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Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

Not sure.

May 12, 2018 11:00 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Sure, Michael.

Jun 17, 2017 10:40 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Is not your MLS rules very explicit regarding the images allowed? Those rules say somethign like "Directly related to the HOUSE.'

The question being asked should be reworded, "How far can we go before another agent throws you under the bus by clicking the 'report' button for violatong MLS rules?"

The compulsion to fill all 25 slots when the 5 room house can be thoroughly covered with 9 images is a mission gone amuck.

What you do outside the mls and on youtube is an entirely different discussion.

Hey, if you want to press the envelope why not hang a few images on the walls of the house that are QR codes linked to your website or better still, lead capture page? At least that has strategic value.

What does your MLS rules state?

Dec 30, 2014 08:18 PM
RVA HomePRO Michael Hottman
RVA HomePRO Realtor with Keller Williams serving Hanover, Henrico, Chesterfiled and Richmond, Virginia - Glen Allen, VA
Helping you achieve goals in life & real estate

Lise Howe great suggestions. I need to beef up listing photos for a small condo and I hate the pictures of empty rooms - two of which look alike. I put together a lifestyle map but I'll add some of those other ideas too.

Dec 30, 2014 11:12 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I use community photos - the pool, tot lot, jogging trail or the nearest metro (subway stop), school photos, or popular restaurants or the nearest grocery store - or the gym if it is a condo, the roof deck, the laundry rooms, garage, or storage - 

Dec 30, 2014 10:54 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Michael, I use neighborhood features and amenities, an aerial view, and maybe some close up shots of special features the home has. 

Dec 30, 2014 10:19 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Take more pics

Aug 31, 2019 07:40 AM
Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate Unlimited - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

Not necessary for small place.

Jan 04, 2018 06:19 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

I wonder what a viola tong is - another cryptic word from our mystical member in the rain.

Oct 29, 2016 11:26 PM
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Ideas: maps of area, community attributes (parks, golf courses, lakes, library, shopping etc), employment hub (downtown shot), sports stadiums) etc.

Good question.

Jan 02, 2015 06:16 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Ours allows 30, but many tmes I can present the property with 12 photos. in some cases, I will then take some neighborhood attraction photos like parks, shopping center, lakes, public transpotation, hospital, pools, tennis courts, etc., but I don't worry about using 30 just becasue i can. Our mls actually allows 2 virtual tours, but one is usually enough to attratc buyers.

Dec 31, 2014 11:20 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

My MLS allows 50 pictures or so( I never was able to take so many. They also offer free property website an slideshow~ not bad, right?

Dec 31, 2014 03:04 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

We have two competing MLS systems locally.  One allows 25 pictures and the other doesn't have a limit.  At least I haven't reached it yet as one of my listings has 50 pictures.

If you want to fill up the slots and don't have enough pictures of the property, you can use the neighborhood, nearby attractions, schools, playgrounds, beach, boating, fairs, etc.

Dec 31, 2014 01:41 AM
Brad Rachielles
CENTURY 21 Peak, Ca BRE# 01489453 - Upland, CA

Seems like all I can contribute is agreement with many already posting. More than close commercial establishments, I might show the nearby library, close commuter train depot, beautiful parks, walking/bicycling paths, schools, colleges/universities and even the front page of a magazine touting the community as a "Best Place to Live" destination (if that is truly so).

Dec 31, 2014 12:25 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

If it does not warrant 25 photos I do not post 24 photos.I always consult with the sellers and show them the photos.

Dec 30, 2014 08:57 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Floor plan. copy of plat of property, street view

Dec 30, 2014 01:58 PM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I would probably add picture of the area, points of interest and any amenities that the neighborhood has.

Dec 30, 2014 12:13 PM
RVA HomePRO Michael Hottman
RVA HomePRO Realtor with Keller Williams serving Hanover, Henrico, Chesterfiled and Richmond, Virginia - Glen Allen, VA
Helping you achieve goals in life & real estate

Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR Thanks for those ideas, I'm using those pictures already.

Dec 30, 2014 11:13 AM
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566

I routinely add lifestyle photos of scenes and things to do in the surrounding areas.

Dec 30, 2014 11:07 AM
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Same here - community photos, local amenities like restaurants, etc.,  floor plans. 

Dec 30, 2014 11:04 AM
Carolyn Nelson
Realty One Carolina, LLC - Burlington, NC
Your Triangle to Triad Real Estate Expert!

Ditto Silvia. 

Consider using pics of the amenities, entrance to the subdivision, floor plan if available, focus images on any new updates made etc. Provide additional images to prevent common questions asked.

Dec 30, 2014 10:28 AM