Saturday, June 14, 2008

My Photos Stink

Many real estate agents have a computer generated feedback system in place for their listings, so that when a home is shown, the agent can let the seller know what buyers think of their home. It is a great way to get honest feedback about price, condition, etc.

Today I received some feedback on one of my listings. I had to chuckle at this one. Apparently I have been asked to put new photos of the home on the Multiple Listing System because the home looks nothing like the photos. In fact, the home is too small. Hmmm...the home is only 1000 square feet, so what were you actually expecting when you walked in?

I can only presume that my photographs made the home look like it is 2000 square feet, and now I can understand why the buyer was upset. Of course, the room sizes are available as well, but I guess they missed that one too.

Bottom line is that I take really good photos for my clients which helps receive more traffic through the home. Not everyone will be happy with a home they see, but if my photos get them in the door, at least they will know if it works for them. By the way, I won't be changing the photos any time soon.

1 comments:

Susan Gruenling said...

More Realtors should learn from you. Photos of your listings should show the house at its best.That is part of marketing. Of course, one should be honest-I have seen a lakefront condo in Arizona represented with a photo of the sun setting over the OCEAN. Hmmmm.
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