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Sam V



Joined: 20 Nov 2009
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Location: Villa in Gale, Algarve, Portugal. At home in Fetcham, Surrey, UK

PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:18 pm    Post subject: How many photos is not enough? Reply with quote

Enquyfrom OD this afternoon. Three questions, one of which was 'Do you have any more photos?' I have 24 photos on my listing, 18 of which are of each room and outside, pool, etc. Is this not enough!?
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RichardHenshall



Joined: 05 Sep 2009
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Location: Luz, Algarve

PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe it's sarcasm? Shocked
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zebedee



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What exactly do they want photos of???? Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed

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AndrewH



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember getting one or two "more photo" requests, but that was long ago in the days when these sites had capacity for only 12 or so photos.

I thought it might have been some stalling tactic, while the guest was waiting for a reply on some other property. Then I used to send two or three photographs, not of the property, but of the local area - beach, mountain, local village, ancient building, or whatever. Just any additional likely photos which came to hand.
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Jimbo



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Location: Charente Maritime

PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The ideal number of photos will vary depending on the complexity of the gite and its surrounding attractions, but the best advice is to ensure that you've covered all the essential facets of your property from the selling viewpoint and always to use only the finest pix that you have available. Never be bullied by a listing site into including mediocre material to meet a quota or to 'make up the numbers'.

Poor photos in the mix will take the shine from the great shots. Less is always better and a ruthless editorial approach will pay dividends.
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Ecosse



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Location: Saint Gervais les Bains, France

PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We used to get that when we were on OD. I always took it as a check by the enquirer to see if you exist. With all the bad pubs regarding fake listings, I can see how an enquirer would like to reassure themselves by asking for photos that a fake listing wouldn't be able to supply.
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Hells Bells



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Location: French Alps

PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was recently a post on my ski forum regarding a fake chalet company. He'd spoken to the 'owner' on the phone, asked for more photos and done all the research to try and prove the company was genuine. A quick reverse image search then found the chalet photos in a different resort with a luxury price tag. The extra photos promised never arrived, and he fortunately didn't hand over any money.
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Orsonthecat



Joined: 19 Jan 2014
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Location: Vale of Belvoir, East Midlands

PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gitemontjoly wrote:
We used to get that when we were on OD. I always took it as a check by the enquirer to see if you exist. With all the bad pubs regarding fake listings, I can see how an enquirer would like to reassure themselves by asking for photos that a fake listing wouldn't be able to supply.

Clever!
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RichardHenshall



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Orsonthecat wrote:
gitemontjoly wrote:
We used to get that when we were on OD. I always took it as a check by the enquirer to see if you exist. With all the bad pubs regarding fake listings, I can see how an enquirer would like to reassure themselves by asking for photos that a fake listing wouldn't be able to supply.

Clever!


But once the owner has supplied photos once, they can never be 100% sure that they won't have inadvertently armed a scammer with another means of detection avoidance in the future. Sad
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