You would think after looking at so many listings, I’d become immune to poor photo choices…. but sadly this is not the case. I am still in shock when I see a listing with horrific photo choices. So, here’s a message to sellers and agents everywhere: Pay attention to those photos you’re posting!
So many times curb appeal is stressed to buyers. They’re told, “The outside of your house is the first thing buyers see. Buyers will judge your house from the curb. If they’re not enticed to go inside, then off they’ll go to their next viewing.” I do agree with this thought. However, what’s really the first thing buyers see when looking? Answer: Photos of your home in the MLS.
Some sellers go all out and hire professional photographers to take pictures of their homes, such as these folks:
A lot of these phtographers will Photoshop their shots to look even better. I’m okay with this, as long as it’s done in moderation and doesn’t look out of place. These people went a little over-board on the whole Photoshop business:
17982 Darmel Pl, Santa Ana 92705 Overdone clouds… makes me suspicious.
So, do you need to hire a professional? Heck no! You just need a quality digital camera and a steady hand (no blurry pictures!). These sellers/agents did the photos themselves, but they look great:
2202 Silk Tree Dr, Tustin 92780 Nothing fancy here but straight-shooting… this listing makes me feel comfortable in the fact that the sellers are putting their outdated home out there as is… no surprises, you either like it or don’t.
And for these folks, I have to ask, “Is this really putting your best foot forward?”