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Real Estate Sales Representative with Team Quintana Real Estate

Spokane Real Estate Expert - Rick Callaham


Spokane Real Estate Expert - Rick Callaham Hello Everyone,

Have you ever toured a home that looked better online than it did in person? Have you ever found yourself looking for the room in the photo only to realize that it was shot with a bubble lens and what you thought was the closet is actually the bedroom.

Beware of the fish eyeIn a attempt to make the homes sell some agents go too far by stretching the photos or using wide angle fish eye lenses. These distort the photo and make the room look bigger than it is. This can be very frustrating to home shoppers because they spent their time coming out to see a home that was misrepresented.

The way to avoid this is to look at the corners of the photo and see if there is any distortion, or if the photo is a thin rectangle instead of a more squared rectangle. This might indicate the photo has been altered. Estimate the size of the room to be much smaller in person.

The opposite can also be true, bad cameras and bad angles can make a place look smal or not appealing and sometimes you get out there and the place is huge and well lit. Try and rely on the text slightly more than photos espaccially if the photos have been doctored.

Just another tip from the TQ Real Estate Experts to save you time and money. If you are going to buy or sall a home or know womeone who is, call us 362-1966 and let us help you get the most out of your home buying experience. or visit our Spokane Real Estate Website


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Comments (3)

Bill Ladewig - Escondido, CA
Experience Is Your Advantage

Good advice Rick, Merry Christmas.

Dec 23, 2009 11:03 AM
Damon Gettier
Damon Gettier & Associates, REALTORS- Roanoke Va Short Sale Expert - Roanoke, VA
Broker/Owner ABRM, GRI, CDPE

I don't think anyone is trying to deceive the public when using wide angel or fish eye lenses.  I have used both and now I use a wide angle.  We do this to show the house to the public.

Dec 23, 2009 01:05 PM
Jason Crouch
Austin Texas Homes, LLC - Austin, TX
Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)

Rick - This is a solid point.  I have been surprised in both ways (rooms seem way bigger in person, or smaller, as you describe here).  Photos can make or break a property.

Dec 24, 2009 01:20 PM