How Not to Photograph a Listing
Wow - a little common sense goes a long way! This listing is added to my Walls of Shame...
|DON'T USE A SO SO PHOTO AS THE HERO SHOT|
|MAKE THE BED!|
Suggest to the seller that covering the box spring and having a tidy bed, sends a subliminal message that the place is peaceful and clean. The blinds, floor and decor are great - but the first thing that you notice is the bed. Chair in the foreground does not enhance the photograph.
|ENTRANCE SHOULD BE INVITING TO VISITORS|
The key is to de-personalize the property - the buyer may not have children - pick up their stuff and make it disappear during the showing...at the very least - listing agents should photograph accordingly
|GET THE TOYS OUT OF THE PHOTO -|
Sellers need the broadest audience possible - this space could be an elegant dining room for the next owner - plastic toys also do not elevate the perceived property value
|DON'T EMPHASIZE NARROW HALLWAYS|
|PATHETIC FRONT SHOT - WHICH SHOULD BE THE HERO SHOT|
Stand away from the building a bit more, unless the door itself is a work of art, and then use it as a second feature to the overall front appearance. A potted plant to the left, a nice doormat and a straight eye, would have done wonders here...