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Your MLS Listing is Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

That being said, you also seldom get a second chance to make a first impression. So keeping both of these points in mind, it is to your greatest advantage to take several quality photographs for your Flat Fee MLS listing from the get-go!

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words!

You do not have to be a seasoned photographer to take winning exterior and interior shots of your home. We strongly suggest that you list with photos. It is crucial for prospective buyers to have visuals as well as descriptive details of the properties they are considering. Your description may not be what the reader has in their mind’s eye. When the buyer sees the photographs, there is a more complete picture of the listing and your chances to sell go way up.

Flat Fee MLS Listing Guidelines for Your Photographs

You do not have to go it alone. We have compiled useful tips when taking listing photographs. Some basics are given below but we also recommend that you go to the Taking Great Photos quick link under our FAQs.

  • Photo Structure. Horizontal snaps are best. Vertical images tend to distort when uploading to the MLS listing. Size should be 640 x 480 pixels.
  • Number of Photos. Typically you want a few of the exterior that includes the front yard, backyard and water shot (pool, spa or dock view). Additionally you should include a photo of each room of the house, paying attention to the number allowed by your MLS.
  • Lighting Conditions. Natural light is preferred but bear in mind that bright sunlight streaming in through your windows can show a blind spot and darken the surrounding areas of the room. An overcast day with window blinds open is ideal.

Photograph Particulars: In the Final Analysis

When it comes to editing and uploading your photographs, there are many wonderful tips on the quick link mentioned above. Be impartial and critical of your photographs as they may determine whether a buyer sets up an appointment to see your home, or not. It is better to take more photos than you think you need so you can weed out the poor quality shots from the exceptional ones. Then choose the best photos to represent your home on your listing.

If you feel that your photographs are not doing your house justice, ask a shutterbug friend or relative to help you out. These photos may just entice the right buyer!

In summary: Remember that photos make a good listing great! Be proud and show off your home, and you should stand out from among the Florida or Alabama real estate market.