For most of us, marketing our properties means high quality, professional photographs. But some people are less bothered.
When Andy Donaldson was searching for a new flat in London in 2013, he found so many shocking (but hilarious) photographs that he set up a blog in honour of them.
These genuine online advertisements include family pets and even family members visible in the shots.
The Tumblr blog went viral, reaching 100,000 hits a day.
Andy comments: “To begin with, I spent a few hours a week searching for funny or bad images for the blog, but since it went viral, I am now sent pictures from all over the world. I get up to around 100 new images each week and I have more than 2,000 great images saved for publication.
“The photos I am sent come from websites all over the world, from the UK, US, Canada, across Europe, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Japan and even Kazakhstan.”
He explains the blog’s purpose: “The intention of the blog is not to ridicule individual agents or agencies; it is a difficult job and everyone makes mistakes sometimes.
“But if an agent wants to complain about their photograph being used on my website, they would have to admit that it was their photograph, and I think the estate agents prefer to remain anonymous.”
Some of the best – or worst – photographs have been selected for you to view below. Enjoy!