Nina Rogoff's Insights on Sharon Real Estate and More!: My Top 5 Pet Peeves About Listings and What You Can Do About Them!

My Top 5 Pet Peeves About Listings and What You Can Do About Them!

My Top 5 Pet Peeves About Listings & What You Can Do About Them!

As a Listing Agent, I am constantly looking at new listings to stay informed about the local markets, compare prices and features as I discuss pricing with my Seller Clients or evaluate them for prospective Buyers.

Sometimes, real estate agents talk about a listing that makes them laugh out loud! Other times, we feel so thoroughly frustrated at the way a home is being presented. Do the sellers realize this is how their home is being presented??

Everyone makes mistakes, but some of these Pet Peeves are a sign that no one was paying attention to the details.

Here are my Top 5 Pet Peeves About Listings & What You Can Do About Them:

1. Including the square footage of the basement as part of the Approximate Living Area without disclosing that some of that space is below ground.Approximate Living Space does not include the basement

In my market, the Approximate Living Area of a home does not include basement space even if that space is finished. It is misleading to buyers when they consider the size and price of a property and compare it to other homes that they believe are similar in size.

Ask your agent to give you the square footage of the living area according to the town or city records. 

2. Marketing a house as having more bedrooms than it really does. 

Homes with more bedrooms usually sell at higher prices. You may use 4 rooms as bedrooms, but if town records indicate a 3-bedroom home that's how it must be marketed. 

In most local communities, you can check the file on a property by contacting the Department of Public Works (DPW) office and asking about the property file. Some DPWs will answer your questions over the phone, too!

Top 5 Pet Peeves About Listings & What You Can Do About Them3. Discriminatory descriptions about neighborhoods.

For example, a buyer asks, "What kinds of people live in this neighborhood?" It is a violation of the Fair Housing Act to market a property in a way that indicates a preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap/disability, familial status (e.g. children or marital status) or national origin. 

Drive or walk around a neighborhood or talk to residents to get a feel for the area. You can check with the Police Department about crime, look at school districts and other information that may be online.

4. Providing inaccurate information in the listing My Top 5 Pet Peeves About Listings and What You Can Do About Themdescription.

For example, giving the incorrect amount of the Home Owners Association (HOA) fees, or stating that a parking space is deeded when it is only assigned.

If you are buying a condominium ask for the Condominium Documents which include a copy of the Articles of Organization, Master Deed, Unit Deed, By-Laws, Rules and Regulations which an attorney should review for you. Also, check to see if there are any special financial assessments in place or coming up that you will need to pay.  

5. Photos that are blurry, that distort the size of the rooms or are posted sideways.

My Top 5 Pet Peeves About Listings & What You Can Do About ThemYes. Sideways! Or, listings that only show 1 to 2 photos of the property when you can provide up to 30 photos in the Multiple Listing Service (MLSPIN). And, then there are the photos of the toilets! 

Sellers should check the online listing once it is posted. Buyers want to see what the house looks like inside. If the photos only show the exterior of the house, you usually expect to see the words "contractors' or handymans' special. If that does not describe your house, make sure the photos reflect the features and living space.

If you are thinking of selling your house, call Nina Rogoff, RE/MAX Executive Realty, 781-883-3764 for a market analysis. I'll help you understand your property's market value, share my knowledge of the local real estate market and explain how I will market your home and get it sold!

Now that you know my Top 5 Pet Peeves Peeves About Listings & What You Can Do About It, what are your top pet peeves when selling or buying a home?

 Call Nina Rogoff, 781-883-3764, RE/MAX Executive Realty to get your home sold!

