What makes a bad photo? Well just look at most of the MLS listings. What do you see? Bad photos. Commercial companies that sell online know that a photo is all they have to sell that product. But why is it different in Real Estate for many realtors? To me it doesn’t make sense. Browsing through he MLS this week the first house I clicked on had pictures that look like this. Oh and this is a $200,000 house.
In the first picture you see weeds growing up through the bricks, some old planters stacked up and the chair placed on top of the patio table. In the second picture you see an overexposed photo of a bedroom. The photo is not wide enough to get a feel for how large the room is, and not to mention can the owner not make the bed before the photos are taken? Just for fun I had a few pictures taken with a camera phone and one with a better camera and processed through digital processing software to show how you can do a much better job of presenting a room for sale. In the first picture you can see how warm and inviting the room and colors are whereas the other picture is washed out with little color and warmth. Which picture would you want in your listing to sell your house? So if you want to represent your clients in the best way possible give me a call. The small amount of money you will spend on a good photographer that understands staging, lighting. techniques, and digital processing can help you sell your home when you are away and those clients are viewing them on the web.