Sometimes the auctioneer buys a different camera. Sometimes someone new is hired to take photos of lots. One of our top houses went from the best photography on the portal to mediocre at best, posting washed-out over-exposed photos so that condition cannot be discerned.
Washed out photos hide luster, dipping and flaws. We don’t know what happened. What we do know is that we used to bid strong in this auction–not because of the lot descriptions, which tended to be generous–but because of the superior photography. Now we really don’t know what we’re bidding on, and our bids reflect that.
Don’t let your photography lapse. It affects the bottom line more than you know.
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