Horrible Real Estate Pictures

Today’s subject is one of my favorites:  horrible real estate photos.  Here’s a good one:

Something is crooked here!

Something is crooked here!

Don’t you wish that your agent could take great pictures like this?  It’s unbelievable to me that an agent who is hoping to sell a home and get paid a fairly big chunk of change would try to cut corners and publish pictures like this but an awful lot of them do.  It’s even more amazing that a homeowner would hire them in the first place!

Here’s another great one:

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What’s this supposed to be?

Sure, it costs $$$ to pay a professional real estate photographer but in the overall grand scheme of things it really isn’t all that much – somewhere between $100 and $200.  These days the internet is the first place most people see a home for sale.  Why wouldn’t you want that first impression to be the best it could be?

Here’s one more shining example for you:

Isn't this special???

Isn’t this special???

If your home is currently listed and your agent has published pictures like this, I’d recommend that you insist that they hire a professional photographer and take new pictures.  And it shouldn’t be just any pro photographer – it should be one who has lots of experience with real estate photography.  It isn’t all that hard to find a good one.

So that’s it for today.  I’m off to try to list a house or two.  And by the way, I DO pay for professional photos!!  Have a terrific house buying (or selling) day!

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About Bob Gilbert, GRI

Realtor with Edina Realty, Prior Lake, MN
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