Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And she saw nothing but beauty. She gushed over the very first photo. It was the perfect home. She said, “we can look at 5 homes if you like but I am buying this one for sure. So, we took her through her top 5 choices knowing that she knew she was only going to buy that special home.
Until we drove up to it. You see, the featured photo for the home was actually virtually staged. It showed a lawn instead of dirt, weeds and rocks. It also showed a great driveway for RV parking – instead of dirt weeds and rocks.
It seems not only did the listing agent virtually stage the home, he also changed the brightness and contrast of the photo so that it was impossible to read where it said “virtually staged”. So all of these special web site services were taking that virtually staged photo, making it their feature photo and so when buyers drive up, all they see is disappointment.
Kind of like a bad and misleading Internet dating profile. Perhaps that is why this home is still “available” and not “in a relationship”.