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Sack the realtor


In keep with the Dutch blog Foutehuizen.nl, who were featured in an earlier post here, I thought it would be fun to post a few more pictures taken by realtors that need to be sacked; today.

Realtor rake in hefty bucks on the buying and selling of homes of others. For this they are supposed to advice you on how to best buy and sell a home. In my humble opinion, selling a home starts with an attractive presentation. Yet it is shocking to see how often realtors seem to be blindfolded when they take pictures of properties they are about to put on the market.

A recent example I stumbled upon.

Sack the realtor exhibit 1

A nice enough home in a leafy suburb of Amsterdam. Nice sized rooms, big kitchen, back yard bordering a park, it has a lot going for it. Yet this is the picture they decide to use as the main image to present it. A picture my dog could have taken! This is the first impression they want people to have? A weird angle of a cluttered kitchen with cloths hanging in clear view? Bizarre. Especially considering that the realtor in this example usually takes better care. Maybe a momentary lapse of sanity, let’s call it that.

Can you find other examples where the realtor needs to be sacked? Let me know!

Photography faux-pas when selling your home


In an earlier post I showed examples of photography faux-pas often found in realtor presentations of homes. Pictures with people in it, clutter on the counter tops in kitchens, vague photographs of open closets or worse, stained toilet seats. Online one can find many sites where people showcase bad examples. One of them is foutehuizen.nl which is run by a team of stylists who’s speciality it is to make people sell their homes faster. This site shows that realtors are often clueless when it comes to presenting property. Some examples are tragic and make you wonder if the owner, let alone realtor, truly wants to sell the house.  Check the site out, it makes for a good laugh.

Seriously, how hard is it to clear the surface before taking the picture???

Their site links to an example of a site run from the Phoenix Arizona area. Uglyhousephotos.com currently opens with a photograph of a dinosaur shaped bed. Cute if you are 9, but I doubt a 9-year-old can afford a two-story duplex with park views….

 Google for more website featuring photography faux-pas. And if you have any examples to share, foutehuizen.nl will gladly put them online for you.