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 photo?

Thanks to Jeanna for spotting this one! If you find something unusual in the real estate listings, send it to me.

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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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