Is It Just Me?

Thrilled as I am to see the owners use the same brand of anit-cavity rinse as I do, couldn't the photographer have at least added a fresh roll of toilet paper?

Awarded Worst Real Estate Photo EVER: Thrilled as I am to see that the owners use the same brand of anit-cavity rinse as I do, couldn’t the photographer have at least added a fresh roll of toilet paper? (click on photo to enlarge, go on, do it!)

Unlike some bloggers, I never, ever make fun of other brokers’ listings, would you agree? Exactly. But the time has come where even I, the epitome of kindness and understanding, have been pushed too far.  A new listing in Old Greenwich, which appears to be accurately priced, by the way, nevertheless has photos so atrocious as to make it impossible for me to ignore.

The listing broker, or perhaps a well-meaning, but talent-less broker assistant?, has taken the worst photos I’ve ever seen. Do photos matter?  I say yes. You can get away with horrendously-written remarks, but photos have to meet a minimum standard, or you’re putting your listing at a severe disadvantage.

I'm not claiming my kitchen looks any cleaner, but seriously, couldn't we clear the counters, just for the photo?

I’m not claiming my kitchen looks any cleaner, but seriously, could we clear the counters, just for the photo?

I like that little bit of car in the photo, it adds....drama.

I like that little bit of car in the photo, it adds….drama.

Here's that bathroom again, different angle, same (nearly finished) roll of toilet paper...

Here’s a different bathroom, with a fine collection of toothbrushes, and…what’s this? Another (nearly finished) roll of toilet paper!

Yet another toilet, zounds! And look carefully, you can see the photographer (Ansel Adams) reflected in the mirror!

Yet another toilet, zounds! And look carefully, you can see the photographer (Ansel Adams) reflected in the mirror!