Yuo Better Talk To Your Realtor

By
Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Westburn Realty V24358

Most of us Realtors work hard with our clients and go to a lot of effort to present the property in the best possible light. We buy good equipment and sometimes fancy software to play with pictures, virtual tours, panoramic scenes etc.

Sometimes we use outside service to get these photos and virtual tours done.

Today, I was looking for a property for one of my buyers and found a listing with this picture. Wow! This is July! Middle of summer and the sun is shining. There is no way this picture should be up now. Even if the listing is old, you can still update the pictures.
On the other hand, I would blame the seller also. Don't they know what their listing looks like on the internet? Over 77 per cent of buyers use the internet first to find a home, according to the National Association of Realtors.
In any case, the seller better have a talk to his Realtor. What does the buyer think when he sees a picture like this? Does anybody care?

Comments (6)

Greg Steffens
Mountain Country Realty - Lake Arrowhead, CA

Hey Jeff - Welcome to Active Rain and congrats on your first post.  Be sure to spend some time looking around at what and how others are blogging here.  It is a great education and lots of fun.  Looks like you're off to a great start...keep it up!

Jul 28, 2008 06:12 AM
Larry Estabrooks
Independent Real Estate Agent - Moncton, NB
100% representation means NEVER DUAL AGENCY !

Hello Jeff and welcome to the Active|Rain community.

You've made a big step to distinguish yourself from the majority of real estate licensees by blogging about real estate. So I'm inviting you to join an active|rain group comprised of your fellow blogger Canadian REALTORS® , the Canada, eh group - http://activerain.com/groups/Canada.

When I login on ActiveRain.com, I always check the Canada, eh group first to read the Canadian perspective since Canadian bloggers are so much easier to find on the group home page.

And please include any of your posts with a Canadian angle by also posting them to the group.
(although please no postings about properties for sale in the group)

Should you decide to join the Canadians, then let me say "Welcome!"

Larry, group founder and moderator, Moncton, New Brunswick

Jul 28, 2008 11:35 AM
Stefan Geyer
SOA Realty - Aurora, CO

Definately not a beauty.  The picture is doing no favors to the property for certain!

Jul 28, 2008 11:44 AM
Ron Brown NMLS #270845
NMLS ID: 40831 - Federal Way, WA

Jeff,

Welcome to Active Rain, just be thankful that the picture is from one of your competitors!  You'll find this to be a great site for sharing information, and networking with those in, and amongst, the real estate business.  If you ever have a question on a VA loan, or Fha loan, feel free to contact me.  Keep the blogs coming!

Ron Brown

FHA & VA Loan Specialist

First Mortgage Company of Washington

Puyallup, WA

Jul 28, 2008 01:31 PM
Connie Rice
Keller Williams Greenville Central - Simpsonville, SC
Connie Rice & Partners - Greenville, SC Real Estat

Welcome, Welcome, Welcome. You've joined a great place to network, make and meet new friends and discuss lots of interesting topics. I see you are already off to a great start! Stop by if you get a chance. I would love to hear your feedback on our thoughts! Well, have great time and ENJOY. Look forward to seeing you around.

Jul 29, 2008 08:43 AM
Neal Barnes
Starstate Realty - Killeen, TX
Broker, REALTOR, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES, SRS.

Hi Jeff  - Happy New Year.  Welcome to ActiveRain. I look forward to networking with you and reading your future post. Have a great day!!!

Jan 09, 2009 03:54 PM