Selling Santa Clarita Real Estate, Photos Make Difference

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    That saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words…”  That is true, to a point.  The “point” enters the “picture” when the consumer thinks they have been mislead by the photograph being taken at a clever angle, hiding something that most buyers may not want to deal with.  Such as “high frequency power lines”.  We have several areas in the Santa Clarita Valley with high frequency power lines. It is a hard thing for some real estate buyers to get over when it comes to buying a home with them in their back yards.

    As a real estate agent, it is best to be upfront with both the sellers and buyers of real estate.  That includes taking photographs of the area and surrounding neighborhood to make sure the Buyer knows what they are getting into.  When we have a real estate seller that has some “issue” that most buyers are going to have a hard time overcoming – we tell them to put it out there.  Display that “issue” in all of it’s glory.  They’d be surprised as to how many buyers can then accept something they would not have been able to accept before because of it being hidden on purpose.

    Photos make a difference when selling Santa Clarita real estate. When you make the decision to sell your home you will most likely choose a REALTOR to work with. Recommendations, a number of conversations, or perhaps a history of working with a certain real estate professional in your area will help you choose the person you want to list your home but perhaps you want to consider throwing photos in the mix as well. Have you noticed some great photo ads in your local paper or perhaps on a real estate website? Perhaps speaking with one of these companies can help you get the results that you are looking for.

    When you are interviewing realtors about selling your home you will no doubt be presented with a marketing plan. Make sure quality photos are a part of the plan and if they are absent request professional photos. Photos are typically the first exposure that a buyer has to your home, and good, clear, sharp photos are going to hook potential buyers from the get-go.

    Photos can actually improve the look of a home and are an amazing marketing tool, getting potential buyers to want to come and look at your home. So, before you start to dust off your camera and do the job yourself consider hiring a professional. Great photos could get your home a lot of traffic which will bring you a contract before you know it.

    When listing you home for sale – it is paramount that you are working with a Professional and Local Santa Clarita Real Estate agent.  In fact, during the process of procuring one, you are going to want to interview several real estate agents.  You can do this in their offices or in your home.  Eventually, the agent you select is going to have to see the home you are selling in person, why not start at this step?  That way you can size up the agent and see if they listen to your needs while being in your territory.

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    Paris and Connor MacIvor

    Connor and Paris MacIvor are in the Top 1% of Realtors Nationwide, starting their real estate business in 1998 with RE/MAX Gateway - Santa Clarita Valley and Valencia CA. Their becoming licensed real estate consultants and representatives came from the horrible experience they had when they bought their first home. There were many things that the agent they had hired did not explain and disclose, which per law he should have. Getting that agent on the phone after they closed escrow and after he had gotten paid was impossible. Paris and Connor called the broker, the board of realtors, the office manager and all they received was the promise of a phone call back. The remedy did come, but not as fast and in the way they wanted. That act - that bad agent was the reason why Paris and Connor became Realtors. That was all they needed to vow to never let the same fate befall anyone else, that befell them. Today Connor and Paris are focused on client service. Protection and top-shelf service with regard to their real estate clientele. They primarily work within the Santa Clarita Valley and Valencia CA. However, for a referral, where 80+ of their business is referrals they have License and Will Travel to other parts of Ventura County, Los Angeles County, and Orange County to handle real estate transactions for those who trust their real estate operation. Writing on their Real Estate Blog is a passion. is where you will find over 10,000 real estate articles. Go to to listen to their latest real estate radio broadcast.
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