Maui Blog - Georgie Hunter R(S)

How important are the pictures?

Do you like to see lots of pictures of a new listing?

expensive home on MauiDo you think it's an important part of marketing that property?  Do the pictures draw you in and make you curious?   What do the buyers think when they are searching for homes for sale

Digital cameras are everywhere these days.  The quality of a low cost digital camera has improved greatly over the past few years.  Cell phones and PDA's are able to take snapshots and even mini movies.  If there's not a good retail outlet near you, there's always the internet where you can find any number of easy to use and well priced options.  With all the technology available to agents, is there any reason why a new MLS offering should be without pictures? 

If a picture tells a thousand words, what are we missing when there aren't even just a couple of simple pictures?

  • curb appeal
  • condition of house
  • yard and landscaping
  • views
  • neighbor homes
  • architecture and style

painting of Hawaii homeHave you ever been in a hurry to get your new listing out on the market, and put it out there without any photos  The first day is very important, as you never get a second chance to make a first impression.  An agent should take the time to get 2 or 3 good photos or more of all listings before entering them into the MLS system. 

It could make the difference between a quick sale or no sale How many are you allowed to have?



Comment balloon 34 commentsGeorgie Hunter R(S) 58089 • October 26 2007 06:05AM
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