Entries Tagged as 'Poor Photography'

Real Estate Photo Turn-Offs

July 18th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Buyers start their home searches on-line and they judge houses based on photos.  Sellers only get one chance to impress and entice buyers.

Buyers don’t want to see fingers in real estate photos.

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Buyers are turned off by over-exposed photos.

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Buyers are also turned off by under-exposed photos.  Yes, these are actual photos used to promote the sale of houses.

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Buyers do not like panoramic photos, especially if several photos were stitched together.  Look at the uneven floor.

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Unless it’s a view of mountains or a golf course outside the back yard, panoramic photos indoors should not be used.

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Buyers do not like fish-eye photos or peeping Tom photos through fences or in bathrooms.

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Poor Photography

Too Hot To Get Out of the Car?

July 18th, 2014 · 2 Comments

It does get very hot in Phoenix in the summer.  Photographers sometimes take real estate photos from inside their air conditioned cars.

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Sellers, please ask your photographer if she/he will go the extra mile for you.  Well, at least an extra ten feet.

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And if that’s not possible, at least roll the window down!  Tell the photographer you’ll pay for the extra gas; all that precious cold air going out the window, you know.  [By the way, this is the only photo available for this house]

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Lurking In the Shadows

July 17th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Real estate photography tip:  Be careful with shadows.

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If you see your shadow in a photo, either move to a different spot or take the photo at a different time of day.

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The time of day makes a difference.  The shadow dominates the photo.

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Another example of too much shadow and too little house.

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Real estate broker signs are not allowed in MLS photos, so this photographer photoshopped over the sign with grass!  Wouldn’t it have been better to take the photo from a different angle?  And different time of day?

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Tags: What Were They Thinking?!?! · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Poor Photography

One Item Attracts Your Attention

June 7th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Real estate photos are supposed to sell the house and the features.  But sometimes, one item in a room or space can catch your eye.

Do you notice anything else but the cement mixer here?

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The fisherman with a pipe is all that you’ll remember from this photo.

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The clown.

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The treadmill tells us what about the back patio?

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Tags: Staging · Patio · Mesa, AZ Homes · Back Yard · Other Arizona Cities · Poor Photography

Vanity Mirror

June 6th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Photographers like attention too.

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Two is better than one?

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Straight shooter.

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Because there was no other possible position or angle?

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Professional equipment does not always equal professional photography.

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Poor Photography · People In Photos

Photos Sell Houses

May 9th, 2014 · 4 Comments

I’m sold.

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Straight Shooter

May 1st, 2014 · 2 Comments

The photographer shot the photo straight on.  Direct view right into the mirror.  Everything looks twice as cluttered and dark.

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Tags: Staging · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Poor Photography · People In Photos

Trashy House

April 30th, 2014 · 5 Comments

There’s a reason this home sold for $23,000.  Take a look.

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If only they had used the Super Clean on the bathroom.

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There’s so much junk here, who knows if it’s a bedroom or living room.

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The least messy room in the house.

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Drywall damage.

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Junk in the back yard.

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More junk.

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Neglected house and yard.

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$23,000.

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Tags: Bathroom · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Garbage and/or Junk · Poor Photography · Fixer-Upper · Drywall Damage

Phantom Object

April 29th, 2014 · 2 Comments

When taking several photos to stitch together for a panoramic picture, the photographer’s finger became involved.  The photographer took new photos, but the seller posted both versions.  Enjoy.

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Tags: Bedroom · Mesa, AZ Homes · Poor Photography

Major Earthquake In Laveen, Arizona

April 23rd, 2014 · 2 Comments

8.3 on the Richter scale.  It’s a whopper.

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Tags: Other Arizona Cities · Poor Photography