Tuesday 12 December 2017

'Terrible Estate Agency Photos': Twelve examples of how NOT to sell your house

For those who 'can't wait to go' when they come in the door (Photo: Terrible Estate Agent Photos)
For those who 'can't wait to go' when they come in the door (Photo: Terrible Estate Agent Photos)
The bedroom that is about to become 'ground floor' (Photo: Terrible Estate Agent Photos)
'We don't go out that much anyway' (Photo: Terrible Estate Agent Photos)
The radiator that pretends to be a television (Photo: Terrible Estate Agent Photos)
The dog that doesn't want to move house (Photo: Terrible Estate Agent Photos)
From one homeowner to another... (Photo: Terrible Estate Agent Photos)
An intelligent guess that this room was not originally a bathroom (Photo: Terrible Estate Agent Photos)
The 'indoor/outdoor feel' house (Photo: Terrible Estate Agent Photos)
The bedroom nobody would ever be able to sleep soundly in (Photo: Terrible Estate Agent Photos)
Where's the cat gone? (Photo: Terrible Estate Agent Photos)
'This is the pig's room' (Photo: Terrible Estate Agent Photos)
The bathroom with too much choice (Photo: Terrible Estate Agent Photos)
Andy Donaldson's new book 'Terrible Estate Agent Photos'
Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

You don’t need to be an expert in property to know that these photos won’t have potential home-buyers fighting to get their foot in the door.

And, if you’re looking for a few tips on how not to sell your house, you’ve come to the right place.

Andy Donaldson from Aberdeen, Scotland came across some dodgy real estate photos in his hunt for a new flat in London in 2013 and thought they were too good to ignore.

Donaldson set up the blog ‘Terrible Estate Agency Photos’ and just two years later he has published a book with the same name.

The popular blog receives approximately 100 new images every week and Donaldson said he has a whopping 2,000 more images saved for future publication.

“The photos I am sent come from websites all over the world - from the UK, US, Canada, across Europe, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Japan and even Kazakhstan,” he said.

Donaldson also said he acknowledges real estate is a difficult job and everyone makes mistakes sometimes.

However, he said he rarely receives complaints from property agents as they generally wish to remain anonymous.

Click through the twelve ‘Terrible Estate Agency Photos’ gallery above and see how not to sell your house.

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