Tag: MLS Listing Photography

Tip of the Week – Photo Fail

Adding photos to your listing with Add/Edit? If needed, don’t forget to correct the orientation of the photos and save in a third-party photo editing application, such as Adobe Photoshop or Corel PaintShop Pro, before uploading the photo(s) to Matrix. There are a plethora of photo editing tools out there — free and paid subscription. Make sure you have saved the photo in its proper orientation before you upload to the MLS.

Failure to do so could result in your photo uploads to appear upside down or sideways on the MLS or Client Portal. More homebuyers than ever before begin their home search online and listing photos are often the first thing they see. So make a good first impression!


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NorthstarMLS Listing Photography Tips – A picture could be worth a 1,000 leads

Check out Part 2 of our series on MLS Photo Tips with John, as we follow him around an MLS listing photo shoot in a local Minneapolis home. Throughout the video, John explains some of his own photography techniques and tips while taking the actual listing photos he snapped for local agent Molly Gill’s listing.

On the Internet, homes with better photos get more clicks. The more views your listing gets, the more potential buyers you reach. If you’re an agent snapping your own listing photos, John’s photography tips may help make your listing photos standout online!

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Stand Out With Photo Captions

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Are you including photo captions with your listings on NorthstarMLS Matrix? Captions can be added to each photo that you upload and can help make your listing photos more enticing. Quality captions enhance the details of each photo and can effectively provide more information about the property that buyers might otherwise miss.

A majority of active single family listing photos on NorthstarMLS do not take advantage of photo captions. Photo captions appear in NorthstarMLS Matrix reports that agents provide to their clients, and are also sent to broker reciprocity websites.

To add [or edit] captions to your listing photos:

  1. Go to Add/Edit and find the listing you wish to add photo captions to
  2. Click on the ‘Add/Edit Media’ link (near top right of page) and a pop-up window will appear with each of your previously uploaded listing photos for the selected property
  3. Click on ‘Add Caption’ and a text box appears where you can type in your photo caption, up to 250 characters
  4. Once you’re done typing the caption, click ‘Save’
  5. Repeat steps 3 & 4 for each photo
  6. Click ‘Save and Close’ on the pop up once you’re finished adding the photo captions

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would like to share with other NorthstarMLS users. Send your question or idea to tips@northstarmls.com. We will use one submission each month and the winner will receive a $30 Caribou Coffee gift card!


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Are you using your smartphone to capture your listing photos? In Part 3 of our ‘Winter Listing Photography Tips’, Teresa Boardman and John Walsh discuss why using a phone to snap listing photos may be convenient for agents, but it’s not always suggested.

Teresa works for Saint Paul Home Realty, pens articles for Inman News from time to time and has her own photography web site. John is an broker/agent for his own company, Walsh Real Estate, but lately has been focusing on his professional photography business.

Click here to watch Part 3 of Winter Listing Photo Tips
(Video length: 3 minutes 26 seconds)


Just in case you missed it, here’s Pt. 1 & 2 of our Winter Listing Photography Tips:

Click here to watch Part 1 of Winter Listing Photo Tips
(Video length: 4 minutes 25 seconds)

Click here to watch Part 2 of Winter Listing Photo Tips
(Video length: 4 minutes 12 seconds)

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In Part 2 of our ‘Winter Listing Photography Tips’, Teresa Boardman and John Walsh discuss some challenges with shooting listing photos in the snow, how to grab a homebuyer’s attention with seasonal photos and tips for keeping your camera equipment warm while battling the cold.

Teresa works for Saint Paul Home Realty, pens articles for Inman News from time to time and has her own photography web site. John is an broker/agent for his own company, Walsh Real Estate, but lately has been focusing on his professional photography business.

Click here to watch Part 2 of Winter Listing Photo Tips
(Video length: 4 minutes 12 seconds)


Just in case you missed it, here’s Pt. 1 of our Winter Listing Photography Tips:

Click here to watch Part 1 of Winter Listing Photo Tips
(Video length: 4 minutes 25 seconds)

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While the weather outside may be frightful, winter can offer some wonderful photo opportunities and snow covered landscapes that can help make your listings more inviting and relevant during the winter months.

We sat down with John Walsh and Teresa Boardman — local real estate agents and photography professionals, as they shared some of their listing photography tips for improving your photos while battling the cold and snow.

Teresa works for Saint Paul Home Realty, pens articles for Inman News from time to time and has her own photography web site. John is an broker/agent for his own company, Walsh Real Estate, but lately has been focusing on his professional photography business.

Click here to watch Part 1 of Winter Listing Photo Tips
(Video length: 4 minutes 25 seconds)

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Local real estate agents and photography professionals John Walsh and Teresa Boardman share more of their listing photography tips in the second installment of “MLS Listing Photography Quick Tips.”

Click here to watch Part 2 (Video length: 2 minutes 38 seconds)

Didn’t catch Part 1? Watch it here.

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The spring market is upon us and the cold weather seems to be finally fizzling out. Now that the snow has melted, leaves are starting to form and the grass is greening. It’s a good time to snap pictures of your new listings, or maybe get some fresh shots – without the snow!

We sat down with John Walsh and Teresa Boardman — local real estate agents and photography professionals, as they shared some of their listing photography tips. Boardman works for Saint Paul Home Realty, pens articles for Inman News from time to time and has her own photography web site. Walsh is an broker/agent for his own company, Walsh Real Estate, but has been focusing on his professional photography business as of late.

Click here to watch Part 1.
(Video length: 2 minutes 4 seconds)

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