Home listings are often syndicated by marketing platforms and get shown all over the place and the photos may present in random order. The MLS is no longer a closed loop. Think about the pictures you upload before you damage your reputation or your seller questions your sense of style. More photo's do get more attention, agreed. However, there has to be a better shot than the infamous toilet in the background picture we all see so much of.
During my nearly 30 years of real estate experience, I never really understood how the toilet shot often worms its way onto the MLS listing photo galleries. Think about it. Most people will assume there is a toilet. If there is a nice vanity or shower stall upgrade fine, take a pic. But, toilet shots? Seriously?
Some things are better left for the imagination or real time showings. Don't worry, buyers are not likely going to assume the toilet is missing, nor will anyone defer from seeing a home that fails to display the "ode to commode" picture.
There is a good argument that leaving a few secondary areas out of the photo spread may raise questions from the internet searching consumer resulting in a click and a contact. Either way, 6-10 awesome photos of the homes strongest points will likely serve you better than adding several extra unflattering shots to to have more pictures. Quality over quanity is the best course of action, in my humble opinion.
I can already hear the calls I am gonna get now. (E-mails) ;-)
Jack Solloway, President and Founder
Right Choice Realty, LLC
now serving Cape Coral (downtown)