Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA (Barcode Properties)

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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I'll never be tired to repeat: less is more.

 

Maybe it is just me, but I do not want to see 100 pictures of each house I preview. And ....  I do not want to see shopping preferences of Mr. and Mrs. Seller. Somehow I believe, they also do not want the world to know what kind of cans and ketchup they prefer....

Oct 22, 2018 04:53 PM
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Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

substitute "MLS photos" for " a good speech" in this quote ...

“A good speech should be like a woman's skirt; long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest.”

― Winston S. Churchill

with a hundred photos, they will likely click off before reaching the end, and why bother to actually see the property with that many photos...just as likely to show something to eliminate a showing, and likely think they have already seen the house if they stick it out til the end!

Oct 22, 2018 06:54 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Our MLS allows 26 pics and often that is overkill Inna Ivchenko .

Oct 22, 2018 04:52 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

I don't & that pantry photo is stupid. Just like when someone takes a snap of the storm door - dumb.

Oct 22, 2018 04:49 PM
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Romylio "Romeo" Cordoba - NSB Realtor
Adams Cameron and Co. Realtors - New Smyrna Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate Agent

Agree, 100 is excessive. I would hover it around 25.

Oct 22, 2018 10:12 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

You are right, Inna. 

35 pictures and after most of the customers don't look, unless they really want this property.

Oct 22, 2018 09:55 PM
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
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Our MLS just went from 30 photos to 150 and I am thinking of ways to use them...just wrote a post about using one for directions...maybe floor plans could be added. BTW, I think showing a well-stocked walk-in pantry is a plus and I like the photo.

RE agents may not want to see all those photos but if the quality is good and they tell a story...consumers are interested. Just my 2 cents.

Oct 22, 2018 09:00 PM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
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Well organized. :)

I think 35 pictures are great for a condo, a large house could be more. 

Most of us don't look more than 25-40 pictures

Oct 22, 2018 10:16 PM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

We are allowed 50 photo's on our MLS system and I feel that is overkill. I don't even use all 50.

Oct 22, 2018 07:06 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Seems like it could be a bit of overkill and a waste of everyone's time ... Show just enough to get the interested buyer on the phone asking for a private showing.

Oct 22, 2018 05:28 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Depends but usually not.

Oct 22, 2018 05:02 PM
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Liz and Bill Spear
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There's a point at which extra pix are a waste of time.  If you show me 20 pictures of the kitchen in 5 degree increment changes?  A waste of pixels.  There may be times it would make sense (a country estate, a horse farm, etc.), but for your typical home I don't think much more than 20-30 is needed to provide an invitation to the buyers to come see the details in person.

Oct 22, 2018 04:54 PM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
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My right finger clicks super fast! 👇😜

Oct 22, 2018 04:52 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Your example goes to show that oftentimes, less is MORE, Inna! 

Oct 22, 2018 10:15 PM
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Mott Marvin Kornicki
Waterway Realtors® • South East Florida • Real Estate Brokers - Miami Beach, FL
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25-30 is more than enough! I wonder what people are thinking when they overdo it with too many images!!

Oct 22, 2018 06:22 PM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
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Corporate food!  I didn't think you Californians ate that garbage.

Oct 22, 2018 05:48 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Inna,

TMI, I would think that some people may think, what is being hidden with this dog and pony show...A

Oct 22, 2018 05:00 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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I don't... but I really can't say about the public. I do know many of my clients study photos of homes very, very carefully and often ask for more. That being said, 100 photos might be a bit overkill. Our mls allows only 36.

Oct 23, 2018 03:30 AM
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

I will not mention the big box company's name that suggested that there should be at least 25 pictures for SEO purposes... now with that said I have a hard time coming up with ten pictures not a hundred:))Endre

Oct 22, 2018 11:27 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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I think including the pantry ideas is an unnecessary photo but usually more photos intrigue buyers and they come back again to look. But the photos had better be good.

Oct 22, 2018 07:34 PM
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Bruce Kunz
C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100 - Howell, NJ
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To me. quantity depends on the home and it's features that need to be highlighted. Regardless, the pictures need to be professional grade.

What drives me crazy is pictures that jump all over so you can figure out the flow at all.
Bruce

 

Oct 22, 2018 07:26 PM
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Sam Shueh
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I viewed the front, first 2-3 then go look at the back.

3+ is just a modest 4/2/2700+ home here....

Oct 22, 2018 07:22 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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agent & author

All groceries included if anyone looks at all 100 MLS pictures...this is fair

Oct 22, 2018 05:40 PM
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Bob Crane
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A surpus is better than too few.

