Why Great Photography Matters for Sellers

So you’re starting to research selling your home. Where do you start?
There’s so much to consider when hiring a listing agent. 

Typically, one of the first questions we’re asked is, “What is your past and recent work experience?” A great question, and that way you know the listing agent is well-versed, current to real estate changes and knows what’s going on in the market, and qualified for selling your home.

So what’s the action often forgotten by sellers, before they hire a listing agent … 

We believe it’s “photo interviewing” their listing agent. What’s a “photo interview?” We define it as a seller requesting to see the listing agent’s current or recently sold listings “online,” and seeing how their photos look and are displayed. How was the lighting, quality, cropping, and visual interest of the photos? Were there enough photos, and how was their quality?

It breaks our heart to see awful photos or even NO photos online, of homes that we know are gorgeous (regardless of price range). So we want to empower sellers to ask the right questions. And more importantly with bad or no photos, you’re risking frustrating or turning-off buyers. Do you want to risk this?

Listen in on our interview with one of our photographers, Trevor Jobson, with Trevor Glenn Photography.

Our mixture of excellence in sales, paired with quality marketing and graphic design background, equals success and a happy experience for our sellers. 

Photos sell your home during the day and at night – when buyers are searching online. Do you want to take the risk of not maximizing your audience that might be interested in your home by not having amazing photos?

Great Seller Marketing - Roseville and Rocklin Photos
Click the Photos Above to View Trevor’s Photos for Steve Ostrom

View Trevor’s Samples for Listing Agent Steve Ostrom


Steve Ostrom is an experienced listing agent, with an excellent selling record both in time on market, sold price, and also in his negotiation skills. Heather Ostrom is an experienced and successful graphic designer and REALTOR. She’s spoken on numerous real estate tech panels on her marketing approach and experience.


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Property Questions or Showings?
916-308-2446 – Homes@RosevilleAndRocklin.com
REALTORs Steve + Heather Ostrom


Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

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Author: Heather Ostrom, Real Estate Marketing – REALTOR

Steve Ostrom, Primary Listing Agent + REALTOR – 916-308-2446
RosevilleAndRocklin@gmail.com – CBPlacerRealEstate@gmail.com
Coldwell Banker  – Roseville, CA – CALBRE# 01899313 + 01899313
2200 Douglas Blvd B-200, Roseville, CA 95661

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3 thoughts on “The Importance of Great Photos for Seller Marketing”

  1. The right photos definitely make a big difference. After all, helping enhance what is there will inevitably lead to more showings, which can lead to more offers, and ultimately a larger pool of potential buyers for the seller to choose from.

    1. I am doing my best to consider what the buyer wants, not just what I want to see … what appeals to buyers, what visuals create a sense of comfort … it’s amazing what simply “cropping” of a photo can do to your reaction of a photo. I try to translate this experience into success for our sellers to maximize their “interested” buyer audience, and hopefully and ideally, translate to more in the pocket books and also less time on market, because it’s hard to keep that house “model ready” while it’s on market. It’s exhausting.

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