The first night we met with our realtor to sign some papers and ask her some general questions. (the first of which being- how clean does the house need to be, exactly?) Our realtor, whom I really do like, told me she thought my house looked "immaculate." (actual quote: immaculate) On this subject, the realtor and I disagree. But we forged through signing papers, and I expected she would leave. No, she snapped some pictures for the MLS listing. Right then and there. I almost had a coronary. The house was nowhere near ready to be photographed! I protested, but Ms. Realtor laughed me off and breezed out of the door. The next day I pulled up our listing on the MLS to find these:
Shriek!Seriously, people. I would never post such cluttered, messy, generally terrible pictures of my house in this condition- ever! I had a panic attack as soon as the page came up! I am still in shock that these images are floating around the internet. Aren't those just completely and utterly unappealing?! I'm ashamed to admit my house looks like this! Especially after scrubbing the floors! Do you notice the clean floors? NO! You see all the stuff!
I quickly shot off an email to Ms. Realtor and gave her some decent pictures: (after shifting all the stuff from one room to another)
Really. Aren't those 100x better? Am I just watching too much HGTV? Surely the pictures make a difference- they have to!
But wait: It gets even better!
Ms. Realtor's picture of the outside:
Loads better. Perhaps Ms. Realtor should hire me as her photographer/staging agent.