Sometimes, as a professional Realtor who strives to be the best, I just have to vent, and this blog fortunately allows me to do that through my real estate musings. I am actually house-shopping myself, so I’m really paying attention to new listings that pop up in some of the areas I’m most interested in. Unfortunately – sometimes what I see is a bit shocking and makes me shake my head.
Today this listing popped up in the Old Northeast in St. Petersburg. 1 photo. No description except “Will follow”. Ms. Realtor, if you aren’t prepared with your description and photos, why bother putting it in the MLS system for the world to see? Is this the first impression you want to leave buyers with of a home that’s listed at over $400,000 when it pops up in their email search? I think not. Further evidence that not all Realtors are the same.
When my listings go into the MLS, we carefully plan out our description and often have professional photography and virtual tours to showcase the home’s best features. When it is time to sell your home – please consider asking the Realtors you interview to show you on their fancy iPad a couple of their active and sold listings in the MLS so you can see how they feature their listings. If you were a buyer, would you buy that home based on the photos and text? My job as your Realtor is to make the buyers in the market feel enticed to schedule an in person showing of your home.