Empower Your Home’s Online Appeal

Good MLS Photo

It is not hard to see that property photos are looked at as the ‘new modern curb appeal’. If you do not have outstanding property photos,  it is easy to be overlooked by buyers. This will be your home’s first, and maybe last, impression. I see some pretty horrifying photos that are used to promote a home. Here are some examples of what I see on a daily basis and tips on what to avoid:

All the pictures used are actual MLS pictures of properties that have been listed for sale.

Bad MLS Photo

Make the buyer want to see the rest of the home. The front picture is the most important. If your yard is not well kept, it gives the impression that the interior is just as bad, if not worse.

Bad MLS Photo

Bright and clear photos are the key to getting a buyer to see all the wonderful features your home has to offer. You can’t tell me that the person responsible for this photo didn’t realize what this looks like on the web. The thing I gather from this picture is that the room is dark even on a sunny day. Someone should give them a lesson on the use of a flash setting.

Bad MLS Photo

Take pictures of rooms where you can show more than one wall and of features that may be desirable and unique.  I think all buyers know by now that every home has a sink and a toilet. This would also convey that the bathroom is small. If you must use a photo like this, at least put the toilet seat down and put the toilet paper away!

Bad MLS Photo

Make your kitchen and baths shine! Nothing is more important to a buyer than CLEAN kitchens and bathrooms. Make sure your counters are clear. If not, I would have to do it for you prior to taking and uploading a picture like this 🙁

Bad MLS Picture

Show off the room. Trust me, a buyer looking for a home is not in seeing what your furniture looks like.

Bad MLS Photo

Lastly, if an agent posts a picture like this of your home…consider switching agents.