Why do homeowners only post one (1) picture of their home - when trying to sell their house? I skip homes with one picture--kind of leery about that

Asked by House Hunter, Detroit, MI Sun Aug 19, 2012

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Bob Schweiss, Agent, Livonia, MI
Sun Aug 19, 2012
Usually because the property looks like crap. This really the honest answer. I go to so many properties and hear the clients comment on how the pictures are misleading, and for the most part they are correct. Marketing
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John Juarez, Agent, Fremont, CA
Sun Aug 19, 2012
Why do homeowners allow their agents to get away with such shoddy marketing? One photo – or worse, no photos – on a listing is sooo yesterday. Our mls allows as many as 30 photos to be posted. When the listing is posted to other websites we include numerous photos. In addition, we use a professional to photograph our listings and not a (shudder) cell phone camera.
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Ashley Hamil…, Agent, Detroit, MI
Sun Aug 19, 2012
They only post one picture of there house because they don't want everyone seeing the inside of it, by it being a private owner they might not be able to monitor it all the time. So they may think it reduce vandalism, most private owner will have more picture available by request.
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April O. Com…, Agent, Oak Park, MI
Sun Aug 19, 2012
Sometimes, homeowners do not want agents to take pictures of the inside of their houses and post them online.
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Mack McCoy, Agent, Seattle, WA
Sun Aug 19, 2012
Well, Tiffany, have you considered that this may actually work in your favor?

Your point is, basically, sellers aren't going to get proper market exposure, so they're going to wind up selling for less money. Which is great for you - you should probably seek out those very properties with only one picture (provided, of course, that you like that one picture!) - because you'll probably get a better deal on that house than one that is marketed properly!

All the best,
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ummmmm....never thought about that.
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