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.
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!
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
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