Debra Peters, NY Real Estate Salesperson (Referral Realty)

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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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Not unless it is something special

Apr 13, 2015 10:43 AM
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Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
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Yes.  

Apr 20, 2015 03:58 AM
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Denice Thompson Neddo
Portland Vancouver Homes - Portland, OR
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Bath

Apr 20, 2015 06:52 AM
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Sharon McAuliffe, GRI
Next Stop Paradise of Keller Williams Realty - Fort Walton Beach, FL
Realtor, Emerald Coast of Florida

I'm with the yesses, and think that while all the positive features should be highlighted, at least one shot of each bath should be included (unless, like Holleay, we're talking about a huge house with too many features to include all the baths). And yes, LIDS down, not just seats!

Apr 20, 2015 05:42 AM
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Nancy Hankin
RE/MAX Real Estate Consultants - Palm Springs, CA

Yes, as long as no one is using it. Oh, I just couldn't resist saying that. On a more serious side, yes if they have been upgraded or if the view you take shows a good amount of the features. Do NOT just take a picture of sink, toilet or tub. Take a photo showing a good amount of the entire bathroom area.

Apr 20, 2015 05:36 AM
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Pat & Wayne Harriman
Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499 - Wallingford, CT
Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate

Yes, but as others have said, put the lid down and also don't publish a picture where your reflection is seen in the bathroom mirror! Or take a picture with someone using the shower...or on the commode...or the dog is drinking out of the bowl...you get the picture, right?

Apr 20, 2015 04:15 AM
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Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
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I think most of us do it out of habit.  The potty shot is what I call it and it is always hard to get a good one.  I guess it could be dropped, but I think people like to see them.  If there is something great about the bathroom, large sunken tub or something you need pictures of it.

Apr 20, 2015 03:51 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Yes with the toilet seat down.

Apr 13, 2015 03:55 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Hi Debra -- sure but not those that are distasteful.  The same goes for kitchens with dirty dishes, unmade beds or fireplaces obscured by the giant television.   

Apr 13, 2015 03:01 AM
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Holleay Parcker - Spinnaker Realty - Serving Clients From Corolla to Hatteras
SPINNAKER REALTY LLC - Kitty Hawk, NC
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It depends on the house.  

If I have an 8 bedroom home that also has 8 baths, as well as 2 additional den areas, a top notch game room, a home theater with state of the art electronics, an amazing outdoor pool area that includes an outdoor fireplace and enclosed tiki bar area with outdoor refrigerator, sink, wine cooler and large flat screen tv, then because there are only 'x' number of photos I can upload per listing, I will take the higher value shots of the additional amenities the home has to offer.  Of course, in an 8 bedroom home the master bath will generally be spectacular, so I'll include a shot or two of it, but typically not any of the other baths....   

Apr 13, 2015 02:19 AM
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Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster
Maricopa Real Estate Co - Maricopa, AZ
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If the bathroom is decent I say yes. Believe it or not people are still interested but don't do it if you can't seem to take it without the seat being down and you out of the picture. LOL

May 14, 2015 11:39 AM
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Annette Thor
Connecticut Homes and Commercial Fairfield Cty,CT reinct.com - Westport, CT
Residential & Commercial Real Estate Broker in CT

I agree with several others, no picture of a particular rooom automatically makes me think that room is too hideous and/or outdated to warrant a picture.

Apr 25, 2015 12:00 PM
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Debra Peters
Referral Realty - Manorville, NY
NY Real Estate Salesperson

It's very interesting to read the different opinions on bathroom photos. Thank you for responding. 

Apr 22, 2015 03:49 AM
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Shanna Hall
Real Estate Solutions - Kirkwood, MO
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Absolutely!  Toilet seat down and nice bright pics!

Apr 21, 2015 05:08 AM
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Donna Quinlan
Keller Williams Realty - Newburyport, MA
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Only if the bath shows well, and then the tub and vanity/double sinks etc, not the toilet. 

Apr 20, 2015 09:17 PM
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
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Yes, because bathrooms are important. Please try to take a flattering picture though.  Buyers want to see what kind of countertops and cabinets, fixtures, lighting etc comes with the property... basically is it updated or not?