Oct 22, 2018 05:48 PM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

It depends on the property and the pictures. A lot of time I notice they are duplicates often times.

Oct 22, 2018 05:39 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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Less is often more.  Don't bore me with 100 photos half or more of which are of no interest to me.  100 photos are excessive ... entice people with photos ... let the photos draw them to the home ... not the pantry. 

Oct 23, 2018 07:23 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
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100 pictures seems like too many. 

Oct 23, 2018 04:52 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Our MLS does not allow that many. I use as many pictures to present the home in the best postitive light. I see many who use every last picture and show things that most often should not have been shown. Then they forget to put a front picture in

Oct 23, 2018 04:44 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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That is a bit of over kill.

Oct 23, 2018 04:37 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Our limit is 32, most do not post that many in the MLS

Oct 23, 2018 02:38 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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Seems pretty excessive to me, even in a high end or large home. I would think 30-35 is more than enough to do a home justice , but I'm not a buyer.

Oct 23, 2018 01:13 AM
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Joyce Marsh
Regal | Christie's International Real Estate - Ormond Beach, FL
Regal Christie's International Real Estate

It really depends on the property, and size as to how many photos are appropriate. I will comment that storage is very important to many buyers. Buyers like to see the size of closets and storage areas. 

Oct 22, 2018 09:22 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Nope.

Oct 22, 2018 06:24 PM
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John Tabbart
Investment Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
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Great question. I personally look at every picture, it's basically the first step to inspecting the property without investing too much of my time and energy. The amount of images should depend on the home price and your target audience.

I would supplement the images with a virtual tour. It's the latest feature to appear for this industry and does capture more attentiveness in the audience. Good luck!

Oct 23, 2018 11:08 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS
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One word. RIDICULOUS!  The idea of photos and a tour is to get buyers intereted enough to go see the rest of the home. Don't give it all away - geez - impress them from the curb and keep it going throughout the showing!

Oct 23, 2018 10:59 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Gotta laugh at what listing agents think we need to see. I particularly love the toilet photos from 15 diferent angles and with the seat up!

Oct 23, 2018 06:38 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

As a buyer, I was looking at listings of homes when we were considering moving. I never looked at all the photos. I'd glance at a few, but by the 5th or 6th one, I knew if it interested me. 

Our MLS allows 35 and I think that's sufficient for almost all houses; you can show the outside from all 4 sides, the kitchen, dining room, living room, bedrooms and baths and still have room left for other items.

That pantry picture is nuts. I'm sure they were trying to show how much food would fit in it. But actually because there's so much stuff in there it looks too small. They also expanded that photo - flour is NOT that wide.

Oct 23, 2018 05:48 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Pretty soon buyers won't even have to go look at houses, they'll just look at all the photos, 360 videos, aerials, etc, google street views, then send deliver their offer with a drone! On the bright side, it might be a good time to start a real estate photography business. It could cost $700.00 to $1000.00 for a professional photographer to take 150 photos of a property. We can now take photos of the faucets, hose bibs, flowers, trees in the yard, garage door openers, water heater, inside of refrigerators, light fixtures, custom trim, door knobs, and more.

Oct 23, 2018 04:08 AM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Unless the home is extremely unique, then I cannot fathom why 100 photos would be necessary - 

Oct 23, 2018 03:19 AM
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Peter Mark SEO Services
PeterMarkSEO - Holiday, FL
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From the agents point of view: Yes less is more.  Pick the best highlights. You want the home buyer to call you for the showing. In this situation I would have 30 photos with a interactive floor plan. The more interacted they are on your listing the more likely they will remember your listing and brand. Buyers are busy.

 

 

Oct 23, 2018 01:06 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Huh?

We're only allowed 25.

Oct 22, 2018 07:43 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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Yes I think 12 angles of each room is a bit much.

Oct 23, 2018 09:35 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

100 is excessive..... our mls has a max of 30...

Oct 23, 2018 08:01 AM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
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No, I would not take the time to look at that many photos.  I think 25-30 is sufficient to show all the property features.   I know consumers want photos, but I don't know if they would look at 100..

Oct 23, 2018 05:55 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

You only need enough to peek interest and tell the story. 

Oct 23, 2018 04:49 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
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I try to put as many photos as it takes, sometimes 20 are enough, sometimes it will be 35. Although I am taking photos of about everything for my own reference, photos of laundry rooms, garages, and pantry or closet interiors usually won't make it into the MLS. Having said that, on my last listing, I received calls from buyers wanting to know why there were no pictures of the garage. 

