Picture this…..

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Yup…that's how some agents market your home! Sweet fish eye!

How about this….

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How can I possibly concentrate on home shopping when my favorite show is on? At least I know there's plenty of storage in this house to the left and to the right of the TV stand!

What prompted me to write this is a listing for a condo that we just took over from a different agent. Now I won't name names, mainly to protect the guilty, however let's do a little side-by-side between that agent's photography and our professionally shot photography:

"Come on in, the water is fine!"

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This is what the pool looked like, back in August 2006.

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PLEASE…for the Love of God….put the damn toilet seat down!

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Whatever you do, don't go toward the light!

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A shrewd negotiator will make sure the palm tree comforter conveys with purchase, so we certainly want to showcase that.

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Point and shoot cameras….making bedrooms look like dungeon closets since 1997.

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Spread out in your spacious master bath, as long as you can get by that pesky door.

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Looks about as relaxing as a dentist's chair.

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You get my point! If pictures are really worth a thousand words, I'm still missing about 999 from the first set. The National Association of Realtors' 2013 Report of Home Buyers and Sellers sites that 98% of home searches start online, and that pictures are, by far, the most valuable part of what a potential buyer looks at online. If they don't like your pictures, they're skipping over that listing 100% of the time, and you will never see that buyer again.

If you want to sell your home for top dollar, start with an agent (like us) who understands that we are not in the photography business. You've chosen to hire a professional to sell your house, and we've chosen a professional to photograph your house! Don't believe us? Read some of the reviews here.

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