These MLS photos are JUST WRONG! I think my head is going to EXPLODE!

By
Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene AB37665

I was minding my own business doing an MLS search of high end homes for a prospective luxury buyer client.  There are some nice homes on the market, and in the million dollar plus range there is high inventory and some great deals to be had in the Coeur d'Alene area real estate market. 

The luxury home niche happens to be my speciality.  I love those big, beautiful homes and estates.  LOVE to market them, promote them and strategize with their sellers on the profile of the most likely buyer, and how to go about reeling him in.  My associates laugh at me, say they would much rather have 5 homes priced at $200K than one home priced at a million, because their five homes will sell before my one.  Well, yes, they do have a point. But I just laugh back and tell them that I can't help myself. 

I was clicking on the details of one local home for sale, priced at $2,700,000.  A very nice home indeed.  I clicked on the photos and as I scrolled through I ALMOST FELL OUT OF MY CHAIR!  The photos are so WRONG!  How can an agent who is savvy enough to land such a listing be so dumb about what constitutes an acceptable marketing photo?  And how can a seller, sharp enough to own a $2,700,000 house, not be aware of how incompetent his agent is and how bad his marketing photos are.  HELLO?????????  These photos would be unacceptable no matter the price of the home, but for a multi-million dollar listing it is OUTRAGEOUS!

It just makes no sense.  I know from working with affluent sellers that they really hold one's feet to the fire to perform.  They are used to running companies, hiring and firing employees and holding people in their employ accountable for a high level of performance.  I just don't understand how it is possible that this home is on the market being presented to the public this way. 

Yes, that is a guy sitting in the chair....

 

 

Look honey, room to throw lots of junk around.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Would it really have been too much trouble to flip on the lights and move that pile of papers out of the picture?????

 

 

 

And the icing on the cake is this one.  The one that really, truely, makes my head feel like it is going to explode!  Can somebody PLEASE PUT THE TOILET SEAT DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by

Janna SignJanna Rankin Scharf  provides a superior level of real estate services to home buyers and sellers in Coeur d'Alene and Kootenai County, Idaho. Visit Janna.ServingNorthIdaho.com to search for homes in the Coeur d'Alene MLS for anywhere in spectacular North Idaho.

No matter how grand or modest your real estate dreams may be, you can turn to me in confidence.  Give me a call today and let me know what I can do to be of service to you!

Janna Rankin Scharf AB, GRI, CSP, CNS, CLHMS  208.651.9700

Share/Bookmark //

Subscribe to North Idaho Janna's Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Blog by Email

close

Re-Bloggged 5 times:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
  1. Hella Mitschke Rothwell 10/08/2011 07:02 PM
  2. Evelyn Johnston 10/08/2011 11:33 PM
  3. Beverly Femia 10/09/2011 12:18 PM
  4. Yvette Chisholm 10/10/2011 05:19 PM
  5. Ron Marshall 10/15/2011 06:20 PM
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the leaf to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Topic:
Home Selling
Groups:
EXPRESS WITH PHOTOGRAPHS AT ACTIVERAIN
Keller Williams Active Rain Bloggers
LATE NIGHT - EARLY MORNING AT ACTIVERAIN
REALTOR LIFE
The Vent
Tags:
bad photos

Comments 41 New Comment

Anonymous
Post a Comment
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the leaf to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Ambassador
586,823
Janna Scharf
Coeur d'Alene Real Estate Pro
Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene

OK, curiosity got the best of me...  It was cancelled in July of 2009 after 170 days on market.  The current owner is Washington Trust Bank.  There has been no other listing activity so it appears that this home is part of the mysterious shadow REO inventory we hear so much about.  Interestingly, the current assessed value is still over $3M which means in 2009 it was a bargain.  It sits on a lot of acreage above the river.... 

October 10, 2011 07:36 PM
Rainmaker
284,211
Bridget McGee
Maryland Mortgage Mama NMLS#196068
Corridor Mortgage Group 410-960-2061

Janna, It is a wonder that agents who provide this lack of professionalism when marketing a property aren't being sued for incompetence.  This property was probably skipped over more than a few times when being reviewed on the MLS.   Once it finally goes on the market as an REO someone is going to get one heck of a bargain!

Maryland Mortgage Mama

October 12, 2011 12:50 AM
Rainmaker
342,029
Rodney Mason
FHA 203K, USDA, VA, HomePath Renovation Specialist
Prospect Mortgage

Its not surprising that it didn't sell and later went into foreclosure.  I do wonder how many sellers actually look at their own listings to see exactly how their listing agent is presenting their home to the buying public.

October 15, 2011 06:26 PM
Rainmaker
233,968
John M. Scott
Broker / Owner San Francisco Real Estate
BRE # 01442690, Scott Keys Properties

Yep, Janna, shoulda known it was a house in trouble. But that's still no excuse to hire a bad agent. And that toilet seat thing. I can't even begin to tell you how many naked toilets I've seen on the MLS. 

October 15, 2011 06:29 PM
Rainmaker
234,985
Carla Freund
Your Raleigh - Cary Relocation Specialist
Keller Williams Preferred Realty

Janna - I stopped by because of Russel Ray's Golden Oldies Blog. Hum, definitely looks like a homeowner in trouble. There just has to be more to the story. 

October 23, 2011 05:50 PM
Anonymous
Post a Comment
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the woman to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Ambassador
586,823

Janna Scharf

Coeur d'Alene Real Estate Pro
Ask me a question
*
*
*
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the flag to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Additional Information

Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Blog By Janna Rankin Scharf of Keller Williams Realty is a Great Place For Real Estate Agents and Potential Buyers and Sellers to get to know more about Coeur d'Alene Idaho as well as other parts of Kootenai County and North Idaho.
Locations of visitors to this page