Corinne Guest, The Choice of Professionals for Luxury Home Buying (Barrington Realty Company)

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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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Garages are way too valuable here to not show. The other stuff, it depends. I personally would rather see the whole damn thing. It'll save me a lot of time if my client is looking for something specific that doesn't happen to be there -- or doesn't want something that is.

Mar 13, 2018 12:12 PM
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Bob Crane
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Do they add value?  if significant then show them.

Mar 13, 2018 12:35 PM
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Caroline Gerardo
Eagle Home Mortgage, LENNAR HOMES Home Loans - Newport Beach, CA
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The photograph of my processor's pantry. From this,  be sure she gets your file looking perfect and approved. A picture of the adjunct room tells a story. However, don't post a dirty garage it won't help the listing

On a side note please keep her son (Crispy is his nickname) in your prayers as he is going through chemotherapy 

Mar 13, 2018 12:05 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
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It depends, those may help sell the place.

Mar 13, 2018 06:34 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

It depends.  On the property and the marketing strategy. 

Mar 13, 2018 02:07 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Alliance Real Estate - Minot - Minot, ND
Bob Timm, Broker Associate, Alliance Real Estate

I take pictures of all and "try" to fill up the space our MLS gives us (26 pictures) but I only use quality pics.  I know no one is going to be drawn to the house because of the picture of the white toilet Corinne Guest, Managing Broker .

Mar 13, 2018 01:46 PM
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Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

If they look nice, yes, take pictures and post them.

Mar 13, 2018 01:04 PM
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JoAnn Moore
The Mortgage Market of Delaware - Georgetown, DE
Home Loans in Delaware

I agree with Peter on the floor plan. It gives a good overview of the flow of the home and includes everything. The baths, pantries, garages, etc. should be show ready so they should be photo ready as well.  

Mar 13, 2018 01:03 PM
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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Bathrooms... yes, especially if in nice condition. Closets... only if spectacular California-closet type spaces. Laundry room... only if somehow extra large and special. Mud rooms... if it's a well-designed drop zone yes. Garages... not so much...most people's garages are not that "photo ready." But if well organized and planned, yes.

Mar 13, 2018 12:44 PM
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Terri Woods
Bexar and Comal Counties - San Antonio, TX
Selling Real Estate in San Antonio, Texas & Area

It depends on if the photos add to the property or not. I always have a professional REAL ESTATE photographer for my listings so they have the wide angle lens. lighting, etc. 

Sometimes, getting a good picture is difficult. Especially bathrooms. However, my rule of thumb is to take lots and lots of pictures of everything. Even if the pictures are not internet worthy, they do come in handy for some buyers.

Most buyers rule out a property online due to pictures. And so my job is to do my best in marketing online with great pictures.

 

Mar 13, 2018 12:36 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Bathrooms and closets usally no, unless they ares something special. Laundry and Mud rooms- yes and no depending on size. Garages-yes in most cases.

Mar 13, 2018 12:02 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

If it's a fabulous laundry room or garage (and I mean fab), it's a yes. Buyers want to see bathrooms so, yes, I always include them. 

It depends on the mudrooms and closets - rarely I would say. 

Mar 13, 2018 08:53 PM
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Carol Williams
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As with almost all questions such as this: It depends. It depends on price range and what a prospect might expect.   If you believe they are more or less than what a prospect in that price range would expect, I say yes.  Don't give them unrealistic expectations and showcase the extraordinary. 

Mar 13, 2018 02:49 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Bathrooms: If they're remodeled nicely

Closets: Only if they're walk-in and even then rarely

Mud/Laundry Room: Only if it's a unique feature for the neighborhood

Garage: Only if it's finished

Mar 13, 2018 01:10 PM
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Dan Tabit
Northstone Real Estate Inc. - Sammamish, WA

I take or get pictures of everything. I publish the ones that will accomplish the goal of getting showings.  Sometimes someone asks about some areas where pictures were not published. I can send those to the buyer or their agent. It's especially helpful in a relocation situation where one spouse can't be present for the showings, but has specific requests. 

Mar 13, 2018 01:04 PM
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Maria Sapio
Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

This varies depending upon the agent and even location - but in my geographic area:
Master bath is usually included in photos
An exterior detached garage photo to give proximity to the house and general location
Mud/laundry room - if it has something 'special' to interest a potential buyer
Closets - No, I would never display an interior photo of a closet in my listing photos...I think it's an invasion of privacy. 

