I don’t understand. If you are a real estate agent with a $1,000,000 plus listing in Scottsdale, why would you put it in the Multiple Listing Service with ZERO pictures of the property, and nothing about the home in the description? Are the room dimensions in the listing? Of course not. Showing instructions? Nope.
Thinking maybe the listing agent just (for whatever reason) wanted to get it into the MLS and planned to come back later and put in some information, I scroll to the bottom of the page, only to find the homes been on the market for 43 days.
So much for that theory.
Then there is the $9,000,000 listing in Paradise Valley. It has a description, including this gem: “Wtr/Fea w/F/P”. I think that means “water feature with fire place”? In the description it says, “Never seen before Pool/Spa design”. Well, I guess anyone searching for the home won’t be able to see the never seen before design because THERE’S NOT A SINGLE PHOTO IN THE LISTING!
I should probably cut the listing agent some slack about the photos. This is a new construction home after all. It was listed 569 days ago but was just completed in July. So the listing agent has only had 19 months to download a photo of the lot, the view, the home under construction or some sort of visual. Maybe a floor plan? And since it’s only been complete for 2 months, why should there be a photo of the never seen before pool design?
These are Stupid MLS Listings. Are they done by stupid real estate agents? I don’t think so. I think they are done by lazy real estate agents. Any agent capable enough to secure a multi-million dollar listing is bright enough to know they really ought to have a photo in the MLS. I hate to diss my agent brethren, but the fact is, there are some lazy agents out there. Jason Ungos has a web site tool just for them. In her ActiveRain blog, Sherri Welborn reports there are lazy agents in Middle Tennessee. Danger! They may be lurking everywhere!
Photos in listings are what people look for. This is not news folks. RealtyTimes wrote about this in 2004. Taking photos and uploading them to the MLS isn’t all that difficult. Using a tape measure and getting room dimensions was mastered by my son at age eight.
Sellers out there, ASK your agent to see your entire MLS entry. If there are no photos, poor descriptions, missing information, whatever, then it’s time to have a serious talk with your agent. If that doesn’t work, talk to their broker. YOU know what people want to see when they go on-line looking for homes. Make sure your agent does your home right!
Just make sure the photos they take look a little more professional than this one.
Sellers, you can help your agent by moving your truck off the front lawn…