Photos That Grab Attention

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Photos That Grab Attention

A few years ago I was selected to list a waterfront home that had some issues.  It was older and with only minimal updates.  There was some deferred maintenance that needed to be done.  And of course, the seller wanted top dollar.  But, it had a terrific location.  So I led all of my marketing with this picture.

 water view

I got tons of showings and I did get the pushback about the condition of the home, but I still managed to sell it for one of the best prices in this community.  Well above prices that were received for more updated homes. 

I believe this was a direct result of the waterfront images I provided.  Folks that came to look at this home were much more interested in the view and location than the condition of the home.

 

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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
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I can see why Kathy chose to highlight your post this week...great stuff!

Oct 22, 2017 07:18 AM #26
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Gabe, Barbara Todaro is always reminding us that "the eye buys" and I believe in that with a long time motto of "it's all about the view". Here via Kathy!

Oct 22, 2017 08:17 AM #27
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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Gateway to the Lake" 503-755-2905

Gabe, there's nothing like a perfect reflection in water to create visual interest! And way to shift the "focus" from the home to get it sold! 

Oct 22, 2017 08:14 PM #28
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Jeff Dowler
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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Hi Gabe

That is a marvelous photo! So much of what we do is selling a lifestyle, not just a house, and photos like this make that lifestyle so appealing!

Jeff

Oct 22, 2017 10:18 PM #29
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
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Hi Gabe Sanders -  Now that is what I call glass conditions! Great shot! I can't disagree with what you stated on why the property sold. 

Oct 23, 2017 07:14 AM #30
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Tim Maitski
Atlanta Communities Real Estate Brokerage - Atlanta, GA
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Great job on marketing the feature that would get the right buyer there.

Oct 23, 2017 08:27 AM #31
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Margaret Goss
Baird & Warner Real Estate - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

When you got it - flaunt it! 

Oct 23, 2017 01:41 PM #32
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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good evening Gabe Sanders ,

So glad that Kathy Streib featured your post in her Sunday series of her "Ah-ha" moments for the week. Great idea and I'm sure the seller is a raving fan of yours!

Oct 23, 2017 05:18 PM #33
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

brilliant Idea - I have a waterfront property that is experiencing issues - I am going to change the photo - Thank you 

Oct 24, 2017 04:57 AM #34
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Corey Martin
Martin Presence Group - Ruston, LA
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Great photo. That is a really beautiful shot. Thanks for sharing!

Oct 24, 2017 04:46 PM #35
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Patricia Feager
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Southlake, TX
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I love the blue water! What a beautiful photograph! It looks surreal and peaceful too!

Oct 30, 2017 07:25 PM #36
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thanks for reading, here’s a link for more information about Martin County FL real estate.

Nov 05, 2017 05:25 AM #37
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thanks for reading, here’s a link for more information about Palm City, FL real estate.

Nov 05, 2017 05:25 AM #38
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Your comments are always appreciated!

Nov 05, 2017 05:25 AM #39
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Congratulations on your win Gabe! Well done!

Nov 06, 2017 01:37 PM #40
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Gabe, when selling waterfront you must show waterfront!  Love the view!  Congratulations on your win in the photo contest!

Nov 06, 2017 04:43 PM #41
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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Gateway to the Lake" 503-755-2905

Gotta love a great success story with a great "face" on it!!

               HUGE CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!

Nov 06, 2017 05:57 PM #42
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Jeff Dowler
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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I remember this from before, Gabe. It was so impressive and I'm so pleased that you won!

Jeff

Nov 06, 2017 10:42 PM #43
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Congratulations on the win! Beautiful picture that conveys a lifestyle.

 

Nov 07, 2017 09:20 PM #44
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Pat Starnes, Brandon, MS
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
Broker Associate, ABR, 601-278-4513

That's an exquisite photo Gabe, and I can see why you were a WINNER in the 2017 Photography contest. The water is as smooth as glass and I love the reflection of the palm tree. This is precisely why your listing sold at a premium price, despite its' dated interior. Congratulations!

Nov 08, 2017 06:38 AM #45
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