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Old 02-05-2019, 04:38 PM
 
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We will be moving cross-country later this year. In preparation we spend a lot of time looking at online listings, primarily to look at houses, but also to learn more about communities and also to possibly identify Realtors we might work well with.


It's more than a little bit frustrating to find a listing with possibilities only to find that there are few (or no) photographs, or many pictures but which appear to have been taken while running through the house (blurry, etc). It's really difficult these days to take a bad picture, yet it happens more often than one might think.


For what it's worth, the message that we take away is that the Realtor didn't much care...which leaves us thinking we probably shouldn't either. We also will probably try not to work with one of these people.


We understand that not every house has access for photos (renters or some adversity) and that not every house photographs beautifully, but for those of us with imaginations and some skills, a good photo record of an interesting property does nothing but make us more eager to see more.
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Old 02-05-2019, 04:51 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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The photos that always confuse me are the ones showing empty corners of rooms or the furniture instead of where the furniture happens to be placed.
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Old 02-05-2019, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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I agree, photos are great. The more, the better. The only thing I don't care is when they overdue Photoshop. It's one thing to brighten up a picture but it's another thing to make it look like it's something it's not. I have seen some pictures, taken by realtors, that look like they used a cheap cell phone. That can really ruin a listing/sale as well.
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Old 02-05-2019, 06:48 PM
 
Location: NC
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Totally agree! We just closed on our house. We had been looking for 4 months and this house had been on the market for 2 of those. The "cover" picture they chose was totally unflattering, so we had skipped over it. I finally decided to look it over after it kept popping up in my searches and I liked the rest of the pictures enough to look at it. We loved it, it ticked almost all of our boxes and we are in the process of moving in.
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Old 02-05-2019, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Poor Photos = Good Deals. More often than one might suspect.
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Old 02-05-2019, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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Poor Photos = Good Deals. More often than one might suspect.
That's one way to look at it Mike
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Old 02-05-2019, 09:33 PM
 
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Why not look at the bad photos as an opportunity?

Bad photos = few views = infrequent offers.
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Old 02-05-2019, 11:56 PM
 
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Is there a need for this same thread over and over again?
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Old Yesterday, 03:23 AM
 
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Is there a need for this same thread over and over again?
Have you stopped seeing pictures of dining room tables?
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Old Yesterday, 03:30 AM
 
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I’ve been saying that for a long time. If your a realtor why not invest in a decent camera or a good iPhone? Never understood some of the lousy pictures and how the owner lets the realtor submit these pictures for public view.
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