Mar 13, 2018 12:59 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

yes... our photographer takes photos of all of it.... I want "money shots"... close up shots of custom moldings; custom closets; etc....

Mar 13, 2018 12:53 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

Baths yes always unless you can't squeeze in there or are seen in the mirror.

Garages, no

Laundry, no. Mud room which is an extension of this, no.

I am laughing because GUYS are always mentioning rooms like the garage. Who cares? You are not going to sleep in the 2 car garage. I bet you this will end up as a regional thing.

Mar 13, 2018 12:29 PM
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Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line

It depends on the room.

Mar 13, 2018 12:28 PM
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Peter Mark
Peter Mark - Holiday, FL
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No, No, No, No, No but a Floor Plan Yes

Mar 13, 2018 12:06 PM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Here I almost always see bathrooms.  I rarely see any of the others and wouldn't expect to.  I suppose if they are done very nicely include them.  If bathrooms are missing, that's a sign that the bathrooms are dated (or worse).

Mar 13, 2018 12:06 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

It depends on the size of the closet.  I big walk-in, yes. 

Garages, nice finished garages not filled with storage, yes. 

Respectful photo of bathrooms, yes - depending on the size.

Mud Rooms ... we don't got no stickin' mud rooms 

Mar 13, 2018 05:53 PM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

It's subjective although if the room warrants it I'll give it a shot, literally.

Mar 13, 2018 03:06 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Bathrooms - yes, but NO toilets. Closets - only if gorgeous, spacious and neat; same for laundry rooms and mud rooms. Garages - yes if neat and maybe have a great workbench or some appealing shelving or storage, for example.

Mar 13, 2018 02:55 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Bathrooms for the architecture (seats down please!!), closets if they are large and inviting, laundry rooms to show functionality (but if they are really small, skip) and garages to show space (but make sure they are cleaned up!).

Mar 13, 2018 02:25 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Pictures if they show well as features.

Mar 13, 2018 01:49 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Corinne,

It really depends on the marketplace, but generally garages and beautiful bahtrooms are pictured.  A

Mar 13, 2018 12:55 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Yes, if it is a part of the picture you are trying to present.

Mar 13, 2018 12:26 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

If they look good, include the photos.

Mar 14, 2018 07:06 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
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Nice bathrooms make it in. The rest rarely are photo'd here.

Mar 14, 2018 02:42 AM
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Realty Beachside power by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
Your Brevard County, Florida coastal connection!

I take pictures of everything for reference when the questions start coming in but only publish those that show the property in its best light.

Bathrooms and kitchens are the most important. If there are no pics or bathroom or kitchen, people assume they are dated and will need a lot of time/money invested.

Closets - no, only in vacant properties (privacy factor).

Laundry rooms - maybe, on a case by case basis since some people like to see the washer/dryer and storage area.

Mud rooms - not a Florida thing

Garages - usually exterior only unless it is new construction or vacant and presentable.

Other rooms (office, computer, junk) are tricky as they may not look good but people do like to see the layout of the room and paint color.

 

Mar 13, 2018 07:26 PM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

You bet. In imagery, video, copy details on sizes and features. It all adds into how is this one different than the others. One of these things.....er houses is not like the others. Only one of the houses makes the list as "the one", that belongs. Make sliders verticals to showcase walk in closets, hall rooms, bathrooms, entry ways Corinne Guest, Managing Broker ! The days of waiting for the walk through to point it out is delay, wasting everyone's time. Garages are valuable to folks working out of them, storing vehicles in northern climates and lifestyle interest toys like boats, snow sleds, motorcycles, future horse box stalls and tack room area, etc. Showcase the history of the listing too make it distinctive like all the little extra features.

halls rooms photo

home bathroom tub photo

boathouse garage photo

barn shop garage photo

jack dempsey photo

home bath set

Mar 13, 2018 07:00 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Garages if neat are a must show from the inside otherwise use the exterior photo showing the doors.  Big walk-in closets, laundry rooms and mudrooms are selling features so if you can get a good photos use it.

Mar 13, 2018 06:50 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Only WOW Factor

Mar 13, 2018 05:39 PM
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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Yes.   Buyers want to see the entire house.   Be sure to put the toilet seat down.

