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Liberty Mo Home Seller Gets Hurt By Not Having Good Photos

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty, Kansas City North

Liberty Mo Home for Sale - Bad PhotoI'm one of the Kansas City areas top Realtors so I keep a pretty close eye on all the homes for sale in the Liberty Missouri area where I currently live.  I can't tell you how many times I see a home for sale with dark photos, terrible angled photos, photos with too much junk in the shot, or just plain stupid shots of features that don't matter (like the toilet). 

The truly sad thing is that these Liberty home-seller's clearly don't realize how bad these photos are hurting them. I believe if they did know, they would fire their real estate agent. Honestly, it always shocks me that these sellers never bother to go online and actually look at the photos their agent took.

I use a professional photographer for all my listings and I've been doing that for the last 9 years.  I realized very early in my real estate career that buyers were going online to narrow down their list of homes to look at in person.  If they see 50 homes for sale in the Liberty School District, they will typically try to narrow that list down to the top 10 homes that fit their criteria. With very few exceptions, they are narrowing this list down by looking at the photos. If they can't see what the interior looks like or if it's not attractively showcased in the photos, they will simply mark that home off their list and move onto the next home.

Quite often I've seen homes sell for even less than they should have sold because of the photos and the lack of marketing from their Realtor.  The photo I've included in this post was taken from an actual home that was for sale in the Liberty MO area this year. Unfortunately that home did not sell and to be honest it should have sold for much more money. Had their agent taken good photos, I'm sure this home would have sold above their last asking price.  I guarantee I could have gotten it sold months ago.

If you're thinking about selling your home in the Liberty Missouri or greater Kansas City area, I hope you'll call me. Ron Henderson, Keller Williams - Kansas City North 816-651-9001 

Angela Griffith
Downing Frye Realty, Inc. - Bonita Springs, FL

There is no doubt that great photos sell homes.  These iphone pictures I see of homes these days are just awful.

Aug 27, 2014 08:08 PM