Sunday, December 9, 2012

Seriously? MLS

As I constantly have to remind you people, these photos are supposed to be SELLING REAL ESTATE.  They're from the MLS, for crying out loud.  I'm not kidding.

Regarding the pic above, I really don't know what to say.  There was no explanation.  The other photos were reasonably normal, then this.   I would say the same thing regarding the picture below, except I would add that I kind of like this one.  I don't know that it would prompt me to slap down half a million on the house to which it's attached, but it has a certain beauty to it. 

Although this bathroom appears to be tastefully updated, I can't help getting a curious feeling of vulnerability when I look at it.  It's the photographer's angle choice.  Is he trying to say you can keep an eye on your kids while taking care of things?  Or you won't miss any of the cocktail party conversation?  At any rate, it has no business in an MLS listing.

Yes, this photo was actually included in a 2012 listing.  I have a photo of my mother sitting on a sofa in a room a lot like this, but without the spinning wheel.  I think it was taken in 1959.
The caption, certainly provided by the homeowner, says, "A close up view of the fountain just below our front door" Why do we need this close up view? I felt sorry for the Listing Agent on this one. The other photos were good and the house was really nice. But if the borrower provides this photo and expects to see it in the listing, what are you going to do? What is that, anyway?
I just had to add this one.  There is often a dog lurking when you're photographing a house.  It's very important to keep dogs out of pictures on the MLS.  Sometimes they sneak into the corner of the shot and you have to reshoot.  Or use Photoshop to remove. No one wants to be thinking about pet odor when they're looking at houses.  There's no excuse for this shot being included in the listing.  Except that the Listing Agent is the owner of the house.  And the dog.

Wellington is getting ready for the Holidays.  Photos are forthcoming.  So are the kiddies.  And the BROTHER and his WIFE from NEW YORK.  Fa la la la laaaaaaaa, la la la la!


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