Listings... A Picture is worth...what's the asking price?

Real Estate Agent with Thinque Realty ER.040035615

In the Denver Metrolist you can list up to 10 photos of your listing. The MLS will take one for you.  You can hire for a nominal fee a company to come out and take the rest and maybe or maybe not pay for a virtual tour.  Worse case scenario, you dust off and charge the battery for your digital camera and take the photos yourself. 

When you are assuring your client that you are doing everything possible to sell their home and yet failed to even take photos, you are doing them a great disservice. 

You feel the home won't photograph well? Maybe it's close to a park, has a great view or a lovely garden if it's a condo it might have well kept common areas or a pool. Take photos of those features and let buyers know that the home offers those benefits.  

If it is a fixer-upper, that is okay, that is a goal to some homebuyers. It is when you say how it wonderful it is and at showing it looks like a scrape off, that the buyers walk away discouraged about what is available in their price range and all of our integrity is put at risk. 

We don't need to be professional photographers but we are professionals. 

We're not supposed to be "collecting" listings as much as actually selling them.


Comments (3)

Jason Vombaur
Keller Williams - Vancouver, WA
Thanks for the tip.
Apr 15, 2007 05:25 PM
Rick McCullough
Alert Home Services - Denver, CO

How true this is.

Pictures are well worth the short time they are to take, and with digital pictures take many,, you can always delete the ones that won't work.

Apr 15, 2007 06:10 PM
Dan Allred
Allred Realty - Thousand Oaks, CA
Pictures are a must in my opffice, if for no other reason just so the office knows what the place looks like.
Apr 15, 2007 07:00 PM