Apr 20, 2015 03:03 PM
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Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
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If it is a large bathroom and photographs well--yes,  I think that is an asset, especially if it is the master bath. 

Apr 20, 2015 11:22 AM
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Dale Taylor
Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois - Frankfort, IL
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They are the hardest rooms, especially the powder rooms, to create a really appealing photo, but I still try.  I believe a picture is always worth more than a thousand words, so yes when you can manage a decent photo, include them.

Apr 20, 2015 11:21 AM
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Woody Edwards
First Choice Realty, Inc - Chesterfield, VA
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 I find it hard to believe how many bathroom pics have the seat up.  Please, keep it tasteful!

Apr 20, 2015 08:18 AM
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Christi Farrington
Dagny's Real Estate - Wilton, CT
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Good question!  Actually, if it's an awesome bathroom and the toilet seat is DOWN, it could be a good thing.  At the moment, I have a client who likes to see if the bathrooms seem large enough for her 'wing span' while drying her hair! 

Apr 20, 2015 08:15 AM
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Theresa Akin
CORPUS CHRISTI REALTY GROUP - Corpus Christi, TX

If you have no choice but to have a shot of the pot, then put the lid down on the seat and the back. Yes saw a photo of a toilet with a broken tank lid. Please just buy a new inexpensive (less than $200.00) and have it installed.

Apr 20, 2015 08:15 AM
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Rose King
David Tracy Real Estate - Friendswood, TX
Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area

Only if the bathroom is luxurious enough to warrant a photo, and NO TOILETS!

Apr 20, 2015 06:50 AM
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Kimo Jarrett
WikiWiki Realty - Huntington Beach, CA
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Unless they are breath taking, I wouldn't highlight any room, especially a bathroom.

 

Apr 20, 2015 06:44 AM
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Doug Kendall
Doug Kendall Property Services Inc. - Kanata, ON

Yes. If I see a listing which doesn't have a picture of a bathroom, I can only assume it's too nasty to show.

Apr 20, 2015 06:27 AM
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Middy Matthews
Ann Arbor, MI

Yes, yes, yes.  Properly depict the property and draw a buyer who won't be blindsided and turned off when they arrive.

Apr 20, 2015 06:22 AM
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Virginia Youngblood
DO-STAGE! LLC - an ASPM® Home Staging Company - Charlotte, NC
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I agree with Cindy Davis. Bathrooms are important areas of a house . . . especially the master bath.  I always stage bathrooms (simple but crisp) and especially the master bath-- rolled towels, art, etc. to give a spa-like look!

Professional photographers usually include the bathrooms so, go with professional staging, professional photography and you're on your way to a sale of your listings!! :)

Apr 20, 2015 05:23 AM
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Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS)
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Without question they should be, but like David Barr  said, please put the seat down! On my initial visit with clients, we pull up listings that fit their criteria on a big screen TV in our conference room, and I cant tell you how many times a client had me stop on the bathroom and kitchen photos. Obviously a big deal in the decision making process. 

Apr 20, 2015 05:00 AM
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Morris "Bill" Austin
Team Price Real Estate - Dripping Springs, TX
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If it helps your clients home sell yes. If you are going to picture it then it must be tasteful. Neat, Clean head to toe and yes seat down! 

Apr 20, 2015 04:57 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Yes, just to show they are updated (if they are). No toilet pics, seat down, no junk on the counters.

Just had someone on G+ today want feedback on some photos he took of a great bath 10x10 at least, shower had all these funky holders & bottles in a great upgrade. Told him to clear out the clutter BEFORE the pic.

Apr 20, 2015 04:52 AM
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Leslie Campos
Tierra Antigua Realty - Safford, AZ
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Make sure the toilet seat is down but take the best photo you can.

Apr 20, 2015 04:48 AM
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Liane Thomas, Top Listing Agent
Professional Realty Services® - Corona, CA
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Spacious baths with upgrades, yes!

closet sized bath with formica and vinyl, NO!

And yes, agree with David Barr , toilet lids down.

