It takes a lot to embarrass a former lawyer about the quality of some of the people he's working with now, but ...

This woman's accomplished that. An agent for something called {the lawyer in me decided to edit out the name of the firm, just to lessen the chance that these yo-yos will grieve me for disparaging them, or at least give me a defense] just sold 20 Fado Lane for $800,000, and I'm mortified by what she put up on the Internet as her contribution to that sales effort.

Fado's a great little street at the foot of Cognewaugh. Modest houses, but a tight neighborhood of friendly people with a real sense of community, with block parties, nice families and just generally, a good place to live. So this house should have attracted a buyer quickly.

$800,000 might have been about  the right price for this home, but it was asking $919,000, and I wonder if it might have fetched something closer to that number, and sold in far less time than it took to move this (27 Fado, Steve Archino's listing and asking $949,000, is reported under contract, after 100 days), if the agent had bothered to keep her Instamatic in her glove compartment and called in someone who had a real camera and knew how to use it. The commission on an $800,000 sale is $40,000: that's $20,000 for the agent and her broker to divide as they see fit. They couldn't spend, say, $500 for a real photographer?

Sad.

  Really? 

Really? 

 Buy some sheets at Costco, you cheap ....

Buy some sheets at Costco, you cheap ....

 You couldn't even bother to straighten the friggin' lamp shade?

You couldn't even bother to straighten the friggin' lamp shade?