Tag Archives: First Impressions

Malibu Realtor Takes Virtual Tour to the Next Level

Check out this full on Hollywood production that a realtor in Malibu had produced for their $35 million listing.  The trailer is called “The Spider and The Fly”.

 

You can read more on this video and the home for sale at http://www.inman.com/news/2012/07/11/hollywood-director-shoots-trailer-malibu-home

FMLS Joins the Photo Revolution

Over the past year FMLS (First Multiple Listing Service) has been updating it’s systems and moving to a new platform called Fusion.  For someone like me who loves technology, this has been great fun.  They have made everything simpler, smarter and way more effective.  The one thing that I thought was falling between the cracks was the photo management.  I literally spent an hour arranging my photos for a new listing once, which is absurd when you consider all of the different places we can upload photos, and how easy it can be.  Today I went in to upload some new spring photos for a listing of mine and what do you know?  It’s awesome!!

 

The new system lets you upload multiple photos at a time and arrange them instantly by dragging them in the order you prefer.  It also has cache names for the images like Master Bedroom, Front Yard, Living Room etc…

As I’m typing this it seems ancient to be saying how great these changes are, but I couldn’t be happier to see them finally arrive.  If photos sell houses, it needs to be easy to put them out there.

Way to go FMLS!

First Impressions from Tuesday Caravan

In residential real estate we speak a lot about first impressions.  Things like landscaping, architecture, lighting, fresh paint etc.  Yesterday on agent caravan I was struck by two first impressions, one really good and the other not so much.  I thought it would be fun to start a little segment called “First Impressions.”  When something jumps out at me as a great or horrible first impression, I’ll blog about it here and maybe offer some insight, without calling anyone out of course.  Most of these photos will come from my iPhone so please accept my apologies for the so-so photography.  We’ll keep it positive today and go with a great first impression.

Yesterday on caravan Dorsey Alston had such a wonderful Peachtree Battle estate open for agents to see.  The first impression(s) at this home start at the road and last throughout the house just in case you missed any of the first ones, but when I opened the door I just loved the arched doorways and curves of the entrance foyer.  That kind of entrance makes me feel really good.

What’s the first thing you notice when you walk into your home?  How awesome it is or things you want to fix?