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“Duel family living” – shooting yourself in the foot with marketing typos

The gaffes and laughs were all over the MLS and the real estate ads this week, friends, and there are just enough errors to keep this MLS blooper reel going for yet another year. It never ends!


The Blooper Scooper is back, friends. It seems that every area of the country is experiencing MLS fourth quarter meltdown. Some of this week’s gaffes were hilarious. Thanks to Mort Maizlish of Santa Barbara for his “birds-n-trees” and other whoppers, as well as to Margaret Goss  of Winnetka, Illinois,  Alin V. Zdroba of Aventura Florida, and Marge Piwowarski of Phoenix, AZ for their hysterical contributions.

What’s That Odd Smell?

“This home has all the bongs and whistles” (Apparently this is the home of your supplier….)

“Great eating kitchen over looking the pool” (Welcome to Little Shop of Horrors, Seymour.)

“Pool and pokher room” (A pokher room is usually referred to as a bedroom, genius.)

“Great setup for duel family living” (Ad in the Hatfield-McCoy Daily Press.)

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“Room for expanded family.” (I’ll notify Honey Boo Boo and her corpulent clan.)

Bogart and Incense

“Views with a peak of the ocean” (Promised the captain of the Andrea Gail during recruiting week.)

“Owner welling to fainance” (Your spelling makes me well up a little myself.)

“Located in the heard of Aventura” (Cue the music: Oh give me a home where the buffalo roam…)

“Will not entertain anything too low” (I agree, but maybe that’s why I’m single.)

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I’m Getting the Munchies

“Lg living room w/ dan” (That explains the dead guy on the couch.)

“Nice sage neignorgood” (Even a sage conflagration won’t disguise the smell of skunk weed, Snoop.)

“2bedoom home” (For those who are “dead-tired”…)

“Estras include horse piping fence, tack room, horse stalls, storage she…red washer/dryr and freezer do not convey.” (Apparently your English teacher didn’t convey much either.)

D-U-U-U-U-UDE!

“For lovers of birds there are…for lovers of trees there are…and for lovers of love there is great privacy and selection.”  (This is either Laurel Canyon or a nudist camp.)

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“Furnishings in c except wall o f a rt  upper level” (Methinks the wall of fart is coming from your lower level, dude.)

That’s it for this week, folks. Remember, spell well and sell!

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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.

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  1. bbhNYC

    October 26, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    @kwri hilarious! “duel family living” is a pretty apt description for some households…

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