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Old 07-12-2016, 09:21 PM
 
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Not the fixer upper, but higher end homes. I have noticed this lately. As a potential seller, I'm warming up to this somewhat. For security reasons I think it's good. If folks are intrigued by the outside and want to see the inside, likely they are searching your nabe or suburban town and could just pop in on your place. Thoughts???
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Old 07-12-2016, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
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I've always thought houses don't have pictures for a reason: most likely it's very dated or just trashed. Even multi-million dollar properties have photos all over the place. Pictures entice buyers to want to see more. If I was selling, I'd never agree to a one photo for the listing.
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Old 07-12-2016, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Not the fixer upper, but higher end homes. I have noticed this lately. As a potential seller, I'm warming up to this somewhat. For security reasons I think it's good. If folks are intrigued by the outside and want to see the inside, likely they are searching your nabe or suburban town and could just pop in on your place. Thoughts???
In my area, homes with only one outside photo are mostly ignored (the assumption is that there are problems which the homeowner does not wish to "advertise"). Unless of course the price is compelling - as in below market.

Buyers want to see the condition of the kitchen and bathroom(s), floors, size/layout of rooms, backyard, etc.; again, thats for my area.
Professional photos attract the most attention.
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Old 07-12-2016, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Kansas City North
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Possibly new listing with exterior shot by realtor and waiting for the "professional" interior shots?
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Old 07-12-2016, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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I've always thought houses don't have pictures for a reason: most likely it's very dated or just trashed. Even multi-million dollar properties have photos all over the place. Pictures entice buyers to want to see more. If I was selling, I'd never agree to a one photo for the listing.
Yep.
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Old 07-12-2016, 09:48 PM
 
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In my area, homes with only one outside photo are mostly ignored (the assumption is that there are problems which the homeowner does not wish to "advertise"). Unless of course the price is compelling - as in below market.

Buyers want to see the condition of the kitchen and bathroom(s), floors, size/layout of rooms, backyard, etc.; again, thats for my area.
Professional photos attract the most attention.
Thanks. Yes, that's what I would have thought too, hiding something. But the houses include very compelling descriptions.
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Old 07-12-2016, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Rochester, WA
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Either lazy broker, or the pictures aren't back yet from the photographer, and they didn't want to wait to get the listing live. I usually wait to forward listings like this to my buyers, in case the pictures are uploading or will be up in the next day or two.

You only have one chance to make a good first impression in all the automatic email lists out there.
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Old 07-12-2016, 09:51 PM
 
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Thanks everyone.
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Old 07-12-2016, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Sugarmill Woods , FL
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Lazy Realtor......
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Old 07-12-2016, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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I wonder if a remark on really high-end homes that "contact (agent) for additional photos" would work.

I mean, the real RISK from folks cruising the Internet, looking at homes and then going to rob them is extremely small. Small enough that truly harming the sale of the same home doesn't make sense.

But still, anybody spending in the top 1/4 of any locale's price range either has an agent that could get them more pics or could contact the agent because they're qualified and interested.
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