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As Seen on the MLS: #1

Real Estate Agent with United Realty Group, Inc. BK641413

Some photos I come across on the MLS don't quite fit into "The Lazy Agent Series" I started last week but are interesting and educational in their own unique way so I've decided to name this new series of posts "As Seen on the MLS".  Maybe it's just me, but I've always believed that part of my duty when I'm the listing agent is to advise sellers on matters that may affect them or the sale of their property somehow.  Many sellers don't realize how the photos of their property on the MLS can sometimes help or hurt them in any number of ways. 

Looking at these photos, can you find reasons why a listing agent may want to think twice about including them?

There's no rating system for this series, but comments are always welcome.

Sit, doggie, sit!

               Sit, doggie, sit!

The Hunter:

               The Hunter

Trampoline Man:

               Trampoline Man


Lisa Pratali
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Oak Lawn, IL

I love the "hunting" bedroom.  What I can't understand is why realtors do not use all the pictures they are allowed to use on the MLS or they take pictures that show up really dark and you cannot make out what room it is. I come across some pretty bad ones like every one else I'm sure but these are unbelievable.  I came across a pic about a month ago of what was suppose to be a master bedroom but showed a screaming child on the side of the bed.

Jun 27, 2007 05:33 AM
Randy L. Prothero
eXp Realty - Hollister, MO
Missouri REALTOR, (808) 384-5645

I wonder what ther trampoline man was thinking?  How was that going to sell his house? Did the home come with the trampoline?

The hunters room would not have been as bad if they cleaned up the room and made the bed.

Jun 27, 2007 06:49 AM
» Bill Burress Nationwide Mortgage Originator
» Bill Burress Nationwide Mortgage Originator - Fort Myers, FL

Good pictures.  Hey the trampline man could be used to sell the house with the right caption.

Hmmmm....... "Interested in Flipping Property?"

Bill Burress


Jun 27, 2007 06:59 AM
Becky Troutt
No longer practicing real estate as of 2008. - Bradenton, FL

ROFL....so apparently we are in the business now of selling animals (dead one's and alive one's) and kids now too?

These agents are just flippin' crazy. 

Do you think maybe they could of made the bed at least?  Oh, forget it.  What the h*ll am I thinking?  And what's the point of the first picture?  Are we looking at the color of carpet or does fido convey with the house?

Jun 27, 2007 08:07 AM
Teresa Boardman
Boardman Realty - Saint Paul, MN
Love it!  We had a case here where a couple of dogs were outside the house, and were caputred in the shot through the front window.  Lets just say our MLS had the photo removed because of what the dogs were doing that could be seen in the photo. :)
Jun 27, 2007 09:10 AM
S. Leanne Paynter ☼ Broward County, FL
United Realty Group, Inc. - Davie, FL
Davie, Plantation, Cooper City & Weston Specialist

Rut-ro!Teresa, are you saying it was your MLS that had this infamous photo?













Jun 27, 2007 09:19 AM
Jeff Scislow
RE/MAX Results - Apple Valley, MN
CRS - RE/MAX Results

Want a ghost in your kitchen? This one was on our local MLS a few years back. The home sure got a lot of exposure, as I think it was sent around just about every office in the area.


Jun 27, 2007 09:31 AM
Becky Troutt
No longer practicing real estate as of 2008. - Bradenton, FL

ROFLMAO @ Leanne!

Caption under that photo "Let's get it on"

Jun 27, 2007 11:18 AM
Ann Cummings
RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine - Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent

Good grief - the dog and the trampoline guy were in the MLS????  What is wrong with those agents to put stuff like that in the MLS?  You just have to wonder what those sellers would think if they only could see how professionally their home was being portrayed not only to the agents using the MLS but to the public as well....!!?!?!?!?  Jeez....

That picture with the dogs outside the window came from Teresa's MLS???  That picture must have found its way around the whole world.  How funny to know find out where it actually came from!

Jun 27, 2007 12:36 PM
Robert Schwabe
Herron Real Estate - Orange Park, FL
Orange Park Real Estate
I'm at loss for words with seeing the trampoline man.  Now the cat in hunter picture is it also stuffed.
Jun 27, 2007 02:00 PM
Laurie Mindnich
Centennial, CO
LEANNE- WHERE DO YOU FIND THESE?  This is the funniest series I've ever seen- THANK YOU!  Is that actually a GUN below the deer in picture 2?  And lucky for the water bottle in #2- may need to water the "daisies" on the table (see them?  They're next to the fake designer bag)...
Jun 27, 2007 02:23 PM
Laurie Mindnich
Centennial, CO
OMG- I edited- I missed the cat on the bed!  He's adorable!  You finally have an animal that's alive- in the middle of a room of dead ones- OK, you're still on a roll.
Jun 27, 2007 02:27 PM
Carole Cohen
Howard Hanna Cleveland City Office - Cleveland, OH
Realtor, ePRO

Lexy I remember my first two days on AR I saw that photo! Is it really Boardmans? OMG lol

And I have to say I kind of like trampoline man LOLOL

Jun 28, 2007 01:39 PM
Doreen McPherson
Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe - Tempe, AZ
Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~
Just came from the wallpaper post.  This stuff is scaring me.  What are these agents thinking?  This is bad. 
Jun 29, 2007 04:50 PM
David A. Podgursky PA
THE PODGURSKY GROUP @ Re/Max Direct - Boynton Beach, FL
THE PODGURSKY GROUP - Make the Right Move!

that ghost is awesome... like in the movie BIG... Ghost Boy! woo hoo!!

I think the hunting room is great... this is your house... this is your house on Camoflauge!

Jun 29, 2007 05:13 PM