 

Comment balloon 66 commentsNina Rogoff • February 12 2017 05:59AM

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Hi Nina

Well done! There are issues we see so often, and they are so frustrating to buyer agents and their clients. And they are easily avoided so that the clients ARE getting the best possible representation of their homes to the buying public. No basements in my area so no worries there! LOL

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad (Solutions Real Estate ) 5 months ago

Nina, we have agents calling a loft a bedroom, which has to have a closet.  Very frustrating, and nice list of annoyances we see on a daily basis!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 5 months ago

These are pet peeves we share! Thanks for taking the time to give "solutions" to the problems. Good read!

Posted by Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years (Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900!) 5 months ago

Thanks, Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900 ! Offering the solutions helps people focus on getting what they need instead of just tearing out their hair because of the frustration. Although, some of the photos also generate laughter! Lol!

 

Posted by Nina Rogoff, Selling Norfolk County Homes (RE/MAX Executive Realty) 5 months ago

AMEN!  The incorrect information is a waste of time for everyone involved, and don't get me started about unprofessional photos!

Posted by Francine Viola, Realtor, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs (Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA) 4 months ago

The one photo boils my blood every time. Only excuse, IMHO, is if it's a REO property with a hostile tenant. Oh..one to add to the list "Hurry, this one won't last long!" in the comments of a property on the market for 3x longer than average. Change up your comments peeps!!

Posted by Colleen Fischesser, Earning a Tradition of Trust since 1990! (RE/MAX Advantage Lake Chelan | Managing Broker) 4 months ago

Francine Viola, and with the availability of point-and-shoot cameras and online photo tutorials and editing software, there is absolutely no excuse. If that's too much work, then agents should ask another agent for help!

Colleen Fischesser I forgot about that one!!     

Posted by Nina Rogoff, Selling Norfolk County Homes (RE/MAX Executive Realty) 4 months ago

Nina Rogoff - absolutely great list and I agree wholeheartedly with each point! I can't tell you how many times buyers ask me to find out whether I can obtain more photos of a property because there's only one shot.  They inevitably ask me, "So, do you think the interior is a wreck? Is that why they don't show it?" Those agents lose so many potential buyers when they only have the one shot!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 4 months ago

Debe Maxwell in our worst nightmares that one photo is a blurry shot of the toilet posted sideways! Lol! That's why I think Sellers should look at their listing on line!

Posted by Nina Rogoff, Selling Norfolk County Homes (RE/MAX Executive Realty) 4 months ago

sideways??? I dont think I have ever seen that one before.... garage in garbage out and it shows a real lack in credibilty if you cant spend enough time on your lisitng to get it right!

Posted by Debra Leisek ( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska) 4 months ago

We can only count above grade as living space, even if the basement is a finished walk-out, which is quite common in my area.

Posted by Beth Bromund, REALTOR (248) 651-3500 (Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel) 4 months ago

I hear what you are saying...I guess they don't take pride in their work. I can't imagine my broker allowing those types of mistakes to be on my listings.

Posted by Raul Rodriguez, Looking out for the client's interest and not my p (Covenant Partners Realty) 4 months ago

Good morning Nina Rogoff ,

Congratulations on the featured post! Well done..these mistakes are pet peeves of mine too. I never can believe the lack of quality photos I see agents using on homes they are listing!! 

Posted by Dorie Dillard, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799) 4 months ago

Nina - Oh yes, I can see why these are pet peeves.  In fact, some sound like violations.  Glad to see you back here.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) 4 months ago

Excellent reminders...thanks for sharing and pointing out these nuggets...cheers....

Posted by Jay McHugh, YOUR SendOutCard Mentor (SendOutCards-Appreciation Marketing Expert) 4 months ago

Great Featured Post for all to read & digest, Nina...and why don't sellers do something about it is all I ask sometimes!! Congrats to the standout Sharon MA Realtor of choice.

Posted by Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond (Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate) 4 months ago

Photos taken with a phone should be added.

Posted by Jim Garcia | Douglas County Real Estate, Most Recommended Realtor (Jim Garcia | Douglas County Real Estate) 4 months ago

These are some classic pet peeves Nina, but the sideways pictures get me every time.  I can't imagine that the person uploading the photos not knowing that they are sideways.  Seriously.

