AR 2016 Photo Contest - Real Estate Category Main Listing Photo

Real Estate Broker/Owner with KD Realty - 408.972.1822 CA BRE#01366594

Dick Greenberg is hosting an ActiveRain 2016 Photography Contest.


Exterior Front Photo of Home at Dusk

This post is my entry is for the Real Estate Category - Main Listing Photo


I took this photo with my Canon Camera.  The photo was not edited in any way other than resizing it. I selected this photo because, well, I just like it a lot and feel it is a great photo of the exterior of the home.  The photo was taken at dusk. The goal was to capture the exterior lights on the front of the home.

This Main Listing Photo displays not only the lighting on the front of the home, it shows a well manicured and clean exterior. This is a picture perfect example of how sellers want their home displayed when it is listed for sale. 

As the saying goes ... "the eyes buy." When listing a San Jose home for sale, sellers want dress their home for the prom. We only have one opportunity to make a memorable first impression.  As your listing agent, I will guide you on how to ready your home for sale and the importance of maintaining that prom look to ensure you receive top dollar for your home. 


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I do not take on more business than I can manage. There is no way I can provide the level of service I provide and crank and churn a high volume of sales. 

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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I think this does a good job of showing the home at sunset but without the distraction of being photoshopped which is becoming too common.

Nov 21, 2016 06:10 AM #1
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathleen an exterior picture of a house at dusk for the MLS would be unusual around here, but I like it. It gives a different feel to the property.

Nov 21, 2016 06:42 AM #2
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

We periodically do dusk photos also for clients. And yes, they do love them!

Nov 21, 2016 08:17 AM #3
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Kathleen, that's nice and clean and crisp. I like how the lights glow in this. And the little palm on the right. 

Nov 21, 2016 10:23 AM #4
Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives

I think Stucco looks best at dusk because it seems to fit into the natural surroundings. You did a great job with this photo!

Nov 22, 2016 01:15 AM #5
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Kathleen - That's an attractive listing photo - the time of day and your camera work give it extra interest. Thanks for another contest entry!

Nov 22, 2016 01:46 AM #6
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Love the picture Kathleen Daniels . The lighting makes it stand out

Nov 22, 2016 12:53 PM #7
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Kathleen- you're so right, the eyes buy and what they'll see in this photo is a clean and well maintained home with great curb appeal 

Nov 22, 2016 05:35 PM #8
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Thanks for sharing this photograph. Good luck in the November contest.

Nov 22, 2016 06:28 PM #9
Sussie Sutton
UTR Texas Realtors - Pearland, TX
UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers.

I too like to see the exterior of homes at dusk. I also like it better if the outside lights are on. They make the house beautiful in my minds eye.

Nov 22, 2016 08:23 PM #10
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathleen what an awesome photo, needless to say I have not taken my listing photos on SFR and Condos in at least 15 years... so I can not participate in this challenge, and in all fairness I would not want to you got this one in the bag:))Endre

Nov 27, 2016 07:57 PM #11
The Villages Realty
The Villages Realty - San Jose, CA
"Our Performance Will Move You!"

Hi Kathleen, just passing through and enjoying some of your past posts.

Feb 19, 2017 09:02 AM #12
Eagle Ridge Realty
Eagle Ridge Realty - Gilroy, CA
"Our Performance Will Move You!"

Hi Kathleen, thanks for writing such informative posts!  Keep up the good work.

Feb 21, 2017 07:18 AM #13
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