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Rightmove listing: agent justifies 142 photographs of just one property

An agent has defended his decision to put 142 photographs of a property on its Rightmove listing after an unexpected criticism from national newspapers.

The Independent and the Daily Telegraph hint that displaying so many images for a £2.899m property at Lindrick Common near Worksop might be regarded as desperate; they say the total makes it the Rightmove listing with the most photographs - ever.

But Paul Blackburn, director of Blenheim Park Estates, says his agency tries to use the maximum number of images on all of its stock when listed online.

“Blenheim Park Estates just handles the top end of the market and is a bespoke estate agency business. The key thing is showing the potential purchasers the properties in their entirety rather than just giving them a snapshot” he tells the paper.

“We try and sell the properties through pictures. It’s how we operate. We are not desperate, we are keen.”

He goes on to describe the five bed property - which has an indoor swimming pool, a bar, games and entertainment suite, a cinema, gym, and eight acres of grounds including landscaped gardens with sun terraces - like this: “It’s a superb property which has many, many features which we wanted to highlight through aerial and ground photos.”

Have a look at the Rightmove listing and make up your own mind. It’s here.

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    Got to be a footballer's house. Notice not one personal item in any photo from what I can see.

  • Rob  Davies

    It does look desperate. And who has the time of inclination to go through 146 different images?

  • Rob  Davies

    *or

  • Fake Agent

    "He goes on to describe the five bed property - which has an indoor swimming pool, a bar, games and entertainment suite, a cinema, gym, and eight acres of grounds including landscaped gardens with sun terraces - like this: “It’s a superb property which has many, many features which we wanted to highlight through aerial and ground photos.”

    Sounds nice and affordable then.

    "£2.899m property at Lindrick Common near Worksop"

    Oh, what a surprise!

  • Fake Agent

    Not sure the players from Sheffield United/Wednesday or Nottingham Forest could afford that sort of house. Then again, who knows these days?

    Maybe players from Manchester United, Liverpool and Leicester are commuting to Worksop these days. Seems more likely.

  • Simon Shinerock

    If every agent did this the Internet would run out of space

  • Simon Shinerock

    Oh a three year old just told me it wouldn't

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    Seems like unnecessary agent bashing from the papers to me. If he wants to put that many images up then why not? Maybe the vendor wanted it, in which case he is adhering to the correct levels of customer service.

  • Helen Godbold Eade

    If there's no restriction on the number of photos that can be put up, then why not upload as many as possible??! With so many buyers doing their first viewing online these days, the photos count - they really count. Many agents could do a little better on the photo front. And let's face it, it's got the agency, and the property, some great publicity ;-)

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    Bought for £775,000 in 2002 - not a bad mark up either even with the extensions and improvements,

  • Jon  Tarrey

    @Ashley Gray - interesting. Shows how crazy the last 13 years have been if a property can go up by that amount of money. So, the way we're going, the house will be worth about £4m in 2028. And that will still be deemed at the cheap end of the prime, high-end market.

    When did property become like football transfers - operating on a level that is so far beyond reason and irrationality. We need to get away from seeing property as an investment and get back to a more stable, appropriately priced housing market. You know, where people might actually be able to afford to buy without cobbling together a £40,000 deposit or putting themselves into mountains of debt.

    I hold out very little hope of this being the case.

  • Kelly Evans

    There has always been a prime market and there will always be one in the future. The sooner you get over that, and appreciate the benefits this brings to the economy, the sooner you'll stop being so bitter about those who have worked hard to earn their money.

    Back to the article in question, 146 images does seem excessive. But, as Helen points out, if that is what works for Blenheim Park Estates then so be it. It's not exactly going to break the internet, is it? Live and let live. Something Jon Tarrey struggles to understand.

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