What is wrong with this picture?
Pacific home listed at $330,000
The pictures on this house went from bad to worse. I don’t know about you, but I don’t think I want to be welcomed into a home with a knight’s suit of armour.
And maybe they should have taken the swords down before listing the house. Granted, this home is located on acreage in a hunter friendly area, but it just seems risky to leave lethal weapons in reach of every stranger that comes into the house (and their children!).
Finally, I just have to comment on the laziness of this agent and the homeowners. Would it have killed them to take 2 minutes to pick up the listing contract paperwork of the dining room table BEFORE taking the picture??? Honestly, just about every picture showed a cluttered messy house, which was WAY to over-personalized.
The worst part of it is that this house appears to have a tons of upgrades. Staged and photographed properly, it could really appeal to buyers.
I understand that homeowners have the right to decorate their home however they want. But, if you are a home SELLER, you need to remember that you are selling a product. It’s a house for sale, not your beloved home. Depersonalize. Paint over the hand painted designs, making the walls a nice neutral beige. And for pete’s sake, pick up your house before your agent takes pictures!
Buyers study pictures to decide if they want to come see your home. If you are selling your home, make sure your pictures don’t disqualify your home before the buyers even walk through the door.
If your home is already on the market, take a critical look at the pictures posted on your listing and ask your agent to redo any of the pictures that send out red flags. If you are preparing to list your home and haven’t yet selected an agent, I would welcome a chance to talk to you. For more information on what I offer my home listing clients, take a look at my FAQ for Sellers or contact me by email.