St Augustine, St Johns County Real Estate & Home Staging

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Oh, for goodness sake...put the lid down!

Just plain good old advice!!  Thanks for sharing and saying it...

I have spent much of the afternoon looking through listings on the MLS for my clients and have been shocked and (may I say ever so bluntly) HORRIFIED at how many pictures I saw of bathrooms with the lid up on the toilet.  Okay...for many men, this is probably "no big deal"...but I actually saw one with the lid up and full of yellow pee. I know...I know...TMI...but yeeeeeeeeeeesh!

We are all professionals here...right?  But...sometimes I think we get so excited about getting the listing and taking pictures...that we don't pause and look for things others may be seeing in the picture.  Here are a few other things I saw in the listing photos today...all good reminders to us to make sure our pictures are the best they can possibly be for our listings...

  • Dark lighted pictures...where you could barely make out which room it was in the house.  Turn on the lights when you take your pictures...or use a flash.
  • Food on the counter tops and dishes in the kitchen sink...  No-brainer on this one.
  • Clothes on the laundry room floor...must we air our client's "dirty laundry" so soon?
  • Peeling wallpaper.

Black light posters on the teenager's room wall.  Have your clients remove or take down anything that isn't necessary on the walls so they can see their things on the wall.

Overgrown flower beds and weedy lawns...  If you or your clients can't take the time to fix the yard...there's always photo shop or cropping pictures to highlight the good things.

It's not rocket science...just take clear, bright, enhancing photos that help get someone through the door.  And, for goodness sake...put the lid down!

crecord@southlandloghomes.com

clairelynnrecord@hotmail.com

 

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 Author Bio: Melissa Marro, Home Staging Industry leader, Realtor, and entrepreneur offers a unique perspective on New Home Construction, Resale Residential Real Estate, and Home Staging

For more information on buying or selling in the Fleming Island, Orange Park, or Jacksonville, area, visit StageListSellNEFL.com or call Melissa Marro (marro.melissa at gmail.com), Keller Williams First Coast Realty, for more information (904-466-2093).

 

Comment balloon 3 commentsMelissa Marro • March 23 2010 07:24PM
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