Why Would You List With NO Picture? I Don't Get It.

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843

As I'm sipping coffee and browsing through the new listings on the Fort Wayne MLS this morning, I noticed something a little odd.

There were 68 new listings in the last 24 hours.  Out of those 68, 8 of them were listed with NO pictures. 

None.  Not even a picture of the front.  Instead, this image appears on all of them. 

I'm no genius or Super Realtor® or anything, but if you are going to list a home, why not upload the pictures before you make it live?

Most Realtors® I know search the new listings daily, or at least browse through them.  A lot of times this is the only time they will see your brand new listing.  With no picture...  I bet they don't look at it too long.

Plus the public can see this.  In my opinion, you want to have everything ready when you list a home.  Including pictures. 

I don't get it.

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Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

I don't get it either.  My thoughts are they are just too busy and therefore lazy (a reason they should list with me instead.)  they want to get it on the market fast and figure the photos can be added later.  Or they already have a buyer lined up and do not really want to show it.

Jun 28, 2012 01:33 AM #1
Nathan Tutas
Tutas Towne Realty, Inc. - Davenport, FL
Your Central Florida Real Estate Expert

I don't get why some agents don't put all 12 photos in. This is sales isn't it. Our MLS won't let a listing go live until there is at least one photo, but still...just having one photo doesn't do any good either. Strange...

Jun 28, 2012 01:41 AM #2
Team Honeycutt
Allen Tate - Concord, NC

I agree with you. It amazes me that some agents never put more than a front view of a listing. That is so unfair to the seller and to other agents.


Jun 28, 2012 01:42 AM #3
John Manuwal
Keller Williams Northwest Montana - Kalispell, MT
Kalispell Montana Agent and Photographer

That drive me crazy too. How hard is it to take a photo? Once your camera is out why do some agents stop at just the front? I like to take at least 30 photos. Our mls allows 15 so then I can rotate the photos every so often and look like a new place. Another thing that drives me crazy is when they use the past listing photo from many years ago.

Jun 28, 2012 01:45 AM #4
John McCormack
Albuquerque Homes Realty * www.AlbuquerqueHomes.com - Albuquerque, NM
AlbuquerqueHomes.com, Albuquerque Homes Realty

Don't' get me started on the no photo deal... Grrrrrrrrr.  Drives me nuts!

Jun 28, 2012 02:00 AM #5
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!

Here if there is not at least one picture of the front of the home they are fined my MLS.  And what kind of agent only uses one picture OR no picture.  Simply ridiculous bad business practice.

Jun 28, 2012 02:40 AM #6
Bryan Robertson
Intero Real Estate - Los Altos, CA
Broker, Author, Speaker

In our MLS the listing is removed if a photo isn't posted within 24 hours.  That stops some of the worst violators but some agents just post a crummy picture of the front and call it a day.  Nuts.

Jun 28, 2012 06:22 AM #7
Mike Rigley

Lazy? Untrained? Uncaring? And why would a seller stand for it. Even the banks we work for have a minimum requirement for the number of pictures - go figure.

Jun 28, 2012 01:29 PM #8
Mike Warren
Real Estate - Colorado Springs, CO

Yeah, If there is no image, the people won't look at it that long. Adding images would be a great help.

Jun 28, 2012 02:09 PM #9
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

I don't get it either - Surely there isn't such a rush to get the property on the market that listing without photographs is better than not listing?!

Jun 28, 2012 08:22 PM #10
Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519

They probably turn in the listing package at the front desk and then send the emails to the secretary. Secretary puts the listing in and gets to the pictures later. Who knows.

Jul 02, 2012 10:06 AM #11
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