We cherish our audience here at CandysDirt.com, and we hear you loud and clear: you thought we were being too tough yesterday. We pointed out the photo problems with a darling North Oak Cliff Tudor we felt might be keeping it from achieving its full market potential. Because that is what we are all about here on CandysDirt—treating real estate like the commodity it is, helping you get your top sales dollar through the latest research of what works in marketing homes to sell.
Well, we heard you loud and clear. First of all, no meanness was ever intended. Constructive criticism, yes. And I take full responsibility because I told the staff just last week that I wanted us to get tougher on bad real estate photos this year. In fact, we are contemplating offering prizes if you send us examples of terrible real estate photos. Nothing irritates me more than seeing lazy, unprofessional real estate photos on the world wide web that kill the sale of a home.
That said, there is life. If you saw my office right now—here’s a photo—you would say “eeek! What a mess! This broad has a lot of nerve!” I know if I put my home on the market I have bucket loads of crud to clean up, put away, take to storage, burn. We have a new rule in this house: break it, you get a kiss.
Many of you said hey, you don’t know the circumstances behind this listing. Not everyone can afford a fancy-pants stager, Design District furniture, and a maid to polish floors and tidy up before each showing. Turns out the homeowners are both working parents. There’s probably no time to sleep or shower, much less get all haute design-y on the interiors of the house.