Oct 23, 2018 04:38 AM
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Paul Antonelli
Antonelli Realty - Saint Cloud, FL
Broker Owner; Antonelli Realty

In Central Florida we only get 25, although I hear they are increasing to 35 soon.

Oct 23, 2018 03:59 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Wow.  Some agents and thier professional photographers have no clue.

Oct 23, 2018 09:12 AM
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Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
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100 pictures are too many specially for small properties. 

Oct 23, 2018 07:53 AM
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

I think this photo of the pantry is OK...it shows that it is big and holds a lot of things...concerns that buyers may have. 

I think we only allow 25 pictures and that is more than enough...

Eve

Oct 23, 2018 07:43 AM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

When you are in a small rural area, when listing say an 800 acre farm with 10 buildings, water frontage, fields, woodlots, views, plat maps, soil conservation field aerials, woodlot management maps. Or a multi unit apartment complex... why scrip on photos when the sockets are there to fill and save folks from far away the need to travel long distances to see details? Video works the best to show and tell. 

Oct 23, 2018 07:06 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

If I'm hungry, I'll know where to look.

Oct 23, 2018 06:42 AM
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Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
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I don't know if we need all of them but I know that my buyers tend to look at them all... no matter how many are posted.

Oct 23, 2018 05:36 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
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We used to allow 25 and recently bumped it to 99.  Ridiculous!!  Pictures should stimulate the desire to visit; not show every nook & cranny... & canned good! 

Oct 23, 2018 05:01 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Oct 23, 2018 04:58 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

If only there were some Zatarains I might have made an offer. When a home cannot be portrayed well enough to pique my interest by the 10th photo it's likely not for me or the customer. 30 to 40 maximim is okay by me. 

Oct 23, 2018 04:56 AM
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Karen Hurst
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Great question?  I really think it depends on the property and the potential buyers. If I am looking at a property from out of state, I cannot seem to find enough photos and have to send someone in for more! But basically speaking, if the property is photographed correctly, 30 would/should be max!

Oct 31, 2018 11:42 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Less is more unless you are marketing the Biltmore Mansion with 200++ rooms.  

Oct 27, 2018 09:04 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
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In my opinion, the more photos the better but only if they are professional grade rather than taken from a cell phone fuzzyor dark. More people are shopping online than ever and want a full story instead of just a small selection of the home and surrounding area.

Oct 25, 2018 06:23 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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I sure do not but some clients look at everything and sshow there friends.

 

Oct 24, 2018 12:08 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

We can only have 40 in our MLS.

Oct 23, 2018 09:31 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I have never been involved with a house that could justify 100 photos.

Oct 23, 2018 08:47 PM
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Marie Story
Coldwell Banker - Pinecrest (Miami) - Pinecrest, FL
Broker Associate, Pinecrest (Miami) Specialist

No and no. 

 

Oct 23, 2018 01:39 PM
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Peter Mohylsky
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
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Yes,  too much fluff on this one.

Nov 02, 2018 03:02 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

100 photos are too many.

Oct 29, 2018 11:52 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Oh MY, that is a lot of photos.  We can only input 35, and think that is enough.

Oct 28, 2018 08:23 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

No way in the world would I  even start to look.  Some of the pics are stupid

Oct 24, 2018 08:52 PM
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Peter den Boer
Atlanta Communities - Woodstock, GA
MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor

way too many. Our MLS allows for 40. The rest of my pictures end up on a single property website. If someone gets to the website they can look all they want to.

Oct 24, 2018 07:19 AM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
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Our MLS allows 24.

Oct 24, 2018 03:39 AM
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Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Hey Nice Pantry! We love a good pantry in Alaska

100 pictures is about 60 too many!

People glaze over after 30 or so.... 

Oct 24, 2018 12:35 AM
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Sally Lawrence
Advantage Real Estate - Tehachapi, CA
Broker, CHS, e-Pro, SFR, REALTOR®

Much of the time I don't look at all the photos but then again, I've reached the point where I know many of the houses because in this small town, they have been on the market more than once.

That said, the photos aren't there for ME, they are there to attract a potential buyer.  Buyers will often ask me if there are any more photos and my answer is always to ask what they would like to see specifically.

Now, my pet peeve are people that are still using their cell phone to take photos and still haven't learned how to do it properly!  Our median price point is $274k and many agents are unwilling to pay a professional photographer to take photos for them.  Really wish they would pay $67 and take the iPhone Photography School classes, then at least the pictures of the corner of the bedroom would be exposed properly!

