Animals of the MLS

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Zion Realty
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We've got two penned pooches on this week's edition of Animals of the MLS. Our four-legged friends don't seem to appreciate being locked up and confined to this backyard prison.  I'm guessing on any normal day these two companions roam their territory free to terrorize any neighborhood tabby that happens to dare sit on their fence. I bet after many spirited games of tug-o-war they lounge around during the afternoon in the shade or inside on their owners favorite furniture. I'd venture to guess that the bigger dog lets the little one win every once in a while just to help his ego. 

Having two animals to kennel can be quite burdensome when putting your home up for sale. Each time your agent calls to let you know of an interested buyers intention to view your property, gathering up your family pets can seem like a hassle. However, understand that not all individuals are fond of furry creatures. There are those that have an actual fear of dogs or cats and will not even include your property on their list of possibilities if there are animals present. Kenneling or removing pets is the best way to provide a safe viewing experience for a potential home shopper. 

As for the picture itself this is yet another example of a non-professional photo that was not worthy to be used as a marketing tool to sell this home. Other than highlighting the fact that this home has two resident animals and showing that the owners have installed a pet fence this photo does nothing to enhance the saleability of the property. I can't remember ever having a client purchase a home because of a designated dog run being available so this area of the yard certainly did not need to be singled out as a desirable feature of the home. There is little reason to have even taken this picture let alone upload it to the MLS and include it in the listing. 

If you're selling your home in Gilbert, Arizona or the East Valley let the experts at Zion Realty help you. We take professional photos and put together a perfect marketing strategy to sell your property. Contact us at ZionRealtyAZ.com today!

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Kathleen Daniels
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Nicole, I do not see the point is showing a photo of the side of the house unless it was solely to show the gated area.

Feb 27, 2016 01:45 AM #8
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Kathleen Daniels
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MR. CRAPPY SUSPECTS THERE MAY BE SOME AREAS NOT SAFE TO WALK IN THAT YARD.

Feb 27, 2016 01:48 AM #9
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Kat Palmiotti
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I love your posts about the animals of the MLS - it's a great way to show what not to do regarding pets and pictures, and to let future sellers know what you would definitely do better. Great job!

Feb 27, 2016 01:49 AM #10
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Nicole,

I continued to be stunned every time you post these.  A

Feb 27, 2016 01:56 AM #11
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Lottie Kendall
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This was one of how many photos in the MLS listing? So many people think more is better--not always!

Feb 27, 2016 02:26 AM #12
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Nina Hollander
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Certainly not a pretty picture, Nicole. But I have had clients who've selected homes specifically because they had dog runs already... they just weren't "featured" in an MLS photo(s).

Feb 27, 2016 02:49 AM #13
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Conrad Allen
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Hi Nicole.  I am not sure what Mutt and Jeff add to the marketing of this home.

Feb 27, 2016 04:01 AM #14
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Nicole I agree with your assessment of this picture.  I also fail to see any value in posting this picture in the MLS

Feb 27, 2016 05:15 AM #15
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Dick Greenberg
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Hi Nicole - That is a photo without much value, but the little guy looks a lot like our rat terrier Mario, so I'm betting it's him that lets the big guy win on occasion.

Feb 27, 2016 07:08 AM #16
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
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Nicole,

 I totally agree with you why would even put this in? I hope you are having a great weekend!

Feb 27, 2016 07:13 AM #17
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Chris Ann Cleland
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I agree that this was a photo that really didn't need to ever uploaded to the MLS.

Feb 27, 2016 08:14 AM #18
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You just have to wonder why some people think every photo they snap HAS to go in the MLS.

Feb 27, 2016 10:19 AM #19
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Ed Silva
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I fail to see how taking a picture of 2 dogs in a tight kennel like that would be helpful on the MLS

Feb 27, 2016 11:44 AM #20
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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That's an unusual shot to be showing up in the MLS.  With photos being so very important in real estatate marketing, a little thought and skill provides the best outcome in sales. 

Feb 27, 2016 11:45 AM #21
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James Dray
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Good morning Nicole.  I'm with yo on this one, why would an agent post this one at all is beyond me...

Feb 27, 2016 07:16 PM #22
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Roger D. Mucci
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This photo is almost as unusual as me.....I'm not sure how I feel about that either.

Feb 27, 2016 10:11 PM #23
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Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert
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Thank you all for stopping by and supporting this weekly series! I am a bit behind in commenting the past few days but I will try and get to all of your blogs this morning! 

Feb 28, 2016 10:20 PM #24
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Amanda S. Davidson
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Nicole, as others have said I'm surprised this photo ever made it to the MLS, you find some really good ones! I showed a house yesterday that had the dogs in the garage with a sign saying don't open the door because they aren't crated. No clue what the garage looked like so my buyers passed.

Feb 28, 2016 11:31 PM #25
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He is so tiny I bet the agent didn't look close enough to see or didn't care. As for the choice of shot I may not sure what they are trying to highlight. 

Feb 28, 2016 11:46 PM #26
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Hello Nicole ... I have always like your animals at MLS and this is a niche blog that has worked we for you ;o)

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