Exaggerating rooms.  I once posted on AR about a house that I toured with some buyers.  The listing indicated a bonus room.  The buyers and I must have counted the rooms 3 or 4 times and still no bonus room. When I finally talked to the agent, the bonus room she was referring to was actually the dining room.

Posted by Charita Cadenhead, Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama) (Keller Williams Realty) 4 months ago

Great list on no-no's, Nina.   Basements are a square footage issue in our area. Many are finished and many are not.  This makes doing CMA's in our area tricky because you can't always tell from the listing info. It makes a big difference in value.   

Posted by Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services" (U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.) 4 months ago

I am like you Nina Rogoff that these things drive me crazy too. Along with picture of homes taken by cell phone the long and skinny way. Using virtual staging and only using 1 photo. 

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) 4 months ago

I think we can all agree! Personally, I'm definitely annoyed by those "extra bedrooms" that don't really exist, and also by  horrendous listing photos. I always scratch my head and wonder why anyone hires an agent who does such a disservice to their clients. 

Posted by Melissa E. Spittel, "Achieving Results Together " (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 4 months ago

Hi, Melissa E. Spittel I think my next post will have to be addressed to sellers telling them to check their listings!! 

Posted by Nina Rogoff, Selling Norfolk County Homes (RE/MAX Executive Realty) 4 months ago

Great post Nina. SF exaggeration is one of my pet peeves. It's like the deli guy putting his thumb on the scale and charging you more for not as much. Just last week encountered a situation where the garage SF was included in the LA. An honest mistake, really?

Posted by James (Jim) Lawson, DBA, Broker Associate, RSPS, BPOR, HI & PE (DomainRealty.com LLC) 4 months ago

Those are definitely annoying one Nina Rogoff ~ especially the incorrect information.  We all make mistakes, but correct them once you are aware of them.  Thank you for sharing!

Posted by Alesha A. Wilson, M.Ed., MRP, Real Estate Agent w/ 525 Realty Group, Edmond, OK (525 Realty Group) 4 months ago

That was a fun read. I have started a collection of "Bad MLS Photos", and I could add to it almost daily. One of the most common is the agent reflected in the bathroom mirror. We always hire professionals, the images are just too important.

Posted by Greg Kilroy, the Velocity Group (Keller Williams Sonoran Living - The Velocity Group) 4 months ago

Lack of information is the biggest time suck for the buyer. But incorrect and lacking images, video, plat maps or floor plans makes it scratch, dig, pull for the information that should be online for round the clock on demand open houses. No delay works best and the full piping hot buffet of all the eye candy, the listing  and community details.

Posted by Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) 4 months ago

Thank you for the insights. If I only see 1 or 2 photos in the MLS (usually just the front of the home as its required here) I automatically assume the home is in horrible condition! I'm sure I'm not the only one to do so.

Posted by Stephen Turner, The BIG Guy of NEW HOME SALES (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 4 months ago

Nina my sellers always look at their listings, we always send it to them and let them know where else it is being displayed as well. But I agree looking through the MLS sometimes you wonder if the owner is aware their agent has NO photos of their listing, no wonder it is still on the market after 150 days.

Posted by Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) 4 months ago

I agree the wrong square footage is a pain.  I have seen where County records are incorrect.  For example, new construction permitted by the County differed by a significant amount from the architect's square footage.  Architect number is my go-to number in new construction. 

Posted by Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs (Kelly Right Real Estate) 4 months ago

Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate  I agree! Occasionally, there is an error in the public record. I let the Sellers know so if they want to discuss with the town, they can. I'll always go with the public record but I can add information about the discrepancy in the "remarks" section.

