Real estate agent goes too far in trying to Photoshop a lush green lawn onto a suburban Australian house: ‘That’s the new strain of grass called ‘Chernobyl”

  • Bizarrely-edited photos of a house in Adelaide have left internet users baffled
  • The images of the property have abnormally green grass photoshopped in
  • ‘That’s the new strain of grass called ‘Chernobyl’ one house-hunter quipped

A real estate listing for a suburban home has left internet users in stitches over its unusually green lawn. 

Real estate agency Property Gurus South Australia recently advertised the four bedroom brick home in Elizabeth Downs, north Adelaide, for $350,000.

But the listing has now gone viral online with house hunters roundly mocking how poorly Photoshopped the home’s lush front and back lawn appears to be.

‘That’s the new strain of grass called ‘Chernobyl’, you should see it at night time,’ one house-hunter quipped – referring to the Ukrainian town where a nuclear power station melted down in 1986.

A South Australian real estate agency has been mocked online for editing the grass in a property listing and making it abnormally green

The images are in stark contrast to earlier pictures of the same property when it was sold in 2010 (pictured)

The images are in stark contrast to earlier pictures of the same property when it was sold in 2010 (pictured) 

‘How do I get my grass this green?’ another joked.

‘Oh dear… (They) got the window pulls looking OK but that ‘lawn’,’ another said. 

‘Also don’t they realise that as soon as someone goes to an open then the jig will be up’

A third pointed out: ‘You can literally see the green brush in the last picture because it’s accidentally used on the tree. This is excellent.’

One respondent described how they experienced a similar incident when a real estate agent came to take photos to list their property.

‘We sold our place few years ago and it was an overcast day when the photographer came to take photos. 

‘When the photos were posted up, the sky had been photoshopped cause it was clear blue skies with one fluffy white cloud.’

Pictures of the listing were discovered by a Reddit user and shared to the internet, with users chiming in and joking about the odd editing job (pictured, the backyard of the house)

Pictures of the listing were discovered by a Reddit user and shared to the internet, with users chiming in and joking about the odd editing job (pictured, the backyard of the house) 

The agent for the listing told Daily Mail Australia they were asked to edit the photos and claimed it wasn't 'illegal' (pictured, the backyard of the same house in 2010)

The agent for the listing told Daily Mail Australia they were asked to edit the photos and claimed it wasn’t ‘illegal’ (pictured, the backyard of the same house in 2010) 

Daily Mail Australia understands the photoshop job on the home’s pictures was performed quickly. 

A real estate agent at the firm also insisted that editing the pictures wasn’t illegal. It was not suggested that it was. 

Real estate agencies regularly airbrush their online listings.

Property Gurus SA has since cropped out the grass in their photos under the listing. 

Sydney real estate agency photoshops out water tower from behind home in listing

A real estate agency was accused of using digitally-altering photographs when they advertised a three-bedroom Sydney property in 2016.

Molly Smith and her husband made the shocking discovery of a massive water tower overshadowing the home in southern Sydney when they attended an open house inspection.

The Photoshop version shows the dramatic results of an imaginary, beautiful clear blue sky disguising the – obvious and completely invisible – eyesore in the distance. 

The Sydney couple were left speechless and outraged by the depiction of the view outside the estate, at 31A Penshurst Avenue in Penshurst.

A real estate agency digitally-altered photos of a listing for a Sydney home in 2016 - purposefully leaving out one giant detail

A real estate agency digitally-altered photos of a listing for a Sydney home in 2016 – purposefully leaving out one giant detail

It was revealed a massive water tower actually overshadowed the house when a couple attended the open home

It was revealed a massive water tower actually overshadowed the house when a couple attended the open home

 

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