Wow! Review the difference between the first row of photos vs. the second row? Huge difference, right?! (The second row are photos of one of my, (Natalie Carrado’) listings. The first row is a home that is for sale that I just found today online.) I can’t tell you how many times I see Realtors either inputting horrible photos into the MLS of their client’s homes, or no photos at all. I don’t know what’s worse?! The problem is that a ‘pictures speaks 1,000 words’. Literally! Most buyers shopping for a home won’t even bother going to look at a home if their first impression is either a horrible photo, or no photo at all.
Another key point is that when buyers are shopping online for homes (which they ALL do…) They most likely are signed up on different websites to receive Metrolist, or MLS, or IDX E-Mail Property Alerts. This is where a buyer, in most cases, signs up to receive an alert when a home hits the market that meets their specific search criteria. When a buyer originally sets up that ‘search’, they almost always have the option to ‘check’ the button that reads ‘only send properties with a photo or image’. Because they don’t want to waste their time looking at a home without a picture, they usually check that box. (Can’t blame them for that. I wouldn’t care to see that property either.)
The sad thing is that it would have taken the Realtor two minutes to upload a photo, or preferably several if they would just take the time. Therefore, sellers are losing out on many potential buyers that are signed up to receive these ‘alerts.’ Even if the Realtor uploads a photo later into the MLS / Metrolist, it would be too late for that alert to be sent to the consumer again. It was already blasted out with no picture (or a horribly blurry photo) and ignored because the buyer chose not to view homes without photos.
Please remember that when I, (Natalie Carrado / www.LivingDenver.com) list your property for sale, immediately I hire a Professional Real Estate Photography Company, to come to your home and take 25-30 beautiful, professional quality, high resolution photos. Not only will the seller receive amazing pictures of the home for the memories, marketing and home sale purposes, but the buyer also is able to fall in love with the photos before, during, and after the transaction, of the home purchase! If you’re considering placing your home on the market, please call me, Natalie Carrado at 720-288-0101 or E-mail me at Natalie@LivingDenver.com. I would love to be your Listing Agent, Realtor.