teamoperu wrote:Peruvians hate parting with their money? Can I say “Jews hate parting with their money”? Fine line. I think many people of many nationalities hate parting with their money... even expats. I guess the less you have, the less easy it is to part with it. (I am only pointing the difficulty of generalizations, nothing more.)
It might be a bit more about sophistication of the industry. As ironchef points out, it may be a good business decision to use quality photos to increase impact and interest, but maybe the industry isn't there yet.
Perhaps catching up is a good way of putting it. Until recently, putting an ad in El Commercio and sticking a big for sale sign in the window was how most sales were done, as many corredores were seen as little better than used car salesmen, people tried to avoid them. But websites like adondevivir seem to be catching on quickly. Perhaps like in the States and Europe, newspaper listings are on their way out. And if people are going to sell their property online, they might need to be more professional to get a quick sale, so perhaps Chris has hit on a new and growing niche.
By the way, out of curiosity, I went to have a look at just how bad some of the photos are and I've just seen the strangest set of photos on adondevivir for an apartment in Surco where someone's wife/girlfriend is posing in all the photos of the kitchen, living room, terraza, all badly taken amateur shots, like she's a model.