Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Bad Pics by Agents

Remember that web site called Awkward Family Photos where people send..well...awkward family photos.  It's at:

There is a similar site called Terrible Real Estate Agent Photographs where members of the public send, as the name states, really bad photos used by agents in their advertising. My attention was brought to this by Kate who had seen a news item about it a couple of days ago. 

The site van be visited by clicking on:

The photographs make you wonder about the IQ of the agents who have used the photographs, all the more so in that agents are renowned for overdescribing the qualities of the properties listed by them.  

Here are some of the recent pics with the captions from that site, more at a later date:

A rare example of what architectural historians refer to as a “fertility window”.

This one raises a couple of quite urgent questions: Where did they go, and are they still in the house?

There’s an old Danish proverb about having a dead goose in the rafters of your house… 
OK no there isn’t.

Something about this picture suggests a certain lack of confidence in that stove.

It’s a lovely flat, but a recent restraining order prevents this agent being seen within 500 yards of the building.

A rare example of a more hard-hitting style of Real Estate Agent Photography. The agent has given up trying to sell the property in favour of documenting a hideous accident involving some unidentifiable brown sludge.

This property did have a problem with mice, but the current owner assures us he found an effective way of dealing with them.

No it’s fine. Stay there, and you won’t become a preposterous centrepiece of the most ridiculous real estate photograph ever taken.
(For those who haven't seen it, look at the bottom of the curtain on the right).

Sometimes you have to give an agent the benefit of the doubt and presume that they’ve spent the last 60 years in a cultural vacuum with their eyes closed.

Ideal for those of you with a particularly fast metabolism.

A point-blank Mexican stand-off between two bright red sofas adjudicated by a television. In the world of Feng Shui, this is quite a low score.

The garden was meticulously well-maintained by the current owner, who passed away in 1974.

We call this the blue room.

Despite modernisation, the owners have retained the toilet’s original listening booth - an unusual feature seldom seen nowadays.

Heaven knows what he was doing that required so much toilet paper, but clearly the estate agent’s arrival caused him to panic and hide under the sink.

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