Wordless Wednesday: Real Listing Photo

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue

As I was browsing the new homes listed on the market today I came across this home. I really don't know what the agent was thinking. Notice the sign in the photo(against the rules) not to mention now this agent is known for a really crumby photo. If you were the agent what would your marketing remarks say?

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Kathleen Daniels
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Dan, The photo looks eerie ... like a good Halloween photo.  It's interesting that taking a photo with a sign is against the rules.  So many rules with the Boards.  I wish they would make it a rule not to sell our MLS data to third parties who turn around and try to sell it back to us. 

November 23, 2011 12:29 PM
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Evelyn Kennedy
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Gallagher & Lindsey, Alameda, California

Dan:

Yes, the real estate sign in a photo is a no-no.  A day time photo would probably be better for this home.  Night time photos are tricky,  They look best if the home is on the water and there is a nice reflection of the home.

November 23, 2011 12:38 PM
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Kathleen, interesting point you make there at the end, but I am not on your side of the fence.  If you don't want to pay for leads then don't pay for them.  John Thompson muses quite a bit about it on his blog here.  http://www.phoenixrealestateguy.com/edina-realty-pulling-listings-from-trulia-and-realtor-com/

Still my question is what is the agent thinking hitting the submit button here? The house looks like it's from poltergeist

November 23, 2011 12:42 PM
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Brian Rugg
Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est
Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-966-3200

Hello Dan:

 

I see your point. Sign aside, the photo is different and that may be exactly what the agent is looking for.  If the rest of the photos tell a good story this one maybe OK.

November 23, 2011 12:43 PM
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Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware, Cecil County, and S. Chester County
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Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate

It looks like the house got a dose of radioactivity! Hazmat suits!

November 23, 2011 01:29 PM
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Christine McDaniel
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Red Key Realty Leaders

Dan, I've seen some really nice pictures of high end homes at night with the light on.  I do agree though, this is not one of them.  Would they get fined if someone reports the sign?

December 07, 2011 12:05 AM
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Janis Borgueta
LIC R.E Salesperson - Homes for Sale Newburgh NY
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ~ 845-527-7115

On the positive side the photo is not crooked... I see so many of those that are just impossible to imagine that anyone would want to go inside.

December 21, 2011 09:01 AM
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Tammie White
TW Realty Group, Franklin TN, South of Nashville
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If this is the only exterior photo, then I would say probably not a good choice. But if this is in addition to a daytime photo, it's not terrible.

December 27, 2011 05:47 PM
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Bill Dean
William Dean - Broker, Salesperson
Worth Clark Realty St. Louis, Mo.

I'd say the marketing should be  "Not as scary as it looks!"    or " Less Scary inside!"  too funny

February 10, 2012 02:34 AM
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Rob Lang
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I love this picture and the idea of Wordless Wednesday! Thanks for sharing!

April 04, 2012 11:54 PM
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Rob Lang
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This is a great photo for Wordless Wednesday, thanks for sharing!

April 05, 2012 11:35 PM
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I agree looks like a Halloween Photo not something that is describing the virtues of of the home.

 

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