Home Staging Tips-Sellers, You Are Responsible for Your MLS Photos!

When selling your Home, especially in a Buyers Market like ours, home staging is critical. Kathy, a Professional Home Stager, offers some sound advice on doing this and making sure your photos are GREAT! Thanks Kathy for the tips!

Sellers-You Are Responsible for Your MLS Photos!


Your house is for sale and you’ve probably heard how important your MLS Home Staging Tips

photos are.  They are!  90% of buyers will begin their search for their new home on the Internet.  

Buyers are human and if your MLS photos don't look good when viewed on their laptop or tablet, then chances are your Buyers will move on to the next listing.

 Barring an incredible price or the fact that your house is the only one left in your zip code for sale, then there will be other properties Buyers will want to see.

This is why YOU are responsible for your MLS photos!

Yes, your agent will take the photos and market your property but ultimately it is YOUR house.


What you can do?

1.  Get it camera ready and market ready!

Part of my Home Staging consultation involves taking photos of the house and letting you see them through the eyes of the camera.  

Home Staging AfterEdit your furnishings and furniture to let your square footage show.

Hire a professional Home Stager!  That’s our job!   It’s what we do!  It’s not just about knocking down walls and moving furniture around.

We are there to help you show all of the possibilities of your space!

2.  Look at your MLS photos!  

Ask yourself if you would want to see your property based solely on the photos.

If you are not happy with them, ask your agent to retake them.  

They don’t have to be Architectural Digest Perfect, be realistic.


But ask yourself… is this how you want your house presented to potential Buyers?

Home Staging Tip- Sellers, remember, you are responsible for your MLS photos.

Call Room Service! Home Staging and request our Home Staging Consultation BEFORE you put that For Sale sign up.



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Comment balloon 8 commentsBobbie Smith • July 21 2014 04:55AM


Good morning , this is a great one to repost, I didn't see it the first time around.  I like the tip  for owners to look at their home's photos and if the don't think they are effective to ask their agent to retake.  "Inspect what you expect".

Thanks for sharing, have a great day!

Posted by Stacy Ann Stephens, Realtor, New Haven & Hartford CT Homes For Sale (Keller Williams Realty CT - 860-704-9070) over 4 years ago

This is a good reminder of what brings buyers from their Internet search to the actual home.  I saw photos yesterday where the home was on an angle with the side car mirror totally visible in the photo.  The interior photos were worse. 

Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Dee Toohey, Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro (Innovative Realty Solutions Group) over 4 years ago

Hello Bobbie,  Great information and so important for us all to remember,  suggested.

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) over 4 years ago

Great reblog choice, Bobbie. Kathy nailed this one and I hope many sellers read and heed her excellent advice.

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055) over 4 years ago


Hi Stacy, You are right. Great advice.





Posted by Bobbie Smith, 570-242-1891 over 4 years ago

There you go Dee. That's just it. Sellers know your photos.

Hi Dee, That was Kathy's point and it sure was a good one. I agree.




Posted by Bobbie Smith, 570-242-1891 over 4 years ago

Hi Will, Kathy's post was excellent, that is for sure. Too many sellers are either not aware or they do not speak up and get them redone

Posted by Bobbie Smith, 570-242-1891 over 4 years ago

I hope so too Anita. Your pictures are always excellent and each Seller deserves that

Posted by Bobbie Smith, 570-242-1891 over 4 years ago