If traditional real estate sales in Hawaii without photos don't get a lot of attention when viewed on the internet, what makes you think a Hawaii short sale listing will be any different?
Regardless of the fact that it is a short sale, you owe it to your Seller to publish some photos of the property.
It is bad enough seeing non-Hawaii Short Sale listings on the Honolulu Board of Realtors MLS that don't have any photos and I just wonder each time I see it if the Seller is aware that there are no photos. Granted, it may take a few days to take the photos, photoshop them and get them published but there is no excuse after that to not have photos unless your Seller directs you to not have any photos taken.
The listings that really get me laughing are the ones that say such things as "280 Days on Market", " Seller Motivated", " This is a must see property" etc....... Maybe if there were some photos, the property might really sell!
Short sales in Hawaii are no different. Even if you are looking at an extended listing period as the Sellers agent, a lot of additional work and telephone calls, a possible reduced commission, those are not excuses to not have photos. I wouldn't recommend spending hundreds of dollars on a professional photographer but at least you can grab a digital camera, take as many pictures as possible and get them published on the internet in order to be a better representative for your Seller. You wanted the listing, now do your job!
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