (or anyone else utilizing home photos) wouldn't connect the dots in this regard, especially in 2014.  Image .. is so important and sets a tone ...

Hopefully your article serves as a heads-up and reminder ...

Gene

Posted by Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience (NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656) over 5 years ago

I went to list a high end home last October. When I explained we needed to prepare for the best possible photos due to high competition and less buyers, they got fed up and listed with someone else. That blew my mind!

Posted by Corinne Guest, Barrington Lifestyles (Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company) over 5 years ago

My team has a listing coming up with a somewhat confusing floorplan.  I've drawn out the floorplan a few times and plan to have it as part of the photos.  It's useful to me to see the relative sizes of the rooms and to have a common reference as to what each room is called when discussing it with contractors and eventually buyers.

 

Posted by Richard Arnold, Realtor - Tempe, Chandler, Mesa, Gilbert, Phoenix (Keller Williams Realty East Valley) over 5 years ago

On higher end listings, you would think there would be some degree of additonal professionalism. 

Posted by Rob Arnold, Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F (Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc.) over 5 years ago

Debbie for any price range pictures should represent the home well and certainly with the most up to date modalities possible.

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 5 years ago

Cindy that is true. We are now in a more stable market learning towards buyers market so it's even more important to make the house stand out.

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 5 years ago

Jim I was kind of surprised by the jumping around sequence. It seems like such a no-brainer to me. As somebody said Marketing 101.

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 5 years ago

Debbie I really don't get it either. Doesn't make a lot of sense, does it.

 

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 5 years ago

Patricia agreed. And yes at whatever the 'upper end' is for ones area you'd think a professional photgrapher would be hired.

 

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 5 years ago

Karen my pleasure.  It stuck out like a sore thumb and I felt it was good to share it!

 

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 5 years ago

Brenda - willy nilly is exactly what I was looking at. It made no sense at all. Why would one present a home in such a manner? Ugh.

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 5 years ago

Marte - yes exactly. Lead online buyers through the home like a tour. Simple enough to create.

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 5 years ago

Bette yes, professionals that know how to take good photos understand the importance of sequence.

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 5 years ago

Lottie floorplans can help as well. Not many include a floorplan.

 

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 5 years ago

Clint - indeed it's all about the presentation. And the goal is to sell that home!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 5 years ago

Chris Ann agreed. Whatever price range the homes and the sellers should be well represented.

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 5 years ago

Laura I'm sure you do understand this one - big time!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 5 years ago

Rebecca - exactly! Well over 90% is my guess and it is so important to but the best foot forward per se.

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 5 years ago

Bob for sure I'm mention this in my next class.  I honestly didn't think it would be so necessary but clearly it is.

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 5 years ago

Sussie there are some agents that are excellent photograpers. For those who are not - which is most - hire a professional.

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 5 years ago

Wayne quality and sequence that makes sense = no brainer!  Thanks!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 5 years ago

Sheila not sure if it's a lazy agent or an agent that just hasn't been trained well. There is always room for improvement. All of us that have been in real estate for a long time are still learning new things.

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 5 years ago

Shannon - exactly! Tell a fluid story!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 5 years ago

Andrew - agreed. Represent all homes well and it is indeed Marketing 101.

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 5 years ago

Cindy buyers do require, want and need to see good quality photos and tours that make sense. They expect it!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 5 years ago

Paul - oh yes how many times have we heard the pictures on the net aren't real. Where is the house we saw online?  Especially those cameras that have very odd color and size issues...the rooms are no way as big as they appear online.

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 5 years ago

Joe you're one of those top notch agents that is a good photographer and understand the importance of sequence and marketing the home to it's highest potential.

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 5 years ago

Scott - yes it's so important! Thanks the 'one' hasn't popped up yet so we may move on to another area next. They are thinking of building so I've got some more ideas for them to see.

