I'm not a fan . . .

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with American Foursquare Realty RM423982

I'm not a fan.  But I play one on TV (or, in this case, on the MLS).

You've heard it once, you've heard it a million time -- "Your first showing will be on the Internet."

So it's essential that you stage for your photographs.  People will make a snap decision on whether they really want to visit your home in person based on what they see on the Internet!

All of these are from ONE local MLS listing!

Please move the fan.  It will take three seconds.  That fan makes your home look like it's way too hot.

Gosh, I meant move it out of the picture!!  Well, let's move on to the dining room.

But please don't trip over the fan on your way in!  I feel a little winded.  I think I'll head up to the bedroom.

Hmmm, is that a fan by the bed?  It's kind of hard to see.

I do believe it is!  I think I need to go somewhere more calming.  And less windy.

Oh, my!

The sad thing is, I'm sure this home could have had a better showing on the Internet with some simple rearranging and a better eye for good photography.

Your home's photographs will be the number one deciding factor on whether people visit in person.

Please choose someone who can do it right!

Richard Strahm is an award winning Realtor specializing in the North Penn areas of Montgomery County -- Lansdale, Upper Gwynedd, North Wales, Towamencin, Hatfield -- and beyond!  Visit him at www.NorthPennAndBeyond.com or call today at 215-853-2624 for a free and private consultation about all of your real estate needs.

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 Richard Strahm is an award winning Realtor specializing in the North Penn areas of Montgomery County -- Lansdale, Upper Gwynedd, North Wales, Towamencin, Hatfield -- and beyond!  Visit him at www.a4square.com or call today at 215-853-2624 for a free and private consultation about all of your real estate needs.
 
 
Richard Strahm
Broker / Owner
Realtor, ABR, CRS, PSA, SFR, SRS, SRES
 
American Foursquare Realty - Lansdale, PA

415 North Broad Street
Lansdale, PA 19446

Direct: (215) 853-2624
Office: (215) 647-0700
Fax: (215) 529-8931

Email:  Richard@a4square.com

www.a4square.com

PA Lic # RM423982

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Rainer
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Ken Brandon
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage (Jacksonville, NC) - Jacksonville, NC
Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, NC

Richard, you are absolutely right. Listings that have pictures such as those you shared are one quick click from being deleted from both the computer screen AND the minds of potential buyers. Your clients are well served to have an agent that understands the importance of this Internet reality. Continues success,

Dec 19, 2011 01:50 AM #1
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Liz Wallace
Century 21 Sherlock Homes - Rockville Centre, NY
Broker C21 Sherlock Homes, Rockville Centre, LI, N

Richard be kind, a woman in the throes of menopause lives in that house.  I'm sure of that.

Dec 19, 2011 02:02 AM #2
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Richard. I totally agree with you. This house is a bit sad even without the fan et al. Perhaps a little paint and a couple of throws would hekp. Have a good day.

Dec 19, 2011 02:19 AM #3
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Chris Smith
Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage - New Tecumseth, ON
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Richard, these unfortunate homeowners do not realize what this first impression could be costing them

Dec 19, 2011 02:27 AM #4
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Felt sort of like I was stuck in a Where's Waldo book! I was actually excited when I found the fan in all the pictures! Your point was well taken - great use of the fan to get the message out there.

Dec 19, 2011 05:21 AM #5
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