Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Listing listing

This is how this photo looks when I, with my monkey-like computer skills, put it on this blog:




This is how it looks in the listing, which Dawn found:



Either way... dang. The listing says "Basement has direct walk out of family rm." Do you think the basement and the family room are on the same floor?

Oh, wait. Here it is on Google Street View:


....which straightens everything out, so to speak. So yes, a computer can take a better photo than this real estate agent can. Not that the agent should feel embarrassed about that or anything.

19 comments:

T said...

LOL! hilarious.

David said...

Either way, that wart of a room stuck on the front makes this an ugly house.

At least when it is listing, it is interesting in that watching a car wreck kind of way. Like - Will it collapse this week or next?

Cheers

T said...

it's plastic-man's house - you've discovered the secret abode of America's first crime fighting stretchable family!

green-minded person said...

..and this was the only photo in the listing??

man, people really need to stretch out and widen their perspective when it comes to giving a little effort on certain things (like real estate listings)..tsk!

haikitay said...

So if the copper has been removed does that mean you have no water or electricity. Probably why it is soo cheap. Love the blog.

wundermary said...

Copper missing? I translate that to mean "has no plumbing." It's cute, really. But, $22,500 is cheap. So, crappy neighborhood where anything metal will disapear in a flash. Hopefully that won't include your car and/or jewelry.

meg said...

Does the street REALLY need to be level? I mean, even just standing on the other side of the street I can take a proper picture of a house on an incline; to make the street level actually takes effort! What was the real estate agent trying to do? Entice people who dislike hills but like slanty houses?

jwardell said...

It might be tilted...but it does include a used Jetta!

bikerchick said...

The listing agent has the identical "stretch limo" quality to her headshot which identifies her, so I think she's done a marvelous job representing her client. Hey maybe she should buy that house! With all due respect to those who are "vertically challenged," which includes me!

Ptolemy said...

Agent: "I'm afraid the house won't sell if people know its on a hill, so I'll just angle my camera to be parallel with the street. The house looking like its about to fall over is much more desirable."

ps - you don't have mokey computer skills, whoever posted the pic does, they specified image dimensions in the HTML that ruined the image's true aspect ratio.

Needless To Say said...

That's some major over-accommodation for a hilly street. Looks like it was taken through a crystal ball.

Lisa said...

*Somebody* doesn't really want to sell that house.

yousuckatcraigslist said...

Fercryinoutloud, you would think that someone would cover the "If the house is on a hill, make the house look level, not the street!" part of taking house pictures in Realtor 101.

Patricia said...

For a list price of $22,500, I guess the realtor didn't think it was worth her time to take a better picture... Can't quite figure out how the house appears to be leaning so bad if it really isn't (especially since nothing else in the picture looks askew).

Brandy said...

Shame, it's a cute looking "cottage" on google view. Age: 118. I bet the price is land value...

Too bad the economy has affected this house as well. How long until the copper thieves start stealing from occupied houses? "Hands up! We want your pipes!"

And my response would be the company that installed ours already ripped us off! (And then lied to the BBB when we filed a complaint!)

slh35661 said...

I can't figure out how come the car looks like it is normal but the house is leaning soooooooo much. Is it a bad photo shop?

ladyfi said...

Brilliant picture!

I almost wish it really did lean like that!

jackie31337 said...

I've been to Troy, NY exactly once. My most memorable experience was visiting the Price Chopper supermarket. That's really about all I can remember about Troy.

Nguyen Truong Tung (Tom) said...

hahaha!!!