Despite the short four-day week, this was a LONG one for some of us!
Perhaps laughter is the best medicine?
I personally prefer the “MLS Musings” which contain awful write-ups, spelling and grammar mistakes, and laughable descriptions, but then again, a picture paints a thousand words.
Here are some brutal MLS photos from the past couple weeks…
Considering there are a slew of listings on MLS with “Photo Not Available,” I guess we can start from the ground up, and congratulate those crummy listings that do have photos…
But perhaps the three biggest problems with crummy MLS photos:
1) The unit is dark and/or the photographer didn’t use a flash.
2) The photos are taken sideways.
3) The listing agent didn’t hire a photographer, and used his or her camera-phone.
Here we see a listing with all three: the photos are dark, they’re taken sideways so they’re narrow and tall, and these were clearly not taken by a professional. Oh – and there’s only five photos, when MLS allows for twenty:
Speaking of “dark photos,” why would somebody take a photo that looks this bad?
I understand – it was night when you took the photo.
But here’s a solution: go back to the property during the DAY!
I don’t know what to say about the following…
I can’t even tell what this is supposed to be.
It almost looks like photos of the common elements, ie. a party room in photo #2, a hallway in photo #3, and maybe a mural in a lobby in photo #4.
I hope when the camera used to take these photos spontaneously exploded, the photographer didn’t lose an eye…
“Calling all laminate-enthusiasts! Do I have the listing for YOU!”
Here’s nine photos of a vacant unit that clearly display how shiny the floors are.
Note to self: this is why vacant units don’t show well.
Also, note how photo #5 and #6 are almost identical, only the photographer moved about 3-degrees to the right. Actually, same goes for #7 and #8…
This bedroom doesn’t really say “all the comforts of home.”
It looks like something out of a 70’s Kama Sutra book…
Speaking of bedrooms, this one is a bit weird.
I’m not sure what our friend “gravity” would say about this. I feel like I might fall out of this bed:
Oh, wait. Maybe that photo was just put into MLS sideways?
It’s a totally honest mistake, and it could happen to anybody once.
But what about twice?
Am I drunk? Was the person who took this photo drunk?
Or is this house crooked?
Tilted, just wee bit?
Or was the listing agent/amateur photographer just making a phone call as he was taking this picture:
It can’t get any worse, right?
But I guess if the person that took those photos was drunk, then perhaps they need help getting home.
Thankfully, some listing agents of downtown condos will (for some really, really odd reason…) prominently feature a photo of the unit numbers in the hallway. I guess some people, who believe in judging a book by its cover, will judge a condo based on the hallway when they get off the elevator?