Charlotte Home Selling Tip – Exterior Photos Speak Volumes

Charlotte Home Seller Tips – Hire a PROFESSIONAL!

So many times I send out-of-town relocation buyers (moving to the Charlotte Metro region), a list of links to homes that fit their criteria.  When reviewing the homes to ascertain that the buyers’ preferences are shown in the photos, I’m always surprised by more than half of the listings’ poor quality photos.  They are taken with phones or even digital cameras but, they, in no way, give a true representation of the home.  This marketing is so unfair to Charlotte home sellers when there are professionals who do such a good job representing their sellers’ homes by hiring a professional photographer.

I recently read an article “Home Selling Tip – Exterior Photos Speak Volumes” (below) that spoke to this very point.  It’s especially imperative that the front shot, or the main shot (sometimes the lush backyard or amazing kitchen are the ‘featured’ shots) are then syndicated from MLS to the national aggregate sites.  Imagine a low-quality photo representing your home!  I simply cannot imagine mine in that light and I feel for the sellers who do not think to ask for this service.  It is something that we do on every listing…from $100,000 to $5,000,000!

Sellers, put your best foot forward when listing your home for sale–quality, professional photos should be MANDATORY and your listing agent should be the one to foot the bill for these–it’s part of our marketing expense that we incur when selling homes.  Don’t be stuck with the home that doesn’t get seen buy potential buyers because the photos are lacking!  Hire a PROFESSIONAL Realtor® to list your home–one who hires a professional to do the photography RIGHT!

Here is an example of one of our exterior photos…of course, taken by a professional!

**Click the photo to see a sample of how we market our Charlotte luxury homes for sale…

206 Woodswail Court Waxhaw NC

Selling Tip – Exterior Photos Speak Volumes | The first photo a prospective buyer sees of your home is the photo of the front of your home. This one picture gets plastered everywhere. It is so important to make this picture stand out in the crowd.

Debe Maxwell‘s insight:

Excellent advice!  I’ve never understood how sellers are satisfied with phone photos that are dark and do absolutely nothing for a home.  The people that wind up buying the home are the ones that drive-by prior to touring properties.  The poor sellers miss 90% of the buyers–the ones that are searching online!

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I am a full-time REALTOR® personally specializing in historic homes and luxury home sales in the Charlotte NC real estate market. My team specializes in a variety of areas including first time home buyers, condos and townhomes as well as single family home sales and marketing.   Follow me on Google+

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