Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

The American GeniusThe American Genius

Business Marketing

Death of good homes – a memorial to the MLS


Death by MLS seems to be a common occurrence these days. Are you guilty of burying your own listings? These agents are:

In Memoriam of Good Spelling

“There’s a death of good homes” (…and an apparent re-birth of brain-dead agents.)

“Seller willing to navigate” (Is this a house or a boat?)

“Pool ideal for the kitties” (Wouldn’t a shelter would be more humane?)

“Newly tainted ex” (Yep – that’s how mine made the Ex List) 

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

“Short leash needed” (Spouse on the prowl.) 

Stating the Obvious

“Note: complete short sale rage” (News flash: We all have short sale rage!)

“Need refurrals” (Are those like fuzzy overalls?)

“Lynch served” (The apotheosis of gallows humor)  

“Recused lighting” (It’s the agent who should be recused.)

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Run-on, Run-Off

“Light with dimmer security” (Seller with dimmer agent)

“Indirect lighting to ceiling sunken jacuzzi” (So… how do you keep the water from falling out?)

“Mo agony closets” (Not nearly as agonizing as your spelling, pal.)

“Not damaged in flask flood” (Yeah – that’s ’cause drunks don’t tense up on impact.)

My Faves:

“Fenced in privates” (I  believe that’s called a  jock strap. )

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

“Buyer will become a steakholder” (Uh, should someone really hold one’s meat in public?)

Written By

I wear several hats: My mink fedora real estate hat belongs to Sotheby’s International Realty on the world famous Sunset Strip. I’M not world famous, but I've garnered a few Top Producer credits along the way. I also wear a coonskin writer's cap with an arrow through it, having written a few novels and screenplays and scored a few awards there, too. (The arrow was from a tasteless critic.) My sequined turban is my thespian hat for my roles on stage, and in film and television, Dahling. You can check me out in all my infamy at LinkedIn, LAhomesite.com, SherlockOfHomes, IMDB or you can shoot arrows at my head via email. I can take it.

14 Comments

14 Comments

  1. Paula Henry

    June 3, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Oh Gwen – how do you find all these? I could relate to short sale rage, though!

  2. Gwen Banta

    June 3, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Paula, L.A. seems to be a mecca for miscreants, misanthropes, and misguided mis-spellers!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

The
American Genius
news neatly in your inbox

Subscribe to our mailing list for news sent straight to your email inbox.

Advertisement

KEEP READING!

Business Marketing

(MARKETING) Famed Austin ad agency, Jessee McGarrah crafts hilarious "apologies" on behalf of Amazon, and they couldn't be more perfect.

Business News

(BUSINESS NEWS) Like clockwork, TIME magazine annually names a “Person of the Year," and many people are claiming the 2006 award on their resume.

Business News

(BUSINESS NEWS) We want to shine a customer service spotlight on one company for their brilliantly unconventional customer support tactic.

Business Marketing

What can your brand learn from a porn site? A lot, actually. Pornhub's marketing efforts remain brand-appropriate, with the perfect mix of naughtiness and...

The American Genius is a strong news voice in the entrepreneur and tech world, offering meaningful, concise insight into emerging technologies, the digital economy, best practices, and a shifting business culture. We refuse to publish fluff, and our readers rely on us for inspiring action. Copyright © 2005-2022, The American Genius, LLC.