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 5 years ago

Karen that is SO VERY TRUE. Some Sellers think a discounted fee will gain them more money. Looking at the net is the number to be addressing as well as hiring an agent than knows how to market homes in todays market place. You get what you pay for means something when selling your home - it simply does.

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 5 years ago

Mike exactly. The pictures should show the home like a walk through would. Just makes good sense.

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 5 years ago

Suzanne - you and me both! 

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 5 years ago

AJ - I noticed other thing as well but that's for another post. High quality pictures and sequence is the first step to marketing and sellling ones home. Next step is high quality staging, particularily in higher end homes.

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 5 years ago

Richie - yes many photos are shot of the same view. Only the best are used in the final project. Sometimes we've got hundreds of photos depending on the size of home and yard.

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 5 years ago

Gene - pretty easy to connect the dots of this subject! Showcase the home in the best possible light (and of course I mean that in more than just light)!

 

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 5 years ago

Corinne I had that thought the other day as well.  There were a couple that clearly needed so much more that I bet the better agents had not been hired due to what you mentioned. Oh - that's not needed. Oh yes it is!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 5 years ago

Rich you are a smart agent that plans well. Good luck on the new listing.

 

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 5 years ago

Rob - you would think so!  I sure was surprised to see such lack luster attention to quality and detail.

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 5 years ago

Great photos in sequence of how someone walks through just makes sense and gives buyers a good idea what the house will look like. Staging the home first provides great photos, which is the first impression.

Posted by Tina Parker, CNE, REDM, SRES, CSP Home Staging REALTOR, Halifax (Keller Williams Select Realty) over 5 years ago

Anna ~ I'm glad that your post highlights this important point ... that online photos need to be top quality!  Listing agents who think it's OK to post such low quality photos are just cheating their clients of a powerful marketing tool.

Posted by Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging, "Staging that Sells Portland Homes" (Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR) over 5 years ago

There's too many tools and gadgets out there for anyone to have poor quality pictures. For a small fee thru the MLS yvacant order a virtual tour and now with smartphones and videos cameras, you can almost make your own virtual tour.

Theres really no excuse!

Posted by Graziella Bruner, Associate Broker - Serving Wayne & Oakland County (NCS Premier Real Estate) over 5 years ago

Anna, I see terrible photos on luxury home listings, but also some very good ones: agents who either hire a professional photographer or are very good with their camera. 

Posted by Pamela Seley, Residential Real Estate Agent serving SW RivCo CA (West Coast Realty Division) over 5 years ago

Anna,

I sometimes wonder why sellers don't call out there agents more often when pictures are below par.

Rich

Posted by Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 5 years ago

Anna, low quality photos are a pet peeve! In our MLS, 20 photos are allowed. Wouldn't you think you could find 20 photos to take or have taken? We regularly see less than 20 and sometimes they must have been shot with someone's 2 megapixel flip phone! C'mon! 

Posted by Tom White, Franklin Homes Realty LLC, Franklin TN (Franklin Homes Realty LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.FranklinHomesRealty.com) over 5 years ago

Photos are so important, it is hard to believe this was lacking in that price range. The listings agent and owner would have been well served getting a professional photographer.

Posted by Robert Fowler - 55CommunityGuide.com, 55+, Active Adult and Retirement Communities (President of Retirement Media Inc.) over 5 years ago

It amazes me how some realtors post poor quality photos of their listings. Don't they realize that they are doing a huge disservice to their clients? Whether the home is listed for $100,000 or $1 million, the photographs must be high quality. Secondly, the home must be staged properly. And, what about the captions? Some realtors fail to include captions with the photos. Captions highlight the selling features of the home and help buyers become emotionally connected to the home. Finally, the photographs should follow a sequence as if you are giving a tour of the home. No wonder your head was spinning Anna! Mine would be too!

Posted by Rosie Moore (Serving Sugar Land, Richmond, Rosenberg, Missouri City) over 5 years ago

Anna higher end home should have professional photos. Again I love taking photos and videos, but sometimes you need to stop wearing so many hats and give it up to the pros.

