by Susan Pruden
June 19, 2014
Here it is, June. The pools are open and people are planning their summers.
So why, in a casual search of our MLS, do we still have photos of houses covered with snow? C'mon agents, update your photos!
I read an article today about the same topic (which is why I did the search), and the author suggested that agents should make a note to automatically update their winter photos if the house is still on the market in the spring.
I agree, but I take it a step further. I don't care when the house came on the market - I think the photos should be updated whenever there is a change in the interior or exterior that a) better reflects the house and its condition or b) whenever the photos have become stale.
When buyers see the same photos over and over, your house becomes invisible to them. If you've made changes to make your house more appealing to buyers, make sure the photos are updated to reflect them.