For me, the hardest (and DEFINITELY longest) part of adding a new listing is adding the pictures. It is also the part I most enjoy. I love the challenge of translating the great features of a home into a cohesive set of pictures that really give buyers an very good idea of what the house actually looks like. I feel like the showings we get are stronger by giving buyers the best opportunity to see what the house looks like.
I take an average of 90 pictures per listing. Yes... that's not a typo... 90. I want to make sure when I get back to the office I have lots of material to work with and I can showcase all of the house's features.. not just the kitchen, master bedroom, and front yard.
Those 90 pictures have to be whittled down to 30 as that is the max our MLS will let us post but a good majority of the rest are still used on other sites and in the virtual tour.
I know that there are agents who take a listing, slap a picture of the front of the house into the MLS and call it a day. Heck, I saw a blog post yesterday of Keisha Hosea's called What NOT to do when selling your home- Lesson #1 where an agent took a drive by picture of the front of the house (complete with her car side mirror prominently featured). It hurts my feelings. Someone is paying you their hard earned money to sell their home and you can't even be bothered to get out of the car and take a picture?? Don't get me started...
Without further ado.. here they are... I am proud to say I took all of these pictures and even more proud that we sold/rented all of these homes and more :)