A Very Important Question To Ask Yourself Before Photographing Listings

Reblogger Ron Barnes
Real Estate Agent with Associate Broker at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Georgia Properties 256152
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. 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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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Ron. I can't resist and must ask. Was she selling more than her home? Enjoy your day!

Apr 11, 2019 05:27 AM
Dena Smith
DSmith Realtors - Irving, TX

Most likely it was a case where the photos were uploaded from a phone and the shot (taken for other reasons) was accidentially included... but still it pays to pay attention!

Apr 11, 2019 06:04 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Thank you so much for sharing my post! I appreciate it!

Wayne Martin I don't know what she was selling, but it was quickly taken down with a new pic to replace it...certainly appears to be an accident.

Dena Smith  I don't think it was that kind of mistake. It appears to be a listing photo...showing whole bathroom. Her expression and position is not suggesting otherwise. Appears to be accidently posted.

Apr 11, 2019 12:09 PM
Dena Smith
DSmith Realtors - Irving, TX

LOL! Well I tried to make some logical sense out of it... guess you can say you've seen it all now! Literally.

Apr 11, 2019 12:39 PM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great choice for a reblog....I missed the original, so I appreciate the reshare!

Oct 11, 2020 07:32 AM