Are those listing pictures really for me "The Buyer"???????

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Real Estate Agent with Ramus Realty Group RS297527

The pictures that are posted with a listing for sale are just that.  Great photos of the home that will entice buyers to hopefully run (not walk) to set up a showing and put in a offer to purchase.  They are hand picked photos that bring out all the positive features about the property.

As a buyer agent I have already had clients say to me. "You don't have to take photos of the home to send to me, I have plenty of pics that I found online with the listing."

Well,  The pictures I will take for you (my client, the buyer) will be totally different than the pictures that you see on with the listing of the property.  I don't represent the seller, I represent you the buyer.

I will be taking pictures of water damage, bad wiring, cracks in the foundation, water in the basement or evidence of such. Photos of the house that is right next door that is in shambles (that you can't see by the way the listing pictures are taken.)  The list I have goes on and on.....  These are pictures you will not see in the listing of the property. They don't bring out the good points of the property. 

So, please ,allow your buyer agent  to take "Buyer" photos for you of the property you are interested in.  This saves much time for you, a busy buyer ,to eliminate properties that would not suit your needs.

 

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Rainmaker
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Mary Yonkers
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Alan Kells 1-814-881-7548

Good point, Cherie.  All buyers need a 'buyer agent' like you.  In this day of technology it is soooooooooo   eeeeeeeeeeeeeeasy to distort the REAL picture.  Have a good day.

March 25, 2011 09:31 AM
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James Harner
James Harner Group - Philadelphia PA Real Estate
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yes, isn't it sad when people try to deceive others into buying something for a price that is not right? 

thanks for your post. Surely hope lots of buyers out there will be able to read this and start looking for a buyer's agent that works for them =)

March 25, 2011 09:50 AM
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Krista Abshure
Fathom Realty

Great post, I generally only do the photos for buyers that are relocating. Especially if they are coming in for a weekend and we need to have already done preliminary review to be able to provide a quality list of homes for the bueyrs to view.

March 25, 2011 10:12 AM
Rainer
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Cherie L. Gottshall
Realtor
Ramus Realty Group

Chuck- absolutley

Candice- Video is such a fabulous tool that should be used more often to give a more accurate picture of the property and surroundings

Andrew-  I agree totally.  Great you are already doing this for your clients.

James- Thank you for the add.  If it reaches just one buyer and it helps that was the goal.

Krista-  If I am in the area I will make an appointment to show and let the agent know I am taking pics for prospective buyer.  Sometimes they don't like that. That is why I always check ahead.

March 25, 2011 11:15 AM
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Kristine Ginsberg
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Morris County, NJ: Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC

Cherie - Going above and beyond for your client is what makes you such a great agent! I'm sure your clients really appreciate your efforts - I know I would!

March 26, 2011 11:29 AM
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