Oh My Gosh! Those PicturesThat The Realtor Took Of My House Are Awful!

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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.
 
Note: This featured property is no longer available. Please visit www.iloveamarillo.com to
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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.
 
Give me a call and I will come over and be brutally honest to help you get your house ready to put your house on the market.  It could put thousands of extra dollars in your pocket.
 
 
 
 
Pamela Madore
The Pamela Madore Group
Keller Williams Realty
3955 S. Soncy
Amarillo, TX  79119
806-290-1920
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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Pamela Madore
 
Pamela Madore
The Pamela Madore Group 
Keller Williams RealtyAmarillo
3955 S. Soncy
Amarillo, TX 79119

806-290-1920 Cell
pammadore@kw.com 
http://pamelamadore.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
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Good morning Pamela Madore ,

It's all in setting expectations.Your post is right on!  It is part of a Realtors job to explain and show the sellers why homes sell and why some languish on the market. I always pay for a stager consultation with my sellers to hear how the house should look to meet buyers expectations from a professional. The photographer is hired to take pictures of the subject matter and the home should be arranged correctly long before they arrive for the photo shoot. Some sellers get it and some don't but explaining the process and even taking them to some well presented homes can help them learn what needs to be done. Thanks for your illustrations..well done. I've subscribed to your blog!

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