Why Is This Pig Photo In Your Listing? Every once in a while as I am looking through expired listings I run across something that I find amusing and confusing. In this particular case, a photo of a pot belly pig sunning itself on a $625,000 listing.
The pig is cute, if you like pet pigs. I guess the listing agent and seller are conveying that this would be a great place to bring your pet pig. They were marketing it as a great place to divide into 4 lots and or build your dream home on 43 acres. The home on the property needs renovation per the listing and there is not a single interior photo of the home to show the potential buyer how much renovation might be needed. I feel that today's buyer might want to have some idea before committing to looking at the property in person. Also, a pot belly pig as a pet is okay. However, I believe, in Jackson County, MO you are not allowed to raise swine. This photo may send a wrong message (in my opinion).
I've seen photos of farms and land that have horses and cattle in the photo of the land at a distance to give the potential buyer an idea of the dimensions of the acreage or showing how it's fenced and crossed fenced but you don't see a close up of the pet pig in a listing photo every day.
A photo of the entire acreage using a drone camera might have been a better choice.
What do you think? Does the photo of the pig work for or against the appeal of this property?