This scary Connecticut home was featured on Donaldson’s blog.
When Andy Donaldson was house hunting in London in 2013, he was amused by how many low-quality real estate photos he came across during his search.
“I shared a few [photos] with friends, accompanied with some sarcastic commentary of my own, and it took off,” Donaldson told Business Insider. From there, he was inspired to start the Tumblr “Terrible Real Estate Agent Photos,” which quickly grew a following.
“Within a few weeks the blog was getting around 1 million visits per week, [and followers] send me so many horrendous examples of their own I can hardly keep up,” he said.
Below, we’ve rounded up 20 of our favorite photos from Donaldson’s site. While some are low-lit and unflattering, others are just creepy. Consider them examples of what not to do when you’re trying to sell your home — a picture is worth a thousand words, after all.
Some homeowners don’t even clean their pool before listing their home for sale.
Others are worse. Anyone need a mattress?
Some don’t even care to hide their collectibles, such as their dolls …
You should probably take care of the bat problem before the photo shoot begins.
Horse saddles belong in a barn or on an actual horse …
… and toilets belong in bathrooms.
It’s best to take out the trash before you leave.
Can you guess this homeowner’s favorite color?
The carpet and drapes really bring out that flag above the window.
When in doubt, publish a photo of the actual room instead.
The bathroom should probably not double as fishing rod storage.
We’re not quite sure this counts as a garden.
And this doesn’t count as a patio.
The first step here is to flush the toilet.
Some homes look like the set of a horror movie.
This room doubles as a bathroom and living space.
This homeowner has an interesting taste in art.
Shut all the drawers before taking the photo.
And please, just place the furniture upright.
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