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MLS Fail Shots [Episode 01]

Please welcome our newest writer, Chris Griffith! Chris practices real estate in Bonita Springs, Florida and is fondly known as @Twitterzilla per her Twitter name. Each week, she will be highlighting the worst pictures in the MLS from across the nation as submitted by you. We’ve worked for months on finding the perfect commentator for the MLS Fail Pics, and if you know Chris, you know this is a perfect match!

Please welcome her in the comments.

MLS Lawn Decor Fail:

Because they couldn’t afford a swimming pool shaped like Texas.  It’s missing a bird bath right where Austin is located.

MLS Window Treatment Fail:

These vertical blinds were out of fashion before they even when up. Those individual panels on the floor simply jumped to their own death. They knew how “over” they were and ended their own existence to spare the next owners. Probably should have some sort of a chalk outline around them, huh?

MLS Kitchen Fail:

Nothing says “cook your food here and die from cooties” like this oven doors harvest-gold-tone-of-grease color. If you got past that without getting totally skeeved, check the meth lab like look of ingredients at the right of that oven. The only thing missing from that counter top collection is a bag of fertilizer.

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MLS Lightswitch Fail:

Nothing says “light and bright” like retina piercing sunshine. If this was the best picture that could have been snapped of this room someone should have at least put their rack against the glass for entertainment value.

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Written By

Written by Chris Griffith, a Realtor Associate at Keller Williams Elite Realty in Bonita Springs, Florida. Chris is the author of Real Life and Real Estate In Bonita Springs, and a real estate columnist at Naples Daily News. Chris is active in social media and can be found on social networking site Twitter as Twitterzilla.



  1. Ricardo Bueno

    March 3, 2009 at 5:18 am

    Umm… Yeah…. No comment.

  2. Mark A.

    March 3, 2009 at 7:21 am

    Excellent. There’s nothing like a good laugh to start out the day. I especially liked the “meth lab” shot.

  3. Linsey Planeta

    March 3, 2009 at 8:36 am

    Welcome aboard Chris. I suspect this will be a weekly favorite. Hilarious stuff. I have a particular soft spot for that kitchen. 🙂

  4. Tim Ayres

    March 3, 2009 at 9:25 am

    Glad to see more agents getting on board with unacceptable MLS pictures. I’ve been chronicling the same on my blog for nearly a year now, with the Horrible MLS Photo Of The Day, now at #363! Keep up the good work!

  5. Ines Hegedus-Garcia

    March 3, 2009 at 9:33 am

    O-M-G!!! How awesome is this!!! one of my favorite Peeps EVA!! I am so psyched to see you here Chris and looking forward to more Twitterzilla magic 😀

  6. Bob Carney

    March 3, 2009 at 9:46 am

    Nice listing Chris. Congrats on the AG gig.

  7. Jay Thompson

    March 3, 2009 at 9:47 am

    Personally, I think ANYTHING shaped like Texas is a good thing… 😉

    And welcome to AG Chris!

    Having had the pleasure of meeting Chris “In Real Life” I can attest to anyone who cares that she is one very cool chick.

  8. Jill Wente

    March 3, 2009 at 9:48 am

    These photos are just scratching the surface. There are tons more in our MLS that make these photos look fabulous.

  9. Ines Hegedus-Garcia

    March 3, 2009 at 11:06 am

    Now we need Bob to join the gang!

  10. Bridget Magnus

    March 3, 2009 at 11:45 am

    If you like these, you really need to check out Nothing but the very worst MLS pictures from around the world!

  11. teresa boardman

    March 3, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Cool! so happy to have you here, although I admit I would love to have your job. LOL There are so many bad photos out there. My faves are the ones with the open toilet seats and the ones with people and pets in them. I hope this helps give national attention to a problem we have in the industry.

  12. Missy Caulk

    March 3, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    Welcome Chris !! YEA !!!!!

    This will be fun…

    So do we submit the photos to you? I’m sure this will be a weekly fav.

  13. Ken Brand

    March 3, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Love it. Welcome. If you don’t mind, I’d like to link to your post here in my Friday AG blog post. The title will be How To Know If Your Marketing Sucks or Shines. Would that be ok. Thanks.

  14. Paula Henry

    March 4, 2009 at 12:45 am

    Welcome Chris – what a riot this will be. I’ll be sending you some photos; they’re easy to find.

  15. Kim Wood

    March 4, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    SaaaaaaWEEEEETTTTTT so happy to have you here!!!!! What a fun job for you – maybe we can get some laughs over here to cover those J-words in your life !

    BIG HUG of welcome !


  16. Bill Lublin

    March 4, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    Chris – Muy Bonita – you rock the AG house – But I want to know how you got a picture of my kitchen?

  17. Chris Griffith

    March 7, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    Thank you all for your support and welcome. Don’t forget to send me your favorite MLS Fail pictures. I want to make you famous, baby.

  18. Linda Davis

    March 8, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    I’ve been seriously missing a place to send my bad photos since Athol left the planet! You are perfect for this gig!

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