Atlanta Buckhead Midtown - Let Your Photos Do The Talkin'

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside

       Atlanta Buckhead Midtown 
   Let Your Photos Do The Talkin' 



Photos need to tell a complete and unambiguous story - every single time we use them in our Listings or in our Blogging posts - every time.

  • Is that photo highlighting the flooring?
  • Is that a photo of an appliance?

A picture is worth 1000 words when it works! Otherwise, it may cause confusion and CLICK! Away goes the reader...

Here is clarity: The steps to the back yard. One can see the material of the treads. One can see the ground cover plants used. One can see the mulch used. The photograph, taken by Americo Perez-Mendez, Landscape Gardener, tells the whole story visually. 



From the Living Room looking to the back yard - the photo includes the exterior steps. The amount of sun that floods the room is a focus of the photo as is the wide view of the exterior from there. (Well, a fogged window pane as well since truthfulness is important - right?) 


This photo demonstrates the relationship between the Front Door and the Guest Area with a full Bar Sink. Also visible is the change from traditional oak hardwood flooring to laminate in the Living Room. Plus focus on the fact that one must step down into the Living Room. Yes, this photo is worth a number of words...


            Let Your Photos Do The Talkin'

Comments (6)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Lynn. What is it they say "you never get a second chance to make a first impression"! Enjoy your day.

Feb 02, 2021 05:31 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Yes, the photos are so important. Knowing what the focus should be is the first thing that goes into a listing photo. 

Enjoy your day!

Feb 02, 2021 05:42 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Kat Palmiotti Thanks for the visit! Always fun seeing you on Tuesday! Lynn

Feb 02, 2021 12:34 PM
Sondra Meyer:
EXP Realty, LLC - Corpus Christi, TX
See It. Experience It. Live It.

Hi Lynn.   

You are correct.  Too often people forget that each listing photograph needs to have a point.  A purpose.   

That first photograph is very confusing.  


The good/bad/sad thing about the photograph with the glass doors is that photographs of glass windows and doors can be so hard to photograph due to the lighting; that it didn't even occur to me that the window was actually fogged.   Yet, I am glad that the photographer allowed it to show up as it really is versus editing it.  Truthfulness is very important.  


p.s.  I hope that you have a great day.  I hope all the little birds that you are helping are doing well also.  I would try to adopt one from you if I was in Georgia. 

Feb 02, 2021 05:57 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Sondra Meyer: 
I appreciate all the time you spent in reply to my post! You are certainly someone with whom I would share my rescue birds! Have two parakeets now stabilized and ready to go to a permanent home. HMM - maybe they could fly to you in TX but by then you might be back in CO!  Hugs

Feb 02, 2021 12:36 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

God morning Lynn B. Friedman I remember having an instamatic camera as a kid. I took better photos then than some agents do with their digital cameras now. We need to be more aware so that we can better serve our clients. That picture can truly sell the home before the buyer ever arrives in person.

Feb 02, 2021 06:37 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Rocky Dickerson 
Yes, it s about the attention to detail I guess. Nice to see you at the Meet-Up on Tuesday, February 2, 2021. Lynn

Feb 02, 2021 12:16 PM
Sondra Meyer:
EXP Realty, LLC - Corpus Christi, TX
See It. Experience It. Live It.

I was able to hear one of your birds in the background on the zoom call today.  (I was there for the first 30 minutes.)   It sounded kind of loud for a parakeet.  :)    I hope you have a great week.   

Feb 02, 2021 01:51 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Lynn photos are crucial in this business.  Photos can be the difference between a Buyer choosing to look at a house or not.

Feb 02, 2021 02:18 PM