Funny Photo of the Week: This House Isn’t Just a Drive-By

by hookedonhouses on June 28, 2011

This charming three-bedroom house for sale in Richmond Heights, Missouri, isn’t just a drive-by. Nope. It’s a pull-right-up-and-park in the front yard kind of place.  My daughter Lily asked, “Are they selling the car, too?” Based on the photo, you’d think so! :)

How would you caption this?


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Luciane at June 28, 2011 at 7:51 am

Ha! This always makes me laugh! My kids always look at me like “what’s wrong with mom”?!

So funny!

Enjoy your day!


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Danielle June 28, 2011 at 7:57 am


I would have suspected they were trying to hide something but it looks like there’s another picture sans automobile in the listing.

Ivy June 28, 2011 at 9:58 am

I was thinking the same thing! What’s wrong with the front of the house that hey have to park a car on the lawn to hide it?

Megan June 28, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Ditto! It also makes the house look super small with the car in front.

Lynn June 28, 2011 at 8:01 am

HA!!! That’s too funny! (I would have showed up with flowers for the window boxes before I took the MLS photo…but that’s just me! A nice red would really pop, especially with the car there!!!

Brandon @ Southgate June 28, 2011 at 8:05 am

Goodness! What were they thinking??

Tanya from Dans le Townhouse June 28, 2011 at 8:09 am

“Cute home with convenient parking spot”

Lol. This photo cracks me up. That people DO this is funny enough, that some immortalizes it on film is even better!

Cathryn @ June 28, 2011 at 8:58 am

“Cosy Dutch Colonial cottage, minimal yard work, needs a new driveway.”

Jo @ To a Pretty Life June 28, 2011 at 9:05 am

Looks like a home and cars lottery picture. Maybe that’s what they were going for? they’d need a much bigger house to really pull that off.

kemper June 28, 2011 at 9:15 am

LOL!!! I live very near here….might have to check this one out in person.

Rebecca June 28, 2011 at 10:03 am

I would caption it “Fire your agent reason no. 1″.

Rachel June 28, 2011 at 10:10 am

“Off-street parking not available”

ruediger benedikt June 28, 2011 at 10:33 am

well maybe this family can now afford an upscale, it is not that important the size of the house but what-s happening inside, i really like it from the outside, it looks like a warm place to be, would love to see what it is like inside…

Lisa June 28, 2011 at 10:50 am

Is the house or car for sale? hmmmmm….

Kathy Koops June 28, 2011 at 10:50 am

How about “easy access” or “come on in”!

Jenny June 28, 2011 at 11:16 am

That is hilarious! Richmond Heights is about 30 min. from me.

polly dove June 28, 2011 at 11:26 am

Hi Julia! When my kids were younger and I was constantly driving all over kingdom come for games and lessons, I used to say how it seemed like we lived in our car. Maybe this is actually a car ad and the caption could say, “You might just prefer living in your car.”

jana June 28, 2011 at 11:32 am

Wife pulls up in what used to be her circular driveway and says “Honey you shrunk the house!”

It is rather dainty isn’t it?!

Bre June 28, 2011 at 11:32 am

haha! Tell Lily I thought the same thing. Talk about product placement gone awry. What are people thinking? Maybe the car is to show scale for the size of the house?

Kristi F June 28, 2011 at 12:26 pm

How about “Hamsters gone wild!” as it is a Kia Soul and they used those cute little rapping hamsters in the ads.

Just when you think you have seen everything . . .

Amanda @ Serenity Now June 28, 2011 at 1:13 pm

“Drive-Thru Realty”—> “Pull up, we’ll give you the listing details, and you can order a contract or not! Closings in less than a month or your money back!”

Carol June 28, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Maybe they are moving because they won the “Publishers Clearing House” giveaway and thats the van !

Kim June 28, 2011 at 1:25 pm

“How would you like to win, “A NEW CAR!” For some reason, “The Price is Right” came to mind. I’m not sure what the realtor was trying to do here. I hope this home sells.

Jackie W. - Kanasas June 28, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Realtors must be getting desperate….does the car come with the house ?

Nita{ModVintageLife} June 28, 2011 at 4:20 pm

Crazy! And that is such a pretty little house.

anna see June 28, 2011 at 6:49 pm

that is so weird! cute house, though!

Noelle June 28, 2011 at 8:36 pm

LOL that is hilarious! It looks like an ad for the car!!

Jocelyn June 28, 2011 at 9:19 pm

Is it a Herbie reincarnate??

CT Roofing Contractor June 29, 2011 at 3:11 pm

It’s impossible to focus on anything in this picture besides that car. I think it’s a great idea for the car ad but–not for that house I’m afraid.

Ricki Jill Treleaven June 29, 2011 at 8:15 pm

I’ll go with what Lily said…methinks the car comes with the house!

Billy June 30, 2011 at 6:11 pm

“You can Go with this or you Can Go with that ” is implied with the car so then have hyper links to comp listings that show this place is a better value. But you take a chance that the client is going to like the others better; maybe they will still by through the creative broker

Romi July 1, 2011 at 12:18 am

“The world’s laziest door-to-door salesman.”

Linda July 3, 2011 at 8:20 am

one martini, two martinis, three martinis yard

Juju at Tales of Whimsy... July 5, 2011 at 10:08 pm

LOL Car commercial?

angela September 27, 2011 at 8:50 pm

“BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE! If you call in the next 5 minutes we’ll throw in this car for JUST $19.95… plushandlingtaxtitlelicenseandjustasmalladditionalfeeof$15000.drivewaynotincluded…
YOU TOO, can have this ULTIMATE PACKAGE!!”

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