Camera, Photo, Action. The Real Estate Agent's Primer

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Real Estate Broker Owner with Realty Arts

These are photos of cameras.

 

Camera! 002Camera! 016

 

This is a photo of a house.

Grandale, Durham, NC 

It was taken by a real estate agent.

Mike Jaquish

With a camera.

 

This is a photo of a phone.  A smartphone.  Very smart.   A little eccentric, but really smart.

 

Cameraphone! 002

 

This smartphone even includes a camera, but it doesn't really take great photos.  I would not want MY house marketed with smartphone photos.

Next we should have a photo of a house, taken by a camera similar to the one in the photo of a camera, but as the caption says, "No Photo Available." Whoopsie! So, we put a house photo beside "No Photo Available" for comparison.

 

No Photo AvailableGrandale, Durham, NC

Which image above would you linger over when searching for a home?

Buyers who search for homes online commonly list lack of photos as a major complaint, and often say they pass over listings with few or no photos.

If you are settling for less than the maximum number of good photos in your listings, or if you are a hopeful home seller and have selected an agent who posts less than the maximum number of photos allowed when marketing your home, the question the rest of us have is, "WHY?"

Next time, we will discuss which end of the camera the pixels go in, and how they come out to make the photos....

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Rainmaker
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Mike Jaquish
919-880-2769 Cary, NC, Real Estate
Realty Arts

Steve,

The funny thing is, it is one of the easiest tasks to get at least half right, and so often totally ignored!

September 15, 2009 09:11 PM
Rainer
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Sandra Scott
REALTOR of Choice! Payson, Pine & Strawberry, AZ
Dominion Real Estate Partners LLC

Ok, so you've hit my hot button.  The thing that make me the MOST nuts are the agents who put their listings on the MLS (with no picture, of course) and then WAIT 2-7 days to get any pictures up. 

My auto-notification fires off these listings to my prospects only to have them call me irritated because there are no pictures.  So what do I say?  I generally say, "You know, all agents are not created equal."

Please, agents, think this through.  Put your pictures up when you load the properties on the MLS.

September 16, 2009 05:38 PM
Rainmaker
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Mike Jaquish
919-880-2769 Cary, NC, Real Estate
Realty Arts

Sandra,

I have come to the conclusion that agents withhold photos as a means to pocket the listing.

To heck with the client, as long as they can maximally capitalize on the opportunity.

September 16, 2009 05:41 PM
Rainmaker
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Sheri Moritz
Wake Co. NC REALTOR Apex to Raleigh to Wake Forest
Next Home Team

I like this lesson:)  I think it is a shame when agents don't included photos (quality photos) of their listings.  I think @Sandra said it right that "All agents are not created equal"

September 22, 2009 02:45 PM
Rainmaker
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Mike Jaquish
919-880-2769 Cary, NC, Real Estate
Realty Arts

Sheri,

And it is SO easy to get a few decent photos up i a few minutes!  I think a week is a VERY long time to let a listing sit without photos.

September 22, 2009 02:53 PM
Rainmaker
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Mike Jaquish

919-880-2769 Cary, NC, Real Estate
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