Apr 20, 2015 04:23 AM
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Ella Mae Dexter
Dexter Real Estate - Danville, KY

The pictures should show the good features of a house so if there is a new light fixture in the bathroom, or it has been newly remodeled, then go ahead and include! The purpose is not to show every square inch but to entice a potential buyer to come see the property! If they have questions about the property they can always call the agent.  Or is that not how it is done in your market? Don't you want to talk to potential buyers?

Apr 20, 2015 04:16 AM
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Anita S. Zahn
Advantage Realty 863-840-1420 - Sebring, FL
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Yes only if the seat is down.  I think buyer need to know and see what they are purchaseing.

Apr 20, 2015 04:12 AM
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Jean Alicea
Home suite Homes, Inc. - West Palm Beach, FL
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as long as they are not a mess and the toilet lid is closed. If they are especially nice, it would help sell the house.

Apr 20, 2015 04:11 AM
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Elizabeth Dingler
Independent Appraiser - Seattle, WA

As an appraiser, I absolutely think photos of bathrooms should be included - because your sale will be used as a comp many times and it helps us to determine the level of updating and quality. This benefits you as well - the more information we have about comps, the better we're able to produce a more accurate appraisal for your next property. 

Apr 20, 2015 04:10 AM
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Kevin Flinn
Platinum Realty LLC - Kansas City, MO

If we have nice tile I want to show that off, because it can be a distinguishing feature.  If the bathrooms are bad, I would agree they should not be shown.

Apr 20, 2015 04:09 AM
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Diane Collier
Keller Williams Northern Colorado - Winter Park, CO

Only if toilet lids are down and I am surprised how many agents do not adhere to this.. 

Apr 20, 2015 04:09 AM
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Jill Winchel
Royal Shell Real Estate - The Koffman Group - Cape Coral, FL
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Clean bathrooms that actually have something unique to show should be the only ones photographed.

Apr 20, 2015 04:09 AM
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Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson

Yes, as those are a huge concern of buyers. Not having photos makes a buyer think the worst. Showing a home in the best light you can without misrepresentation is always best. I'm for not using crazy lighting and exaggerated room size. Show it like it is with bathrooms included.

Apr 20, 2015 04:08 AM
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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Debra, buyers want to see the condition and cleanliness and if you have it shoot it.  Investors and buyers want to see the condition on  REO bathrooms as well.

Apr 20, 2015 03:54 AM
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RVA HomePRO Michael Hottman
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Only if they are special. Some of the smaller bathrooms are too hard to get a good picture of. My attitude is that pictures are to enhance a listing, not to document every feature in a home.

Apr 20, 2015 03:53 AM
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Margaret Mitchell
Coldwell Banker Yorke Realty - York, ME
Seacoast Maine & NH Real Estate

Generally, yes.  Buyers want to know if the bath needs updating.  If it is so small that I can't get a good shot, then I give it a pass.  It does astonish me how many shots are taken and posted on the MLS with the lid and sometimes the seat up.

Apr 20, 2015 03:53 AM
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Ron Aguilar
Continental Mortgage - Saint George, UT
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this is a very circumstantial subject

Apr 20, 2015 03:45 AM
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
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This depends on the house. I usually do, but definitely if it is a large bathroom.

Apr 14, 2015 10:23 AM
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Beatrice Briseno
RE/MAX Unlimited - San Antonio, TX
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Most buyers view homes on the internet and the more photos the better. If the bathroom is in terrible condition than no do not photograph.

Apr 14, 2015 03:38 AM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
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Yes, definatley.  That is a major to women, just like the kitchen.

Apr 13, 2015 01:55 PM
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Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
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Unless it's the master bath or another bathroom with particularly desirable features (bidet, steam shower, large marble shower with twin shower heads and so forth), I wouldn't bother.  

The purpose of a virtual tour is not to show every cubic inch of the house. Photos are an adjunct to the MLS sheet, a "teaser" that is meant to attract prospective buyers to schedule a showing, not a substitute for the showing itself.

Apr 13, 2015 08:39 AM
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Lynn Afton
Greenridge Realty Oakmont - Big Rapids, MI
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It's important to show the complete picture of a home - and sometimes it is the not-so-pretty photo that jars the seller into fixing it.

