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Lab of luxury: the MLS goes to the dogs

Each week, we see endless errors in the multiple listing service, but some are too humorous not to share with you, so here is a collection of recent MLS flubs that are sure to make you laugh.


Reading the MLS and local real estate ads is like reading the comics. I just wish I were artistic enough to accompany these bloopers with cartoon drawings. Thanks to Vicki Moore of San Mateo for her great contribution. Visualize these hilarious gaffes in a comic strip:

Resident President

“Set a president” (Set him where – on my mantle?)

“Lots of cass” (The reason the Mamas and the Papas traveled in an extra wide van.)

“AA good house – needs your touches” (Celebrity Rehab Rehab.)

“Microwake” (The time between when you hit the snooze button and “Oh-sh_t-I’ve-overslept-again!”)

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“Studio with walking closet” (Like socks in a dryer, you never know where they wander off to.)

Nurses and Curses

“We’ll put out the welcome mad” (Cackled Nurse Ratchet of Ward B at Bellevue.)

“Sacks served” (Offered by Bag-Em-n-Tag-Em Realty.)

“Seller pays terminate”  (…Said the agent representing the Don Corleone Estate.)

“Lab of luxury” (Let me guess – A dog driving a Bentley?)

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“Red private remarks” (Said Comrade Kharkov while wielding a scythe.)

Hi, High…

“Sink with vegetable spayer” (I assume this is the home of a “vegeternarian.”)

“Views of sun and scruf” (Apparently Mickey Rourke lives next door…)

“High cop rate” (Sign in the window at The Donut Palace.)

“Room for all your dishes and pot” ( Purred Betty Bong as she threw open the cupboards to hunt for munchies.)

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 …and Higher

“Explosive views” (Another Hollywood meth lab goes skyward.)

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.

14 Comments

14 Comments

  1. Sheila Rasak

    April 11, 2012 at 10:16 am

    I always get a hoot and a half when you deliver! Thanks for reminding us to keep it fresh and use spell check!

  2. Ben Martin

    May 10, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Love when there are typos in facebook posts about proofreading stuff! ;-D For real.

  3. Jim Fay

    May 10, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Typolaughics !

  4. Jim Fay

    May 10, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    oh my goodless

  5. AgentGenius

    May 10, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    hahaha nice. see, we deserve to be in there to. (see what i did there?)

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