Posted by Steven Nickens, R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii (Elite Pacific Properties Maui) over 5 years ago

Anna -- I don't know why but it seems lately I have seen more bad listing photos than good. I don't understand it with the great cameras available and/or using a pro photographer... but they still exist. Sellers really need to see preview how their property will look online before it is listed.  Then the photos jump all over like you said. There is no natural flow.

Posted by Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale (Kinard Realty Group - RealtyQuest Team, Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate) over 5 years ago

I have a hard time believing that the seller is not aware of how their home is being marketed.  Especially in that price range, first impressions online can make or break a buyer's decision to add it to their list.  And the order of the photos bouncing all over?  That is just horrible.  I would be confused too.  Thank you for sharing.

Posted by Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA KW Legacy Group) over 5 years ago

I have a hard time believing that the seller is not aware of how their home is being marketed.  Especially in that price range, first impressions online can make or break a buyer's decision to add it to their list.  And the order of the photos bouncing all over?  That is just horrible. 

Posted by Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA KW Legacy Group) over 5 years ago

Anna, since we have been using a true professional photographer, our internet leads have increased and we are converting more of them. And yes, the order is important. I do think it is important to show a view or pool, etc. up front, as buyers really want to see those, then do the rest of the house tour.

Posted by Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL (Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308) over 5 years ago

So true, Anna! My listing photos have actually created a strong market presence for me. Luckily I love photography and can take my own photos, but if not, I would pay the price to have every single listing highlighted. Every home seller deserves great photos, but those luxury listings with awful photos, I wonder if the seller has even seen the photos? I have a couple listings in Chandler that might work for your buyers!  Bring them on down!

Posted by Amy Jones Group, 4 Time BEST OF OUR VALLEY Winner (South East Valley - www.AmyJonesGroup.com) over 5 years ago

Beat me to the punch on this one, Anna! :)

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 5 years ago

I believe that a poor quality photo could bring a negative impact on the home sale so getting a professional photographer is very important.

 

By the way, I am one of Andre’s fans. LOL.. So like his works.

Posted by Eric Galuppo (Real Estate Rev - More Leads Means More Revenue) over 5 years ago

Taking good quality home pictures is not all that complicated, and if it is...... delegate it,  you are very correct as usual.

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) over 5 years ago

Anna... we suffer from the same issue here in Charlotte. And when I see bad photos or no photos on high-end properties my first thought usually is "what are those sellers thinking? Have they never looked up their home on the internet?"

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) over 5 years ago

Agents are slowly getting wise to the need for top-notch photography of their listings. Even with great camera equipment, the user still needs to know how to get good results.  And there aren't a lot of real estate education offerings out there that teach agents how to achieve that.

Posted by Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 - (Madeline Island Realty) over 5 years ago

I couldn't agree with you more, Anna - pictures are SO important!!

Posted by Jill Saddler, Draper Utah Real Estate Professional - 25 years+! over 5 years ago

Every home in every price range deserves professional photos that show the property in the best light.

Posted by Sharon Parisi, Dallas Homes (United Real Estate Dallas ) over 5 years ago

Hi Anna - Thanks so much for the mention. It is great to see this topic discussed and to have so much feedback on the subject. I'm going to continue to put ideas together on how we all can make better listing photos. There are already a number of great resources here on AR such as Craig Daniels ,who put together camera and software tips for Agents who want to tackle real estate photography themselves.

Posted by Andre R. Aragon, Real Estate Photographer (Greater Tampa Real Estate Photographer) over 5 years ago

Ana - At that price point you'd think the agent could spring for a pro to photograph the property.

Posted by Jeff Stevens, Jeff Stevens REALTOR®/Associate Broker (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Mexico Properties) over 5 years ago

Although many agents in my area have improved, it is still amazing to see how bad some homes are marketed.

Posted by Brian Clinger, Brian Clinger ABR, GRI, CRS, SRES (Coldwell Banker AJS Schmidt) over 5 years ago

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