Posted by JoAnn M. Drabble on 10/16/2018

Today’s home buyers see hundreds if not thousands of real estate photos when they’re in the market. Odds are that they’ll eliminate a number of homes from their search before ever even setting foot in them.

As you can imagine, that makes your home listing’s photographs all the more important to securing solid leads on your house.

In spite of the importance of photographs, a number of sellers get them wrong. To ensure that your home listing’s photos make a great first impression, we’re going to take a look at some of the common mistakes to avoid in your listing photography.

1. Not taking enough photos

In the age of digital photography, you can never take too many pictures. Experiment with different lighting, setups, and angles, and don’t be afraid to take as many photos as necessary to get the shots you want.

2. Going overboard with the uploads

It might be tempting to upload all of the pictures you took of your home, but it could hurt your overall presentation. Sort carefully through your pictures and pick one or two photos that best showcase each room and another one to three photos of the home’s exterior and land.

Visitors to your listing will get bored and click away if you have a slideshow with hundreds of images. Make it easy for them to find exactly what they’re looking for by limiting the number of total photos of your home.

3. Avoid close-ups

Your home should be spotlessly clean and tidy when taking photos. However, that doesn’t mean you need to get up close to each object in your home to take photos. Try to take wide shots that make your home feel spacious and welcoming.

4. Look out for mirrors and reflections and other distractions

If there’s one way to ruin an otherwise serene photo of your home, it’s when you spot the photographer accidentally showing up in the shot. Plan your angles so that you don’t get any flashes, glare, or reflections in your photographs.

And, while we’re on the topic of distractions, it’s a good idea to take your pets out of the room before your start shooting. Remember, potential home buyers don’t love your dog or cat like you do.

5. Don’t settle with your first shots

The different (or lack) of lighting your home receives throughout the day can make or break your photos. Try taking photos of your home at midday, when there are the least amount of shadows. Then, shoot some photos at golden hour (just before the sun sets) to capture warm tones. Finally, right after dusk, turn the lights on in your home and take some shots from outside. These photos give the illusion of a warm, cozy place where the light is always on.





Posted by JoAnn M. Drabble on 10/15/2018

This Single-Family in Avon, MA recently sold for $217,500. This Colonial style home was sold by JoAnn M. Drabble - RE/MAX Welcome Home.


75 Robbins Street, Avon, MA 02322

Single-Family

$260,000
Price
$217,500
Sale Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Welcome to Avon! This long-time, family-owned home offers much potential to bring its character and charm back to life! This home is a perfect Fall/Winter project for the right buyer to make this "diamond in the rough" shine again! This spacious home also comes with a detached barn (some structural issues on second level which need further evaluation), and a perfectly functional in-ground pool with secured fencing. The main home offers a large enclosed porch leading to the kitchen/dining area, a double living room, a family room, and three bedrooms on the second level (one connected to an additional room), and a full bath. The private septic system has FAILED and is the buyer's responsibility to replace. SELLER IS SELLING PREMISES IN "AS-IS, AS-SEEN" CONDITION. There is a Seller's Statement of Property Condition attached to MLS. DO NOT TRESSPASS THE PREMISES WITHOUT A CONFIRMED APPOINTMENT.

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Posted by JoAnn M. Drabble on 10/15/2018

This Condo in Taunton, MA recently sold for $200,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by JoAnn M. Drabble - RE/MAX Welcome Home.


96 Danforth Street, Taunton, MA 02780

Condo

$210,000
Price
$200,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome to Silver Glen! This awesome townhome is sunny and bright and is ready to move right in! Location is a commuter's dream with quick highway access to all points. This lovely townhome offers spacious living arrangements with an open floor concept. Step inside and enjoy a spacious living room with dual fireplace leading to a dining room with private rear deck overlooking manicured grounds, a large kitchen and guest half bath. The second level offers two large bedrooms to include the master suite with vaulted ceiling and walk in closet, and a full bath. Some of the many updates to this townhome include new interior paint, new carpets, new hot water heater, new stove and dishwasher, new skylight, new electrical outlets and light fixtures. The complex has also recently installed a new roof and a new rear composite deck! There is a full unfinished basement perfect for storage and parking in front of the unit.

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Posted by JoAnn M. Drabble on 10/15/2018


65 Malley Avenue, Avon, MA 02322

Single-Family

$319,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Welcome Home! Step inside this immaculate and well-maintained home located in a cheerful neighborhood located minutes to all major highway access routes. This home offers a modern kitchen with dining area and wood laminate flooring open to a bright and inviting living room perfect for entertaining family and friends. It also offers three bedrooms, a modern bath, and a 3-season sunroom leading to a private rear yard! Some of the many features of this wonderful home include a newer Weil-McLain heating system (2013), a newer septic system (2012), new rebuilt front steps (2018), a rebuilt chimney, a new fence installed on right side of property line, newer vinyl windows and lovely bow windows in kitchen and living room, shiny hardwood flooring, and so much more!
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Posted by JoAnn M. Drabble on 10/12/2018

This Single-Family in Taunton, MA recently sold for $400,000. This Raised Ranch style home was sold by JoAnn M. Drabble - RE/MAX Welcome Home.


576 Hodges Street, Taunton, MA 02780

Single-Family

$419,900
Price
$400,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
3
Baths
House beautiful! Welcome to this meticulously maintained, spacious home located on beautifully manicured grounds w/full irrigation. Some of the many features of this wonderful home include three generous-sized bedrooms on the main level to include a master suite/full bath, an additional full modern bath, a large family room w/gas fireplace leading to the dining area & newer kitchen w/granite counters, tile backsplash, & stainless steel appliances. Off the master suite & located over the garage is a huge "shell" 26' x 28' room ready to finish! The lower level is completely finished & is a perfect set up for the "extended family member" offering a separate mudroom entrance, a large family room, a bedroom, a full bath, & laundry room. Additional recent updates include a new roof (2017), new deck flooring (2018) and treads (2017), the rear retaining wall, patio and fire pit, and newer light fixtures. This home shows in "pristine" condition!

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