Do you do something every day to help the real estate market improve?
It's an odd question given most agents are just waiting for good things to happen. But I'm offering this small challenge.
Spend just FIVE MINUTES every day doing something that will help the market.
A small thing.
You are in the mls looking at new listings and you see a tilted house. You know we all see them most every day!
Take that photo, straighten it out and send it to the listing agent all fixed up.
Below is a good example of a tilted house, albeit one that is supposed to be tilted for some odd reason. :)
I saved it....
I straghtened it...and cleaned it up a bit with a little cropping. Took me less than 5 minutes. Probably more like two minutes.
Unfortnately many agents will laugh at the tilted photo and wonder why the seller hired THAT agent.
Let's assume the BEST and know that the seller had a good reason to hire them that has nothing to do with their photo taking or editing skills.
Whether I know the agent or not, I email them the "fixed" photo. They thank me and replace their tilted photo with the straightened version.
HOW SIMPLE IS THAT!?!? Consider it your "good deed for the day" and Be part of the solution...vs part of the problem.
Sometimes the agent calls and asks me how I fixed the photo...well then I have the opportunity to Teach them to Fish! How GREAT is that!?
IF YOU HAPPEN TO BE AN AGENT WHO DOESN'T KNOW HOW TO DO WHAT I DID ABOVE IN 2 MINUTES OR LESS...SHOOT ME AN EMAIL. BAD PHOTOS ARE RAMPANT IN THE MLS...LET'S HELP IMPROVE THAT.
And to BROKERS of COMPANIES...take the time to look at ALL the ACTIVE listings of your agents today...and help your agents with better photos of their listings. It's the LEAST you can do...and yet so many Brokers and Office Managers do not even take the time to LOOK at the photos of their listings. Help your agents and help yourself at the same time. It's a poor reflection on your Company to have Bad MLS Photos.
Fix that today. It may be a spit in the bucket, but it's something and it's good and it's easy peasy one, two, threesie!