Wednesday, March 5, 2008

You Be The Judge

I almost didn't post this because I don't want this agent to think I am picking on him. He's an incredibly successful agent and works with many professional athletes including Nolan Ryan and his family. So he knows what he's doing when it comes to selling high end real estate. But check out these pictures for his listing on Beverly Drive.

Front. Nice picture. No complaints here.

I'm pretty sure the kitchen is a little bigger than this. But from the picture you'll never know. Also looks dark.

Living room looks small because of the angle. Again, I'm sure it's not but pictures are all that people are looking at while online.

I'm not sure what this room is. Sitting room? Library? Whatever room it is it looks too dark.

Picture of a bed. Can't see the flooring and looks like a typical $150,000 home in Garland. This home is on Beverly Dr. people!

I'm really not sure what's going on with this angle. Is their headboard that ugly? I assume this is the master bedroom but you don't get the sense it's all that big in this picture. Do you?

Odd angle and again just doesn't do the space justice.

Seriously? You can't move a few things off the desk before snapping this shot? I have moved sofas, tables and beds in order to get the perfect picture. I don't think I'm being too picky here.

Gives a whole new meaning to the term "postage stamp yard". The lot is small (70x145) so I guess this is all you're going to get anyway. Not sure I would post this pic seeing as how buyers love them some backyard space.

My point in posting this particular listing is if you only had these pictures to look at (excluding the front picture and didn't know it was on Beverly Dr.) would you really think the asking price of this home is $3.4 million dollars and the home has over 7,100 sf? My clients call me hours after listing their home already telling me they want me to retake pictures of their guest rooms or living rooms because they don't care for the picture I took. And I'm completely fine with that because my goal is to make sure they are happy and content. But to be honest it doesn't happen often because I'm an awesome picture taker-er. Yet this seller is content with these pictures? Am I being too picky here? Compare with this picture and let me know which one you would prefer.

1 comment:

  1. I know a guy who works for several local high end magazines and has tons of accolades that can fix those right up for you. He spoke at a local real estate function as well. You do take good pictures! This guy might be a good resource for you. Good luck and good selling!!!