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Old 11-20-2011, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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Oh true that makes it okay to have 13 pics of snow, got it.

You're right, it doesn't make it ok. But to the owner, it makes no difference - they're not getting any money anyway. They've moved out, they don't care anymore.

There are agents who only work part time; and there are those who don't have a clue - as in any other business
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Old 11-20-2011, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Fifth moon from Nebula
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Oh true that makes it okay to have 13 pics of snow, got it.

It's a short sale. That's the first flag. Could very well be that the inside is a train wreck. Why would the agent bother posting pics of that? It says "needs tlc". Anyone in the market for a fixer upper who doesn't mind the fact that it's a short sale will take the time to go look at it. If that were the situation, and I were the agent, that's all I would do. The 13 pictures of basically the same thing is excessive, but still...

The link works fine BTW, with those MLSLI links posted here, you just have to hit refresh after you get the error message and they work fine.

Most of the agents out here are incompetent, though. I do agree. I'd just give this guy a pass. Probably not a good situation worth much effort.
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Old 11-20-2011, 12:38 PM
 
Location: home...finally, home .
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That is a red flag for me , if there are 8 photos & 6 are of the outside (or the condo complex's pool).

Professional photographers often take RE photos, at least they did for my house in Babylon. I think they had wide lenses or something because the house looked very spacious.
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Old 11-20-2011, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Kings Park, NY
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That is a red flag for me , if there are 8 photos & 6 are of the outside (or the condo complex's pool).

Professional photographers often take RE photos, at least they did for my house in Babylon. I think they had wide lenses or something because the house looked very spacious.
Glad you guys see my point...Just something that bothers me.
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Old 11-20-2011, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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We bought our house as a foreclosure. The mlsli listing was so bad we almost didn't go see it - no interior pix, bad exterior ones. The house needed some work, but was a gem with a beautiful kitchen. Based on what we learned later, we think the listing agent was trying to keep the house for someone else - maybe to avoid aplitting his fee? He made it very difficult for us to get inside. His sweetheart deal apparently fell through and we got it after several months of pushing the bank.
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Old 11-20-2011, 01:24 PM
 
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Professional photographers often take RE photos, at least they did for my house in Babylon. I think they had wide lenses or something because the house looked very spacious.
Ever see the wide photos that make the toilet look 3 feet wide, they look like you could fall in.
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Old 11-20-2011, 01:36 PM
 
Location: East Northport
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Digging (just a little) deeper, I see that the property is non-owner occupied. It could be that there are tenants who are not cooperative.

As for the snow, even a broken clock is right twice a day. Give it a month or two and the pictures will look right up to date.
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Old 11-20-2011, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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that's why sellers need to do their homework when picking an agent to market their home. We interviewed an agent who was pretty old school, and thought a tactic like that actually gets people into the home more. We just let her be and went on to the next one. She was hardly internet savvy either.
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Old 11-20-2011, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Fifth moon from Nebula
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Digging (just a little) deeper, I see that the property is non-owner occupied. It could be that there are tenants who are not cooperative.

As for the snow, even a broken clock is right twice a day. Give it a month or two and the pictures will look right up to date.
I guess this is kinda what I meant. Seeing that it's a short sale and "needs tlc" was disclosed, most places like that need to be seen in person anyway. I don't think anyone who would buy a "fixer-upper" would really have much interest in what's inside anyway, if they plan on doing some work. Conversely, the outside views would be more relevant. Not 13 of them, that's idiotic, but it gives me enough of an idea if it's worth a longer look.
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Old 11-20-2011, 08:57 PM
 
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I guess this is kinda what I meant. Seeing that it's a short sale and "needs tlc" was disclosed, most places like that need to be seen in person anyway. I don't think anyone who would buy a "fixer-upper" would really have much interest in what's inside anyway, if they plan on doing some work. Conversely, the outside views would be more relevant. Not 13 of them, that's idiotic, but it gives me enough of an idea if it's worth a longer look.
I would say the fact that it hasn't snowed in about 8-9 months so the pictures could be just slightly updated.

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