I was recently in the Manayunk and East Falls area (19128, 19127, 19129) meeting my real estate photographer to take photographs for new listings of a condo and a row home/townhouse. I like to make sure the photographer knows what types of pictures I want and what areas to highlight within a home, the real selling points that make a home stand out from the rest. The pictures of your home that your realtor posts on the Internet is the first impression potential buyers will experience. I always find it important that listings put their best foot forward to show well not only in person, but also through pictures, these pictures are what will draw traffic either to your home or discourage people from seeing it.
Many realtors take pictures themselves, not using correct lighting or even editing them, or taking pictures of messy kitchens, unkempt bedrooms, open closets, or even with animals sprawled out on the floor. I feel these realtors are doing your home an injustice.
Well, the photographer did an excellent job, however, I managed to forget my portfolio I always carry with me while I was at the first home. I was so wrapped up in what was happening that I set down my portfolio on the kitchen table and never remembered to pick it up before I left the house. Oh well, worse things could happen, but I equated it to a woman leaving her purse somewhere and not remembering where she put it and feeling lost without it.