Jan 06, 2019 10:12 AM
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Dusty Rhoton SRS, MRES, ABR, SRES, GRI
RE/MAX Fine Properties - Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff Real Estate

I have found that the first 9 pictures are the ones the websites will be picking up to feature, so having so many pictures is not a prudent decision.   For a high dollar house - it is much better to have a virtual tour through the home for potential buyers to utilize.

Dec 02, 2018 09:05 AM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Inna, I think as long as the photos are pertinent to the home, but when you are looking at photos of stuff like a pantry, or 3 different angles of the same toilet, then there are obviously too many photos.

Nov 28, 2018 11:04 PM
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Ricardo Mello
Manhattan Miami Real Estate - Manhattan, NY
Manhattan & Miami Real Estate Agent

Unless you are selling a $50mm estate, no reason to show more than 10 - 12 images.

Nov 26, 2018 07:01 AM
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Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

Way too much! I am done after 10.

 

PS-I bet some buyer puts the groceries in the offer!

Nov 22, 2018 03:50 AM
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Curtis Evans
Cabin Realty LLC/ USA, Licensed in Louisiana - Golden Meadow, LA

I think that 25 is an overkill, chose your shots wisely. 

Nov 20, 2018 08:44 AM
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darcy sledge
Westport, CT
Business Builder

Interesting question!  And it is especially relevant when people try to put a logical order to their photos to make it akin to a walking tour.  Front of house, front door exterior, front entry, living room, living room fireplace detail, etc. 

That method might work well as a thorough tour if someone looks through the entire gallery, but some internet sites limit the number of photos.  Those sites will automatically pluck the first 15-20 from the mls.  So if you are doing a detailed walkthrough, you will barely be into the kitchen in the first 15-20 shots!  When I was doing postings on the mls, I would put the main rooms and "must see" shots first, and the supplemental ones at the back of the list.  It might not follow a strict order of walking through the house, but at least I would know that my 'must see" shots would feed to the other sites.

I also agree that 100 shots is overkill.  I suppose it might impress the seller...  At some point, people just have to go to the house and see it in person, don't you think?

Nov 20, 2018 07:55 AM
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Graziella Bruner
NCS Premier Real Estate - Detroit, MI
Associate Broker - Serving Wayne & Oakland County

If you're going to have a 100 photos, seems to me the virtual tour would be better. I can see you taking 100 photos and then choosing the best 25 photos to use for the MLS.

 

Nov 19, 2018 01:02 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

We now have 150 picture capability - and 4000 characters for comments - UGH

Nov 17, 2018 04:58 AM
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Janice Zaltman
United Realty Group - Boca Raton, FL
South Florida Residential Real Estate

Have not seen 100 photos before of any luxury property. Probably was a selling point to the owner. Seems like overkill.  Well at least we know their pantry is organized. :)

Nov 16, 2018 06:38 PM
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Jeanice Chastain
Next Level Realty - Bloomington, IN
Your Local Buyer's Agent

As a buyer's agent that is something that makes me crazy - pictures in the mls showcasing the furniture or the decor of the present owner - not showing pictures of what the home really looks like - honesty in pictures would make the home buying process so much easier - i know that if there are crappy pictures buyers wont go look - im not saying show crappy - just don't focus on the living room couch .... 

Nov 16, 2018 06:35 PM
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TC Cooksley
United Real Estate Exponent - Culpeper, VA
Helping Sellers make a smooth/timely move.

LOL on the groceries... at least they convey there is plenty of pantry space!  As a Realtor I do not look at all the photos of a home, but I know my clients do!  Both the Seller of that home and online buyers.  Most Buyers today begin online, so the photos are important.  From experience I can tell you when there are less than 10 photos people are disappointed.  More than 20 they often move on unless you're in a high in home. 

Nov 15, 2018 05:26 AM
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Melissa Jackson
Citiwide Alliance Realty - Weatherford, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I think 25 - 30 photos is good for most properties. 100 or more, only serious buyers will take the time to view these.

Nov 12, 2018 09:18 PM
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Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
Your Real Estate Partner

No.  The pics are supposed to entice them enough to view the property and give them an idea of the layout.  I am always amazed when an agent posts a pic of a table, furniture or other odd fixture.  At least this pic is lit quite well and shows the extensive storage in the pantry!  

Nov 07, 2018 10:43 AM
Rainmaker
459,266
Dee Toohey
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Longwood, FL
Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro

If the house is exceptionally large or unique or the property is very large with lots of unique features to show more photos is better.  But we don't need 100 photos for the average home. 

Nov 06, 2018 04:17 AM