Every time someone tells me about a trick that helps get more money for a home seller, I can’t help but flip the idea on it’s head: logically it means homes that aren’t employing that trick are a better deal for buyers.
Deal of the day: Homes with good photos sell for more and sell sooner because they get seen by more people (I have no statistics to back this one up – anyone?). Here’s Athol, a real estate blogger with a good sense of humor who sometimes goes by “sock puppet,” on the subject:
My own home had godawful photos. But we saw it last, around the 50th home we saw. If it had had good photos, we would have seen it a lot earlier in the picture.
Also if it had good photos there would have been far more interest in it, and weâ€™d likely have had to pay $10-20,000 more to get it.
Bad and no photo homes DO sell, just not as easily or for as much.
Bad photos mean a bad deal for the seller and a good deal for the buyer, but only if the buyer can see past them and actually visits the home.