Friday, October 4, 2013

Friday FAIL

Real estate agents eager to attract buyers take photos that show off a property's assets and hide its imperfections. That is, most of them do. But then there are some who should never be allowed to hold a camera. These are actual photos taken by realtors and posted online or in newspapers to advertise homes for sale or rent.

 In this lovely home, Mr. Bean is always watching you.

 Always be on the lookout for mirrors when you are snapping photos. Or at least put some pants on.

 Poor little table must be tired.

 Oh yes, I'd want to move in right away. Who needs windows anyway?

 Have you ever heard the word "staging"? A little tidying wouldn't go amiss.

Elegant patio furniture really sets the tone in this garden.

For a complete listing of terrible real estate photos, here is where you'll find them. The captions are much cleverer too!

From Hermione's Heart


garyntboy said...

So funny..I loved the mirror in the background picture, and I noticed the birch twigs hiding in the corner...interesting!!!
Kind regards,

Anonymous said...

Amazing. Marketing at its worst.

Roz said...

LoL, these are so funny. Love the Mr Bean poster.


Spanky said...

+1 for Mr. Bean!

Hermione said...

Gary - I totally missed that! Well-spotted!

Joey - They need to make Photography 101 compulsory for all sales staff.

Roz - So do I.

Spanky - That would make me want to tour the house.


ronnie said...


Funny. Can't believe an estate agent took picture no5.

Mr Bean always makes me smile.


Sarah said...

The messy bedroom, seriously????
Bet all of these sold in a heartbeat ;)

BobbieJo said...

Some of these (I checked the ones online) look like they need to be torn down! What were these agents thinking?! Sloping floors, rotting wood floors, messes galore. Oh my!

Hermione said...

Ronnie - I adore Mr. Bean.

Sarah - I suspect they sold like hotcakes.

BobbieJo - The other ones online were much worse. Who lives like that?


Aimless Rambling said...

I would fire that agent.

A. Lurker said...

Hi Hermione,
Thanks for the chuckle and in such a timely manner. We are in the process of selling the "ancestral" home and our agent was meticulous about staging, neatness and cleanliness when she took her photos. (Her's were beautiful!)
Have a good weekend!

Daisychain said...

Hahaha! Thanks, Hermione! xxx

Anonymous said...

funny, thanks
bottoms up