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Old 11-28-2007, 12:08 PM
 
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Looking for a second (or third) opinion here.

My house was listed when I was living in it. I've already moved out, everything is patched repainted and super-duper-cleaned. House was built in 2006 and I wanted to look like new. I think I accomplished that!

Question - should I have new pictures taken with the house empty and replace the ones in the MLS listing that have furniture? My agent recommended to keep the pictures but I wonder if pictures of the empty rooms would be more attractive. Here there is a lot of new construction competing with my not-new-construction house (I refuse to call it "old" lol) and I have a feeling that the pictures with furniture makes people less interested because it tells that the house has been lived in.
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Old 11-28-2007, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Big Island of Hawaii
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Can you post a link to the listing? I'd be interested in seeing the photos with furniture before giving an opinion...
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Old 11-28-2007, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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i think it depends on how nicely staged your home was with furniture in it. people like to see how they could possibly arrange things and what certain areas can be used for. if your home was over crowded with furniture and not to a taste that would appeal to the majority, then maybe you should post new pics. but, if you had neutral stuff that looked nice i would probably keep the same pics. you should provide the link to your pics so we can judge it...
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Old 11-28-2007, 12:31 PM
 
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My vote is for new pictures. From a buyer's pov, houses always look better without somebody else's furniture in them.
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Old 11-28-2007, 12:52 PM
 
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thank you every one here is the link you requested

Single Family Home - 133 Grantwood, Holly Springs, NC, 27540 - Realtor.com
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Old 11-28-2007, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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i think the home is BEAUTIFUL and I think very nicely decorated. I would leave the old pics. very nice! (the first one I saw the furniture looked a little too big for the room, so I might take that one out)
good luck! if I were moving to your area I would buy it!
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Old 11-28-2007, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Atlanta/Decatur/Emory area
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Grass Is Greener, I have spent the past 8 years photographing virtual tours of homes in Atlanta so I have vast expertise in this area. Keep all your current pictures EXCEPT the master bath. The current one has 2 towels hanging from the shower, a shaving mirror, and a bath mat, all of which detract from the vignette.

FYI, vacant homes almost always look smaller than furnished homes. They also tend to look "colder". The photos of your home are excellent. I definitely would not switch them out.
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Old 11-28-2007, 01:11 PM
 
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the only picture i would retake is your master bath. the first thing i noticed in that picture are the towels hanging from the shower. other than that, i think you're pictures look great. maybe your agent can add more pictures (you can have up to 25)
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Old 11-28-2007, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Simpsonville, South Carolina
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I agree with intown. Pictures look beautiful, the home seems really nice.
Good Luck, Liz
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Old 11-28-2007, 01:17 PM
 
Location: North Pittsburgh
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the only picture i would retake is your master bath. the first thing i noticed in that picture are the towels hanging from the shower. other than that, i think you're pictures look great. maybe your agent can add more pictures (you can have up to 25)

I agree with Surfing. I would change the bathroom picture. Everything else looks really great!
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