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When Real Estate Photos Make Me Laugh Out Loud…

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 agent - apparently - couldnt be bothered to drive to the site to get interior photos OR exterior photos. This image appears to be a PHOTOGRAPH of a google street view, taken at his computer. At the very least, maybe someone can teach him how to do a screenshot?en from his computer

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?

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And it would seem that this agent was so concerned about all the signs that he/she took this picture (the lone image) from the safety of her car and kept the doors locked.

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.

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It appears that ET has posed

ET is living in a small house in Southeastern Virginia. And it's for sale. (The house.)

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This is my own photo, taken while I was looking at a house in the Suffolk area.

What's a sunporch without full plumbing?

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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.

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.

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The ad said two-zone central air.

The ad said two-zone central air.

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Wherever you go in the room, the deers eyes follow you...

Wherever you go in the room, the deer's eyes follow you...

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Seriously.

Seriously.

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Because how better to exhaust a dryer vent.

Because how better to exhaust a dryer vent?

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Yea

Gravity fed gas-pack? Oh wait, that's only going to work for cold air.

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Jiffy-pop ductwork? It's growing so fast, it had to be constrained with a metal band.

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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.

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Speaking of security, this seems like a statement about the neighborhood.

Speaking of safe areas, this seems like a statement about the neighborhood.

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Doesn't everyone have a water heater in the den (and a washer hook-up)?

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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.

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It looks like the appliances and cabinets were in the middle of a wild party when a humanoid opened the door and everyone had to freeze.

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.

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Was this used to film a television program? Not sure what to think of the red X.

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If youre going to take a picture of someones undies draped on the sink, you might want to hide from the camera.

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.

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Theres a lot happening in this back yard.

This is a very exciting back yard.

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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.

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I dont know if this is artistic brilliance or just plain goofy.

Does the hanger convey?

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And they advertised this as a fenced yard...

And they advertised this as a fenced yard...

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And yes, this picture is right-side-up. This is the lone picture that is not in the Hampton Roads area.

Because nothing says "good decorating" like children dangling from the ceiling.

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This is a for sale by owner and its a little unnerving.

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.

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This shot

The elegance of the entry foyer is lost with the potty shot.

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Give me a winning caption on this one, and I'll send you a free book! :D

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  1. Lori Jackson Black
    August 24th, 2017 at 11:28 | #1

    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!

  2. Abby Innes
    August 24th, 2017 at 11:32 | #2

    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?”

  3. Jenny
    August 24th, 2017 at 12:05 | #3

    Tons of floor space in the craft room, window seat and nature inspired decor bring the outside in!

  4. Teena
    August 24th, 2017 at 12:20 | #4

    Lol @ “appliance dance party: interrupted” and “very exciting back yard.”

  5. Jo Parker
    August 24th, 2017 at 13:16 | #5

    Green Gables.

  6. Sandy
    August 24th, 2017 at 13:53 | #6

    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.)

  7. Marsha Wills
    August 24th, 2017 at 14:33 | #7

    Fried Green Tomatoes!

  8. Donna
    August 24th, 2017 at 15:13 | #8

    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”.

  9. Elvis Newton
    August 24th, 2017 at 21:20 | #9

    Plenty of storage for your Leprechauns.

  10. Dale Wolicki
    August 25th, 2017 at 00:01 | #10

    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!

  11. Gemma
    August 25th, 2017 at 06:22 | #11

    “Even Anne of Green Gables would feel at home here.”

  12. Debi
    August 25th, 2017 at 06:22 | #12

    Thanks for a good chuckle this morning. My caption, “To infinity and beyond!”

  13. Rhonda LaPointe Frazier
    August 25th, 2017 at 09:00 | #13

    The finished attic looks like is is straight out of a 1960s DIY home projects magazine.
    In original colors, even!

    https://www.priory-antiques.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/PRACTICAL_HOUSEHOLDER_SEPT_1961.jpg

  14. Llita
    August 25th, 2017 at 09:48 | #14

    I am GREEN with envy for that window bench seat!!

  15. Blaise
    August 25th, 2017 at 12:08 | #15

    Looks like a room that was ordered out of S&H Green Stamps catalog.

  16. Linda Gilbert
    August 25th, 2017 at 17:14 | #16

    The wizard will see you now!

  17. Linda Ramsey
    August 31st, 2017 at 10:24 | #17

    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.

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