Some of the Photos I Have Been Seeing on MLS....Oh My !
Today I was researching the MLS for one of my buyers and I am pretty amazed at the photos I have been seeing in the listings. I research the MLS each day for new listings, price changes, sold, pending and what I have been seeing in the photo section are photos that leave a lot to be desired.
Sometimes I think no photo is better than photos that are dark, where one can barely see what is in the room let alone a room that is probably actually inviting.
Oh this is difficult to See
A Better View, not perfect a little bright, but at least you can see the room
Photos of the bed. What? I want to see as much of the bedroom as possible, not only the bed.
Photos of the toilet, and many with the lid up, another what are you thinking. There is not a buyer or seller that I have known that is pleased with that photograph.
Photos that are filled with clutter, hey where did the room go.
Photos that are stretched and look as though you are looking through a fishbowl or looking at the funny mirror at the fair are not attractive and hard to see.
Fuzzy photos are also hard to look at, maybe someone was not wearing their glasses when they took those photos, clear photos are easy and inviting to look at.
Photos need to tell a story, a story of the home that is listed. When filled with good light and angles of the room suggesting how the room may be furnished, plus the ambiance of the room, then the viewer is intrigued and wants to see more. I want people to actually want to see the house and when the MLS only gives you a certain amount of space for photos so it is important that the story is told. I believe it makes the viewer want to see more.
My feeling is we have an obligation to the seller who has entrusted us with the marketing of their home that they want to sell. It is our job to make sure the public sees the home in the best light possible, to be inviting and make the public want to see more. To make someone want to see and perhaps buy the home.
I don't care if it is a bank owned home, short sale or sellers who want to sell, good photos matter.
As a caveat I must also say, I have seen some beautiful photos of homes that tell a great story and my hat is always off to those Realtors who make sure that happens.
Some of the Photos I have been seeing on the MLS lately is a real, Oh My !