I just finishedÂ flashing quickly thru a couple of hundred listings for a client. One of the criteria was to only look at property that has been on the market for over 6 months.
Hereâ€™s the search criteria I was using:,Â his minimumÂ size, (3br, over 1400sf) theÂ Â area (vintage vegas of course), older than 1970, hisÂ price range (up to 325k)Â and over 6 months on the market.
Results of the search? 241 homes. 107 have no pictures at all. 57 only have only one picture. From those that had pictures, I saved 73 new pictures that could qualify for a â€œworst MLS photoâ€ post.
Truly astounding. And truly telling. I wonâ€™t be showing him a single home tomorrow morning that has no pictures.Â Based on pricing, my neighborhoodÂ knowledge, and what I could tell from the pictures, I picked a dozen homes for tomorrow.
2 years ago, that same search would have only returned 2 or 3 homes. Iâ€™d have shown him them all whether they had pictures or not. I wouldnâ€™t show 241 homes even to my mother!
The only thing worse than a bad picture is NO PICTURE AT ALL!