The Unbelievably Bad Real Estate Photos Hall of Fame

If I had to pick the most important factor in selling a home, it would be photography — hands down. (In this slow market, 2nd would be pricing.) 21st-century home buyers shop primarily on the internet, and the photos they see are what they use to rule a property in or out when they are making a list of homes they want to see. Realtors are also heavily influenced by photos when they are sifting through the Multiple Listing Service on behalf of a client.

Getting great photography is paramount when trying to sell a home. If the front yard of the home slopes upward, then the listing agent needs to get a ladder. (I sometimes stand on the roof of my car, though I am getting too old for that. Not to mention I look a little ridiculous.) If that’s not high enough, then the cavalry needs to be called in… David Showalter with Ville View.

This is a longer-than-necessary wind-up to the real purpose of this post, which is to share a hilarious collection of photos with you. A Realtor in Saskatoon (that’s in Canada) shares my convictions about real estate photography, and that’s why he put together The Unbelievably Bad Real Estate Photos Hall of Fame. It’s a virtual tour of abysmal photos from real listings, with his commentary. Enjoy.

About Chris Rooker

Chris is an associate broker at Kline May Realty. He began his real estate career in 2003 with the vision of creating a residential sales team that works together to offer home buyers and sellers extraordinary customer service. He manages the activities of the team, and works directly with buyers and sellers. He loves where he works and lives – which is exemplified by his service on the boards of the local Salvation Army chapter and the Belmont Civic Association. When he is not tending the business, he enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with his wife, two boys, and his family’s beloved schnoodle (miniature schnauzer + poodle), Sadie.