Apr 13, 2015 08:13 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Only those that look good.  And please don't forget to lower the lid on the toilet.

Apr 13, 2015 06:41 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
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yes.... photos of all rooms should be included....

Apr 13, 2015 06:13 AM
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Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
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Clean bathroom?  Yes, part of the property.  I like to tell a story when I present pictures, not just the good ones but a complete picture.  I have found this means the buyers who do come to view, have a good idea of what the property really looks like and are actually intereted Vs a listing that only shows the best photos and a buyer feels "tricked" once they show up and put foot to pavement to view it in person.

Apr 13, 2015 05:48 AM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
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Debra - I do think showing photos of bathrooms can add value, if there is enough room to include them in the photo package. If there are too many other necessary photos of the home, then I could exclude the bathrooms.

A master bathroom would be the most important, and any bathrooms that are unique, or have been updated should be shown. A standard bathroom with a toilet and a sink may not be that necessary to show.

Apr 13, 2015 04:22 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
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I think if it is special then yes definitely they should be included. If the bath is tiny then what is the point, to tell the world the bath is tiny? The extra photos can be used on the other features of the house that are more special.

Apr 13, 2015 03:48 AM
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Holly Biltz
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Saint Cloud, FL
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Yes that are very important to buyers decisions

Apr 13, 2015 03:43 AM
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Christina Botteri
REeBroker - Roseville, CA

Yes - bathrooms are a relatively diminutive, yet very critical component of what makes a big box something you can live in.

Apr 13, 2015 03:37 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Debra Peters I think it would depend on the home. If the bathroom was recently remodeled, it probably requires a photo.

Apr 13, 2015 03:01 AM
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Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
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Show it all but be selective.  There's only 16 photos that can be uploaded on our MLS.  If there are other features that would show the home, then I'd opt not to include the bathroom, unless it has some really unique feature.

Apr 13, 2015 02:43 AM
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S. Leanne Paynter ☼ Broward County, FL
United Realty Group, Inc. - Davie, FL
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Absolutely!  At a minimum, a photo of the master bathroom should be included.  If I were a buyer, I'd want to see a photo of the master bathroom almost as much as one of the kitchen.  These are the rooms that cost the most to update so if I were looking for a new place to call home I'd want to know what to expect before I'd spend time going to see the house in person!

Apr 13, 2015 02:37 AM
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Chris Webb
Nova Home Loans - Tucson, AZ
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Yes, when they add to the listing. No, if they are simply there for utilitarian use. If the listing states it has X number of bathrooms, that should work. People do not buy homes for the bathrooms; unless it is the master and even then it is lower on the priority list then other rooms and features. 

Apr 13, 2015 02:21 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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Yes.  I don't do toilet shots but there are some luxury baths out there that are very camera worthy.  Even the powder room can be shot properly. 

Apr 13, 2015 01:24 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
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Not usually. Only if it's a super luxury large master bath, or a very elegant bath that would be an attractive selling feature.

Apr 13, 2015 01:23 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Toilet shots are unnecessary adn to me insulting to the seller. Agents should rely on a pro photographer and use photos to highlight the positives of a home.

Apr 13, 2015 01:21 AM
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Bob Publicover
Publicover Realty Group, inc - Stuart, FL
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Very good question Debra,

Some bathrooms do no justice to the home. But, sometimes a photo or two of a master suite bathroom is absolutely necessary.

Always take the photo and view it with an honest eye.

Apr 13, 2015 01:06 AM
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Sunset Properties, Powered by Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

I do think bathroom photographs should be included in listings.

There was an REO agent in my area who always took photos looking into the toilet, which I never understood.

Apr 13, 2015 12:44 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Buyers want to know if the bath is updated or not.

The appearance of the overhead fluorescent, laminate counters and avocado green toilet is worth a thousand words. But seriously, one picture is all that is needed to convey authentic condition.

Apr 13, 2015 12:36 AM
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Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

I do. They are an important part of the house, particularly master baths.

Apr 13, 2015 12:34 AM
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Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
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No opinion.

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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

If the photo looks good

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