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Why Property Listing Photos Is a Team Effort

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Property Listing Photo

As they say “A picture is worth a thousand words” and you want those words to be “I want to BUY that house”. Or, at the very least, “I’d like my agent to show me that house”. The photo’s get em in or the photos keep em away.

When I take a listing the first thing I do is prepare the seller for the listing photos. The listing photos are our first impression to potential buyers and my goal is to make them as impressive and inviting as possible. I like to include 25 to 30 photos with the listing, and find I need to take twice that amount to get just the right shots.

The main points I like to get across in my photos are:

• Plenty of counter space in both kitchen and bath(s);

• Highlight the major selling features of the home i.e. hardwood floors, fireplace, formal dining room...; and

• Lots of natural light.

What will really help me out is if you can have some things done before I get there:

• Kitchen and bath(s) clean and beds made;

• Kitchen and bath counters clear and as empty as possible. We want to show off as much counterpace as possible; and

• As few, if any, knickknacks/photos out as possible. We don’t want them distracting away from the real selling features of the home.

I tend to move things around and rearrange furniture while I take the photos so don’t be alarmed! You can just sit back and relax - until I move you out of my shot.

I’m always hoping for a nice sunny day so as to get a beautiful shot of the front of your home. If that doesn’t work out, I’ll shoot what I can and then return on a nicer day.

Yes, it’s time consuming for both us of, but we’re both working towards the same goal: Getting Your Home Sold.

Noel Palmieri
Real Estate Agent / Arcadia, CA
Century 21 Ludecke Inc. - Century 21 Real Estate
Mobile (626) 664-8242

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