Unbelievely Bad Realtor Photos - A Collection

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I got a kick out of this collage of bad Realtor photos that Norm Fisher from Royal LePage Saskatoon put together on his website.  Make sure you have your volume on, his comments are what really made me chuckle. 

http://www.visualtour.com/applets/flashviewer/viewer.asp?t=830679&sk=46&dm=teamfisher.com

 He is right about how it is sad that home owners let their home be showcased in this way.  Doesn't seem like he had a shortage of photos to chose from. 

 Actually, what a great way for Norm to market his visual tour services.

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Rainmaker
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Sandra Cummings
William Raveis Real Estate - Guilford, CT
Real Estate Agent, Guilford Connecticut

Too funny - I'm always amazed by the photos I come across on the mls everyday.  Always ask myself - what was the agent thinking? What surprises me even more is that sellers don't demand more of their agents and make them re-shoot the pictures.

Sandra

 

Apr 11, 2007 06:05 AM #16
Rainer
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Heather Chotard
In Style - Edmonton, AB

Being a home stager, I see this all too often. Its actually very funny, what some realtors will post!

 

Apr 11, 2007 06:05 AM #17
Rainer
49,550
Portland Oregon Real Estate | Alecia Barnes - Broker
Portland, OR
Great way to remind myself to take appropriate pictures, and to remember, HELLO! Agents and prospective buyers are looking at these! Awesome Link- his comments were too funny~
Apr 11, 2007 06:35 AM #18
Ambassador
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

What a hoot. Glad to know that Southern California agents don't have the edge on taking crummy photos. Thanks for passing this along.

Jeff

Apr 11, 2007 07:11 AM #19
Rainmaker
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Sara Bonert
Zillow - Atlanta, GA
Real Estate Internet Marketing
The one about a nuclear explosion in the backyard was my favorite. 
Apr 11, 2007 07:14 AM #20
Rainmaker
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Ray Saenz
Exit Realty Laredo - Laredo, TX
Homes for Sale in Laredo, TX - Texas, Realtor

Sara,

Great link :)   I enjoyed seeng those pictures, I can not believe some people who upload very very fuzzy and bad photos :)

thanks for the info

Apr 11, 2007 07:30 AM #21
Rainmaker
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Chris Tesch
RE/MAX Bryan-College Station - College Station, TX
College Station, Texas Real Estate
That was awesome!  I need to do one myself on bad photos from around here!  Just today one came up of the fence....nothing else was in the pics but the fence and side of house...Wow!!!  I think I'll buy that house!!!
Apr 11, 2007 07:46 AM #22
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Elaine Reese, REALTOR® in central Ohio
Real Living HER, Powell Ohio - Powell, OH
That was a very funny video. However, in our market our MLS issues fines for using other agent's photos. It's considered plagiarism. So we wouldn't be able to do such a funny video - even though we might like to.
Apr 11, 2007 08:09 AM #23
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Liz Landry
The Landry Team-Keller Williams Realty - Jacksonville, FL
Thats Great........Especially with the the one with the guy on the couch!!!!
Apr 11, 2007 08:26 AM #24
Rainer
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Cynthia Sloop
Community Association Manager - Indianapolis, IN
Funny video.  It's amazing what many agents put in the MLS.  Thanks for sharing.
Apr 11, 2007 08:27 AM #25
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Monika McGillicuddy
Prudential Verani Realty - Atkinson, NH
NH Real Estate Broker
OMG those are some bad photos!  Amazing isn't it.
Apr 11, 2007 10:18 AM #26
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Shanna Hall
Real Estate Solutions - Kirkwood, MO
I love selling houses!!!St. Louis, MO 314-703-1311
Funny stuff, thanks for the laugh!  I always tell our new agents that the pictures are the invitation to the party- don't give them the wrong directions.
Apr 11, 2007 12:11 PM #27
Rainer
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Suzanne Bennett
Sold By Design - Saint Petersburg, FL
Sold By Design- St. Petersburg
I just came across your post and I'm glad I did.  That video was hilarious and I loved the guy's commentaries of each picture.  A great laugh at the end of a long busy day.  Thanks for sharing!
Apr 11, 2007 01:12 PM #28
Rainmaker
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Ryan Hukill - Edmond
ShowMeOKC Real Estate Pros of KW Elite - Edmond, OK
Realtor, Team Lead
Good stuff indeed! It's funny that every buyer I ever work with jokes and laughs about the pictures on most listings.
Apr 12, 2007 02:24 AM #29
Rainer
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Matthew J Blum - (retired from the business)
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Sara your right his comments where funny.  Love the one with the snow and I could take a step back..
Apr 12, 2007 03:28 AM #30
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Melody Young
Milestone Motoring - Auto Broker/Dealer - Westlake Village, CA
Auto Broker-Milestone Motoring

OMG....LOL.... My favorite...."let's look at it from Fluffy's perspective"

Apr 12, 2007 03:58 PM #31
Rainmaker
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Sara Bonert
Zillow - Atlanta, GA
Real Estate Internet Marketing

UPDATE- Karma is a b****.  So about a week after I wrote this post where agents were made fun of for taking bad photos, I was the victim.  After writing this post I hired a full service agent to list one of my investment properties.  The photos were TERRIBLE.  Newspapers on the kitchen counter, waterfront view taken on a cloudy day, a toy gun in one of the pictures that looked real (past tenants)!  Obviously I asked him to change all of these photos out, as I know how important good photos are- and he wouldn't!  Two weeks of begging him to change the photos and he got fired.   

Maybe homeowners don't think they have a choice or options after bad photos like these are taken?  It was very painful to go through those two weeks with that realtor.  Someone new to the real estate process or not as aggressive probably would have just let it go, as that would have been much easier.  I guess that is how these pictures make their way online?

May 18, 2007 06:49 AM #32
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Clark Hitchcock
Re/Max Nyda Realty Inc - Chilliwack, BC
Realtor - Fraser Valley
That was so funny and the sad thing is i have done some of those when i was in a hurry. Better stop and spend more time preparing.
Dec 17, 2007 05:48 AM #33
Rainmaker
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Lee Jinks
Jinks Realty - McAllen, TX
Mar 16, 2008 11:46 AM #34
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Patrick Schutte
Flex Realty - Prescott, AZ
REALTOR

I had to do the same thing one day after I saw some of the crappy photos from our MLS too:

http://prescottreos.com/prescott-reo-info/examples-of-bad-mls-pictures-that-cost-reo-asset-managers-money/

Thanks for posting!

Mar 15, 2009 08:34 AM #35
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