Are you frustrated with such websites as Zillow and Trulia because the information is not accurate and up to date?
Go to the local Multiple Listing Service (mls) public website. In Denver it’s http://www.REColorado.com. You will get the most accurate and up to date information on homes that are for sale in Metro Denver area and beyond.
On the home page you can type in a neighborhood, address or mls number – click on search and voila you will get the accurate information, photos and virtual tours when available.
Note: if the listing does not currently show photos, it could be because the photos usually take a day to get on the public site. So, I recommend going back the next day to check it out.
I have just started using a new tour company so that I can now brand the tours for my clients. Still working out some of the bugs and getting used to a new way of doing things. I thought I should post the first three here and as for some feedback on how they look and work for you. The company is working on how the stills pan in and out which I should probably be able to change within the next month. I am still working on the partial panoramics to get them to move the way I want. It’s a learning curve.
Click on the photos below to take you to the tour.
So, I have found out that the true size one should use when resizing pictures to the Denver Area Metrolist is 640 pixels wide x 480 pixels high. It might not look 100% correct on www.recolorado.com, but it will on all other sites.
It sure makes life easier, in that you can just resize your photo to 640 pixels wide and the height does not have to be cropped – as I had previously stated in a blog post last August.
I have tried to keep up with this blog, but the last few weeks have been packed with jobs. I am not complaining at all, it’s been great!
Periodically, I call Metrolist to find out if I am sizing the photos properly – It had been 448 pixels x 290 pixels. This time I was told 640 pixels x 480 pixels – which I was pretty sure was not the same proportions as what I had been using. So, I did a test. I uploaded a photo that was 64ox480 and then proceeded to look at it on the mls. It was distorted – the photo had been stretched to the elogated rectangle on the site.
I went back to the drawing board…and thought if the old proportions still worked, but we could upload a larger photo – I would try that. In order to figure the proportions using 640 as my width. I went to google and found http://www.scriptygoddess.com/resources/proportioncalc.htm – I could type in the old proportions and one new proportion and it would give me the other side. Turns out it is 640×415 pixels.
I tried the new size and presto, it worked.
My goal is to make sure we see the best photos out there for real estate. If Realtors® and their assistants don’t know the correct proportions, their photos are never going to look right to the public. So, what do we do?