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MLS Fail Shots [Episode 3]

We have  a bumper crop of Fail Shots this week.  I’d like to thank all of you who kicked in and sent your images.  Hopefully in the coming weeks you’ll find your contribution, complete with recognition and a link to your blog.  Thank you again and keep them comin’!  Now, get a load of what is going on in the real estate world …

MLS Dungeon Fail

We’re not sure if this is the ceiling or the floor.  either way, I’m just seeing a chain to lower lotion in a basket to a sorority chic that was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

MLS “Rafters as a selling feature” Fail

Complimentary window stickers and bat guano, no extra charge.

MLS “Don’t Give a Crap” Fail

First, the home sellers must have not gotten the decluttering memo.  Then again, maybe in some sort of parallel universe piles of someone else’s crap is an uber sexy selling feature and this will sell in minutes.  Buyers must exclaim, “Wow, we can fill all of our crap here, too!”  The bathrooms must really be the shiz.

MLS “Cootie House” Fail

Meanwhile, back in the parallel universe, orange nicotine charred walls and carpets are the new black and sexier than hell.  Close your eyes, if you will, and imagine the delicious stank of stale smoke and Old Milwaukee’s Best.  Now peek out of your right eye and notice the sad, little, dollar store cherry re-noo-zit air freshener that has been awarded the task of making it all go away.  Ready for immediate occupancy.

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Today’s visual train wreck has been brought to you by Matt Thomson.  Thanks a bunch, Matt!

Have you ever seen a picture in the MLS that just made you shake your head?  This is the place where the thought and the photo collide.  If you have a photo you’d like to share email to  We’ll make you famous and link to your blog.

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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. Ken Montville - The MD Suburbs of DC

    March 17, 2009 at 8:32 am

    These are too precious. I especially like the “Don’t Give a Crap” FAIL. I only wish I had the, er, guts to post something like that on the MLS and/or flyers for some of the Sellers I run across.

    Gotta say, though, the clutter draws attention away from that stylish carpet.

  2. Jason Farris

    March 17, 2009 at 8:34 am

    Loving the hopscotch set-up in the ‘Don’t Give a Crap’ FAIL

  3. Claudio Cossio

    March 17, 2009 at 9:49 am

    Definitely a must to add to the “How Not to´s”, on our site.

    @ChrisGriffith. Thank you for the post, it made my day. LoL.

    //Definitivamente, será algo que debemos poner en nuestro portal inmobiliario.

    @ChrisGriffith. Muchas gracías por el post, hizo mí dia. LoL

  4. Chris Griffith

    March 18, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    Thanks for your comments and the photos that have come in. You kids are the b-e-s-t!

  5. Melina Tomson

    March 18, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    I’d send you some but it would violate copyright laws. There are some doozies out there…

  6. Matthew Rathbun

    March 20, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    “Don’t Give a Crap” – Fail LOLOLOLOLOL

  7. Chris Griffith

    March 20, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    That “Crap” was for Carnac.

  8. Cathey East

    March 22, 2009 at 2:43 am

    Well, at least they did photos. I can’t believe how many lazy agents don’t even bother to do one, even if it stinks!

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