This has slowly become one of my favourite features on Toronto Realty Blog.
“Photos of the Week,” an ironic title given I feature it once a month, is funny and all, but what we see on MLS on a regular basis is even better. It’s pathetic, since much of what we see on MLS is supposedly the work of a “professional,” but it’s also incredulous at times.
And what’s more is that I now have fellow Realtors sending me listings which they feel should be featured in here!
Whoever said that Realtors don’t cooperate? Look at all we’ve accomplished here!
1) A Picture Paints A Thousand Words
A lot of MLS listings are for vacant land, dilapidated buildings, or for properties that you know with 100% certainty will be sold as “builder’s lots.”
Many of these sellers take the initiative to draw a new survey, complete architectural drawings, or even obtain building permits.
Here’s an MLS listing that states, “Full set of drawings are available.”
Only when you click on the photos, this is the “drawing” that accompanies the listing:
Ah well, it takes all kinds.
And it could be worse, I suppose.
I have a listing coming out in the west end that looks like this:
2) Drive-By Photo?
There isn’t much you can say about the awful photos that accompany this listing for a unit at DNA.
The photos are all from the outside of the building, no interior shots, and they’re angled, and slanted.
Did the photographer even get out of the car as it was moving?
Or did the listing agent hire somebody from Drive-By Photography Ltd.?
3) Wait…..Which House Is it?
Um, I guess it’s the one with the giant red outline…
That’s the MLS photo for a property listed for sale on MLS.
It was created in “Paint” by a 3-year-old…
4) You are NOT Alone!
I was looking at photos for this cool, funky, west-end loft, and I couldn’t help but notice something odd in this photo:
Yeah, I know eh!
What a weird chair…
But seriously, what’s with the presence of non-humans in homes these days?
Are we that lonely? Did the guy who owns that west-end loft feel like he had “company” while working at his desk? Was he trying to recreate his childhood, with a strict private school teacher who “hovered over him” while he worked?
Again, as is the them today, it could always be worse.
Check out “Jeeves” in the corner of the living room:
It’s kind of ironic, in a way.
The fake person is watching imaginary people have dinner:
5) Carry The One, And Divide By Pi….
How hard is it to size photos?
This is what a photo looks like on the MLS browser:
And every once in a while, we see an MLS listing where the photos were sized incorrectly.
Even more amazing than the administrator who uploaded these photos, is the listing agent who saw this, and did NOTHING about it!
How is this for a massive slap in the face.
This is a listing for a condo townhouse, where rather than talking about how great the condo, complex, and neighbourhood are, they end up making the buyer feel like crap for not having enough money to buy a freehold home:
7) Less is More?
Last but not least, this MLS “write-up” needs absolutely, positively, no explanation:
Wait, just in case you’re one of those people who watched the last episode of The Sopranos and thought your TV stopped working properly, instead of realizing that the series just ended with a fade to black – let me explain.
This listing was put up with no room measurements, no room descriptions, no client remarks, no extras, and no brokerage remarks.
I wonder what TrashCat thinks…