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Bad MLS Photos for the Week of August 26, 2019

Photos are the #1 selling tool for any listing. Why? Nearly every buyer begins their search online and the pictures are what draws them into the home. It is absolutely imperative in my opinion that we as professionals provide professional service which includes professional photography.

Funny / Chris

Bad MLS Photos for the Week of August 26, 2019

A house in Southwest Florida hidden by trees.

A view through the trees

You can kind of see that this is a beautiful home. Unfortunately, we’re given the view the S.W.A.T. team would have if they arrived on scene and had to get some cover. (More Photos)


I Bought my Home Because of the TV

This listing really caught my attention. It is furnished yet is an older TV going to entice someone to come have a look? (More Photos)


Is This a Photo or Watercolor Painting?

The value of this photo speaks for itself. Not only is it one of the blurriest photos I’ve ever seen but it is of a bathroom and taken without a wide angle lens. I’m not sure what it brings to the table in terms of selling this property. (More Photos)


Why Would you Open That Door?

This is one of the more confusing photos I’ve seen in a while. I would have asked my photographer to simply not photograph this storage room or shoot it from the outside with the door closed. Why in the world would the door be open to reveal a hoarder house inside? (More Photos)


Pass me the Magnifying Glass Please

This photo made the cut for two reasons–first, this is the actual size of the photo posted. Second, that shower looks as though it is really well crafted yet I can’t see the detail because it is a poorly taken photo! A professional photographer would capture the beauty of the shower while still being able to see out of the window. (More Photos)


How Does This Photo Help to Sell a Home?

Let’s ignore the purple haze hanging over this photo for a second. Let’s even pretend it were taken by a professional. How does the content of the photo help to sell the home? What are we looking at? It’s a dresser that goes as well as personal items that go. Plus, and this is a little trick here… why take a photo of a fan. That sends a subliminal message to buyers that there is an A/C issue. (More Photos)


A Little Higher on the Photo Please

If you’re going to shoot mobile phone photos of a listing, shoot them from the right height at least. Nearly half of this photo is drywall. We want to see the cabinets, counters and appliances that make up the kitchen. Even though a mobile phone picture wouldn’t be ideal, we could at least see the kitchen if it were framed differently. (More Photos)


The Glow of Chernobyl

Do you want to see a home that glows orange? From this photo where the white balance is completely off, I cna’t tell whether the walls are truly a peach color or not. I would be surprised to see a buyer select this home to see based solely on the photos. (More Photos)

Which Photo Is Your Favorite?

I’m really curious to see what you think. Which photo did you think was the worst? Were any not so bad? Please leave a comment below.


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