Imagine a PoolPosted on Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 at 7:00pm.
On our small lots we don't see many pool homes, and not even all the big lots – especially east of the highway – get pools built into them, either.
One East MB listing splits the difference.
1310 11th (6br/5ba, 5000 sq. ft.), a behemoth of a mid-90s house, you'll find a pitch that says the home offers a "POOL sized yard," complete with a photo of a pool.
Looking at the listing online via Redfin, or most other public search tools, that's all you see.
So why is the listing saying "pool sized" and the photo shows a pool?
Wouldn't you just say "pool in yard?"
No, you wouldn't, because there is no pool.
But we can all agree it's dicey to go inventing stuff. It's one thing to have a pro snap your listing pics to show a home in the best possible light (good) or to airbrush/Photoshop your listing pics (accepted) to improve them.
It's another step entirely to doctor a true photo of the house by adding elements that aren't there, disclosure or no.
We can think of a few Sand Section listings that could benefit by having telephone poles removed, for instance. Or brown lawns that could be colored a lush green. Best to tread carefully down this path, or probably better not to step at all.
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