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Amateur Hour Versus Professional Real Estate Photography

Regular readers of my blog know that every home seller should demand that their real estate agent hire a professional real estate photographer (not their husband, not their partner but a professional) to shoot high quality photos.  After all, the first showings are now typically from the Internet, and a home seller may have only this opportunity to make a good first impression.

Imagine my dismay to find this new listing in the MLS:

MLS remarks read:

Charming cottage style home. (Actually it’s Tudor, but it is charming)

todays silly mls photo

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It has hardwood floors throughout with an arched living room ceiling. (Would have been nice to see that arched ceiling – maybe he meant barrel)

today silly mls photo hardwood floors

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The bedrooms are good size with lots of light. It has a formal dining room and a nice kitchen with an eating area. (Sadly no photo of the “nice” kitchen)

 It was painted outside in July of this year and was painted and refurbished inside 2 years ago. 2 bedrooms to be repainted the original color at buyers request. A new automatic sprinkler system has also been installed. It is on a lovely shaded street, very quiet and secluded. Just minutes away from the golf course and parks. This is a must see home.

What this Realtor failed to mention:

That the fireplace has been converted to additional shoe storage (Could be perfect for Carrie Bradshaw if she wanted to move to Glendale).

silly mls photo fireplace with shoe rack

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Although there is no photo of the “nice” kitchen, this Realtor thoughtfully included a photo of the “outdoor kitchen”.

todays silly mls photo - outdoor kitchen

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The Realtor included a photo of the garage door.

todays silly mls photo garage

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And this photo of some type of Spanish tile…. your guess is as good as mine as to where it might be.

silly mls photo - you tell me

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And then there’s this “descriptive” photo of the front used brick entry steps. (Notice the empty flower pot?)

silly mls photos - brick entry with empty pot

 

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