Wordless Wednesday: Real Listing Photo

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue

As I was browsing the new homes listed on the market today I came across this home. I really don't know what the agent was thinking. Notice the sign in the photo(against the rules) not to mention now this agent is known for a really crumby photo. If you were the agent what would your marketing remarks say?


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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist

Dan, The photo looks eerie ... like a good Halloween photo.  It's interesting that taking a photo with a sign is against the rules.  So many rules with the Boards.  I wish they would make it a rule not to sell our MLS data to third parties who turn around and try to sell it back to us. 

Nov 23, 2011 12:29 PM #1
Evelyn Kennedy
Gallagher & Lindsey, Alameda, California - Alameda, CA
Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA


Yes, the real estate sign in a photo is a no-no.  A day time photo would probably be better for this home.  Night time photos are tricky,  They look best if the home is on the water and there is a nice reflection of the home.

Nov 23, 2011 12:38 PM #2
The Eastside Real Estate Team 425-200-4093
Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue - Bellevue, WA

Kathleen, interesting point you make there at the end, but I am not on your side of the fence.  If you don't want to pay for leads then don't pay for them.  John Thompson muses quite a bit about it on his blog here.  http://www.phoenixrealestateguy.com/edina-realty-pulling-listings-from-trulia-and-realtor-com/

Still my question is what is the agent thinking hitting the submit button here? The house looks like it's from poltergeist

Nov 23, 2011 12:42 PM #3
Brian Rugg
Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-966-3200 - Georgetown, TX
Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est

Hello Dan:


I see your point. Sign aside, the photo is different and that may be exactly what the agent is looking for.  If the rest of the photos tell a good story this one maybe OK.

Nov 23, 2011 12:43 PM #4
Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware, Cecil County, and S. Chester County
Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate - Wilmington, DE
Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS

It looks like the house got a dose of radioactivity! Hazmat suits!

Nov 23, 2011 01:29 PM #5
Christine McDaniel
Red Key Realty Leaders - Crown Point, IN
Broker Associate

Dan, I've seen some really nice pictures of high end homes at night with the light on.  I do agree though, this is not one of them.  Would they get fined if someone reports the sign?

Dec 07, 2011 12:05 AM #6
Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ~ 845-527-7115 - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson - Hudson Valley Homes for Sale

On the positive side the photo is not crooked... I see so many of those that are just impossible to imagine that anyone would want to go inside.

Dec 21, 2011 09:01 AM #7
Tammie White
(615) 495-0752 or www.FranklinHomesRealty.com - Franklin, TN
Franklin Homes Realty, Franklin TN

If this is the only exterior photo, then I would say probably not a good choice. But if this is in addition to a daytime photo, it's not terrible.

Dec 27, 2011 05:47 PM #8
Bill Dean
Worth Clark Realty St. Louis, Mo. - Fenton, MO
William Dean - Broker, Salesperson

I'd say the marketing should be  "Not as scary as it looks!"    or " Less Scary inside!"  too funny

Feb 10, 2012 02:34 AM #9
Rob Lang
At Home Kansas / www.AskRobLang.com - Lawrence, KS
Local Expert in Lawrence Kansas Real Estate Homes

I love this picture and the idea of Wordless Wednesday! Thanks for sharing!

Apr 04, 2012 11:54 PM #10
Rob Lang
At Home Kansas / www.AskRobLang.com - Lawrence, KS
Local Expert in Lawrence Kansas Real Estate Homes

This is a great photo for Wordless Wednesday, thanks for sharing!

Apr 05, 2012 11:35 PM #11
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I agree looks like a Halloween Photo not something that is describing the virtues of of the home.


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