Renters spot awkward error in property listing – and it’s not the tiny Photoshopped furniture

By Staff

When an estate agent posted a new listing, hopeful renters were quick to spot a glaring error in the advertisement, which also featured mini Photoshopped furniture

Looking for a property might have just got even more complicated.

Anyone who has been searching for a home to rent or buy knows that it’s not a simple process. From queues stretching down the street outside a viewing you struggled to get in the first place, to skyrocketing house prices – it can be seriously challenging to find your dream home, that still comes in under your budget.

However, it looks like things might be getting even more complicated, with a new trend amongst estate agents promising to make it even harder to decipher what property is worth going to see or making an offer on.

The new approach by property agents was spotted in Australia, and renters were quick to highlight the glaring error in the listing. A shot of an apartment balcony was included in the advertisement, and it features garden furniture of truly confusing proportions.

The set of an outside L-shaped sofa and armchairs is absolutely miniature and appears to have been Photoshopped into the scene, but this wasn’t the worst part: the agency has also edited in a fake sunset of moody purples and pink shades into the sky – and they found themselves heavily criticised for doing so, Daily Mail Australia reports.

The 112 square-metre property includes two bedrooms and two bathrooms and is located on Jerralong Drive in Sydney, and despite its nice features, those interested in the property were quickly put off by how heavily edited the balcony image was.

Daily Mail Australia reported that the real estate agent who holds the listing, but hasn’t been named, told them it was a common practice now to edit in computer-generated furniture. “Sometimes when the unit is empty, the owner asks us to put digital styled furniture,’ they said, “It’s part of real estate, [a] lot of agents are doing it.”

When it came to the fake sunset, the agent put this down to photographers trying to brighten up images to make them stand out more with contrasting colours. There was a short disclaimer on the advertisement that noted the furniture visible in the listing was computer generated, but people were left seriously annoyed that this kind of digital manipulation had been used.

“Weird sky, tiny outdoor furniture. This s**t should be illegal to advertise as a property for sale,” said one house hunter.

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