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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

No never but what a great idea.  Maybe I'll e-mail all those Realtors that "feature" the garage door.

Sep 09, 2015 09:51 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Yes, I switch them around quite often.  Don't want people to get tired of seeing the same old same old.

Sep 09, 2015 06:48 AM
Rainmaker
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Debra Peters
Referral Realty - Manorville, NY
NY Real Estate Salesperson

Interesting idea. I will have to check with my MLS. At one point, I thought that the primary photo had to be the front photo. I also thought that MLS frowned upon too many changes/updates. I know Agents were changing words or adding periods or commas to force an update. 

Sep 13, 2015 11:37 PM
Rainmaker
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Our MLS requires an exterior shot as the primary photo so that limits our ability to switch around.

Sep 12, 2015 06:55 AM
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John Kaye
Kralik Consultants - Los Angeles, CA
Energy Consultant

Changing photos is a MUST! There are several options that attract buyers and sellers to work with you as an agent, they also attract the agents who may like one photo over another. It's all a matter of personal preference and, in some cases, may put your lisiting back on top.  

Sep 10, 2015 08:31 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Sally K. & David L. Hanson that's an excellent idea - and I think not many of us are using it.  

Real great 'question' that leads to call-to-action that helps our seller clients.

Sep 10, 2015 01:00 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

if it's on the market long enough, it needs the featured photo changed often....

Sep 09, 2015 11:46 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No, I always have the front of the house.

Sep 09, 2015 11:10 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

NO. Not for the PURPOSE you identify.

I change the image and text for entirely different puposes.

Sep 09, 2015 10:52 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I've not done that.

Sep 09, 2015 10:39 PM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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I do not in fact it's never crossed my mind until now with your question.

Sep 09, 2015 10:03 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Sally. That is a really good idea, more folks should be doing it.

Sep 09, 2015 07:50 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Thursday morning Sally and David. I do know of some real estate agents in this area who do that. I think it is good marketing.

Sep 09, 2015 06:09 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Sally and David - I have always put the exterior of the home as the primary picture. You have given me some food for thought.

Sep 09, 2015 04:18 PM
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Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

I don't, but what a great idea. I think I'll do that on one of my listings right now. Thank you

Sep 09, 2015 01:39 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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No I leave the front photo as the primary. If it isn't a good shot I try different angles to find a more appealing angle.

Sep 09, 2015 12:30 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I always start with the curb appeal look, from the outside, inviting them inside.

Sep 09, 2015 12:11 PM
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Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

i try to do it appx once every week

Sep 09, 2015 11:46 AM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

No, not for that reason.  I have changed them due to seasons.

Sep 09, 2015 11:37 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

If I knew who was looking at it ahead of time and when...  I can't predict that, so catering photos to groups/types of people isn't possible for me.  I try to pick the best room/feature of the house and use that for the main photo (out board's only photo requirement is that you have at least one).  Sometimes that's the front of the house, most recently it has been remodeled kitchens or impressive living rooms.

Once I have my photo lineup set, I don't change it unless the house changes.

Sep 09, 2015 11:25 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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I change it if the season changes, but our MLS requires a exterior shot for main photo

Sep 09, 2015 10:57 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

I change the primary each month with a different picture outside until it sells. The inside if there were changes made.

Sep 09, 2015 10:42 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Whatever is in my property description is backed by pictures. The best features are included.

Sep 09, 2015 10:41 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I change if there is a major change in the seasons

Sep 09, 2015 09:59 AM
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S. Leanne Paynter ☼ Broward County, FL
United Realty Group, Inc. - Davie, FL
Davie, Plantation, Cooper City & Weston Specialist

I base which photo I will use as the primary MLS photo on what will have the biggest "wow factor" for those seeing the listing.  Whether it's the amazing view, a fantastic new kitchen or the home has awesome curb appeal, I'll use that which is likely to make the best first impression/impact.  Our MLS doesn't require us to use a photo of the front exterior as the primary photo... thank goodness!  How we market our listings (with regard to photos)should be up to the listing agent, not the MLS rules.  Just don't try to sneak in a photo with a clear & legible view of your sign.  That's a no-no in our MLS because you can't include contact info in your photos.

Sep 09, 2015 08:31 AM
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Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

No, but it's a good idea...

Sep 09, 2015 08:22 AM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

The primary photo is always of the outside; mostly it stays with the one. Homes have been selling fast.

Sep 09, 2015 06:57 AM
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
PREA Realty - Laguna Niguel, CA

I rotate the photos if the home doesn't sell right away Sally K. & David L. Hanson.

Sep 09, 2015 06:52 AM