Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Photos Make a Huge Difference Too

I’m piling on to Chris’ post yesterday about how staging can determine whether buyers make offers or make tracks.

Pictures make a huge difference too. Buyers love LOTS of pictures. Quantity doesn’t substitute for quality however.

A word about the condo Chris wrote about yesterday, with the fabulous view. We both agreed it was one of the best, and possibly the best view we’d ever seen. Between us we’ve been showing homes for 9 years so we’ve seen a lot of view variations.

I tell you, I was literally transfixed by the view from this condo; it stopped me in my tracks. Had I been shopping, I'd have whipped out my checkbook right there and offered the seller full list price. I don’t think Chris stressed enough that you could see all of these in a 180 degree panorama off the balcony:

  • The McDowells

  • Camelback Mountain

  • Mummy Mountain

  • Squaw Peak / Piestawa Peak

  • South Mountain

  • The Estrellas

  • North Mountain

This? Is the only view picture the listing shows:

Grayhawk blah condo only view pic

I don’t know about you, but all I see in that picture is some scrub desert and bird poop dripping down the balcony wall.

Sellers, make sure that if your property has a remarkable feature, it’s pictured prominently in the MLS listing your Realtor creates.

Buyers, looking for a drop dead view at bargain basement prices? This view on a luxury estate is easily worth $2 million. You can own the view and the cute 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo that surrounds it for $149,500. It's bank owned and priced to move, so don't dawdle.