Today on our brokers' tour I saw a pretty house in Woodley Park, one of my favorite neighborhoods.
The MRIS information had a very well-done virtual tour, with professionally done photos taken of very well-staged rooms. If I were a buyer doing an on-line search, these photos would certainly get my attention and make me want to put this place on the top of my list.
When I got to the Open House today, I had to admit the place was adorable. It was charming. And it wasn't really what you'd call tiny, but it also was nowhere near as large as the beautiful photos made it look.
The house way way too small for the buyers I was checking it out for, and at the same time, I am glad that I saw it. It might work for someone else. But it definitely fell short of the expectations.
The photos made the rooms look a whole lot larger than they actually are. And the agent and I started talking about this.
So the question here (and neither one of us had the answer), is it better to use wide angle lenses, PhotoShop and other modern wonders to get people into a house that might disappoint them? Or is the idea to just them in the door?
Not having the most flattering photos possible is sort of counter-intuitive, is it not?