Posted by Nina Rogoff, Selling Norfolk County Homes (RE/MAX Executive Realty) 4 months ago

I see so many Fair Housing violations in listing descriptions. They go something like this...perfect for the growing family, just right for the retired couple. You get the idea. It sounds innocent enough, but it is a violation of the Fair Housing Act. 

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) 4 months ago

Nina - one way or another, buyers usually discover these "misrepresentations."  Why set yourself up for a lawsuit which is a very real possibility.  Remember the old saying - "under promise and over deliver."

Posted by Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate (Baird & Warner Real Estate) 4 months ago

Nina really good post and your tips are spot on! Congrats on the well deserved feature!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) 4 months ago

Great reminders, Nina! The photos of just a toilet tend to make me laugh. "Oh, good. This property has indoor plumbing! Good to know."

 

Posted by Monica Hill, the REALTOR to help you discover Delaware (RE/Max Associates) 4 months ago

This is a well put together post Nina Rogoff.  Well done!  Just this week (and its only Tuesday!) I saw MLS listing photos showing a full trash can it the kitchen, and another listing where there was a dog in one interior photo, and a cat in another one. It only takes a few seconds to stage for a good, professional photo. Talk about NOT putting the home's best foot forward.  Good grief!

Posted by Greg Mona, YOUR Local Real Estate and Design Resource in AZ! (RE/MAX Platinum Living) 4 months ago

We don't have basements in Florida but I could see how that would be confusing. Many of the things you mentioned could be potential liability issues as well. My broker requires that the seller review all the information in the printed MLS seet and sign that they have reveiwed it and to the best of their knowledge, it's correct. Good article and Happy Valentines Day!

Posted by Stavrula "Sam" Crafa, RNC,GRI, CDPE, PSA, Providing the integrity and service you deserve. (Future Home Realty) 4 months ago

In my MLS there is an experienced top agent that regularly posts photos of his high end listings with cluttered bedrooms with clothes on chairs and kitchens with "stuff" on the counters. I constantly shake my head and wonder why his sellers put up with it?? 

Posted by Debbie Krieger, A Passion for Excellence (John L. Scott Real Estate / Yakima) 4 months ago

This is a great list!  Photos especially. When I list a property I want my clients to be thrilled with my marketing skills.  Property size, number of bedrooms and information on the sellers disclosure not being accurate.

Posted by Melissa Jackson, REALTOR® Matching Buyers & Sellers (United Country Real Estate FW) 4 months ago

Great topic Nina!  I appreciate listing agents that pursue accuracy and compliance with regulations.  Of course, I can not imagine the difficult conversations with the seller that wants to promote an exageration of the home.  Keep up the good work.  I'm sure you'll have a prosperous 2017.

Posted by Jim Mushinsky (Centsable Inspection) 4 months ago

Jim Mushinsky, thank you for your kind words! Wishing you a successful 2017, too!

Posted by Nina Rogoff, Selling Norfolk County Homes (RE/MAX Executive Realty) 4 months ago

You reminded me of some friends of mine who listed thier house a few years ago. The agent wrote about the "gourmet kitchen" and accompanied that description with a photo of the mini-fridge in their bar. When they complained about it, he said it was "too much work" to change photos on line.

Posted by Marte Cliff, your real estate writer (Marte Cliff Copywriting) 4 months ago

I so agree!  I took on an expired listing of a great home that was listed as Adorable 3 bed 2 bath.  I think SMALL when I see adorable.  This home is nearly 2000 sq ft and the prior agent never mentioned the den either.  

Throw in the bad photos, not having the sellers kennel the 3 dogs during showings, and then the sellers waiting in the garage or on the front lawn with 2 small children during the showings and you get a house that doesn't sell in 6 months!

Great post Nina.

Posted by Angela Tauscher, Homes for Heroes & Military Relocation Realtor (West USA Realty) 4 months ago

With few exceptions, most city building records are accurate, however, if the size of the house is different than the building records, an investigation might disclose that an addition was performed without building permits. I have experienced that issue on three occasions. Regardless, a great post. 

