OUTSIDE! Believe it or not but the picture of the front of the house which becomes your holding page photo is the one that people will glance at and make a snapshot decision on whether or not they want to see more. So why would you submit a blurry or blocked picture? Take a look at what I am talking about:
If I was the client, I would have fired my agent immediately.
When the shrub on your front lawn hides the entire front entrance to your home, it’s time to trim the hedge before you take pictures.
It’s a basketball hoop! Will that make the difference between someone buying the home or moving on to the next house down the block? Probably not.
Apparently this million dollar home comes complete with a weather vane. Now you really want it, don’t ya?
I’m a dog lover. I have six of my own but tell me what this picture of the dog has to do with the selling of your home? Are you including the dog as a gift with purchase?
Properties with additional buildings are a great selling point but all this told me is that somewhere on the property, there is an old barn. I’m not sure what color it is, how big it is, whether you can park additional vehicles in there, or any other pertinent information from a picture taken so far away from the building.
This one is more of a design complaint than anything else. Why would you put two large pillars with an iron gate at the end of your walkway but not bother to include a fence? And why would you, as an agent, want to point out this hypocrisy?
Lastly, your listing already includes all the information of the real estate agent or realtor representing your property, so why would you use precious listing space for a picture of the agents sign?
After all this ranting and raving about bad photos, stay tuned for a post on great outdoor photos so you can see what they should look like…