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By Amanda and Jared Christiansen | Agent in Fort Wayne, IN

How "Artsy" Should Your MLS Picture Be?

We recently had a brand new agent join our team.  In Mark's previous life he was a professional photographer.  Part of the deal of him joining the team was that he would take all the pictures of our listings.  He has a much better camera than we have, and (as I quickly learned) a much better eye for pictures and details.  

Last week Mark and I were looking through the new listings on the Fort Wayne MLS.  There was one listing that really caught my eye because of the stunning pictures.  The listing had most of the normal pictures, like this one:  

And this one:

And then I saw one like this: 


I thought it looked cool, but might be a little too "artsy" for a real estate listing.  Then I looked through some of his other listings and saw more of the same.  Then I really started to like it!  Then I had Mark start taking shots like these for our listings.  These three are actually from OUR listing.  

My question is to other Realtors reading this and for anybody considering selling your home in the Fort Wayne area:

Do you think pictures like the third one here help or hurt the real estate listing?  Does a picture like this detract from the overall message we are trying to send to the general public?  Does it distract buyers from the listing?  I would love to hear your throughts!  


Here are my thoughts:  I love pictures like this one.  In the Fort Wayne MLS we are allowed to post up to 30 pictures per listing.  I say that at least one or two should be this type of picture.  Now, if there were only 15 pictures allowed it might be a different story.  My two cents.  

 Whether you are buying, selling, downsizing, or relocating to Fort Wayne...


260.704.0843 or JaredChristiansen@gmail.com


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