Thursday, June 11, 2009

Not included: sand


Yes, I like the apartment Karen found very much, but there's one thing... you see, I have a jar of Vaseline, and I need to be able to keep it on a bathroom cabinet. I just don't know. Will it fit?

It will? Are you sure?

A photo! Thank you! How helpful. Now I know just what a jar of petroleum jelly would look like. That's very important information.

11 comments:

Mid-C Frank said...

I think they put the vasoline over the lense for the last few shots.

Decadent Housewife said...

A slip up by the realtor.

Anonymous said...

Weirdness. What's more? That set of shots is some sort of trademark of that particular agent. I thought at first something heinous must be wrong with the kitchen of that condo, but no, check out this house with the exact same set of bizarro angles:

http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/6-Hollow-Ridge-Rd_Chelmsford_MA_01863_1109963735

"Uh, Ms. Real Estate Agent? Yes, pardon me, don't wish to be rude, but that Marketing Through Photography seminar you took? Yes, that one. Yes, your instructor was hammered the entire time. Yes, seriously. Snockered. Three sheets to the wind. Totally lying to you. No one actually wants only pictures of bathroom ceiling, although he's right, mildew and mold are health concerns...yes, yes, I think you're entitled to a refund also..."

Alissa said...

The exterior shots are fairly normal, but then the interior ones are completely useless. I'm suspicious so I assume there are really heinous things lying just outside the camera angle.

marn said...

Talking Heads fan, are we?

Sara said...

marn: yeah, this reference was deliberate. I guess I made an unintentional one the other day.

newportjoey said...

Well, speaking for the Gay Mafia, I would immediately reject this offering. Vaseline or not.....WINDOW UNITS??? I suppose the fridge doesn't even have a freezer larger then 2 ice cube trays.....

blake said...

There have been some pure crap photos lately. I dont think i've ever taken a picture that blurry. Do they take these shots while running. Or spinning in circles. Or take the shots (house) while taking shots (tequila)?

Seriously people turn on a light, open some curtains, something. You see better pictures from people on ebay trying to sell $5 costume jewelry or Mega Man 2 Nintendo games.

Is it really even 1BR? I didnt see one. Maybe the strategy is to take pictures of doors to draw attention away from it being a studio apt listed as a 1BR.

Overall awesome job of taking so many pictures and still giving me no idea about how any of the rooms look.

dissimilitude said...

And as "anonymous" pointed out, it's not just this random condo, ALL this agent's photos are that bad! If I'd contracted with her to sell a $450k house and those were the pics she used, I'd be pretty upset.

The funny thing is, she seems to be capable of taking reasonably good exterior shots, then she gets inside and, what, hands her 3 year old the camera?

scowl said...

Don't shoot interiors with a telephoto lens.

Oh, Blake. They did open the curtains in one shot... and pointed the camera right at the window providing us fascinating silhouettes to ponder their meaning.

mtuttle said...

HA HA HA, here's another one, same lady:
http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/6-Hollow-Ridge-Rd_Chelmsford_MA_01863_1109963735
(photo 13 of 13).

Perhaps her photos would not be blurry if she used both hands. Also, she needs to stop zooming in and stop giving us photos of corners. Seriously, how does she sell any homes?