Perusing a newish listing on Allhomes recently I was somewhat perplexed at the appearance of a front “lawn”. Was it fake grass? Was the photo taken back in the days before water restrictions? No, I think it’s been altered.
Here’s two views of the same lawn…
According to Real Estate Institute of Australia guidelines “Representations made by real estate agents as to the description of a property and its characteristics must be made accurately and without any embellishment”.
Digitally greening up the front yard is embellishment, in any sense of the word. But in any case, surely prospective buyers are going to notice when they turn up to an open or for the auction that the front lawn is mostly dead?
Is photo doctoring in real estate advertising ok? How much is too much?