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Christmas in July

Three listings on the market Mid July that have Christmas decorations in the photos!

O Tannenbaum You are all alone...

O Tannenbaum You are all alone…

The sad tree in the garage...

The sad tree in the garage…

Nutcrackers standing guard at the front door!

Nutcrackers standing guard at the front door!

Buyers will know you house has been on the market for at least 6 months!

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The first photo of your listing will either capture a buyer imagination or make them click NEXT!

These all missed the mark.

fuzzy front

Fuzzy is never good!

1st photo

Can’t see the forest for the trees…                                But you can see the truck!

ist photo

Everything is wrong on this one… the power pole, truck and trees are all more visible than the property they are trying to sell!

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WOOF!

If your going to have a dog in your listing photos be bold!

wolf

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A Goldmine…

Most of the time it feels as if I have seen it all.
Then the MLS gives a nugget!

These are all from one listing.

An absolute first- a half mowed lawn!

An absolute first- a half mowed lawn!


Yes, this house does not have enough storage.

Yes, this house does not have enough storage.

There are so many things wrong. The fridge is covered with distracting magnets and notes. The extra things stored on top give the subtle message that there is not enough storage. And finally the  dish at the bottom is  a pet giveaway.

There are so many things wrong. Fridge is covers with distracting magnets and notes. Extra appliances stored on top give the subtle message that there is not enough storage. And finally the dish at the bottom is a pet giveaway.

Not the worst offender I have seen, but note the burned out bulbs and personal items all over the counter.

Not the worst offender I have seen, but note the burned out bulbs and personal items all over the counter.

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Pro Photos vs Realtor Photos

I just listed a home that failed to sell the last time it was on the market.

I called in my professional photographer and the difference is dramatic!

Here are the old marketing photos with the new “Pro” photos.

Living Room

old livingroom

MLS 1330 Landover Pl-19

Pool

old pool

MLS 1330 Landover Pl-32

Master bath

old bath

MLS 1330 Landover Pl-18

Foyer

old foryer

MLS 1330 Landover Pl-5

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I know their owners love them.

But cats make most buyers think about smelly litter boxes, allergies and dirty duct work.

These photos are from the same listing .

First the cat left evidence  in the utility room. At least the litter box was out of the photo.

 

cat2

And then he showed up lounging in the sunroom.

cat

Again, keep pets out of your listing photos.

No one loves yours as much as you do!

 

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A very short agent…

I understand an artistic photo… But this agent went overboard with low angle shots.
We start with a very special light fixture in the hall

f2

Just in case you wonder what it looked like under the bed…

f7

The view if you fall out of the shower.

f6

Same view looking toward the sink.

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Excellent carpet texture

f4

 

I almost get this one of the arch

f3

 

Again, I could understand one of two low angle photos. But more than half of the photos for this listing were like the ones above.

Photos should give a buyer a realistic idea of what the home looks and feels like.

I don’t think these do the job well.

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