Ninon Ingrid and her sad life of an estate agent.
Les photos d'agents immobiliers finissent mal en général.
Photos taken by estate agents tend to be badly taken.
I often hear bad comments being said about photos that are taken by estate agents.
Some photo snaps in the kitchen of a client makes the kitchen look like a messy junk room.
Others zoom in on the red leather nailed settee that seems to take up lots of space in the sitting-room.
In the end the photo looks like an advert for a settee in a furniture catalogue rather than an advert for a house that is for sale.
Not forgetting the "classic" to much bright light photo just as if the EA did not know how to use a camera.
Well guess what an EA is not a professional photographer unless its his hobby and he has invested in expensive cameras with tripods and high power zooms.
Well in my agency we are well aware of the problems caused by photographs.
We use photoshop to give them a 'lifting' just like top-models who care about there waist.
Our agency is well known fot its good quality photos.
Well they far out number the advantages.
First of all it takes a lot of work and time to select the correct photos.
Also our attitude upsets the vendors who are not used to an agency that want to take good photographs .
Often on a sunny day with a tidy clean house and newly mown garden.
It also has to be said that many vendors just want a fast sale but without making any effort.
So whats the point of cleaning the house for the EA seeing as it is not the EA that is buying the house.
Another problem other agents who take rubbish photos of the same property but with a 1,000 euro (fees) less than ours are placed on seloger next to us.
The buyer naturally being human goes to them but these competitors do not invest in expensive cameras.
They often get the sale not my agency.
The last problem is theft of photos the vendors copy our photos despite the measures that we have taken to protect them.
Yesterday i found three of my photos on le bon coin copied and used by the vendor.