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A Very Important Question To Ask Yourself Before Photographing Listings

Reblogger Marney Kirk
Real Estate Agent with Cummings & Co. Realtors

A good laugh - but also - WOW. A professional real estate agent can help show your home in the best light. Most of us make sure the pictures are taken by someone with pants on. 

Thank you to Sharon Tara for the post!


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Marney Kirk

Cummings & Co. Realtors

108 W. Timonium Road, #100, Timonium, MD 21093

E-mail: marney@realtormarney.com 

Website: www.realtormarney.com 

Office: 410-823-0033 Cell: 410-493-4884

Original content by Sharon Tara

So, I'm watching tv last night and get a text from a close friend. 

Never saw this one coming.

Text included a photo. A local listing photo. An OMG local listing photo.

My friend is a real estate agent and someone in her office found this photo on Zillow.


The photo was quickly deleted, but not before it was saved. That is what happens on the internet.

Remember, when you post something it is forever.


You've seen listing photos with the agent caught in the mirror.

Sure, we see those all the time.


What I haven't seen before, in a listing photo, is a person in the mirror with nothing on from the waist down.

Donald Duck and Winnie the Pooh style...

nothing but a shirt.


Female...in all her glory.

I told you it was an OMG  photo.


The house is listed fsbo so I assume it is the owner in the picture.

I mean, she didn't hire a real estate agent so she probably didn't hire a photographer either. 


Maybe you can save a lot of money if you hire a pantsless photographer???

God, I hope not. Just how badly do you want to save money?


I have to believe it is the seller, caught with her pants down. Literally.


My friend said this is a good example of the importance of hiring a real estate agent.

It is...but there are some pretty bad agents out there based on mls photos I see.


How about this being a good example of the importance of hiring a professional photographer!


For those of you who don't use a professional photographer...

One very important question to ask yourself


photographing your listings:





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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

Love it, that is amazing story.

Apr 10, 2019 06:02 PM
Marney Kirk

Isn't that wild? As someone else said, there is an open house scheduled for this weekend. That will be awkward if anyone who goes saw the picture!

Apr 11, 2019 08:03 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Thank you so much Marney for sharing my post. I never expected it to get the response it has gotten. 

Apr 11, 2019 12:29 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for sharing this excellent reblog selection.

Apr 25, 2019 12:28 PM
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Oh my ... I hadn't seen Sharon Tara's initial post on this Marney Kirk ... but glad I found it here on your re-blog.  A GREAT reminder to all ... I mean, beyond remembering to wear your pants!


May 02, 2019 10:55 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi  Crazy right? I couldn't believe it. Sometimes people have to learn lessons the hard way.

May 06, 2019 07:13 AM
Sarah Lee
Sarah Lee Photography - Cockeysville Hunt Valley, MD
Photography for Real Estate

Marney Kirk , that is so funny! I always make sure I'm not in sight when I take the pictures! Mirrors are tricky, sometimes I have to edit my camera out! :)

Sep 24, 2019 03:01 PM