Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Would you consider a listing that had just a couple of pictures?

Going through our Multiple Listing Service today, I noticed yet another new listing worth close to 1/2 million dollars with just two pictures. As a Realtor, I've always tried to promote my clients properties to the best of my ability, and that includes as many pictures as can fit in a listing, so that when our system is promulgated to other websites my client's property will have the best chance to stand out in a sea of properties. So why do sellers not follow up on their listings and see them through a buyer's eyes? I think that mostly, Sellers don't take the time to review a listing after it's been uploaded to the Internet, they just assume that all is well. I've asked buyers if it makes a difference whether or not a listing has pictures or even a virtual tour, and their response has been that; when a property has a couple of pictures, or no pictures of the interior, they dismiss them, they assume the property doesn't show well and they'll pass it up and go to the properties that have outdoor as well as indoor pictures, or better yet, virtual tours. They just don't give that listing a second chance, and unfortunately in this business, if you don't get them to look at your property on the first try, you many not get a second chance.

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