Photo Captions Expanded!

IRES expanded listing comments and broker remarks from 500 to 1000 characters in the past, but now you can be even more specific with your descriptions and comments! IRES expanded photo captions from 50 to 256 characters.

You will be able to see captions:


Report Window:

  • Under the main photo
  • On the HD photo viewer

MySite:

  • Under the main photo
  • On the photo viewer

My Listings

  • Under the main photo
  • On the photo viewer

Carts Manager

  • Under the main photo
  • On the photo viewer

Mobile:

  • Under the main photo

Andā€¦ Coming Soon: ColoProperty!

  • Under the main photo
  • On the photo viewer

How to Use Captions:


The kitchen photo might show off the granite countertops, but now you can be more specific about the lazy susan behind door number one. Or maybe you can mention the pull-out drawer microwave that may not have jumped out to users from the photo. Now, you can highlight features of each room and each photo you choose!

For instance, look at the photo below. Can you pick out any special features this kitchen has? About what size is it? Are those counters granite or faux? Can I charge my phone/tablet while I’m looking a recipe online?

Kitchen listing photo with no description
Kitchen listing photo with no description

What if there was more information?

Kitchen listing with descriptive captions
Kitchen listing with descriptive captions

Captions are Accessible


Do you want to cater to a broader audience, such as the vision impaired? Screen readers can read your captions about your photos where your vision-limited audience cannot see a picture. Be sure to use descriptive text when writing your captions, and make your listings stand out to a larger crowd.

Pro tip: Use periods in your captions to add a pause for screen readers. Just as you would write a sentence using a sentence, you can write photo captions to be “readable” by screen readers too!

We hope you enjoy another useful feature brought to you by IRES MLS.

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