Horrible MLS Photo Of The Day #33

April 6th, 2008

Horrible MLS Photo Of The Day - April 6th, 2008

Dark and Dreary”

A few problems with this shot: There is too much clutter in the foreground (dolls, paperwork), etc. The lights are on, but the shot still looks dark because it’s shot towards a brighter light source (sunlight through the window). A better choice: shoot with the light behind you or use a tripod and a long exposure. Light meters in point-and-shoot cameras are easily fooled by a bright light source.

See all the usual suspects here.

Tim Ayres

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Tim Ayres is a Sooke and Victoria BC REALTOR®, with Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty. Tim is actively involved in helping clients buying and selling real estate in the southern Vancouver Island region. Tim is an active member of the Victoria Real Estate Board and served seven years (2009-2015) as a director, including serving as President in 2014.

2 thoughts on “Horrible MLS Photo Of The Day #33

  1. It stuns me how many real estate agents can not be bothered to take the time to develop a good presentation package for a house they are selling. Last time I checked, hiring a good photographer does not cost you a lot of money. Given the internet and digital cameras, I also do not understand why realtors do not make more pictures available.

    I am also amazed at how few agents have good websites that let a buyer understand what the house is. A good website is not expensive, but meanwhile a lot or realtors are still putting money into advertising that no one I know ever looks at.

    If you do a less than amazing job in marketing a house you are harming your word of mouth network of sales. The guy that was the agent for the house we bought is one I would never suggest anyone using because he certainly did little or nothing to sell the house. He made a lot of money for the low quality of the work he did.

    I also find that most realtors do very little research into the history of a house so that they can answer buyers questions.

    I believe the market is more than ready in the Victoria area for a realtor that understands how people under age 40 buy houses and provides them with the information they want.

    As the market softens and sales numbers continue to drop, there is going to be a lot of marginal realtors chasing properties to sell and we will see many of them leave the profession.

    Keep up the good work on the MLS pictures, maybe you should branch out into bad realtor websites……

  2. Thanks Bernard, for your comment. I love picking out the worst of the worst. Stay tuned this week, as there are 7 good (bad) photos coming your way. You can subscribe with an RSS reader or via e-mail (links at the bottom of each post).

    I’ll have to leave the bad REALTOR® websites for somebody else to point out – it’d be mean (and unethical, I think) to do so. You’ll notice I never name the agent or the property responsible. In most cases, I don’t even know – I just look at the new pictures and not the listing information.

    Thanks for reading, and thanks even more for commenting.


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