What's My Franklin TN Home Worth?: September 2013

Should This Photo Be Used to Market Your Franklin TN Home?

Should This Photo Be Used to Market Your Franklin TN Home?

Is this the Photo You Would Want in the MLS?Today, while perusing the multiple listing service (MLS) in Franklin TN, I saw a photograph which, I believe, should have been excluded.

Since it is a copyright violation to post that photo here. I decided to include a similar photo.

Should this photo be used to market your Franklin TN home?

Carefully examine the photo to the right. Is there anything in this photo that jumps out at you? Anything that shouldn't be in the photo?

Don't look at the quality of the photo. I just got a new camera and I was playing with the light settings. Instead, look at the objects.

Did you find it? That's right, the furry little creature in the left-hand corner shouldn't be in the listing photographs. While the seller may absolutely love their little doggy, as I do mine, this is no place to have their pets displayed.

I wish I could say this is the worst I've ever seen in the MLS but this just begins to skim the surface. I have seen a man who looked like he hadn't bathed in a week sitting at his kitchen table smoking a cigarette, a cat with his hairy little butt sitting on the kitchen counter and young children playing in their rooms. That's right, someone included a photo of children in their bedroom. Are they crazy? Let's broadcast to the whole world that the seller has young children in their home.

Now, some may say that visitors to the MLS will know the seller has young children by the room decor. That may be true but posting a photo of that young child is totally unacceptable.

My advice to sellers, don't allow your real estate agent to take photos with animals, people or children in them. If you aren't present while the home is being photographed, ask them to send you a link to the MLS listing so you can review the photos. If something is in them that shouldn't be or the quality is poor, then ask them to delete the photos and take new ones.

Better yet, contact me. I hire a professional photographer to shoot all my MLS photos. The quality and lighting is excellent and you won't find any dogs or cats in them. If you're looking to sell real estate in Franklin TN, call Tammie White of Franklin Homes Realty LLC at (615) 495-0752.

Should this photo be used to market your Franklin TN home?

Tammie White, Managing Broker/Owner
Franklin Homes Realty LLC
Franklin, TN
(615) 495-0752 
GET REAL. GET LOCAL.
 
This posting with the content written here and photographs displayed are the intellectual property and opinions of Tammie White of Franklin Homes Realty LLC. Any party who uses this material without the permission of Tammie White is subject to copyright infringement and possible lawsuit.
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