Posted by Kimo Jarrett, Pro Lifestyle Solutions (WikiWiki Realty) 4 months ago

Great list.  Basements are tricky.  In our area we don't have a ton of them but in our MLS we list the main level square footage and the finished basement square footage and MLS tallies it up for total square footage but then it is broken up in the listing itself, so we do see the full square footage counted. However, for appraisal and loan purposes the bedrooms and rooms need to have egress or only the above ground will be counted for FHA and apprasers value basements a bit differently than agents and maybe even buyers, which can actually mess with appraised value vs market value.  Since not every home has them they they are kind of a desirable addition to a home. -Kasey

Posted by Kasey & John Boles, Boise, Meridian, Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties (Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com) 4 months ago

That don't list proper number of Bedrooms and bathrooms. Many spots/info about listing are left Blank. When it's full Bath(s) & 1/2 baths, they just post 4 baths instead of 3.5 baths. Worse when post 2 baths, that's ok, however, when Actually Only 1.5... I like when room, whatever the room, dimensions to be included. NOT just total square feet!Great 5 peeves post Nina. Andrew Chateaux - West Coast Investor, Mostly Multi Family.

Posted by Andrew Chateaux 4 months ago

Dear Nina,

Amen! I especially do not like the imaginative rooms. Makes everyone waste their time.

Posted by Dörte Engel, ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton (RE/MAX Leading Edge) 4 months ago

Excellent information thanks for the post.

Posted by Ron Aguilar, Mortgage & Real Estate Advisor since 1995 (New American Funding) 4 months ago

Congratulations on the feature!  You have listed some of the very things clients worry about too.

Posted by Anna Hatridge, Missouri Realtor with Goodson Realty (Goodson Realty) 4 months ago

AMEN and AMEN!

Posted by JoAnn Young, Florida Real Estate (Young & Young Properties ) 4 months ago

Good morning, Anna Hatridge! Thank you...you're right, both sellers and buyers are negatively affected.

Posted by Nina Rogoff, Selling Norfolk County Homes (RE/MAX Executive Realty) 4 months ago

Kimo Jarrett, checking on permits are key! Have you had to bring that up to Sellers in the past? What was the response?

Posted by Nina Rogoff, Selling Norfolk County Homes (RE/MAX Executive Realty) 4 months ago

Kasey & John Boles and the team at Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC, it definitely makes it more challenging to find comparable properties when advising clients.

Posted by Nina Rogoff, Selling Norfolk County Homes (RE/MAX Executive Realty) 4 months ago

We all like to think our every Listing will sell but sometimes they don't because the market won't support the price even though the comps do. That being said, I am thinking of a $550,000 Listing on the Golf Course where I had professional pictures taken. The pictures were accurate and stunning. We had dozens of showings. So when the Sellers did not list with me and turned to another Realtor, what did she do? Yep, used my pictures until I notified here that she would have to reimburse me what I paid. She didn't and used cheesy thumb nail size pics, maybe from her Cell phone. Even though the price was less she had few showings and couldn't sell the property. In all fairness to her and other Realtors the deal breaker was the mandatory $50,000 Golf Club Fee.

Posted by Tom 4 months ago

Totally agree. As a stager, it makes me cringe when I see listing photos from a cell phone and then posted sideways.  Show poor commitment to the property being represented.

Posted by Nina Doiron, Home staging & organization specialist in GTA (iStage & Organize) 4 months ago

I can agree with you (except for #1 because we don't have basements at the Beach). My #1 pet peeves are pictures. Pictures sell a home.

Posted by April Swenson, CRS and Managing Broker - Ocean Shores Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Ocean Shores Brokers) 4 months ago

Nina, 

Great information.  Interesting how different states and MLS's do listings.  Our Square footage number was NOT IN our FMLS for a long time and added back in 8 years ago.  It does include basement square feet. It's harder to compare apples to apples with that. Your point that the information needs to be well done and accurate is key!  I am surprised on almost a daily basis by what I see in the system on listings.

