7 Unusual Things Found in the Real Estate Listings

by hookedonhouses on February 19, 2013

ear head mannequin in office-Texas-Jenny

1. I hear it’s a great house, but some of the decor is a little quirky…

watch your step toilet Nichols FB find

2. Watch your step in this bathroom!

home security system Nichols FB find

3. Who needs a home security system when you’ve got The Rock?

Looks Never Lived In MLS photo Nichols FB 2

4. Listing agent says: “House looks like it was never lived in!”

no dogs but cats allowed-Ellen Show

5. Only 28 cats? I guess we’ll keep looking…

sofa matches wall-Christina

6. Can you spot the sofa hiding in this room?

old man in hot tub-Australian listing

7. Listing: “A hot tub with a view.”

Thanks to the readers who sent me these (listings are no longer active). Some were featured on Nichols & Associates Real Estate FB page How Not to Market a Home and The Ellen Show.

Visit my Bad MLS Photos page to see more, including:

bad-mls-photo-swimmer-in-backyard-pool5 Reasons Homeowners Should Stay Out of Their Real Estate Listings

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Alie B February 19, 2013 at 8:49 am

OK, dude didn’t need to actually be IN the tub, but it does look like an incredibly serene spot (overlooking a mountain) to soak away your cares! :)

Parnassus February 19, 2013 at 8:58 am

Mr. Ear reminds me of Mr. Eyeball in Taiwan, whose head is a giant eyeball.

Mandy February 19, 2013 at 9:06 am

OH MY! Those are hysterical and awful at the same time. And #2 looks like a hip replacement surgery waiting to happen…

Lisa February 19, 2013 at 9:12 am

Julie, your witty comments under each photo were my favorite part of this post! Ha.
“Only 28 cats? I guess we’ll keep looking.” Hilarious! Thanks for the morning chuckle. :)

for the love of a house February 19, 2013 at 10:08 am

I always love these posts Julia! Such a hoot!

Dean February 19, 2013 at 10:48 am

These are hilarious.
Why 28? That’s the kind of thing that float around my head all day…

hookedonhouses February 19, 2013 at 11:35 am

It does seem kind of random, doesn’t it? Ha.

Trish @TheOldPostRoad February 19, 2013 at 10:56 am

Those always leave me shaking my head, Julia!
-Trish

marta February 19, 2013 at 11:33 am

Funny! Love the couch :) For all the 28 cats maybe!

House Crazy Sarah February 19, 2013 at 11:53 am

28 cats – eww…. must be a typo – Imagine cleaning up after 28 cats lived there! As for the human ear – funky! Where can I get one?? (just kidding)

MissFifi February 19, 2013 at 11:56 am

That never looked lived in kitchen gave my eyes a stroke! These are great. LOL

Sarah February 19, 2013 at 12:56 pm

More like bath tub with a view, right? These were great. Thanks, Julia.

Ulrike February 19, 2013 at 2:17 pm

#2 – Taking the Throne to a whole new level.

ShabbyChick February 19, 2013 at 4:24 pm

Ewww! All I can say after that is there sure are a lot of creeps in the world!!!

Rosemarie February 19, 2013 at 4:46 pm

Wow, I think I’d die in that bathroom! Most accidents happen in the bathroom, the odds are really against you in that one.

ladyofargonne February 19, 2013 at 5:47 pm

I went to the Nichols & Associates Real Estate FB page. I found most of their photos to be humiliating to people. Snobby, elitist and cruel. Weeds between the concrete in a drive way. Is that funny? The ones you have put here are amusing. Not mean spirited.

stacey February 19, 2013 at 6:42 pm

I hear the house with Mr. Ear comes with a life time supply of Q-tips!

Jano February 19, 2013 at 7:32 pm

I’m willing to bet that loftily situated toilet is located in a basement that was finished by an amateur. The proud owner must have thought this was a clever set up but there’s only so much legerdemain that can be convincingly employed to hide the necessary plumbing.

Karin February 19, 2013 at 9:43 pm

ONLY 28 cats?? i actually laughed out loud at that one!

Destiny February 19, 2013 at 10:26 pm

How fun!

Rebecca@MidCenturyModernRemodel February 20, 2013 at 12:42 am

The couch was the best. Well, maybe the cat ad was the best. Hard to pick. I keep my eyes peeled for pictures for this feature of yours. :)

Kim February 20, 2013 at 2:19 am

My eyes burn after looking at that kitchen. You think they couldn’t have picked a worse color.

Screendoorgirl 3 February 20, 2013 at 5:26 am

So funny! Imagine the disappointed shopper with 29 cats. Damn! People are strange…

Amanda S. February 20, 2013 at 9:51 am

Eww. Gross. Looks like my dad soaking in the hot tub. I’m going to have that pic stuck in my head all day! Uhg!!!

Lisa@TheDecorGirl February 21, 2013 at 9:29 am

Oh, these are always so fun to look at. It is just so amazing what people think will get over looked. “…Looks like it was never lived in?” Is this realtor delusional? I look at the red bar area or room with the wallpaper and begin to mentally calculate the cost of making the area livable. Not that everyone is going to fix up a house to sell but… wow certain things need attending to. :0

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