When you list your home for sale with a realtor, one of the first things they should do is take great pictures. These pictures are not only useful for the brochures in the house, but more importantly online in the Internet. With 90% of buyers starting their search for new home on the Internet, your first showing is actually on the Internet. So, those pictures are extremely important. I see the mistake that many realtors make in a rush to get on the market, they take one picture of the outside and put it in the MLS, and then come back later to take the rest of the photos. In my opinion this is a huge mistake. The moment the homes in the MLS is linked out to other websites including Realtor.com, Remax.com, Zillow etc. Many buyers in the marketplace have a saved search and when that new home comes on the market they are emailed property details. When they only see one picture, or limited information about the property, they tend to discount the property and never go back and look at it again. You only get one chance at a first impression. So these pictures have to be perfect right out of the gate. The elements of great picture taking are: wide angle lens pictures, great lighting, and flattering angles. Your home should also be staged before these pictures are taken for maximum effect. Your realtor may even choose to hire professional photographer, which especially advisable at the high-end . Drone photography and virtual/visual tours should also be considered. The order in which those pictures appear on the Internet is also critical. The goal is to keep a visitor on the website. So to keep them interested in pictures have to be a certain sequence that will keep them engaged. The goal of great pictures is to entice the buyer to come and see the property in person, which is the only way a home will be sold. When trying to consider which realtor you want a hire market and sell your property, it might be wise to go online and see examples of how they are marketing other properties.