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MLS Fail Shots [Episode 4]

The readers have really kicked it up a notch with the images this week. There are a few I can’t even use.  I was rendered speechless and that isn’t easy to do.  I thought I’d seen everything.   Keep up the good work!

Car Window Fail

I don’t know about you but I am actually wondering if this car even stopped.  Seriously dudes and chicks, get out of the car to take the picture.  That is, unless you have a sunroof.  And the answer is yes, I have.

Rotation Fail

Why?  Even if this image was facing the correct direction it’s still bad.  Now tilt your head back the correct direction.  For the record this photo had brothers and sister that were also sideways, crooked and had no lights on.

Gloomy Sky & Kite Fail

I’m not sure that there is any place that marketing skies that look this depressing would be a selling feature.  I just keep hearing the voices of those creepy little girls from The Shining – Come play with us, forever and ever and ever and ever ….

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If These Walls Could Talk Fail

After thirty-two years together they’d grown apart.  The neighbors could sense it.  Their friends had seen it. They were struggling to stay together for the sake of the sofa.  This almost looks like art, with bad pleated drapes.

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.

Thanks to this weeks contributors Matt Thomson and Wyle E. Coyote.

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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. Chris Dowell

    March 24, 2009 at 5:44 am

    Love the first two shots. I see them all of the time.

  2. Lani Rosales

    March 24, 2009 at 8:16 am

    “for the sake of the sofa” OMG awesome. these are great, i’m dying to know what kinds of images you got that you couldn’t publish???

  3. Matt Stigliano

    March 24, 2009 at 9:08 am

    Chris – I have to back Lani on this one. That made me laugh and I could even see it being a painting titled “For the sake of the sofa.” The rotation one is pretty amusing and common. The kite made me sad, like something bad was about to happen to the kid in the picture.

  4. Chris Griffith

    March 24, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    Lani, I have photos of agents photoshopped into images and a couple of other pedestrian images. I have to give black squares over their eyes to use or something.

    No nudity, so far. Maybe the readers can look at that as a challenge.

  5. Chris Griffith

    March 24, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    Chris and Matt, thanx for stopping in. The Sham Wow guy didn’t even pop out, did he?

  6. John Palmisano

    March 29, 2009 at 4:43 am

    Chris, and I only thought South East Florida had bad pictures. Boy those take the cake.

    KW Weston, FL

  7. Alan May

    March 30, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    I love these..

  8. Again, “for the sake of the sofa” is just down right funny.

    Thanks for posting these.

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