However, in metro Atlanta, I am NOT going to go by our tax records for how many bedrooms are in a home.  We have too much inacurate data in our tax records for me to follow that and not my own eyeballs.   

If a room has a window, closet and access to a full bath on the same level - it's a bedroom.   

I once listed a house that had 4 bedrooms, but the seller has turned one full bedroom into his closet.  It was still a four bedroom, just needed a little work to restore to that if desired.   

The devil is in the details.  

All the best, Michelle

Posted by Michelle Francis, Realtor, Buckhead Atlanta Homes for Sale & Lease (Tim Francis Realty LLC) 4 months ago

Instead of a second floor, my husband and I built our second floor in the basement.  The first floor has the master bedroom and the basement has the spare bedrooms with full bathroom. We will count this as living square footage when we sell. I understand your point but realize that a second floor can be up or down, especially if access is gained by a basement door. Some people can't navigate steps and when building on a small lot it is sometimes necessary to go down instead of up because of a walkout back door. Great post. I have pet peeves with signage. If you post it, keep it looking nice. It reflects on you!

Posted by Anne Corbin, Serving Lake Anna & Central Virginia (Fritz Realty LLC) 4 months ago

Very good points and all market areas being different have very different rules but I do agree that accuracy is key. I'm a stickler for photos and I see minimal, tilted, out of focus and yes often the upside down or sideways pics and on some very nice homes. Maybe the sellers don't care but buyers do.
Room count and SF is often off in our local tax records and we do have to be accurate and post what the property has and do a disclaimer. My own home was built originally as a custom home and it has 5BR and 4BA and records show 4+3. It's wrong, it's always been wrong and I've tried to fix it for years. They finally did and now it shows only 1 bedroom short. I'm not taking the hit if I sell my home having one less bedroom due to inaccurate tax records. My clients should not either. Great awareness post you did here.

Posted by Teri Pacitto, Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty (RE/MAX Olson & Associates, Inc.) 4 months ago

Good points!  My #1 pet peeve is your #5--poor listing photos.  Says a lot about the listing agent in my opinion.

Posted by Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Specializing in Brookside, Waldo, Prairie Village (Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes) 4 months ago

Professionals can identify with this posting...well done & thank you

Posted by Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author (people first...then business Ran Right Realty ) 4 months ago

Great article Nina

Thanks for your insights

Posted by TOM PAPE, P. ENG, Home Inspections, Condo and Townhouse Inspections (Truestar Home Inspection Services) 4 months ago

Congrats on the feature recognition, Nina.  This is a fantastic post.  I have bookmarked it.

Posted by Chris Lima, Local or Global-Allow me to open doors for you. (Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise) 4 months ago

Thank you, Chris Lima! I think the "pet peeves" list hits home with almost everyone!

Posted by Nina Rogoff, Selling Norfolk County Homes (RE/MAX Executive Realty) 4 months ago

Yes, yes, yes to the sideways pictures - hurts my neck!

Posted by Jill Sackler, LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate (Broker Associate, Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. "Said and Done!") 4 months ago

Ugh, the sideways pictures, the blurry pictures - how do agents get away with this? if I were the seller, I would be screaming at the lack of professionalism.

A large chunk of the listings in my area have errors in them, (NYC doesn't have an MLS- but the general systems used are difficult to get changes made to a building) - and are not always the listing agents fault. That still does not excuse them from factual errors in the areas that they do have control over.

Posted by Adam Feinberg, NYC Condo, Co-op, and Townhouse specialist (ANCHOR ASSOCIATES) 4 months ago

That's a very good list!  I've seen some doozies just like you have. I think the worst offense is bad pictures.  You never get a second chance at a first impression!

Posted by Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN (Value Added Service, 602-620-2699) 4 months ago

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