Read this post from a real estate consumer’s perspective. When I market a home, I assume that the first visitor to my website, the MLS, etc. will be my seller client.
When I look at MLS photos I want to see the front of the house, the kitchen, some pasture and a barn if there is one. I don’t want to see multiple shots of an outdated bathroom for example. Unless it’s an award winning designer bathroom we really only need one shot but not in place of the kitchen.
In Albemarle, Charlottesville, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson, there are 2,597 properties currently listed as “active” in the MLS. Of these:
2140 – Have more than one photo
391 – Have only one photo
67 – Have no photos at all
From my perspective, it sure seems that there are more properties with only one photos or terrible photos.
Check out Athol’s “Bad MLS Photo” series. The photo below is one I picked from the Charlottesville MLS last week.
For those of you buying or selling in the Charlottesville/Central Virginia area – do you have any advice for those marketing properties that you want to share? Please let me know.