Welcome back to What’s Wrong with This Picture? where we tie a dollars and cents (sense!?) rationale to constructive comments made about actual listing photos.
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This was the last photo, and as AR buds Carla, Tatyana and Debbie had commented, pointed out, it’s a flat and un-inspiring space. All true, but here is how I would present the good ideas they suggested:
Outside living space does not count towards square footage of house.
Iif listing photos demonstrate an attractive, functional deck or patio, this expanded living space is a BIG bonus to buyers who are comparing sq footage, or cost per square foot on similar properties.
“Color” in the furthest corners draws the eye-elevating, and visually stretching the space.
Here in NY metro area, it’s feasible to have this as usable living space at least 6 months of the year. Function translates into value for buyers, and I urge my clients to prepare any outdoor spaces to the max. A fresh net on the basketball backboard, or a boccie set is always a good idea.
Keep the grill clean, and maintain the landscape. Weather permitting, March is NOT too early to get the patio furniture out; and October is not too late to have it still showing activity. If space/location permits, a clay fire pit extends the use-cycle, and adds a lot of cozy-factor, for maybe two hundred dollars.
Here is our next candidate: OK< maybe it’s not ‘bad’-but pulled this one because it’d be so easy-and so valuable-to get to WOW!
What message does it send to buyers?
What would you advise the sellers to do, and why?
What’s Wrong with This Picture?