Declutter- It sometimes means the Realtor may need to roll up his/her sleeves!

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX 1st Class 0542725

Dear Realtors,

The number of pictures I see in MLS that are terrible is astounding.  Nothing new there...

But seriously, take stuff of the counters for the pictures.  I have seen countless pictures of cluttered laundry rooms, food out on the counters, dishes in the sink... and recently, a supra lockbox front and center on the island counter of the kitchen.  Seriously???

STOP BEING LAZY!  And don't blame the seller.



The Brian Worrell Team

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Comments (5)

Beverly Carlson
Carlson Properties 325-721-2429 - Abilene, TX
Abilene's Staging Realtor

Just an observation, because it has happened to me, when something shows up in a photo that you don't intend, then crop it or don't put it on the MLS!   Make it a part of your mental checklist:  Toilet seats down and NO trashcans in the camera lense.   

Apr 18, 2010 02:16 PM
Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA

Picnik and Picassa are free for remove some of these items from the photos!

Apr 18, 2010 04:18 PM
Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
Connecticut Home Stager

No dogs or cats on the beds, please!  Julie

Apr 19, 2010 04:04 AM
Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

Brian: What you've written is absolutely true. Some of the photos I've seen on the MLS are absolutely astounding. I would NEVER go to look at a house that had a sink full of dirty dishes in an MLS photo if I were in the market to buy a home. I might miss out on a real gem, but there are always so many houses for sale, I'd rather see the ones that are clean and, presumably, well maintained.

Apr 19, 2010 06:03 AM
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

hi Brian ~ Good advice here ... indeed, what WERE they thinking when they post all those astonishing photos on the MLS?  I think you hit the nail on the head -- they were being lazy.  It's not fair to the sellers, and it will just delay offers and a closed sale, and of course -- the commission.

Apr 19, 2010 12:21 PM