New pictures help sell houses

Real Estate Broker/Owner 01293735 CA

Photos of listed homes for sale need to be changed and refreshed each few months. This gives the listing a new perspective and also an accurate view of the home. Just moving some items in the home and changing the lighting can make a difference in how the home is viewed online.

You only get one chance to make a good first impression so be sure to to keep the photos of your listings current and fresh. Using different cameras can make a difference too. Wide angle lens and zoom lens can focus on special feautures of the home.

Not only will refreshed photos help sell the home, they may also bring more money to the seller.

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  1. Mark Loewenberg 12/01/2013 08:35 AM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Great idea on using different lenses or different cameras when taking pictures of the home that is being listed. A wide angle lens is a must for getting shots of the rooms but that is not what is needed for other areas that need to be shown. Thanks for the post.

Dec 01, 2013 07:55 AM #1
Jean Hanley
Coldwell Banker Kivett Teeters - Hemet, CA
Specializing in Folks Who Want To Buy/Sell Homes

Lori, thanks for the reminder.  I need to do this on a listing I have had for almost a year and a half now.  Needs a new pic.

Dec 01, 2013 08:13 AM #2
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Something else about MLS / Listing Photos - if there is a watermark over the photo that shows the date the photo was taken; make sure the date is Recent, not from a year or two ago!

Dec 01, 2013 08:39 AM #3
Susan Neal
RE/MAX Gold, Fair Oaks - Fair Oaks, CA
Fair Oaks CA & Sacramento Area Real Estate Broker

Hi Lori - I heartily agree!  Of course, if your listing has been on the market for a long time and you are still using the photos from last Christmas with the wreath on the door, Christmas lights and a tree in the window - then you can keep them until after this Chrismas!  It's always a giveaway that you have a stale listing if all the photos are of a past season.

Dec 01, 2013 08:58 AM #4
Charles Stallions Property Manager
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pace, FL
Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management

Great stuff keep those photos fresh and please leave the toilets out. 

Dec 01, 2013 10:27 AM #5
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Fresh photos are always a plus. One the seasons change this is particularly important. We're fortunate in Dallas that most homes are selling within a month.

Dec 01, 2013 08:43 PM #6
Anna Matsunaga
Team Momentum Keller Williams Realty Tacoma - Lakewood, WA
Seller specialist, Certified Negotiation Expert

I agree, it's a good idea to take new pics particularly if you can get a fresh prespective when you do.

Dec 02, 2013 12:53 AM #7
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