Why Does This Listing Only Have 1 Picture?

You’ve begun your Wilmington home search and have narrowed it down to a few communities. A new home has just come on the market, but there’s only one picture. Why? Doesn’t the agent want to show the home? Well, there are a couple of reasons why it might be that a property listing only has one picture.

First, the optimistic reason – the seller or agent, or both, were in such a hurry to get the home on the market, that they loaded it up with the bare minimum. That was the required details and one photo of the front of the home. Buyers should know It happens. A seller finds out that they have to move for a job or deployment in just a few months and, suddenly, time is very precious. They have to make every bit count, because a typical closing takes 45 days. If that’s the case, you can expect more pictures to be uploaded after they formally prepare the home and hire a photographer.

Second, the negative reason – the house looks HORRIBLE inside. This often happens with foreclosures or homes occupied by tenants. The home is not presentable and it probably won’t be for some time. If that’s the case, you probably won’t ever see the inside without scheduling a showing through your Wilmington real estate agent. Does it mean the home has been damaged? Possibly, but not necessarily. Some owners will try to take everything with them that they can, including the kitchen sink, when they find out they’re being foreclosed on. But, to be blunt, it may also be that the tenants are pigs and/or uncooperative (won’t let pictures be taken).

Also, keep in mind that some foreclosure companies will make repairs to the home to make it properly livable, and they won’t post pictures until after they’ve finished. Of course, info like that may not be posted on the MLS. It may require your agent to make a few phone calls.

If you have any questions about a home currently on the market in the Wilmington area, give us a call at (910) 202-2546 or send us a message through our Contact page. You can also request showings on individual listing pages. If requests are made after-hours, we will respond the next day.

About the Author
Meghan Henderson
Meghan is the Marketing Specialist for The Cameron Team and a published author of two young adult books. She also creates digital and printable planners and trackers, as well as coloring pages for Larkspur & Tea.