Worst Photos Ever – 1500 4th Ave #900

The listing agent stands to gross $13,485 from the sale of 1500 4th Ave #900 and these are the four photos he has attached to the listing:

Wow. I’m not a real estate agent but, I don’t think it’s a good idea to take photos with your circa 2000 camera phone and then stretch them in Microsoft Paint. Instead drop $170 on a nice Canon SD 750 and download Paint.net (its free.) Or better yet hire a professional photographer for $150! Hell, make your client pay for the photos.

BTW, what’s up with the $670/month HOA dues? The place is only 863 square feet.

Update: The 3 bad photos have been removed from the listing.

About Matt Goyer

I love condos, lofts, floating homes, new construction and mid-century moderns so much so that since starting this blog in 2006 I've written over 2,000 blog posts about them!

For years I resisted becoming a real estate agent preferring to be a marketing executive at Redfin but after leaving Redfin (after seven years!) I caved in the spring of 2014 and became a broker. So if you need help finding that "Urbnlivn-style" place or selling your home email me at matt@urbnlivn.com, I'd be happy to help you.

Prior to Urbnlivn and Redfin, I worked at Microsoft after graduating from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Mathematics with a major in computer science.

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  • CameronRex

    $670/month – and I don’t belive there is parking in the building….and as many transients and/or drug dealers and trouble-makers per square inch outside your front door as any corner in SF or NYC….what a bargain!

  • CameronRex

    $670/month – and I don’t belive there is parking in the building….and as many transients and/or drug dealers and trouble-makers per square inch outside your front door as any corner in SF or NYC….what a bargain!

  • http://www.2200life.blogspot.com EconE

    Thank God. I thought it was either my meds or my old age that had blurred my vision when I saw that listing.

  • http://www.2200life.blogspot.com EconE

    Thank God. I thought it was either my meds or my old age that had blurred my vision when I saw that listing.

  • http://ghcollab.blogspot.com keith

    I didn’t even know that building was residential.

    CameronRex: if you’re worried about parking places and “trouble-makers” then downtown, or perhaps Seattle in general, doesn’t sound like the right place for you.

  • http://ghcollab.blogspot.com keith

    I didn’t even know that building was residential.

    CameronRex: if you’re worried about parking places and “trouble-makers” then downtown, or perhaps Seattle in general, doesn’t sound like the right place for you.

  • mdot

    To be fair to CameronRex, Fourth and Pike is probably one of the druggiest-filled, most bum-ridden corners in Seattle. You don’t have to be some yuppified surbanite to get that impression. Sadly, the Seaboard building is one of the cooler buildings in downtown Seattle. But Fourth and Pike is a pretty crappy corner to call home.

  • mdot

    To be fair to CameronRex, Fourth and Pike is probably one of the druggiest-filled, most bum-ridden corners in Seattle. You don’t have to be some yuppified surbanite to get that impression. Sadly, the Seaboard building is one of the cooler buildings in downtown Seattle. But Fourth and Pike is a pretty crappy corner to call home.

  • Anonymous

    A dump on a stick.

  • http://americandigest.org Vanderleun

    A dump on a stick.

  • jcricket

    They made the upper floors of the building residential a few years back after struggling with office vacancies for years. The floor plate of the building simply isn’t conducive to what modern companies want (although it was when it was built).

    But I agree with the other sentiments. It’s not like city living is ever tranquil, but being right by Westlake Park is a pretty tough place to live by Seattle standards.

  • jcricket

    They made the upper floors of the building residential a few years back after struggling with office vacancies for years. The floor plate of the building simply isn’t conducive to what modern companies want (although it was when it was built).

    But I agree with the other sentiments. It’s not like city living is ever tranquil, but being right by Westlake Park is a pretty tough place to live by Seattle standards.

  • Steve S.

    Those pictures are inexcusable, but you are assuming he is getting a 3% commission for all we know he is listing the unit free but still if you are going to do something do it right!

  • Steve S.

    Those pictures are inexcusable, but you are assuming he is getting a 3% commission for all we know he is listing the unit free but still if you are going to do something do it right!

  • http://www.2200life.blogspot.com EconE

    Did you call the agent Matt? It appears that most of the photos have been removed. Perhaps they read your blog?

  • http://www.2200life.blogspot.com EconE

    Did you call the agent Matt? It appears that most of the photos have been removed. Perhaps they read your blog?