As someone who spends a fair amount of time looking online at real estate listings and photos, I can tell you, some of these photos are real doozies. My favorite site, for ease of use, is Zillow. There are other websites that I frequent, but many of them are so heavy laden with graphics and ads that it bogs down the computer.
The collection below comes from the Hampton Roads area (Southeastern Virginia). Only one of the photos is from outside of this area.
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This image - the only picture available of this house - appears to be a PHOTOGRAPH of a Google street view, taken at a computer screen. At the very least, maybe someone can teach this agent how to do a screenshot?
And it would seem that this agent was so concerned about the "private property" signs that he/she took this picture (the lone image) from the safety of her car. Perhaps someone could teach her how to blot out the car door frame using Photoshop.
ET is living in a small house in Southeastern Virginia. And it's for sale. (The house.)
What's a sunporch without full plumbing?
From what I can glean, a high-powered rifle and a spray of bullets caused the sink to run away so quickly that it forgot to take the faucet with it.
The ad said two-zone central air.
Wherever you go in the room, the deer's eyes follow you...
Because how better to exhaust a dryer vent?
Gravity fed gas-pack? Oh wait, that's only going to work for cold air.
Jiffy-pop ductwork? It's growing so fast, it had to be constrained with a metal band.
If I was trying to sell a house, and the a/c compressor was in a theft-proof wire cage in the fenced-in yard, I don't think I'd put a picture of that in the listing.
Speaking of safe areas, this seems like a statement about the neighborhood.
Doesn't everyone have a water heater in the den (and a washer hook-up)?
The sheet-metal ducting on this furnace is very, very busy. The trunk line goes up and over and under the house. Meanwhile, the garage door is shooting laser eyes at the furnace.
It looks like the appliances and cabinets were in the middle of a dance party when a humanoid opened the door and everyone had to freeze.
Was this used to film a television program? Not sure what to think of the red X.
If you're going to take a picture of someone's undies draped on the sink, you might want to make sure your image and likeness doesn't show in the mirror.
This is a very exciting back yard.
The agent asked the homeowners to step out of the way but forgot about the mirror? Either that, or they're trapped in an inter-dimensional portal and need to be rescued.
Does the hanger convey?
And they advertised this as a fenced yard...
Because nothing says "good decorating" like children dangling from the ceiling.
It's true that Mom has left for heaven and won't need this house anymore, but can you move the oxygen cannula out of the way before snapping the photos? And please draw a face on the Teddy Bear. Ugh.
The elegance of the entry foyer is lost with the potty shot.
Give me a winning caption on this one, and I'll send you a free book! 😀
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For the avocado attic space, I started singing “let’s do the time warp again”…and where are Mike and Carol Brady? Greg would totally dig this space. It’s far out cool!
These are fantastic pictures and comments. For the last image, the first thing that I thought of was, “$$, we love money so much that we laminated it. Who doesn’t love greenbacks?”
Tons of floor space in the craft room, window seat and nature inspired decor bring the outside in!
Lol @ “appliance dance party: interrupted” and “very exciting back yard.”
Modeled on the Rec Room Bay of a Star-Trek era space ship, the waffle-stamp carpet is reflected in the converging lines of the white-buck inspired paneled walls and ceiling. (The Sixties meet the Seventies in TV Land.)
Fried Green Tomatoes!
What a hodgepodge of photos. I enjoyed them immensely.
The one with the kid hanging from the ceiling, is that a bear rug under the pool table?
It’s like one of those pictures where you have to find different things.
I think there is a coyote in front of the fireplace too. For the last picture all I can say is ” It’s not easy being green”.
Plenty of storage for your Leprechauns.
Okay, it’s not a photo but my favorite standard real estate description for luring city slickers to move out into the countryside is “abundant wildlife,” which translates into raccoons and skunks!
“Even Anne of Green Gables would feel at home here.”
Thanks for a good chuckle this morning. My caption, “To infinity and beyond!”
The finished attic looks like is is straight out of a 1960s DIY home projects magazine.
In original colors, even!
I am GREEN with envy for that window bench seat!!
Looks like a room that was ordered out of S&H Green Stamps catalog.
The wizard will see you now!
I had a perfect one for this blog. Lovely home, good neighborhood. The kitchen/great room looked like a green house. Plants everywhere!
After readers comments, the agent finally took pics without the plants. I am sure they had to talk the seller into removing them.
I know the neighborhood but not the street so I can’t see if the pics are still out there.
I enjoy looking at older interesting houses for sale but can’t the realtor at least convince the owners to clean up a little?
I don’t know how many times I’ve looked at a listing and the pictures show the house as a pack rat mess.
Who wants to buy a house and the first thing they have to do is rent a dumpster to throw out all the stuff left behind?
These are hilarious!
I honestly believe that the majority of people don’t see anything wrong with these, they don’t notice the details. You and I notice details and very small details that very few people notice!
But, a funny photo I saw on a real estate listing a few years ago.
I think I may have even posted it in the Sears group. A nightstand next to the bed in a bedroom had a very noticeable “adult toy” and tubes/bottles of “lotions or oils.”
Sometimes I save those images, if I come across it in my files I’ll send it to you to add to this blog! 🙂
People have the right to live like they please, but if you plan to sell your home, it’s time to get with the program!
Love the references to THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, THE WIZARD OF OZ, SESAME STREET, and ANNE OF GREEN GABLES in the comments about the “green room”.