The MLS in San Francisco is the primary vehicle for getting the word out about your listing. Which is why it always astounds me when people are careless or do a poor job in presenting their property. Some homes are fixers, and that’s okay. There is much to be said for presenting a property as it is, and not being unrealistic or misleading in your advertising (which, for those of you keeping track would be a violation of the National Association of Realtor’s Code of Ethics). However, regardless of the home’s condition, it seems to me that a professional Realtor would take the time to check spelling and grammar, and also be sure that the photos do the best job they can of helping potential buyers understand the home.
Folks like AgentGenius have pretty regular posts with some incredibly awesome and hysterical (as long as it isn’t your home, I suppose) MLS typos (at least, I really hope they are typos). Today, to make your Monday morning a little easier to roll with, I offer you this incredibly awesome MLS photo:
Someone has clearly gone to the trouble of vacuuming the carpet, and it appears they even remembered to turn on the light before they took their picture. But sadly, either they went with a low-grade staging company or they forgot to remove the bag of garbage that so elegantly presents the window with security bars.
Did they not look at the photo after they took the picture? And as long as I’m being snarky, can I ask why they didn’t take a moment to crop out the sliver of door on the left side before uploading the picture to the MLS? Are they trying to showcase the fact the door isn’t painted? Or does it provide relief and context to that lonely – but full – garbage bag? Or, did they just not care?