I've pointed out Saskatoon agent, Norm Fisher's really funny presentation of bad real estate photos before but it's so funny I think it is worth featuring again. I feel like inventing a real estate marketing award for Norm's presentation.
I was reminded of this subject by the fact that Athol Kay, a Connecticut Realtor got some coverage in last week's LA Time Real Estate section for his Bad MLS photo of the day feature on his site. Athol has some really special examples.
It's interesting to see how many agents are beginning to make fun of standard MLS photos as a marketing technique. In addition to Norm and Athol I ran across these agents also using this technique:
There are also several YouTube videos on the same subject:
Over the years I've made it a habit to occasionally pass a long some of the sites that feature bad MLS photo. It's frankly amazing how many of these sites there are. These sites are always good for a few laughs. The interesting thing about the post that lists these estate listing is the sixth most popular post. Right up there with wide-angle lenses and pricing a shoot! I guess the reason these are so popular is that people dedicated to making property look good find it hilarious to see what people do that don't care about making property look good!
Recently Dave in Perth, AU sent me this article in the DailyMail.co.uk to add to the list. One of the listing photos has a huge pig sleeping in it. What can I say? I've added the link to the DailyMail article as item #10 on the list.
Here are several sites that I've come across recently:
The list goes on! It's just amazing how lazy and ridiculous agents are that actually load these photos on listings! The main point here besides the funny photos is the fact that it's becoming a world wide pastime to make fun of MLS photos. This is good for the real estate photography business!