The photograph below is from an actual listing in the Chicagoland MLS. And yes, that’s a cute little puppy posing for a shot. I don’t think the puppy comes with the home, but maybe the agent who used this as a listing photo wanted to portray that this home is full of love! Unfortunately, it’s probably more likely that this particular agent either knows absolutely nothing about how to market a home, or, just doesn’t care. But is this just what “bad” agents do? Or, is bad real estate photography a symptom of a much larger problem that the industry is faceing? I believe the later is true. The problem is not “bad” real estate agents. The problem is our industry is not doing a good enough job of training good ones.