October 28th, 2014
What I found super-intriguing was that the sequential order of the photography made a difference. The participants I interviewed wanted to see the photos flow in an order emulating how they would naturally walk through a home. They wanted the first photo to be of the exterior, capturing the entire property, and then see photos that take them through the home. The last photo should be an exterior shot of the rear of the house.
Tim said this is the first time he’d heard this. My response to Tim was:
Yes, absolutely, I’ve never even thought about the fact that I always order photos in walk-through sequence because my wife has always insisted on walk-through sequence ever since I started shooting her listings in about 1990. After getting scolded so many times for not putting photos in exactly the “right order” I guess I’ve just totally habituated this concept. I even deliver photos to agents in walk through order.
So put photos in walk-through order so viewers see the property sequentially in logical order.