One of my pet peeves – Bad MLS photos
If your home is currently for sale and you have it listed with a real estate agent, do yourself a favor and either pull up your listing on the public MLS site http://centraloregonrealtors.com/, Realtor.com, etc. or ask your agent to email you the client detail for your home. It’s really important that you know how your agent is marketing your home and that you know what home buyers see when they view your home online. Nearly 90% of home buyers are using the internet to shop for homes. The National Association of Realtors asked those internet home buyers which features they found most valuable and 83% said high quality photos. I’ll say it again; 83% said high quality photos. Please explain to me then why I find appalling photos like these in the MLS. Make sure to click on the photos to enlarge them and see how bad they really are.
I don't even know what they're trying to say with this photo.
Plenty of counter space and ample storage.
Great for dogs, kids, and outdoor entertaining. If the yard looks this bad, don't include a photo.
Nice wall. Does he come with the house?
Spacious laundry room? Washer/dryer not included?
The absolute worst. This home has been on the market 192 days and still no photos.
These are just photos I came across today while browsing new listings, price reductions, etc. Perhaps I shouldn’t judge. Maybe these homeowners told their agent that they really don’t want the house to sell so please make it look as bad as possible so we don’t have to be bothered with any showings.
Another pet peeve is spelling mistakes in the marketing remarks and photo captions. I totally get that a lot of people out there are not good spellers. Please use spell check then, or ask someone in your office to proof read for you. The following photo captions were all included in the same listing. 5 out of the 10 photos had spelling mistakes or typos.
Large Corner lot. Comcplete with the white pickit fence.
New laminate florring thrughout.
I vow to keep a file with bad MLS photos and I will be updating periodically.