Looking through ARMLS (Arizona Multiple Listing Service) this morning and came across this gem. Please note, this is the PRIMARY photo — the one photo displayed with the listing info when it’s first pulled up.
Pretty compelling isn’t it?
Really highlights the home and just makes buyers and buyer agents want to line up to see the home doesn’t it?
In our MLS, you can enter up to 6 photos. In the listing agents defense, he does indeed have six photos in the listing (the majority of listings in ARMLS do not!). Why he chose this one as the primary photo is beyond me.
We can also enter captions for photos. The caption for this one is, “Citrus Trre In Front Near RV Gate”. (my emphasis)
Remarkably, this listing expired a few days ago after 96 days on the market. I guess no one really wanted to stop by and see the citrus tree in dire need of pruning. A citrus tree in say, Minnesota, might be unusual and compel people to stop by. A citrus tree in the Phoenix area is about as common as… I don’t know… a corn field in Iowa? Snow on the Rockies? A teenager with a cell phone? The Cardinals losing a football game? A fish in the ocean?. Citrus trees practically grow wild here…
Sellers – *PLEASE* review the listing your agent enters into ARMLS. You have the right to see it, and ask for it to be accurate, free of typos, and to present your home in the best light possible.
[tags]ARMLS, bad real estate photos[/tags]