Real Estate by Debbie Reynolds: Give It Your Best Shot, You May Not Get Another

Give It Your Best Shot, You May Not Get Another

Your Listing Photo Can Make or Break the Sale.

The seller had a 5-year-old house in a neighborhood that would be competing with new construction. Prices had risen slightly since the seller acquired the property but with selling costs, he needed to get top dollar. The goal was to make it look better than others in the neighborhood so he could minimize any losses and hopefully break even.

Terraces of Hearthstone home

He did his part to make it shine and I was blessed with a beautiful day to take photos. The house looked stunning and with a little color photo enhancement I knew the photo would grab a buyer's attention quickly. It took about 3 days to get a buyer that loved the house, everything about it, and to get a full price offer. I actually showed it to the buyer when he mentioned he had an agent and I told him to contact her immediately and make a strong offer becasue this house was a gem and others were calling.

All worked out well with a speedy closing just 3 weeks later. Give it your best shot, you may not get another.

This is an entry in the 2016 Photography Challenge, Real Estate Main Listing Photo.

 Centruy 21 Platinum Properties2130 Wilma Rudolph Blvd.

Clarksville, TN 37040

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Comment balloon 10 commentsDebbie Reynolds • December 01 2016 12:35AM


Hi Debbie

As we all know there is only one chance to make a great first impression - this did that beautifully. Great entry to the contest.


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) over 2 years ago

That primary photo of the front of the house can make or break the opportunity to capture the buyer's attention.

Posted by Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Agent (HomeSmart Realty Group) over 2 years ago

Wow, it's almost like it's too perfect to be real! I'm thinking Stepford Wives or Edward Scissorhands movies, even tho ES was all about ranches. Anyway, it's sheer perfection. 

Posted by Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905 (John L Scott Market Center) over 2 years ago

Debbie- this is definitely picture perfect.  And that's what you want buyers to see!!!

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 2 years ago

Debbie Reynolds - So true - that first photo needs to be your best shot!  A wonderful presentation on this home, which clearly was seen by buyers - 3 week close!  Good for you and the seller!

Posted by Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale, Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers (Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260) over 2 years ago

This is excellent advice to share. There is no excuse for poor photographs.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 2 years ago

Hi Debbie - That's a lovely listing photo - the home looks wonderful. Thanks for another contest entry!

Posted by Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate (New Paradigm Partners LLC) over 2 years ago

Good morning Debbie. Great picture and terrific point. Don't go until you are ready. One time!

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 2 years ago

Good morning Debbie Reynolds , You're right!  Good photos can make the difference in selling or not selling.

Posted by Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC) over 2 years ago

Great House! Great Feature!  Congrats on your sale.  Sometimes we have a one shot deal and you made this one work.

Posted by Rose Mary Justice, Synergy Realty Pros (Synergy Realty Pros) about 2 years ago