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The collection continues... here is another installment of the no-no photos:  It's a nice picture of a door, but perhaps the photographer should have backed up 10-15 feet.   Hmmm. Lovely magnets on the fridge door.    Probably should have waited until the mirror and faucets were installed ... and...
10/07/2007
It might be TGIF, but that's no reason not to look at more No-No photos! (Remember, this is supposed to be fun - and an ongoing critique designed to help you choose/create better real estate marketing photos.)Is this a picture of a corner, or a dirty window that you can't see through?    It is a ...
10/04/2007
Here is some sweet advice for listing agents: use Post-It notes. Not to write notes, but to stick on all those things you want your client to remove from a room prior to the professional photography session. The goal is to remove clutter, of course. Say something like, "I know this is how you liv...
10/04/2007
My quest continues. Here are even more photos that are being used to marketing properties. I can't understand why they are photographs chosen to sell a property. Here we go: This is a nice picture of some trees. I am stumped why it is being used to sell a property. Maybe the bird house comes with...
10/04/2007
I just received my author's copies of my latest book, The Everything Guide to Buying Foreclosures. This is my third published book about real estate. I am working on another book (its under contract, and due to the publisher soon). So I have been thinking a lot about the current buyer's market. I...
10/04/2007
I couldn't keep these under wraps any longer (although I was going to try). Here are the next batch of no-no photos from my collection.  It's a very nice glass vase and lovely flowers. Does it come with the house? I wonder what the floors look like? And the purple walls ... is it a dark or light ...
10/03/2007
About600 people affected by the collapse of Personal Financial Management of Reading attended a meeting Tuesday night at Highland Presbyterian Church in Lancaster, PA. The regional mortgage company had arranged loans for residents in Lebanon, Berks, Lancaster, Chester, and Dauphin county. Those a...
10/02/2007
Yes, I do have more of my no-no photos to share with the Active Rain community. Here goes my next installment of photos that i can't believe people are using to try to market their properties: What nice dining room table! Is that what you are selling here? I love the flash in the mirror. Do we kn...
10/02/2007
From the San Franciso Chronicle:Robert Bruss, a nationally syndicated columnist known as the "Dear Abby of Real Estate," died Wednesday at his home in Hillsborough.Mr. Bruss, 67, had been diagnosed with cancer and had surgery this spring, friends said.A lawyer and real estate agent, Mr. Bruss' wr...
10/01/2007
Here is some more on the Personal Financial Management story I mentioned on this blog. That's the Reading based company that has hurt people in Berks, Lancaster, Lebanon, and Chester County here in Pennsylvania. WGAL Channel 8 is reporting the following:According to the state Attorney General's o...
10/01/2007
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