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Which picture would you use?

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Ariba

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Which front picture of the subject would you use in your appraisal report? Why?
 

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Rancid13

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I would use the 2nd picture since it shows a broader scope of the house itself and the lot the house sits on, including the surrounding enclosure. I would include the 1st picture as more of a close-up front photo of the house in the "subject extra photos" addendum.
 

Caligirl

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Good post.

Good point, Ron.

With exterior photos I include a 'street scene' photo in my reports, along with the front, side and back of the subject. The street scene photo includes quite a bit of supporting visual information, like what neighboring properties look like, what the street looks like, what access to the property from the street is like, it documents the utilities which are available, and catalogues miscellaneous items like the art work on the fence featured in your second photo. :)
 

Tom Woolford

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Both. Put the first one in the report, and the second one on the cover page.
 

PropertyEconomics

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The second photo tells much more of the story that needs to be told.
 

38Scarcello

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I would use the first one. Some picky U/W's might think you are trying to
hide deterioration (missing siding, etc) on the exterior of the house with
the tree in the way. I think photo 1 is a far better photo too.
 

Hamlet

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I would use both pictures. The second one shows more of the site and condition. The first looks like it was taken by the real estate agent for the MLS listing.
 

PropertyEconomics

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I would use the first one. Some picky U/W's might think you are trying to
hide deterioration (missing siding, etc) on the exterior of the house with
the tree in the way. I think photo 1 is a far better photo too.


:rof: Guess you missed the neighborhood art in the second photo. :rof:
 

jasoncfreeman

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The retaining wall across the front would certainly have an effect on marketability. I certainly would not want someone doing a field review behind me to present that photo with the wall and grafitti to a lender if I had only shown them the first photo!
 

CANative

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Use photo #3...
 
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