Over 95% of home buyers begin their search online.
When someone schedules a showing on your home, it is actually the second showing; the first showing was online. First impressions are everything.
Great photography grabs attention. Bad photos can drive them away.
Look at the difference photos make:
Which of these are you more likely to set up a showing to see in person?
ALMOST IDENTICAL STAGING,
PHOTOS MAKE A DRAMATIC
Power of Visual:
Professional photos show your home in the best possible light. If your photos don’t VIVIDLY display your home, people will move on to view the next and forget about your house. But if your photography is stunning & beautiful; if your photography displays everything that makes your home valuable. You will have more buyers come see your home in person, which brings them that much closer to buying your home!
Beyond photo quality, there are two other things
to consider about photos of your home online:
PHOTO COUNTYou are able to include up to 25 photos on the listing of your home within the MLS. Unfortunately, some listings include as few as 1 photo to represent and depict the property online. You should take advantage of displaying as many key features of your home as possible by increasing the number of photographs included in the listing. By doing so, you will boost the confidence of prospective buyers that they are seeing a complete picture of your home. In addition, your home will be one of the first homes that will be displayed when someone performs a search on Zillow, Trulia, and realtor.com because those websites give priority to listings based upon the number of photographs included.
PHOTO ORDERThe order of the photos as they are presented in the listing is also a crucial way to influence how much interest buyers take in your home. Most buyers will lose interest quickly in your home online. If they don’t see the best features in the first few photos, they’ll assume it’s a mediocre home and move on to view a different property before seeing the real value your home possesses. Think about it. If you have an incredible kitchen with a magnificent island, granite countertops throughout, a backyard overlooking a canal, and an infinity edge pool with stone waterfalls, why should people not be able to view these features until they’ve already seen 20 other photos? There is incredible value in these areas of your home that likely sets you apart from the rest of the market. But because people often see 3 normal bedrooms, an office that needs some updating, and a dark entryway before they reach the highlights, they stop scrolling through the photos and move away from even considering your property before they get to the best features!
HIGH QUALITY IMAGES,
DISPLAYING ALL THE FEATURES,
AND SHOWING THEM OFF EARLY
MAKES BUYERS TAKE INTEREST.
If you still want, or need, to sell your home all is not lost. Make sure you don’t rush into relisting your home the same way as before. Remember, the first 90 days are crucial so make sure the photos, presentation, and pricing are optimal. If possible try to wait 30 days before getting the home back on the market as this gives ample time to fully evaluate what happened last time and allows the days on the market counter to reset.
On a more personal level we understand you are going through a lot of emotions. Anger, fear, doubt, and confusion which can lead us to make bad decisions based solely on how we feel at the time. Give yourself time to breathe, remain calm and levelheaded, then find the information to give you the knowledge to make the best decision moving forward.
Keep a level head.
The last thing you need to do is allow your current emotions to dictate your next decision. Don’t just put your head in the sand. Making a decision solely based on the anger and frustration of the moment can lead to greater frustration in the future.
Knowledge is key! With the right information you can successfully move forward and sell your home. Study the photos that should be taken as this is the first showing of your home. Study the presentation, both how and when your agent should market your home, the staging of your home, and know the price strategy to make sure you do not leave money on the table enabling you to quickly and successfully sell your home
Evaluate your previous listing.
Taking the information at hand here, look at your previous listing and ask “Would I be interested in this home?” based on what you read and see.
Fixed what was wrong.
Don’t give up! You can attain your goal. We hope you find the information on this site useful and hope it empowers you to make the best decisions for you and your family. Contact us, a team that specializes in getting you back on track and successfully selling your home
ARE YOU READY TO GET YOUR LISTING FIXED?
I’m John Bradshaw, REALTOR.
Part of the Brit Brothers Team
of NextHome Advisors.
Allow me to re-list your home
correctly and get you results!
This is the information I will need to start re-listing your home properly.
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