New Agents: Photo 101 - Here are a few mistakes to watch out for!

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Avalon Real Estate Agency

Enough picking on people, lets leard the leson of the week, Fill up the frame with the home.

Notice here we see the house, the carport, the lawn etc  all in a nice tidy frame.  

 

 Let the lesson begin...


Besides color correction :) Fill The frame up with the house,
I dont think the car and the garbage add to the resale value of the home.

 

Cool I always wanted a to by a big STOP lawn....  I guess they had to pave the grass under?

Fill The frame up with the house

Close, but 1) Wheres the rest of the house?  PLEASE Don't shoot into the Sun!  Also In most MLS's that I know of posting a photo of a home with the Brokerage's sign up is worth a monetary fine!

 Lastly for today...

THIS IS THE MLS NOT AutoTrader.com

FILL THE FRAME WITH THE HOUSE NOT YOUR CAR

Also on a side note that hill could scare off clients, level the home in the frame when you take a photo.  

  

 

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Rainer
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Joe Leksich
#1 Advantage Realtors - Fort Wayne, IN

There is an agent in my area that drives a BIG UGLY van that is always parked in her photos.  Or you get a shot of the mirror if she doesn't bother to get out. 

Isn't there a saying  "A photos is worth a 1000 words"  So many agents DO NOT get it. 

Sep 05, 2007 01:44 PM #1
Rainer
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Pam Hofmann
Third Tennessee Realty & Associates, LLC - Crossville, TN
Your Crossville, Lake Tansi & Fairfield Glade Specialist
What is wrong with agents who take these pictures. The idea is to sell the house, why make it more difficult.
Sep 05, 2007 01:53 PM #2
Rainer
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Birmingham Alabama Real Estate, Stephen Wolfe
LivingInBirmingham.com - Birmingham, AL
Andrew, I can relate. The joy of photography was passed down from my father.. so was the anal retentiveness. I am amazed on a regular basis looking through our local MLS. We need to realize that these pictures represent the homes we are selling, and some of our photos are making dream homes look like nightmares.
Sep 05, 2007 02:03 PM #3
Rainer
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Deborah Burns ~ Seattle Real Estate Agent
Realty Executives -BRIO - Seattle, WA

I enjoyed the "Funny Fotos" : ) and commentary.

Seriously, it always irks me when I see such poor marketing photos...what could those agents be thinking?

Sep 05, 2007 02:03 PM #4
Rainer
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Dave Castle
Pacific Platinum Properties - Irvine, CA
Realtor - GRI,CPM

Great post, pictures are worth 1000 words. 

 

Castle

Sep 05, 2007 02:34 PM #5
Rainer
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Andrew King
Avalon Real Estate Agency - Avalon, NJ
I think the issue comes down to either uneducated agents who seriously don't have a clue on how to market anything, or they just don't give a dam.  As always if any agent approaches me for help with their own photography, I would be glad sit down in person and give them a 101 lesson free (from NY). I'm secure in my business that those who spend money for me to do my voodoo , don't care to nor want to take photos.  All of these photos are between 150k-450k . Photos wont sell your house, but bad photos can keep your property from ever being seen. 
Sep 05, 2007 03:53 PM #6
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