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Old 02-27-2007, 10:56 PM
 
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Why is it most pics on realestate sites are really bad.
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Old 02-27-2007, 11:44 PM
 
Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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because houses are really big objects and the pictures on the web are really small.

Most people use a wide angle lens to capture the whole house and in reducing the size to fit on a web page leads to distortion.

Inside we are constantly fighting too much natural lighting.

The idea is to capture enough of it's persona that you will put it on your list to see in person.
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Old 02-28-2007, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Nine Mile Falls/Spokane, WA
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Also a lot of agents don't know how to fix digital photos to enhance them and make them not so dark. I always use some type of photo editor to lighten up the pictures before posting them online. It is really hard to fit a whole room into one photo, and even doing panoramic shots sometimes distorts the actual view.
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Old 02-28-2007, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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I've seen some really bad pics on realtor sites..I'm not just talking dark ones either. I'm talking pictures of toilets, a wall, a sink, etc. I would be livid if they were selling my house.
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Old 02-28-2007, 09:40 AM
 
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I've always been curious about this, so I'm asking the realtors here.

Let's say you've just gotten the listing and you show up to take the photos for MLS. When you saw the house at first, it was a disgusting sloppy cluttered mess inside but hey, you made the appointment to come back and take the photos and so the seller would have made the place look presentable, right? WRONG. You walk in and the place is just as messy, or worse, as before. And there you are, holding your camera and thinking "(**&&^$#!!!"

How do you handle it?

Obviously there are many realtors who just snap away and post those pics on the MLS. I've seen enough of those listings where the pics make me want to gag. Not only clothes and other items literally strewn over the floors and furniture, but kitchens with dirty dishes and everything imaginable piled on the counters. I just don't get it. Isn't the idea for the photo to make a GOOD first impression on a potential buyer?? Or at the very least, not inspire them to throw up?!

Curious to know how you realtors react to a "photo op" where the house is literally a mess inside.
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Old 02-28-2007, 09:57 AM
 
Location: City of the damned, Wash
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By the time I'm in the house with the camera, the seller has already gotten the Clean Your House talk from me. There's no point in taking pics of a mess when you're gonna have to do it all over again after cleaning.
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Old 02-28-2007, 10:23 AM
 
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I REALLY hate when there is no inside pics. You find a nice home and the agent is to lazy to post additional photos, now how much time does it actually take? Grrr!
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Old 02-28-2007, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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I REALLY hate when there is no inside pics. You find a nice home and the agent is to lazy to post additional photos, now how much time does it actually take? Grrr!

Oh, I so much agree. I'm looking for a house within the next 2 months and have been checking out sites. Uneal that there's like one outside pic and nothing else.

The women who helped us sell our house, took really nice pics and I do believe by doing so, helps get the house previewed from potential buyers.
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Old 02-28-2007, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Citrus county, FL
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We are looking for property with land. The thing that gets me when I'm looking at listings is the lack of photos or the one's that are so dark all you see are silhouettes. Also when they say there's a pool and a barn it would be nice to see photos of them.
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Old 02-28-2007, 12:49 PM
 
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I guess you can't point the finger at the agent since i imagine there hands are tied by the owner of the real estate place or what ever you call them.

i would say 90% of the pics you see out there are pretty well garbage, a house with siding in the pic it makes the siding all warped looking, then some about all you can see is yup it resembles a house, but i have seen a few that are really great.

one would think that in marketing a product presentation is top priority, i like it when it states large back yard then no pic of it.

who takes all the pics i wonder, can a guy take his own pics then say nope your going to put these up, possibly the same with the description.

the way i look at it once the contract is signed the realtor becomes the employee of the seller, you produce positive results or your fired.

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