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This is an entry in The ActiveRain 2016 Photography Contest for the category "Real Estate - Main listing photo".

I photographed this house for a listing this summer, but never sold it.  3 weeks later, the owners decided to move back in and stay a while.  I'm convinced it had something to do with how nice the pictures looked!  Who can blame them!


Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Damon- you make a very good point, especially if they did some preparation for the sale.  Love the photograph. 

Nov 03, 2016 08:32 AM
Mark Loewenberg
KW of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
KW 561-214-0370

sold them right back into their house there! oh well at least you made a sale!

Nov 04, 2016 12:54 AM
Jacki Tait, CLHMS
Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert - Flagstaff, AZ
Finding Your Place in Flagstaff, Arizona

Great photo!

Nov 04, 2016 02:54 AM
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Damon - That's a very nice listing photo. Sorry you didn't sell the house, but thanks for your contest entry!

Nov 04, 2016 05:00 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-739-3843

Damon, you "sold yourself" right out of a listing! And no wonder....so tell me, what camera, what lens and what setting? (HDR involved at all)?

Nov 04, 2016 06:00 AM
Damon Botticelli
Vegas Real Estate Photography - Las Vegas, NV
Real Estate Photographer

Kathy Streib, Jacki Semerau Tait, GRNDick Greenberg  Thank you!

Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 Canon 70d with a 10-22 zoom at 13mm, iso 400 at f5.6 and yes, it's a combination of 7 exposures for high dynamic range. 


Nov 04, 2016 12:11 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

That's a beautiful shot! I'm sorry it didn't work out this time, but try again. I often hear sellers say their house looks better now than it did before the listing. Maybe that's why they call it Seller's remorse. Who wouldn't be sick of a house if it was a mess and who wouldn't want to keep it if it looked so beautiful!

Don't give up!

Nov 04, 2016 10:13 PM
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Oh wow, how wonderful! I have wanted to do a dusk shot, but have not yet done that. It is on my list though, because it sure does make a house scream BEAUTIFUL! 

I'm jealous, LOL. Good luck in the contest!

Nov 08, 2016 08:14 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Ahaha:) So you did such a good job marketing the house that instead of listing and selling it, they decided to love it!

Nov 09, 2016 08:45 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Beautiful exterior photo and good entry in the contest.

Nov 12, 2016 12:07 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Damon, I'm looking at this photo, scratching my head and thinking "This is his idea of one that went wrong?"  Now I'm chuckling.

Nov 16, 2016 01:48 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Very pretty! I love photos at dusk with the lights on. We used a similar photo when we sold our home.

Nov 21, 2016 11:23 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

You captured an excellent pix at this Las Vegas home!

Dec 02, 2016 10:13 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Damon it is like the old real estate joke the sellers read the write up and look at the pictures and say to themselves Wow Honey we will never be able to find such a great home:)) and cancel the listing, Endre

Apr 04, 2017 09:59 PM