In a tough real estate market that continues to sag and drag due to the monumental mortgage meltdown of 2008, real estate agents have to work double time to make sure the properties they represent are presented in the best possible manner. Since so many potential buyers begin their home search on the Internet, it’s a no brainer that good listing photos are a necessity for attracting interest. So why, then, are there so many ill-conceived, utterly pointless and inexplicably bizarre listing photographs floating around on the Web? A consumer could easily come to the conclusion that many real estate agents — and sellers — believe that a bad listing photo is better than no photo at all. But is it really? You decide. Note: These are actual, unretouched photos of actual houses currently on the market around the country. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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