These have been piling up for a while!
I’m like a kid on Christmas, sitting here, starring at a living room full of gifts, trying to decide which one to open first.
What makes for a better MLS musing: laziness, or incompetence?
Don’t worry, you need not answer. We have plenty of both in this week’s edition…
Every time I run this feature, at least one real estate agent asks me, “Why do you post those photos? You’re drawing negative attention to real estate agents, and it makes us all look bad. You’re just giving the public ammunition.”
But a comment like that completely misses the point.
Photos like these, on MLS listings, by “professionals,” are pathetic.
And the public doesn’t need ammunition – they have enough already.
The public wants a better product and service, and I think they deserve it.
I have no problem calling out bad practices, and I hope everybody, in their own industry, would do the same if they took pride in what they do.
Plus, these are just too funny not to share!
So let’s start with the best one, shall we?
Here we have the photo array for an MLS listing, and we see what looks like five photos:
But those aren’t photos of the unit, and the building.
Those are photos of the marketing material – the exterior of the building, the floor plan, and the kitchen in the model suite!
But wait…..there’s more!
Those aren’t photos of those particular items, but rather photos of a COMPUTER SCREEN showing the photos!
Here’s a photo of the computer screen showing the exterior of the building:
Notice how it says “Return to Photos” at the top?
Well, that, and you can see the glare from the computer monitor! You can almost make out the reflection of the person sitting in front of the computer, with a yellow painting over their shoulder!
Seriously – somebody doesn’t know how to right click “Save As.”
Here’s the photo of the computer screen showing the floor plan:
And the photo of the computer screen showing the stock kitchen:
It’s pathetic, but it’s just unreal.
That somebody is so incompetent they can’t “Save” on their computer, as they steal images from somebody else’s MLS listing.
The bigger question though: who hired that person? And what did the seller think when he or she saw the listing?
Here’s something I just can’t explain:
This is sort of creepy.
It looks like somebody posing in the corner, hiding behind the drapes!
But it’s actually just Justin Bieber.
Nothing scary about that…
I can’t be certain that this is not Justin Bieber, hiding behind the tree.
But I’m wondering why that person didn’t just move out of the frame.
Couldn’t the photographer say, “Hey can you move for two seconds?”
That takes just as long as to say, “Hey can you hide behind that tree, and do a poor job of it?”
This is for a listing in Oakville, where I suppose they do things differently (?)
Nothing says “homey” like a photo off the seller, sitting on her Lazy-Boy, watching “Dateline Mysteries!”
This is either the photographer not wanting to ask the dog and cat to move, or the home-owner telling the photographer not to ask the dog and cat to move:
It’s called “lighting.”
You might want to look into it the next time you take photos…
This listing agent decided, not only that the interior photos of the house weren’t important, but that the exterior was so important that they need to show it during the day, and show us what it looks like as we sit in our white cube-van across the street at 2am:
And last, but my GOD certainly not least…
Who the HELL owns a meat slicer?
Have a great weekend, everybody!