What should you do if you're unsatisfied with your listing's photos?

Asked by Trulia Naples, Naples, FL Fri Apr 26, 2013

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Gerry Wolff, Agent, Naples, FL
Thu May 30, 2013
You should watch out for another realtor and let them do the job right.
I personally can not understand why real estate agents either making bad or just not enough pictures. The Naples MLS allows to upload 24 pictures and the Fort Myers MLS 25.
But not every agent is willing to put time and effort in pictures. But I think this is a misrepresentation of the property and let's call it a bad job.
I personally spend a lot of time taking pictures in and outside. I work the best out of this material on my computer and upload all 24/25 pictures!
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Kevin and Ju…, Agent, Wildomar, CA
Sun May 19, 2013
As said previously, good pictures are important in today's online marketing atmosphere - Take new photos
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Terence Trom…, Agent, Cape Coral, FL
Sun May 19, 2013
Take new photos!

Respectfully,

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Clark Pear, Agent, Naples, FL
Mon May 6, 2013
Get a new agent...they should know better. I always add lots of high quality photos to my listings and they sell quickly
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Kevin Clouti…, Agent, Cape Coral, FL
Sat Apr 27, 2013
Simply have the agent take new ones or you take them and provide them to the agent.
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The Krol Gro…, Agent, Naples, FL
Sat Apr 27, 2013
Photcs and having a real virtual tour (not a flash picture show) is ground 1 marketing. The proper syndiction of tour is also of great importance. I would consult a full time top 1% in production broker/ agent that can access what has been done so you can make informed decissions going forward.
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Janine Monfo…, Agent, Naples, FL
Fri Apr 26, 2013
I agree with all comments below- the listing realtor should hire a professional photographer-too often they don't. That is an integral part of marketing your property. Your realtor should also help you stage your home so it shows well in the photos. There are many inexpensive things that can be done to make it pop. If I can help, let me know!

Janine Monfort
Amerivest Realty
239-641-0990
Email: JM@BestNaples.com
http://www.BestNaples.com
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Marc Comisar, Agent, Bonita Springs, FL
Fri Apr 26, 2013
Get new ones...

In all seriousness we do professional photos on at least half our listings depending on the condition.

jessemcgreevy@gmail.com
239-898-5329
http://www.Domain-RealtyGroup.com
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Janine Monfo…, Agent, Naples, FL
Fri Apr 26, 2013
A picture is worth a thousand words...so true when you are selling a property. Your listing realtor should be willing and able to provide good listing photos. If not, it's worth every penny to hire a professional photographer to provide high quality photos. It's so difficult for buyers to find the best properties when the photos are sub standard- how does a corner of a bed, counter, or sofa help buyers, or realtors, to decide whether they like a property?

I always hire the best photographers to photograph my listings, and wish more realtors would do the same. If your property is in Southwest Florida, feel free to contact me, I can give you contact information for the best local photographers, the cost is $200-270...not much when you consider how powerful the internet is in helping a buyer find your property.

Best of Luck to you!

Janine Monfort
Amerivest Realty
239-641-0990
Email: JM@BestNaples.com
Web: http://www.BestNaples.com
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Claudette Lo…, Agent, Naples, FL
Fri Apr 26, 2013
Request of your agent to retake them OR let him/her know you are disappointed in the photos. After all those photos are what potential buyers and other agents use to decide on wheather your property may be a good fit for their needs.
Hope this helps!!
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Justine Will…, Agent, Naples, FL
Fri Apr 26, 2013
You should ask your Realtor to go back & take better photos...in fact, demand it!
You only have one shot at the Buyer's first impression & the majority of Buyers look online at photos first. Marketing is the key component to a quick & successful sale.

If after asking for better photos & your Realtor still can't take better photos or hire a professional to do so, then you need to fire them & hire a different Realtor immediately.

If your Realtor can't take the time to take great photos for you (& I see this happen a lot), then how much time will he/she really dedicate to you as a Seller?

In my opinion, lazy poor photos is a direct reflection of a lazy poor Realtor.

Justine Williams
Realtor - Amerivest Realty
239.404.0692
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