Worst MLS Photo Of The Day – How To Stage And Decorate A Vacant Home Without Spending A Fortune

771171_501_12I just got a giggle out of these two. Nothing earth shattering or truly awful. Just amusing.

I just finished 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.

Here’s the search criteria I was using:,  his minimum size, (3br, over 1400sf) the  area (vintage vegas of course), older than 1970, his price range (up to 325k) 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. 770254_201_18From those that had pictures, I saved 73 new pictures that could qualify for a “worst MLS photo” post.

Truly astounding. And truly telling. I won’t be showing him a single home tomorrow morning that has no pictures. Based on pricing, my neighborhood 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. I’d have shown him them all whether they had pictures or not. I wouldn’t show 241 homes even to my mother!

The only thing worse than a bad picture is NO PICTURE AT ALL!

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