Thank you for the photo of the pretty blue sky. Now about the house…
Entries Tagged as 'Poor Photography'
October 14th, 2014 · 2 Comments
October 6th, 2014 · 1 Comment
Sometimes you can’t get a clear idea about the look of a house. Especially if the photos are not up to par, as promoted for this Mesa, Arizona home.
Upside down hallway. Well, it helps buyers see the ceiling’s water stain more clearly.
We can’t see what the shower looks like.
We can’t see what the bathroom looks like either. No other photos available of the bathroom.
Use your imagination for this bedroom.
The photographer shifted to the right, but we still can’t see the bedroom.
The only photo of the kitchen and we can’t see it. Is your curiosity piqued enough to see this house?
September 30th, 2014 · No Comments
Buyers don’t want to see poorly stitched together panoramic shots. The tiles don’t line up!
Buyers don’t want to see overexposed photos. But then again, the sun is really, really bright in Phoenix.
Buyers don’t want to see shadows. Even if they look angelic.
Buyers don’t want to see the photographer’s reflection.
We repeat, buyers don’t want to see the photographer’s reflection.
Buyers don’t want to see photos taken at night. By the way, this was the only photo for this house.
Buyers don’t want to see blurry photos.
Buyers don’t want to see creepy peephole photos.
August 25th, 2014 · 4 Comments
1. You might be upside down with your home’s value, but don’t prove it with the photo!
2. The only lines you should see are lines of people to visit your house.
3. Close-up photos never tell the true story.
4. Your reflection in the bathroom mirrors reflects your photography skills.
The four faces of Eve? She’s reflected four times in this photo. At least we know she’s not a vampire.
5. Fish eye photos creep out buyers. Is that mold on the walls or wallpaper?
6. Don’t take a photo from behind glass.
7. Take photos to show off the features of the house or of a room, not of personal items. It’s doubtful those towels are worth more than $3.
8. Watch out for shadows!
August 22nd, 2014 · 2 Comments
The photo sure looks nice.
Same position, same house, same yard, same shadows, but different sky & clouds. Photoshopped!
August 18th, 2014 · 3 Comments
Let’s not take real estate photos of the back of a sofa. [Mesa, Arizona]
Uh, no. Let’s try again. How about raising the camera a little and eliminating the sofa?
Back of a sofa in Rialto, California.
Well, we did say not to take a photo of the back. Now here’s a photo of the front!
July 31st, 2014 · 5 Comments
A note to sellers: you don’t have to publish every photo you take of your house. It’s okay to edit out the bad ones.
Now focused. Let’s use only this photo and delete the fuzzy one, okay?
A view of a wall.
Another view of the same wall. Why include two? Why include any?
One photo of a driveway in Rialto, California. With a radio tower in the background.
Second photo of the driveway with radio tower. Now with oil stain on full display!
Third photo of the driveway. At least the radio tower is missing from this photo.
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.
Buyers are turned off by over-exposed photos.
Buyers are also turned off by under-exposed photos. Yes, these are actual photos used to promote the sale of houses.
Buyers do not like panoramic photos, especially if several photos were stitched together. Look at the uneven floor.
Unless it’s a view of mountains or a golf course outside the back yard, panoramic photos indoors should not be used.
Buyers do not like fish-eye photos or peeping Tom photos through fences or in bathrooms.
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.
Sellers, please ask your photographer if she/he will go the extra mile for you. Well, at least an extra ten feet.
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]
July 17th, 2014 · 4 Comments
Real estate photography tip: Be careful with shadows.
If you see your shadow in a photo, either move to a different spot or take the photo at a different time of day.
The time of day makes a difference. The shadow dominates the photo.
Another example of too much shadow and too little house.
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?