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Look who helped photograph a new Barclay Farm listing today!

He insisted on dressing like a reindeer.

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This one is for sellers. You’ve chosen an agent, listed your home, and you’re now awaiting showings.

The first, or “lead” photo of your home is an important one. It’s the default photo not just in the MLS for other agents to browse & set appointments off of, but is also the default picture on Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, and any other major site that draws info from the MLS – buyers are all over these sites.

So what does this photo say about your home? And what does it say about your agent?

1. The Off-Seasoner


So we’re just about as far from snow as you can get on the calandar from an actual snow date.

What it means about your home:
“Well if it’s been on the market for this long, there must be something very very horribly wrong with it.” That’s what your prospective buyer is thinking when they come across this picture.

What it means about your agent:
Unfortunately, they have more important things to do, you’re at the bottom of their list. Actually, you might want to give a call and see if they even remember that they have your home listed.

2. The Drive-By


Camera Phone photo from a moving car. Photo is off-center.

What it means about your home:
There’s nothing special going on here. No pretty scenery, no real value. You have no curb appeal.

What it means about your agent:
 They’re disorganized, and poor time-managers. And even worse, they don’t have dollars for a real camera in their business or personal budget. They do not take their listings seriously, and they might not truly believe they can sell your home.

3. The Wrong Time of Day

The sun is BEHIND the home.

What it means about your home:
Your house ends up looking dark, shady, cold, and vacant. A viewer’s natural response would be SO much more favorable with sun shining bright on the front of your house.

What it means about your agent:
I’ll be a little bit nice on this one – your agent probably just has very little photographic knowledge. They probably never took a class, read an article, or put much thought into this one.  A picture like this one could also signal that they didn’t plan very well to set aside the proper time to photograph their home.

4. The Car Shot

What’s for sale here… cars or a house? A driveway or a home?

What it means about your home:
This is not an inviting shot. First of all, is your driveway the best feature of your home? It’s in the foreground and taking up most of the frame. Your front door isn’t even visible. Your home is not being properly represented if your photo has a driveway and cars as the main focal point.

What it means about your agent:
Simply put, this agent is lazy. If they did not insist that you move your cars or offer to do it for you, I’d question how hard they will work on actually selling your home. It would take a maximum of about 5 minutes to get the cars out of this picture.

More to come! If you are interested in what well-planned, well-thought-out photography looks like, take a look at what we do here.
We take pride in presenting every single Keri Ricci Team listings in the best possible way!

 

Can I just take a moment to brag?

The Keri Ricci Team takes the best photos. As you know from previous posts, I am in a constant state of shock when scrolling through MLS for my buyers. I just can’t believe the crap that’s out there.

I am our team photographer. And I’m not afraid to say that I’m good at this. My mom taught me well. She was written up just last year for her incredible work, read the full article here.

Some of my favorite recent shots:

Big & Bright - our listing on Imperial in Cherry Hill

My signature shot - the front door opening!

A picturesque colonial in Mount Holly... I love this one!

 

This kitchen....

This is such a fun part of being a Realtor!

Found a set of really amazing photos today on a property when I was pulling up a search for one of my buyers. Terrifying, but amazing.

OMG. Dolls have taken over the furniture.

Bar of Horrors!

Dead bride on the couch? No time to move the balloons out of the picture?

You could not pay me to sleep in this room with these creepy dolls watching!

I always think I’ve seen it all, but agents’ photography methods never fail to amaze me!

My sources have revealed that Wendy Williams, yes the Slim Jim roaster herself, is moving to a new home in Cherry Hill NJ.
This is just so exciting.

Stay tuned for more details….

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It’s front page news on CNN – this is the time to buy.

“There’s just a lot of inventory glut out there,” he said, “and that’s why housing prices are dropping. The low prices help clear out the glut.”

Anthony Sanders, director of Real Estate Entrepreneurship at George Mason University, pointed out that home prices have fallen despite extremely low interest rates, which have dramatically reduced monthly mortgage costs for buyers.

“If interest rates climb, that could be the tipping point into the double dip,” he said.

OK people, what are you waiting for? Record low home prices, record low interest rates (which WILL go up soon), massive amounts of inventory…. this is essentially a clearance sale. And it won’t last. And we won’t know where the bottom is until it’s too late and prices have bounced back up.

I can show you gorgeous homes in any town in Camden, Burlington & Gloucester Counties at unbelieveable prices. Just tell me what you’re looking for!

Check out this home in Swedesboro!