3 lessons in how NOT to sell your home

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How much total do you plan to tip the building staff this year?

If you're lucky enough to have outdoor space, we suggest you mow the lawn before taking listing photos. And as always, please ask all family members to leave the room before you start taking snaps.

This week's batch of odd photos comes—as usual—courtesy of Andy Donaldson, the man behind the Terrible Real Estate Agent Photographs blog and book, complete with Donaldson's own commentary.

OK I’m done. They’ll just have to use their imagination.

“Which leaves only one question,” said Holmes. “How did they get in?”

The exact words in the brochure honey: “Legend tells of a hidden room containing untold treasures.” Keep looking.


Want to make a fixer-upper look better? Throw in an armless mannequin

Can someone please explain these listings photos to us?

2015's laziest broker, a curiously placed home and more really, really bad listing photos