Everyday I go through all the new homes that are available for sale in Austin to look for the exceptional ones I want to share on my Austin Modern Homes blog. Like thousands of others looking for homes, I quickly scan the photos and stats looking for the winning combinations. Good areas, homes built in the 60's and 70's, or new construction in central austin. Sometimes the great ones are obvious, but sometimes you find photos that do such a poor job representing the property it blows my mind.
Case in point. This morning I saw a new property in East Austin. It was new construction, and staged fairly well, but the photo's were dark, and made it hard to get any idea of how the home was laid out, let alone what it looked like from the outside. You can see some of the original photo's here.
Now, I'm no professional photographer, not by a long shot. But I do have a decent camera, so I decided to spend 30 minutes to go and take a few photos of my own. You can see the results below. A few good photos (along with some brief descriptions for reference) can make a world of difference when you are browsing homes online.
The old adage says a picture is worth a thousand words, but when it comes to real estate, it could be worth thousands of dollars.
Details. One thing that doesn't come across great in my photos are the materials in the homes. I was happy to see Ikea cabinets (which tend to be much higher quality than what most builders use) and some nice stone kitchen counters and floors in the bathroom. The metal work on the banister was pretty top notch as well.