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If you have a slower connection, it is recommended that you upload only one property photo at a time.



Technical Specifications for Photos

Photo Order:

The first photo must be an exterior front photo. For Condos you need a photo of the front of your condo building. Vacant Land requires a photo of the land or an aerial shot. Waterfront shots are not considered an exterior front photo. However, you can use a waterfront shot as the 1st photo as long as the 2nd photo is a picture of the front elevation or condo building. The order of the remaining photos is your decision. When uploading photos, upload in the order you wish them to appear so you will not have to re-order afterwards.

Photo size and uploading:

Our system has no size limitations. However, due to varying upload speeds, it is recommended that if your photos are 1 or more MB that you upload no more than 3 at a time. The larger the photo, the longer the upload time. If you attempt to upload too many large files, our system may time out your upload. To determine what your photo size is, simply right click on the photo and then select “properties”. The size will be there and will read something like 1 MB or 175 KB. There are 1024 KBs in 1 MB.

Photo Orientation:

While our website adjusts for either a vertical or horizontal orientation, most other websites including the MLS are formatted with a fixed horizontal orientation. This means that vertically/upright oriented photos will be stretched to fit a horizontal format and therefore distortion/stretching may occur. Though it can be difficult to capture narrow rooms-such as bathrooms-in a horizontal format, it is still recommended to hold the camera horizontally when shooting the photo. You may capture less, but what is displayed will come out clearly.

No Signage in Photos

Photo with any signs in the yard will not be uploaded to the MLS. Most MLS boards forbid any photos with signs in them.

Tips on Taking Photos:

  • Clear away all objects from counter tops, tables and sinks.
  • Remove clutter and personal items from all rooms and make beds.
  • Open blinds and turn on lights; possibly force a flash for extra light.
  • Do not capture children, pets or people in your photos.
  • Get as wide a shot as possible to capture the entire room; you may need to step back and shoot from a doorway into the room.
  • For the exterior photos especially, try to plan to shoot on a sunny day. Overcast weather may produce a gloomy photo. You want buyers to see your house and think “happy!”

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