- Photos that feature part of the car's side view mirror are lovely and let everyone know the agent was too lazy to get out of the car.
- Photos that look spectacularly good and offer no resemblance to the subject property.
- Photos featuring the reflection of the picture taker.
My pet peeves are open toilet seats, animals in photo, kids toys all over the room and lead photos in the mls that show a room instead of the outside of the house. But let's face it, we are all guilty of bad photos either of something irrelevant, multiples of the same thing, fuzzy or blurry and sometimes tilted.
I think all of us need to spend more time taking and composing our photos so that it shows the house at its best with any significant details.
I guess all of us need to remember "Every Picture Tells A Story" and it can either be about the listing or about the agent's ability. One thing about photos is they should be honest and accurate and not photo shopped.
Debbie Shickel, GRI
459 Lee Jackson Hwy.
Staunton, Va. 24401
Licensed for Real Estate in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Photos of flowers - not flower beds - flowers (or flower) - Oh look honey! Let's buy this tulip for $500,000!
Photos of empty rooms with just a corner - two walls meeting and some floor in the photo.
Almost all bathroom photos.
Ugly photos of messy rooms.
Repetitive photos. Multiple shots of the same room or facade.
Another pet peeve -- please - somebody tell me what it is - are the "enhanced" photos. There's some program, app or somethingorother out there - that makes the photos look different - it's hard to explain but they sort of glow in a creepy sort of throbbing way. I remember reading about it on ActiveRain years ago. I don't know what it is but I HATE the photos. People are hooked on it. I even came across a calendar of scenes in Boston that I would have loved but the photos were "enhanced" in that way - yuck!
Pollitely call the listing agent and commend them on their wonderful listing.
In the conversation reveal, "I fell out of my office chair and wrenched my wrist because the pics are sideways."
'I know! But I don't know how to fix it." blurts newbie.
"Oy vey!" Who will save this one.
Best of success,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL