Pamela Madore The Pamela Madore Group Keller Williams Realty Oh My Gosh! Those Pictures That The Realtor Took Of My House Are Awful!! The other day I found the perfect house for some clients so we went to see it. We could hardly believe that the pictures were even of the same house. The seller's agent had a professional photographer come and take pictures. What a great photographer! The house looked nothing like the pictures. Beautiful, huh? Not. We were shocked.
On the other hand, I have had a seller say to me that the pictures I took were awful. I didn't say anything about the house was awful. Give me something to work with here.
I hire a professional photographer to take pictures of a house if I think it will be an accurate description of what the house looks like. The professionalism adds a little boost to the picture. But how do you boost this?
So as a consumer, don't always trust the pictures as gospel. As a seller there are a number of things that you can do to help this situation. Let's look at a couple more pictures and see what might be wrong with this picture.
This house looks reasonably nice. It was done by a professional photographer that was too shy to tell the seller what to do. What would your suggestions be? Here are mine. Take everything off the refrigerator. No one cares what the little league baseball schedule is. Look at the rest of the clutter. Take everything off the counter top/ everything. No towels on the range handle. I was once showing a house that was very nice but there was a lot of clutter in the kitchen. I took everything off sticking things in the refrigerator, in the oven or anywhere I could find. Move the stuff.
Compare to this kitchen. It has all the same functionality as the one above but do you see any clutter? The washer and drier don't look like they are in a separate laundry room but it doesn't seem to matter. You see the difference between clutter and no clutter.
I have one more picture I would like to show you. Tell me what is wrong with this picture.
Seriously? Who is the guy in the very center of the picture that your eye is drawn to missing the rest of the house. Who is to blame? Seller? Realtor? Photographer?
Sometimes video works. Sometimes it doesn't What it does do, though is give you an accurate layout of the house.
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As a seller, what you can do to really help us out is remove clutter. You are moving so go one step further and pre-pack everything and put it in a storage unit.
Sometimes I can be brutally honest. No really I guess I am always brutally honest. But since I see hundreds of houses, I know what buyers are attracted to.