Sort of a repost

Managing Real Estate Broker with Tim Riddle Broker Associate,Marsha Hardin Real Estate


 I have posted something similiar to this subject before, But why on earth cant agents take DECENT pictures of houses for MLS?  Its worse that some dont put pictures at all,which is unacceptable to me. Makes showing the property a shot in the dark,  I have had clients not wanting to look at certain properties because of no picture in MLS. Anyway, I am talking about pictures with thier side mirror or part of the door blocking some of the house. Also interior pics with cabinet doors open or dirty dishes on the counters or unmade beds? Better yet on had the owner walking in the picture in the kitchen !  Whats up with these agents? Lazy?  I saw one in MLS the other day, the only picture was a picture of the AC unit outside.. Needless to say the buyers laughed hysterically and said if thats what they think of the house it must be a pig no need to see it at all. They are horrible for business but sure are good for comical releif during the day.

Comments (5)

Emily Read
Salt Lake City, UT

Tim - I could NOT agree with you more! One of my biggest pet peeves here....

Jun 22, 2011 06:51 AM
Lee Jinks
Jinks Realty - McAllen, TX

I've actually gotten to the point that non-professional photos are unacceptable.  I'm not saying the agent needs to foot the bill, but the agent should at least be responsible enough to let the property owner know how important great photos are when marketing a home for sale.  What do you think?

Jun 22, 2011 12:07 PM
Tim Riddle
Tim Riddle Broker Associate,Marsha Hardin Real Estate - Azle, TX
SFR,TAHS, Azle ,Fort Worth Real Estate

Professional pics are great. I handle mostly foreosures so the house isn't that great many times. But I will still have 7 to 10 pictures. So at least potential buyers and other agents too the jist of the house. Thanks for y'alls responses

Jun 22, 2011 12:30 PM
Nita Shinsky
Shinsky & Assoc - Azle, TX
Broker, GRI, SFR, e-Pro

I had an agent yelling at me about that same thing just yesterday. She was trying to do a BPO and needed that picture for a comp and when she called the listing agent, the listing agent said they didn't have any pictures of the front of the home. It should be an MLS requirement.

Jun 23, 2011 04:30 AM
Tim Riddle
Tim Riddle Broker Associate,Marsha Hardin Real Estate - Azle, TX
SFR,TAHS, Azle ,Fort Worth Real Estate

Just shows a lazy part time Realtor that would not use pictures. Maybe they are ashamed of the listing?  HAHAHA

Jun 23, 2011 06:25 AM