Not all agents are created equal - Part 1

Real Estate Agent with Florida Hometeam Realty

When you look at this what do you see? Do you see cute? Do you see silly? Do you see a clown or a dog? If I desribed this to you  how close would your mental image be to the photo? Doesn't this colorful photo say much more than a written description?

I don' t have to tell you how important a photo can be in getting your point across. One of our most valuable tools in getting a home sold is a photo. As many photos as possible. Visual tours and more recently video, You Tube and other mediums can also be utilized. How much is a digital camera today? 50 bucks? 10 bucks for a disposable? Sorry, no excuse.

How many times have you read remarks extolling the virtues of a property only to say to yourself. Wonderful! If it is so great where the heck are the pictures !!???

An agent who does not include at the very minimum, photos in their MLS listings is no agent at all. We are paid well to do what we do and have an obligation to market a property so that other agents can share it with potential buyers. I am not sending my client an address, comments and blank white boxes. 

Buyers do not look at listings with NO PHOTOS. Hello!!!??? I can't believe a poor seller could be represented in such a shoddy fashion. What a huge disservice to a seller that is.

Great photo's SELL. Never input a listing without photos. The first time that a listing hits the MLS it should have photos attached.

Be an agent who takes pride in the information you provide to help another agent get your listing sold. Don't let the photo above be you!

Stay tuned for part 2 - Listing appointment check list and seller homework.




Comments (4)

Dave Woodson
Dave Woodson - Chesterton, IN
Not the Average Agent
I agree with you 1000% I see a listing without pics two or three months in a row and I want to call the person and tell them work with a real agent
Jan 29, 2008 03:44 PM
Bettina Robson
Florida Hometeam Realty - Davie, FL
Thanks for the input Dave. I can't believe these poor sellers are paying thousands. For what? I have emailed some of the agents and respectfully told them that I thought their sellers deserved better. Have not gotten responses from them. And I do use my real name.LOL
Jan 29, 2008 04:06 PM
Vickie Nagy
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - Palm Springs, CA
Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen
Bettina, I thank you for your post. I have a really bad photo (according to my new broker). Had an appointment about a week ago for an outdoors shoot (been raining since). Saw a post yesterday that was anti-agent photo.  As I am getting ready to spend $300 when the sun shines, your post makes me think I might be on target.
Jan 29, 2008 04:08 PM
Jesse & Kathy Clifton
Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS® - Fairbanks, AK
I see my mother in law.  :) Just kidding!  You're absolutely correct... not uploading photos of a listing is just crazy.  Buyers want to see and experience the home, which is pretty hard to do without pictures. 
Jan 29, 2008 04:32 PM