A Tale Of Two Pictures

Dated: 03/14/2017

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I’m always astonished by the photos in the MLS. Beautiful million dollar homes with dark pictures, crooked pictures, and even blurry pictures! A few weeks ago I saw an exterior picture of a home taken from the inside of the agent’s car. You could see the dashboard and hood, and there was a reflection from the windshield. Bad real estate pictures are a HUGE pet peeve of mine.


Look, professional photos aren’t that expensive, and they make a huge difference! They make so much of a difference that I include professional photos with every listing at every price point. Pictures make a difference. 


Since it would be unethical for me to use other agent’s photos (although I assure you that you can find plenty of bad listing photos on buzzfeed, or just by searching the MLS for a few minutes), I have an example from one of my recent listings.


I lightly staged a vacant home to help show size and potential in the rooms. I wanted to send my clients a picture of the outcome, so I snapped a quick shot with my iPhone. 

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It’s an okay picture. I see pictures like this all the time on the MLS. I would never use this on the MLS to market a house that I’m listing, though. Why not? 


Check out the professional version of the same room.

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Which house would be on your list to go see? 

Pictures make a difference! If you’re looking for an agent that will invest in professional photos that will help your home get sold faster and for more money, call me! 


Christy Lundy
Re/Max Home Center
CA BRE #10961048
(760) 936-8576
christy@soldbylundy.com

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Christy Lundy BRE#01961048

Christy became a Realtor after a 15 year career with a national non-profit, where she focused on helping people improve their lives. She brings that focus, drive, and concern for her client's needs to....

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