Posted by: The Tim

Tim Ellis is the founder of Seattle Bubble. His background in engineering and computer / internet technology, a fondness of data-based analysis of problems, and an addiction to spreadsheets all influence his perspective on the Seattle-area real estate market.

9 responses to “Real Actual Listing Photos: Year-End Potpourri”

  1. Kary L. Krismer

    I think I may have mentioned this before, but related to the cat in the sink I once saw an appraisal where the owners’ dog managed to get himself in almost every picture.

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  2. alex

    Hey Tim, this makes me wonder about the opposite – making a short list of houses that are super desirable for comparison.

    Where would I go today to field this query:
    “all houses that sold within 15 days of the last price change?”.

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  3. alex

    Hey Tim, this makes me wonder about the opposite – making a short list of super desirable homes.

    For example, think about this search:
    ==> “all houses that sold in November, within 15 days of the last price change”

    And then if I do that, is it worth averaging statistics about that set of houses over time? Say, take their median price in September, October, November, and then chart it.

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  4. Dweezil

    Listing 1: Looks like the homeowner had a 50 foot restraining order against the photographer.
    Listing 2: Kinda cute, kinda eww.
    Listing 3: This one had me laughing out loud! What was the hourly rate charged to the homeowner for the quality work on that?!
    Listing 4: How could a real estate agent submit that photo with a clear conscience. “meh, good enough. I’m getting my 3%”

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  5. ChefJoe

    Re: cat in sink. I have no idea why cats do that but mine has the same habit of crawling into and sitting in the sink.

    Re: MS Paint skills. Wow, targeting the modern amish when a kitchen has no plugs for appliances. The lower cabinets are faked too so the question becomes how much of the kitchen is real?

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  6. EconE

    There are a whole lotta refinances on that Dravus property.

    Just SAYIN’

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  7. dlg99x

    RE: “The listing conveniently excludes mention of the micro fault line that apparently lies directly beneath the house.”

    how can one check where fault lines are at?

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  8. Scotsman

    Sky says sun- lawn/house say just another rainy day. In any case, not very inviting:

    http://epropertysites.com/mlsmax/images/imageHD.php?im=12869176911291307893

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  9. karl

    I like this one. Only the one photo but from the discription you get a good idea what the inside is like.

    http://www.johnlscott.com/propertydetail.aspx?IS=1&ListingID=300837537

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