Strahm Sells!: This MLS Photo Freaks Me Out!

This MLS Photo Freaks Me Out!

This may just be the freakiest MLS photo I've ever seen!  A doll slightly scarier than Chuckey, doing a Linda Blair head spin.  Why, oh why would someone post this as a marketing photo on the MLS?

While photos don't sell homes, they do create showings.  And showings sell homes.  I'd be afraid to go see this one!

 

Richard Strahm is an award winning Realtor specializing in the North Penn areas of Montgomery County -- Lansdale, Upper Gwynedd, North Wales, Towamencin, Hatfield -- and beyond!  Visit him at www.NorthPennAndBeyond.com or call today at 215-853-2624 for a free and private consultation about all of your real estate needs.

 Richard Strahm is an award winning Realtor specializing in the North Penn areas of Montgomery County -- Lansdale, Upper Gwynedd, North Wales, Towamencin, Hatfield -- and beyond!  Visit him at www.a4square.com or call today at 215-853-2624 for a free and private consultation about all of your real estate needs.
 
 
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Comment balloon 14 commentsRichard Strahm • June 24 2012 09:44AM

Comments

That is pretty funny and I have to agree, it is a bit spooky!

Posted by Kathy Stoltman, Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793 (Rockwood Realty) over 6 years ago

Holey Moley, I swear that's what I just said.  Where have you been Joe DiMaggio.

Posted by Liz Wallace, Broker C21 Sherlock Homes, Rockville Centre, LI, N (Century 21 Sherlock Homes) over 6 years ago

This is crazy... 33 years in the business and this is a first for me...  What does this say about the folks in our business???

Posted by Beth and Richard Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940 (Long Island Cash Home Buyer) over 6 years ago

Richard, it's actually kind of funny in a weird way. Not my style.

 

Have a good Sunday!

Posted by Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience (206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com) over 6 years ago

Richard.... what are agents thinking when they do things like that.... I guess that represents "creativity??"

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) over 6 years ago

Hi Richard - Extremely creepy. I once showed a home that had over 400 of those, all over the home and in all sizes. The buyers freaked immediately and left, but I went through the whole house to verify my suspicion that every single room was packed with them.

Posted by Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate (New Paradigm Partners LLC) over 6 years ago

Richard

Besides the dolls, just what is this listing agent trying to show, that the home has some furniture?? Good catch, cheers cvc

Posted by Curtis Van Carter, Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire (Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group) over 6 years ago

I completely agree! Even if the photo didn't freak you out, why distract from the room you're trying to sell. That said, I don't think I could sleep in the house with that doll!

Gretchen

Posted by Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs (Kelly Right Real Estate) over 6 years ago

I don't care about the dolls themselves, but they seem to take up 25% of the low quality photo. What stands out to be ( other than the dark photo), is that shag carpet that looks so loose you could trip over it.

Posted by Jeff Pearl, Full Service Full Time Realtor (RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA) over 6 years ago

NOTHING and I mean NOTHING creeps me out like dolls.  And these two will give me nightmares just thinking about them.  No way would I ever show this house.  And if this is the best the house has to offer.....Yowza !!!!!

Posted by Leslie G. Rojohn, GRI, ABR ~ MoonDancer Realty (MoonDancer Realty) over 6 years ago

Haven't seen you around for awhile.  Hope all's okay.  And the photo is hilarious.   What were they thinking?  Perhaps, and obvioiusly, they weren't.   

Posted by Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED (RETIRED / State License is Inactive) over 6 years ago

That's just freaky (not to mention really bad business).   But then who knows....maybe the client loves her dolls and wanted to showcase them more than the home?

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 6 years ago

Wow... that is really creepy... It's the kind of home that I would feel creeped out in if I there alone and late at night.    I feel bad for the guy (Dick Greenberg) from above after reading about his traumatic experience... 

I did a search on my local MLS and I was shocked at how many aweful photos I saw in seconds... I actually did a post on it: Fantastically Awful MLS Photos

I hope it gives you guys a chuckle... 

Posted by Frederick Glasser, Real Estate & Headshot Photographer (S18 Photography) over 6 years ago

Oh My Gosh That is really really creepy. What is this Realtor® thinking??? Fiduciary obligation is not part of this image. 

Posted by Jerri McCombs, Hendersonville NC Relocation (Hendersonville NC Relocation) over 6 years ago

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