Jeff Pearl, Full Service Full Time Realtor (RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA)

Spam prevention
Rainmaker
684,329
Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
Utah Homes

Only if there is a reasonable association to the property in question.

Nov 19, 2018 05:05 PM
Rainmaker
2,826,511
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I use photos of parks and community playgrounds but I have never used photos of a place that is not close to the property or directly relevant to the property listing. 

That is a beautiful photo. 

Nov 19, 2018 05:14 PM
Rainmaker
748,796
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Absolutely. Of course in CRE we use annotated maps that show where other national names and local businesses are located near and around the subject. But people want to know proximity to golf courses, casinos, Colorado River, this is a resort area.

Nov 19, 2018 05:21 PM
Rainmaker
5,502,845
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I love the photograph! A good place for an ActiveRain MeetUp!

 

Nov 19, 2018 05:57 PM
Rainmaker
506,030
Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

For me it depends on the listing.... with New Construction, local sites may be more attractive than a Construction in progress!

Nov 19, 2018 05:25 PM
Rainmaker
3,426,151
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

It looks nice. Would including it enhance the listing?

Nov 19, 2018 05:05 PM
Rainmaker
1,957,960
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Sure do because the local community flavor is the mortar around the current inventory of real estate listings. Local imagery, local community videos are as important as the FAQ explanations we blog about ... it's not just real estate listings getting the spotlight. Great photo! Carry your camera always.

Nov 20, 2018 03:36 AM
Ambassador
3,062,410
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Jeff Pearl 

Now that our Baltimore MLS allows 150 photos...there is plenty of space for the various area attractions. Maybe a zoo, playground, hospital, shopping center, park etc... 

Nov 19, 2018 09:21 PM
Ambassador
2,363,840
Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Yes.

I have been to Harper's Ferry.  It's an incredibly beautiful place.

Nov 19, 2018 08:31 PM
Rainmaker
1,658,635
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I don't remember doing so Jeff Pearl but I had the mentality that I was marketing to locals and they wouldn't understand why I would put such a picture in the MLS.

Nov 19, 2018 07:28 PM
Rainmaker
3,211,984
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Yes, I do, if my allotment of photos doesn't have to be used up by home photos. I also add area photos to my web-marketing sites where I might not be restricted by the number of photos I can use.

At the end of the day, people don't just buy a house... they buy into the neighborhood and the area. And if you are in a big relocation area, people from outside the area appreciate getting a feel for it.

Nov 20, 2018 03:57 AM
Rainer
20,225
Romylio "Romeo" Cordoba - NSB Realtor
Adams Cameron and Co. Realtors - New Smyrna Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate Agent

If it is relevant to the listing then yes.

Nov 20, 2018 01:18 AM
Ambassador
2,896,357
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

not really.  I live rural and nothing is really close.  I might if it was in walking distance.

Nov 19, 2018 09:50 PM
Ambassador
3,442,675
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Yes I do - in my videos which are also attached to my listing photos in MLS and all online sites.

That is absolutely gorgeous, Jeff! What a view!

Nov 19, 2018 08:08 PM
Rainmaker
792,025
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I do use area photos

Nov 20, 2018 05:29 AM
Ambassador
1,985,583
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

I sometimes use photos of local or community amenities such as views of golf course, club house, marinas, boat ramps, etc. as they relate to the property that is for sale. 

Nov 20, 2018 05:00 AM
Rainmaker
300,943
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

I have used surrounding area pictures many times. Have you been to Harpers Ferry Brewing yet on your side of the River? It is on the site of the Old Rod & Gun Club

Nov 20, 2018 04:08 AM
Rainmaker
3,127,715
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I have not; however, I see many in mls that do.

Nov 20, 2018 03:35 AM
Rainmaker
4,432,467
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Depends.

Nov 20, 2018 03:07 AM
Ambassador
4,367,333
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Impressive photo of a historical place, thanks for sharing Jeff.

Nov 19, 2018 06:16 PM
Rainmaker
1,692,798
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Yes, now, when we can put a lot of pictures on MLS.

Nov 20, 2018 07:52 PM
Rainmaker
712,464
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Photos of nearby, relevant locations or features help to provide additional interest to the location of the listing. 

Nov 20, 2018 06:52 PM
Rainmaker
1,253,389
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Community and city pictures are great to put on MLS. 

Nov 20, 2018 04:53 PM
Rainer
243,524
Caroline Gerardo
CMG Financial - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

It is gorgeous and historic 

Nov 20, 2018 12:37 PM
Rainmaker
1,263,152
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

If I had any local attractions close to listing I would.  The most I get out here are neighborhood parks and hiking trails.  Sometimes universities.

Nov 20, 2018 10:59 AM
Rainmaker
1,559,170
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Not generally as we are limited to 25 photos and often, it is tough to decide which photos not to use.

Nov 20, 2018 08:52 AM
Rainmaker
3,364,771
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I never have but do know some successful siting agents who hav

Nov 20, 2018 08:47 AM
Rainmaker
2,485,019
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

If you have significant, relevant landmarks...why not?

Nov 20, 2018 08:04 AM
Rainmaker
4,572,886
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

We would not use them as part of the MLs.  We would use them describing the lifestyle of the area. A

Nov 20, 2018 07:07 AM
Rainmaker
1,557,749
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

I think 20 mins is not close for an area as populated as mine. Nice photo though.

Nov 20, 2018 06:53 AM
Rainmaker
4,797,822
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

On occasion.

Nov 20, 2018 06:29 AM
Rainmaker
3,983,713
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Blog often but never MLS

Nov 25, 2018 06:05 PM
Rainmaker
1,040,855
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

There are so FEW attractions available to choose from in N. Virginia... lol

Alexandria VA, Washington D.C. a 

picture of almost anything here is an ATTRACTION 

Nov 25, 2018 09:28 AM
Rainmaker
4,160,424
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jeff, that is beautiful!   I use parks, clubhouses, and even entry photos if they are attractive.

Nov 23, 2018 07:30 AM