The Adams Team at
Rothwell Gornt Companies
More megapixels or an excellent camera or a super-wide angle lens won't help you. A re-shoot by the same incompetent photographer won't help. Doing it yourself, as some have advised, may also amount to giving the job to someone completely inexperienced. Advising someone "make sure you use good lighting" is like handing them a trombone and advising them to "make sure they play nice." It looks easy enough, and admittedly it isn't brain surgery, but it does at least take a couple years experience to get good at it.
WHAT are people thinking when they post these? Do they not understand their name and company are identified with this poor practice.
There are three levels of intervention that should be taken in the order they are presented: notify the agent directly, contact their broker making them aware of your concern, reach out to the local board of realtors for their support.
Sorry.....you struck a nerve!
That makes them the boss.
Ask that they be retaken to meet your satisfaction.
FACT:...Pictures Sell Houses.....
They need to look as best as they possibly can.
Also,...the seller needs to do their part by having the house clean and uncluttered.
Hank Lauzon III
Exit Realty Number One
6600 W. Charleston #119
Las Vegas, Nv 89146
Web : http://www.HanksLVRealestate.com
Never look down on anybody...unless you're helping them up.
Usually just asking the agent for a re-shoot will do. I would suggest sellers look on Trulia and other real estate sites for photos they like. This way they can show the agent what they envision. (Don't offer photos from Architectural Digest or some other major home magazine unless the home is worth well over $1 million. It's not likely the agent can afford this level of photography.) However, if the agent made the photos himself/herself, it is fair to ask for a professional shoot. If a pro shot the original photos, it may be possible to get this person back or to find someone with more skill.
Good luck. Becky