Never Underestimate The Power Of A Photo...

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams of Central PA RS334568

I was showing a buyer-client a home I have listed for sale and they offered me a great compliment - "I feel like I already know this home since the photos you posted online are so fantastic!"

How did I get such great photos...??  I hire a professional photographer.

Why do I think it's worth the extra expense...??  In the wise words of Barbara Todaro - "The Eye Buys" ... 

Great photography is no longer an 'nice touch' - it is a 'necessity' in my strong opinion.  

 

Being a listing agent is a privilege.  The seller had the option to choose ANY Realtor, and they picked ME, and I said YES


My listing is like my newborn baby - I am proud of my listing and want to 'show-it-off' to the world.  I want the photos to be crisp, clear and powerful!

Professional quality photos pull buyers in the direction of my listing and propel them to schedule a showing!


It's simple - The more showings scheduled = the better the odds of receiving strong offers - and selling the property quickly!

I am honored that you have chosen me to represent your home and I will market your home with professionalism and enthusiasm!

For further information about listing your home for sale with Maria Sapio, call (717) 226-6857 or email Msapio@homesale.com


Photo of my listing: 67 Chelsea Lane Carlisle, PA 17015
MLS#: 10293185
Photo taken by: #360TourDesigns
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Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Maria Sapio,  Always love your blogs and you are so right on target with this one again.  Make it a super day!

 

Oct 20, 2016 03:41 AM #22
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Thank you Bob "RealMan" Timm - I appreciate your kind words.

Oct 20, 2016 09:47 AM #23
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Will Hamm - Thank you for being such a tremendous encourager - !!

Oct 20, 2016 09:48 AM #24
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Maria.  I agree with the importance of good photos for a listing.  Whether they are taken by an agent or a professional doesn't matter that much to me, as long as the agent takes good pictures.

Oct 20, 2016 09:20 PM #25
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Gabe Sanders - Good Morning - !!
Quality Counts ...!!  Hope your day is positively amazing ... !!

Oct 20, 2016 09:39 PM #26
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is a very important topic. Using a professional photographer for marketing photographs is a smart business decision.

Oct 21, 2016 01:00 AM #27
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Thank you Roy Kelley for stopping by to share your thoughts on the value of quality photos.  I already know that your photos are Amazing !!

Oct 21, 2016 01:09 AM #28
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Karen Hellier - -  "I have seen some pictures of houses online that are blurry or too dark and wonder why they even bothered with pictures."
BOOM!!  Home Run !!  

Every Listing is a Privilege !!  And Deserves The Utmost!! 

Oct 22, 2016 02:21 AM #30
Rainmaker
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Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC

Maria

Photos can be a big factor in a successful transaction . . . . 

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludiwig

Oct 22, 2016 01:37 PM #31
Rainmaker
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Good Morning Lou Ludwig - Thank you for stopping by to share your thoughts...

Oct 23, 2016 12:38 AM #32
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Photos are very powerful. I posted a new listing last week and had one agent ask if the house looked as good as my photos. It was presented well and the photos turned out so well.

Oct 23, 2016 11:32 PM #33
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Debbie Reynolds - Well done - You have represented your sellers well and that shows your appreciation and dedication to the listing!

Oct 24, 2016 11:15 PM #34
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Maria Sapio - you touched on a very important subject matter. Here on ActiveRain, it's now always about referrals. Sometimes, it's just about what we learn from each other, as was the case with Barbara Todaro who offered her pearls of wisdom in a blog post and you took it to heart! 

That photo is what I would call eye-licious!

Oct 26, 2016 09:42 PM #35
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Maria Sapio thanks so much for the mention.... and remembering that "the eye buys".... that photo is a magnet for anyone's eyes... great post....

Oct 26, 2016 09:47 PM #36
Rainmaker
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Patricia Feager - Active Rain has been (and continues to be) a great resource of learning for me and I so appreciate the diverse perspectives and blog thoughts!
Thank you for your kindness toward me in the Rain - !!

Oct 26, 2016 10:37 PM #37
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Thank you Barbara Todaro for continually offering your insight and wisdom...this gal is quite appreciative!!!

Oct 26, 2016 10:39 PM #38
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Winston Heverly
Winston Realty, Inc. - Atlantis, FL
GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA

I enjoyed your post, glad I stumbled across it in the archives. Much success in the remainder weeks of the year.

Nov 18, 2016 01:02 PM #39
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

The photo needs to be crisp and clear, wide and captured at the right time from the many angles of a home, the yard, out into the community. And video adds life, motion, and don't leave out the sound that is 40% of the experience. It helps if the property is neat and clean with property lighting and sprinkled with post treatment when taken through adobe, etc software.

Nov 19, 2016 07:58 PM #40
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Greg Mona
eXp Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Professional Real Estate Representation for YOU!

Couldn't agree more Maria Sapio !  We choose to use a professional photographer every time, regardless of the listing price or condition.  I mean, after all, it's our job to sell the home!  Why not utilize every advantage we can to do so!  

Nov 19, 2016 10:26 PM #41
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Amy Kramer
Reilly Realtors - Austin, TX
Realtor serving Austin and surrounding communities

Maria Sapio great pos!  Everytime I see a listing with bad photos I feel the realtor is not doing their very best and it unnerves me.

Nov 30, 2016 11:36 AM #42
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