Bill in Minnesota asks:
I have tried delivering many different sizes for upload to the local MLS but the issue I am running into is that when I view the photos on a site like Realtor.com after they are uploaded to the MLS, the photos are smaller and box shaped. I know they can get larger because I see others that go from arrow to arrow on the screen. Anyone have any insight as to what I might be doing wrong?
This is a totally different spin on the issue of what size photos you should deliver to your MLS than we've talked about before. My advice to Bill is:
- There are a lot of different MLS software systems. If you are on a small local MLS, this may be an interface problem between your MLS and Realtor.com rather than something you are causing. Does the same thing happen with the photos that are passed to Zillow.com?
- I would try to find someone at the MLS or Realtor.com support that can help you out with this. You probably aren't the first with the problem.
- Remember that on both Realtor.com and Zillow.com, the listing agent that has the listing can claim the listing and upload their own version of photos that can override what comes from the MLS. The photos that look great may be photos the agent has uploaded.
Has anyone encountered and solved the problem Bill is having?