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The World’s Biggest Fridge? Maybe (Maybe Not)

Undermining Seller Credibility Either the Kitchen in the photo above has a walk-in, commercial-sized freezer. Or, something’s not quite right about the photo dimensions. Based on the other Kitchen photos accompanying the listing, the answer is option #2. Never Just One Cockroach So, what is the other reason not to use a wide-angle lens or...
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So, Exactly How Far Away is That Dining Room Bay Window REALLY?!?

Real Estate Photos & The “Bowling Alley” Effect Dining Room: 10′ x 12′ Living Room: 13′ x 23′ –MLS “Structure Information” That distant Dining Room bay window in the center of the photo above looks like it’s practically in a different zip code. How far away is it really? Add the 23′ length of the...
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Is That a CAVE?!? And What’s That Propeller Doing on the Wall??

Perspective is Everything OK, so the accompanying caption on MLS helped explain things: “A massive wood burning stone fireplace graces the living room.” But, it would’ve helped even more if the listing agent had rotated the photo 90 degrees to the right . . .   🙂
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Misleading Exterior Shots — Exhibit A

Broken Clocks & Out-of-Season MLS Photos* Quick!  Test your knowledge of residential real estate and guess how big the Minnetonka home pictured above is: A. 1,200 finished square feet (“FSF”); B. 1,656 FSF; C. 2,370 FSF; D. 5,849 FSF.** Answer:  “D.” (believe it or not, at least according to MLS). When the curb appeal is...
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The World’s Biggest Fridge? Maybe (Maybe Not)

Undermining Seller Credibility Either the Kitchen in the photo above has a walk-in, commercial-sized freezer. Or, something’s not quite right about the photo dimensions. Based on the other Kitchen photos accompanying the listing, the answer is option #2. Never Just One Cockroach What is the other reason not to use a wide-angle lens or otherwise...
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5-Car Garage? Prove It!

Pictures Don’t Lie (Usually) When a listing agent boasts about an especially spacious garage — or shows a photo of an impossibly large one — let’s just say I’m a bit . . . skeptical.  See, “That Garage is HOW Big?!?” (photo below). So, when I saw a new Plymouth listing on MLS yesterday that touted a...
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