License Number: SE104207000
License Status: Active
License Type: Real Estate Self Employed Broker
Original License Date: 10/1/1998
Expiration Date: 10/31/2020

If you haven’t already hired a professional photographer to shoot your listings, you should really think about doing so.


  1. Buyers spend 60% of their time looking at listing photos, and only 20% each on the listing description and agent description. (The Wall Street Journal.)

  2. Homes with high-quality photos receive 47% higher asking price per square foot. (

  3. 83% of buyers cited pictures as very important. (

  4. You have two seconds to grab the buyer’s attention without a photo, and 20 seconds with a photo. (

  5. Homes with professionally photographed pictures can sell for up to $19,000 more. (

  6. Agents who outsource photography earn twice as much commission as those who do not. Only 35% of agents use professional photographers. (

  7. Use a 10mm lens for wide angles of small rooms to make it look as spacious as possible, without distorting too much. (

  8. Listings with professional photographs sell 32% faster, spending only 89 days on the market compared to 123 for other homes. (PR Newswire)

  9. Only 15% of listings have high-quality photography, with half of over $1 million listings using low-quality photos. (The Wall Street Journal)

  10. Listings with professional photos receive 118% more online views. (IMOTO PHOTO)

  11. Professional photography can help sell your listing 39% closer to the original listing price. (IMOTO PHOTO)

  12. Homes with professional photos get 61% more views. (REDFIN)

  13. Listings with high-quality photos can gain anywhere between $934 and $116,076 more on the market. (The Wall Street Journal)

  14. Homes listed between $400,000 to $500,000 sell 18% better in the first six months with high-quality photography. (REDFIN)




10 Things That Cannot Go In The MLS


  1. Web addresses or phone numbers in the public remarks
  2. Advertising of a third party vendor
  3. Anything that could cause harm to the property or people living in the property i.e. alarm codes in the incorrect area
  4. An RV for sale
  5. Conditional commission comments
  6. Requiring the use of a specific title company
  7. Real estate signs that you can read any contact information on
  8. Incentives that deter someone from using their current agent because of said incentive
  9. Social Security numbers
  10. Public documents containing contact information



Survey 88% of FBBO would pay a buyers broker

Survey 1% of FSBO know a $1 commission will get you on and syndication



FHA Repairs That Must be Completed Prior to Closing


The following checklist provides a pretty comprehensive guideline as to what to keep an eye out for on a prospective property:

  • Peeling paint in homes built before 1978
  • Unpainted downspouts and broken rain gutters
  • Rotting outbuilding in need of demolition
  • Exterior doors that do not properly close and open
  • Exposed wiring and uncovered junction boxes
  • Major plumbing issues and leaks
  • Inoperable HVAC systems
  • Leaky or defective roofs, roofs with a life expectancy of less than 3 years, composition over shake
  • Active and visible pest infestation
  • Rotting window sills, eaves, and support columns on a porch
  • Missing appliances that are usually sold with a home such as a stove
  • Bedrooms without minimal-sized windows or bedroom windows with bars that do not release
  • Foundation or structural defects
  • Wet basements
  • Evidence of standing water in the crawl space
  • Inoperable kitchen appliances
  • Empty swimming pools, pools without a working pump, and pools with mosquito fish
  • Ripped screens
  • No pressure relief valve on the water heater
  • Leaning/broken fence

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