Blogging from Brookside in Kansas City: March 2011

It's Officially Spring--Why Does Your Listing Show Holiday Decor?

Today I am meeting with a seller about possibly listing her house, as the current listing period with another agent is almost up. (This is possible to do in Missouri--in Kansas, an agent must wait until the listing is expired.) I have  toured this home, actually showed this home late last year, and am ver familiar with the neighborhood.

So I looked up the listing to refresh my memory, check price history, disclosure, etc and what do I see?  The front shot of the house has a large blanket of snow with a holiday wreath.  Inside, the living room features a picture of a Christmas tree, prominanlty displayed in the living room.  In other shots you can see holiday decor. Pictures say a lot without words--what do you think this one is saying? 

This is a big pet peeve of mine--outdated, poorly shot photos.  Sellers, your first showing is ON LINE.  Just about every day, SOMEONE is looking at your house on line.  It could be other agents, out of town buyers, nosy neighbors or someone who has to buy a home within the next week. I cringe when I see dark photos, blurry photos,  odd angled photos, photos with lots of clutter --  why???  Please, sellers, look at how your home is presented on the internet.  Be sure your agent is updating photos and descriptive copy as necessary. It  matters.

Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR

(Brookside/Armour Hills resident, local business supporter, NPR fan, Habitat ReStore volunteer, thankful for the gift of another day!)

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Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate/Kansas City Homes

mary.hutchison@kansascityhomes.com

816 510 1262

www.maryhutchison.org

 

Comment balloon 4 commentsMary Hutchison, SRES, ABR • March 21 2011 04:28PM
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