Bizarre color schemes, filthy bathrooms and someone sleeping in a messy bedroom are just some of the unbelievably bad pictures posted by estate agents in their misguided bid to sell properties.
Bathroom walls covered ceiling to floor in mould, a swimming pool full of green algae and a living room crammed with oriental souvenirs including life-size statues and several plants are examples of the bizarre images designed to promote the properties.
The genuine images were posted on the Terrible Real Estate Agent website, which was set up by Andy Donaldson after he came across some awful photographs while hunting for a flat in London in 2013.
This picture of someone asleep in a bed is among a host of terrible images posted by estate agents in their desperate bid to sell properties
One estate agent apparently thought it a good idea to use this image of a bathroom covered ceiling to floor in mould to promote a property
The images were posted on the Terrible Real Estate Agent website, which was set up by Andy Donaldson after he came across some awful photographs while hunting for a flat in London two years ago
This swimming pool full of green algae is another example of the bizarre images designed to promote the properties by estate agents
Mr Donaldson, a 40-year-old digital media manager from Aberdeen, said the website started off as a joke between friends.
But it soon became a viral sensation after he started sharing the hilarious images on Tumblr, drawing in around 100,000 hits a day.
He said: 'The blog continues to attract hundreds of submissions and it is particularly popular with estate agents themselves, here and in the US.
'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.
Stag do: Mr Donaldson, a 40-year-old digital media manager from Aberdeen, said the website started off as a joke between friends
But the site soon became a viral sensation after he started sharing the hilarious images on Tumblr, drawing in around 100,000 hits a day
Mr Donaldson said the blog attracts hundreds of submissions and it is particularly popular with estate agents themselves, here and in the U.S.
Garish: The come from website all over the world including from the UK, U.S., Canada, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Japan
Mr Donaldson said it was not his intention to ridicule agents or agencies and he admits that it 'is a difficult job and everyone makes mistakes'
Mr Donaldson, a digital media manager from Aberdeen, has produced calendars and books and has had interest in Germany, USA and Canada
He added: '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.
'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.'
Since then he's produced calendars and books and has had interest in Germany, USA and Canada.
Other images posted on the Terrible Real Estate Agent include a dog resting his head on a chair (left) and a toilet in a shower cubicle (right)
One estate agent thought it best to use this image of a dog going to the toilet on the grass outside a house to promote the property
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