Good listing photos are crucial for home selling

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2324 S. VeniceWe have all seen those online listing photos with kitchens that seem big enough to cook for an army, and family rooms that appear to have enough room for a party of 50.

The photos are beautifully edited with perfect lighting and color enhancements. But, when you look closely at the details, you notice that the dimensions of the kitchen are just 6x9, and the family room is only 12x14. Something isn’t right!

It is a common practice for Realtors to hire a professional photographer to take the photos for a listing, and often the photographer will manipulate the photographs with wide-angle lenses and Photoshop trickery. What you see online does not always represent what the home actually looks like.

2324 S. VeniceDon’t get me wrong. Professional, high-quality photographs are important in listing a property. The online presentation must be beautiful, inviting, and must portray the home at its very best. But the online photographs should create a truthful representation of the home. If the kitchen is small, the photographs should not make it look extremely large.

When potential buyers see a home on the MLS, they want to know if the home is right for them. If they are fooled by the photographs, they will not be happy when they come for a tour of the house.

A good agent knows how to display homes beautifully in photographs which will be used in the online presentation, without being untruthful.

Sellers need to be able to trust their Realtor to do a great job of presenting their home for sale in online photographs. And buyers need to be able to trust that the online presentation is accurate. Quality, beautiful photographs that are not distorted are a win-win for everyone!


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Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Good points Rose King a good drone aerial photograph does a good job of showing the property especially if too large to get in a single shot and also aids the Buyer in seeing the neighborhood the home is located in. Jeff

May 13, 2020 10:31 PM #1
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Rose King most people are not readers!!! they look at the photos...."the eye buys".... and that's the bottom line!

May 14, 2020 03:27 AM #2
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Rose, great post, and you are absolutely correct - photos will sell the home!   We see so many agents taking the shortcut with "their own photos", and sad to say the least.

May 21, 2020 07:27 AM #3
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