CURRENT Listing Photos are a MUST

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 DRE# ER40011786

 

It is a kick looking through listings for our Buyers this time of year.   Who knew some houses have trees with ever-lasting leaves?     Or tulips in the front yard this time of year?

 

When I have a listing that lingers much longer than expected, those exterior photos HAVE to be updated, or you look like you don't care enough to update!   How hard is it to get an exterior photo with the current season?   If there is snow, at least it LOOKS current.    In December in Denver, there are NO leaves, and tulips were gone in April!    The next thing you do, is look at how long the home has been listed.

 

This photo is courtesy of RE Colorado - and this home was listed in August.

 

On that note, sometimes it is nice when the homeowner has photos of when the home was in full bloom, and what the potential buyers could have in the spring/summer.   I know I had drone shots done of acreage for a homeowner that could be listing shortly.   BUT, will also put a note --- shots done in September....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These photos are courtesy of REColorado too - and the first photo would be a bit suspicious too.   We have seen only 3" of snow at the most this year so far.  Was this photo from last year?   The right photo is of a home listed in the last couple of weeks.  WHAT???? 

 

A seller looking for a listing agent will pass you over too when they see the photos are not updated as they should be!   The beauty of being a strong listing agent, is you have the potential of receiving calls from not only potential buyers, but homeowners too.   If you don't put your best foot forward, this won't happen.   You are missing out on huge opportunities!

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Joan, good point. Marketing listings with very good photos is a must.

 

Dec 19, 2018 05:58 AM #11
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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Good morning, Joan... I'm amazed that we even have to discuss this issue anymore... but I see this problem in my MLS all the time, as well.

Dec 19, 2018 05:59 AM #12
Rainmaker
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Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Joan, you said it best - how hard is it to get a picture of the exterior for the current season. It screams laziness to me and the last thing a seller should want is a lazy agent. 

Dec 19, 2018 06:00 AM #13
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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Good morning, Joan Cox that's a lazy listing agent.... I see that in my area...

Dec 19, 2018 08:28 AM #14
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Francine Viola
Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA - Olympia, WA
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So important for a listing agent to update the photos.  In January and February, I suspect I'll see a lot of listings online with Christmas decorations up.

Dec 19, 2018 12:34 PM #15
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Roy, we are seeing this less, thankfully, but always a surprise seeing a home that doesn't fit with the season.

Dec 21, 2018 07:06 AM #16
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Melanie Cameron I cannot agree more, and especially when those "out of season" photos are the first one.    You do wonder why they do this.

Dec 21, 2018 07:07 AM #17
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Gabe, that is true.  You are lucky.

Dec 21, 2018 07:07 AM #18
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael Jacobs what NO SNOW?   You are missing out.  Of course, we haven't had much here either.  They announced we have fire danger again.....

Dec 21, 2018 07:08 AM #19
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Sally, flowers and leaves on the trees are sure signs that photo is TOO old this time of year in Denver!  

Dec 21, 2018 07:09 AM #20
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Debb, my sentiments exactly.

Dec 21, 2018 07:09 AM #21
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Grant, it is poor marketing with out of season photos -- it screams the home has been on the market for months! 

Dec 21, 2018 07:10 AM #22
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty OH MY, I would be laughing too.  BUT, have had Sellers tell me it is easier to leave them up all year, too much trouble.  NO NO, take them DOWN! 

Dec 21, 2018 07:10 AM #23
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Elizabeth, your winter photos don't sound like they showcase a home.

Dec 21, 2018 07:12 AM #24
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Brian, you are so right! 

Dec 21, 2018 07:13 AM #25
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor® but hopefully you did not have a list a home with the foot of snow you recently had!  

Dec 21, 2018 07:13 AM #26
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Nina Hollander we SHOULD NOT have to have this discussion, with the ease of taking new exterior photos even with your cell phone would be better than out of season photos, especially for the first photo! 

Dec 21, 2018 07:14 AM #27
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Amanda, sometimes I wonder if the Seller ever takes a look at their own home on line - they would be mortified! 

Dec 21, 2018 07:15 AM #28
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Barbara, it is laziness for sure! 

Dec 21, 2018 07:15 AM #29
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Joan Cox
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Francine Viola Christmas decor is a sure sign that the home has lingered on the market in February/March.

Dec 21, 2018 07:16 AM #30
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