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Bad Photos Phriday

March 21, 2014

This is the second in a series of posts about stupid photos taken by real estate agents and actually posted to their local MLS. I know they were taken by agents because professional photographers certainly wouldn’t allow such trash to sully their equipment. I’m not the only one to post the photos – some call them Bad Real Estate Photos or Bad MLS Photos. While the photos come from a variety of sources (submissions from you are gladly acknowledged!), one of the best is terriblerealestateagentphotographs, which is anonymous, and his/her captions are understated but hilarious and hard to improve on.

Today’s photos “highlight” one of my many pet peeves, the Tilt-O-Matic home photo. Without further ado:

Would it look less unbalanced with an equal number of windows on each side of the entrance?
Would it look less unbalanced with an equal number of windows on each side of the entrance?
This house recently developed a slow puncture, but may not be totally beyond repair.
This house recently developed a slow puncture, but may not be totally beyond repair.
I strongly recommend immediate viewing of this property, before it slides down the road into the neighboring somewhat more unsavory school district.
I strongly recommend immediate viewing of this property, before it slides down the road into the neighboring somewhat more unsavory school district.
Modern building techniques now allow completed houses to be dropped into position from a great height - with variable results.
Modern building techniques now allow completed houses to be dropped into position from a great height – with variable results.

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Bad-vertising

February 21, 2014

I am planning a series of posts about stupid photos taken by real estate agents and actually posted to their local MLS, supposedly in furtherance of their intention to sell a home. I know they were taken by agents because professional photographers certainly wouldn’t allow such trash to sully their equipment.

I’m not the only one to post the photos – some call them Bad Real Estate Photos or Bad MLS Photos. I am trying to be original and coin the term “Badvertising.” ( I haven’t Googled it yet, so it’s at least original to me.)

What won’t be original to me in some cases are the snarky captions. While the photos come from a variety of sources (submissions from you are gladly acknowledged!), one of the best is terriblerealestateagentphotographs, which is anonymous, and his/her captions are understated but hilarious and hard to improve on.

Today’s examples are all potty humor, a topic to which I am sure we will return over and over:

Never miss a delivery because you were on the toilet again.

Never miss a delivery because you were on the toilet again! 

Potential buyers have a choice: erect a divider, or own the largest and most inconveniently arranged bathroom on the planet.

 Potential buyers have a choice: erect a divider, or own the most inconveniently arranged bathroom on the planet.

The judges prepare to take their places for one of the more unusual events at this year’s Winter Olympics.

 The judges prepare to take their places for one of the more unusual events at this year’s Winter Olympics.

I hope you weren’t drinking coffee or something. Clean up your device and next time be prepared.

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