Going to Great Lengths (Literally)
For an Exterior Home Shot
Normally, I think it’s a mistake to skip an exterior shot of the front of the home.
That’s because — however underwhelming the home’s curb appeal may be — prospective Buyers will assume it’s worse when there’s no photo.
Every rule has its exception, though, and this home just south of Minneapolis’ Cedar Lake qualifies.
By providing an aerial shot of the home, the listing agent is actually accomplishing two things: 1) showing how big the house is; and 2) letting prospective Buyers know that there’s no yard.
While that latter feature can be a negative for some Buyers, others — particularly empty nesters or people who travel often — can actually prefer that.
See also, “Boom? Or Helicopter??” ; “A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words — Exhibit #24“; and “For Sale Near Interlachen in Edina.”
P.S.: The home’s other, interior photos on MLS are extremely flattering, allaying Buyer’s concerns that the home is in poor condition or otherwise needs extensive updating.