One would think that the slowing market would make
There are 2021 active residentialÂ properties in Charlottesville, Albemarle, Greene, Fluvanna and Nelson Counties.
52 have no photos at all (but many new construction properties, although finished, still have “artists’ renderings” as the “photos.”)
381 have only one photo
1588 are marked as having more than one photo.
Remarkably, only 167 properties have a Virtual Tour of some sort. Granted, not all properties warrant Visual Tours, but certainly more than 8% of the properties out there should have more exposure.
Pictures may not sell the property, but they will certainly generate interest in a property. Many clients have told me that they do not even look at properties online if they do not have photos. To the contrary, I love these properties (from a Buyer’s Agent point of view) as they typically have less traffic. Less traffic frequently = more motivated Sellers.
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Having just purchased a home in Albemarle, I can say that the pictures certainly are nice to have when doing some browsing online. However, I can’t imagine that NOT at least driving by/walking through a house simply because there were no pictures online. In many cases, the pictures online made a place look much better than it actually turned out to be, which logically would mean that there are probably others where the pictures do not do the property justice.
I can’t imagine any realtor not showing houses that fit the price range and interests of their clients if there were no pictures available online, but I am sure they are out there.