Mar 13, 2018 05:37 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Garages yes if they are special

Mar 13, 2018 04:43 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Agents can not deny the temptation to fill the space.

Recently an agent complained they did not like Olive Garden  because of the 'all you can eat' option.

Just because the option is their does not compel its use.

If the image adds value, sizzle, promise of transformation, include it. However, in most cases 'filling the space' UNSELLS the house. 

Show some self discipline and sell the sizzle and stop UNSELLING the house.

Mar 13, 2018 02:19 PM
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sandy straley
Rindlesbach Homes - Salt Lake City, UT
Selling Homes for over 40 Years

yes. . . .. 

Mar 13, 2018 02:09 PM
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Erika Rae Albert, Austin Real Estate Expert
E*Rae Real Estate Group- Powered by eXp Realty LLC - Austin, TX
Exceeding Expectations in Every Transaction

It really depends on the house.  I have never had garage photos.  I always have bathroom photos.  If the closet is spacious or the laundryroom is well appointed, I will have these spaces photographed.  

Mar 14, 2018 07:53 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Corinne Guest, Managing Broker No unless the bathroom is outstanding and a selling feature.

Mar 14, 2018 06:43 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

If it photographs well, use it! If not, do not!

Mar 14, 2018 05:26 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I include pictures of aything and every thing that make the home show better. I do not put in a picture just for the sake of assing more pictures. Some of those room do not show well.

Mar 14, 2018 04:58 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Depends

Mar 14, 2018 04:14 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

I've had buyers ask, "Where are the pictures of the bathrooms?" but never "where are pictures of the closets?"

I think garages and bathrooms should be included. If there's room for the laundry room and mud room after all the other pics are uploaded, I'd include those also. I would not include closets.

Mar 14, 2018 03:13 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
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Photograph each room regardless, yes to bathrooms, closets etc

Mar 14, 2018 02:53 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Corinne Guest, Managing Broker - if bathroom, sit cover down. Laundry room, mud room, and garages - if clean, yes.

Mar 13, 2018 09:22 PM
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Cindy Williams
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - Navarre, FL
Florida Panhandle Dream Homes

Only if they have value added assets; unique features that need to be highlighted!  Otherwise, a toilet is a toilet 

Mar 13, 2018 08:32 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Bob Crane nailed this one!

Mar 14, 2018 05:17 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Unless they are extraordinary or part of the property description

Mar 13, 2018 03:39 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Bathrooms never

 

Mar 20, 2018 09:56 AM
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David Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality

Very situational it will depend on the room

There is a skill and an ART to photography most agents have neither the training or the "eye" for photography as is evidenced by so many MLS photos.

Personal pet peeves of mine include photos of small rooms (most of those you mention are small in many homes) so I would not photograph them; exception would be a garage. If the rooms mentioned are much larger than typical then that would be different. 

Poor angles, improper lighting and/or exposure, photos of just "normal stairs", photos directed at the corner of a room are a few of my top reasons to hire a pro photographer.

Mar 18, 2018 08:24 AM
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"

If photos of all of the home's main rooms are shown in the online listing and your local RMLS allows for enough photos ... then I'd show the master bath or garage -- but only if they're very tidy and well-photographed.  Too many agents show the toilet ... no one wants to see that in a listing photo!

Mar 16, 2018 06:40 PM
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Bathrooms, yes; Closets - only the walk-ins; laundry rooms - only if it is a room; mudrooms - for sure as this is the NEW thing now here; garages - sometimes, if it is clean and has a lot to offer.

Mar 16, 2018 03:11 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

Yes to large master bathrooms and laundry rooms that show well. 

Mar 14, 2018 08:08 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

Our MLS offers up to 80( i believe) picture spots, so if it looks good in a shot: yes! 

Mar 14, 2018 06:24 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I take photos of everything.  I have them on file.  I use if it's an exceptional closet, bathroom, laundry room or garage otherwise I have them in the event a potential client asks for them they can be emailed.

Mar 14, 2018 01:12 PM
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Apex, NC
Raleigh - Cary Triangle Real Estate 919-602-8489

It depends. If they enhance the listing and show well then yes. If they're messy or just don't show well in photos, then no. 

Mar 14, 2018 08:08 AM