The Do’s of Good MLS Photos

Reblogger Joe Jackson
Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty 277320

Debbie is right on target  with this post Proper MLS photos are very important as many times your first showing is on line!  Great photos help great homes get sold!

Original content by Debbie Reynolds TN Broker: 208698

2282 Ellington GaitThe Do’s of Good MLS Photos- When it comes to making good MLS photos there are some simple practices that will make the photos look better than the competition.

The Do’s of Good MLS Photos starts with the basics. Use a camera that makes good pictures. Sounds simple enough right? It doesn’t have to be expensive but does need a wide angle lens on it.

Now to the basic, common sense approach to better MLS Photos.

  • Choose a cameraChange exterior photos with the season. If the listing is taken in the fall with leaves on the trees and it doesn’t sell until late winter, this type photo dates the listing. Take some new exteriors when the leaves are all down in the winter. Keep it current.
  • Speaking of dates, don’t put dates on the photos in MLS. It screams this house has been on the market awhile.
  • Take a front shot with a very steady hand or a a slight angle. In other words shooting straight on at the front of the house is less flattering to most houses.
  • Stand in the doorway or closet to get the best angle of a room. Make sure the lights are on including lamps.
  • Make sure the room is somewhat staged. The beds need to be made and straight, blinds and shades up or opened uniformly and dirty dishes, clothes, clutter and personal items out of the photo.
  • Take the shot of rooms from different angles so there will have plenty to choose from back at the computer. Looking through the lens doesn't always show how it will look on the screen.
  • Any special features such as a pretty shower, unusual light fixture, elegant archway or high-end appliances need their own photos.
  • Don’t be afraid to use a photo editor to enhance and improve the photos.
  • Upload as many photos as the MLS will allow. If 20 is the limit then upload 20. The more photos on the site, the longer the buyer will stay looking at the listing.

The Do’s of Good MLS Photos take a little practice and will greatly improve the appearance of the listings online.

In Clarksville, TN I will take good photos of your home to help get it sold fast. Contact me to get results.




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Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA

I wonder why there are so many photos with snow on the ground in JULY!  Hello?  Anybody checking their listings?


Oct 04, 2012 05:32 AM #1
Sam Miller
RE/MAX Stars Realty - Howard, OH
Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist

I especially agree with the comment in this blog about utilizing a wide angle camera.  I am amazed at how many agents are still using non wide angle point and shoot cameras for shootig the real estate photos.

Oct 06, 2012 02:10 AM #2
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