Viewers have told me my brochure doesn't show my house off enough

(36 Posts)
madabootthehoose Sat 15-Jun-13 20:08:25

www.ckdgalbraith.co.uk/property/ABE120026/Fenton%20Terrace

It has been on for 6 months and we have dropped the price recently so have had viewers over the last fortnight. They have all consistently said "Wow, I never expected this, it is fantastic" when coming into the kitchen, they say the details make it look narrow. Also, the upstairs playroom/study is full head height and all were surprised by this too.
I thought the brochure was really very good. What do you think? The kitchen is not a narrow galley type kitchen by the way.
Thanks for any insights.

Lonecatwithkitten Sat 15-Jun-13 20:14:42

None of the photos are great they look like someone sat on the floor to take them. Round here the agents use professional photographers is this a possibility as it really makes a difference.

ClaimedByMe Sat 15-Jun-13 20:17:55

Lovely house but they pictures make it look tiny, there doesn't seem to be enough pictures either, none of any of the bedrooms, I would like to see the shower room and utility room too, I am nosey though!

mum23girlys Sat 15-Jun-13 20:21:53

I agree with lonecat the photos are all taken at bad angles. House looks really nice though especially the sitting room with the massive windows. I think I would include more of that room as it's a definite selling point. The cover photo of the outside is good but then there's a 2nd photo of the exterior and it just doesn't look as good (sorry!). I think I'd ask for better photos taken on a nice bright day

Best of luck. We sold last year and it's just such a horrible unsettling time when your house is on the market

madabootthehoose Sat 15-Jun-13 20:23:42

sad I cannot believe it. I actually paid extra for a premium brochure. Yesterday when one of the viewers said that we must have problems getting folk in I just had that 'doh' moment. I knew that you guys would be able to confirm what I am realising. All the rooms are a good size. I have a gorgeous shower room and asked her to include it and she said too many pictures would be confusing. My bedroom is spacious and bright and the other 2 are good sizes too.

BimbaBirba Sat 15-Jun-13 20:25:10

It's a fantastic house but something is not quite right with the pictures. It's a but clattered and untidy (e.g. bathroom cleaner visible), the lighting is not great. It needs to be "staged" a bit IMO.

ClaimedByMe Sat 15-Jun-13 20:27:00

It was confusing me as there wasn't enough pictures, I had to keep looking at the floor plan and try to work out where all the rooms are, I like the pictures to flow in a way that you are moving through the house.

WouldBeHarrietVane Sat 15-Jun-13 20:27:18

I definitely think you need new pictures! Lots more , making the house look spacious and showing it off to full advantage.

Lovely house, though!!

chickensaladagain Sat 15-Jun-13 20:28:03

I don't understand why there is a picture of the playroom and not the master bedroom?

Very bad angles

I would like to see a pic of the view from your huge windows

BimbaBirba Sat 15-Jun-13 20:28:03

And there aren't any pictures of the garden, or any good pictures of the garden. I cannot tell how big it is at all

ouryve Sat 15-Jun-13 20:29:43

I can tell by counting the cupboards that your kitchen is a really decent size, but the wide angle lens and heavily used flash over-ride that - most people probably wouldn't think to count cupboards for scale.

madabootthehoose Sat 15-Jun-13 20:31:43

Yes, I spotted the cleaner when it was in the brochure! I think that the kitchen looks cluttered and it really wasn't. Funny how you see things differently after some comments. I am really pissed off with myself for not really realisin. The printed brochure looks better but most people look at the internet these days.
Thanks for the compliments too. That was another inicator that the details weren't right cos there was 100% agreement (and surprise) that it was a lovely family home

WouldBeHarrietVane Sat 15-Jun-13 20:34:36

Yes, definitely pics of all bedrooms and the view needed! I would also like bathrooms and garden

madabootthehoose Sat 15-Jun-13 20:38:48

It is really bad isn't it? I am on the drunk thread tonight, think I might have to drown my sorrows sad I never realised there was none of the garden............ I am really angry with myself! The garden is lovely too. Big, we aren't gardeners but we manage to keep on top of what the previous owner did. It has a lovely stream running through it.

BimbaBirba Sat 15-Jun-13 20:40:18

Oh my word, you definitely need to show off the stream!

madabootthehoose Sat 15-Jun-13 20:43:45

I used to sit on my deckchair in it and drink a wine of an evening!!

madabootthehoose Sat 15-Jun-13 20:44:04

course only when it was sunny!!!

WouldBeHarrietVane Sat 15-Jun-13 20:58:06

Mad, do you need to sell ASAP? Can you take it off the market and put it back on again?

madabootthehoose Sat 15-Jun-13 21:01:57

I don't have to do it ASAP. Really looking properly at the web page is making me think that it is just making things worse. But I have had renewed interest at this price. We had it on at market valuation but dropped 20,000 because no one was viewing.

primallass Sat 15-Jun-13 21:03:37

There is a picture of the stream. Am I hallucinating?

primallass Sat 15-Jun-13 21:06:24

I am struggling to find the price on the pdf though.

madabootthehoose Sat 15-Jun-13 21:06:57

No, I can't see it..... I am going for a look

CheungFun Sat 15-Jun-13 21:06:57

I think photos of the bedrooms or at least the master bedroom would be a good idea and the view as well. I agree with others though as the angles look a bit funny in some of the photos like the playroom ceiling does look low. The bathroom looks a bit cluttered too.

Sorry sad

On the plus points I love your living room and the kitchen is huuuuge! I also like the bathroom and I'd keep the colour scheme in there smile

Good luck with selling! We're trying to sell at the moment and it just feels like you're in limbo, so fingers crossed!

primallass Sat 15-Jun-13 21:07:52

The stream is on the pdf.

madabootthehoose Sat 15-Jun-13 21:09:56

The actual brochure is taking ages to download......

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