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MLS Fail Shots [Episode 6]

Birthday Party Fail

I can almost imagine it.  The family is sitting around the table after Thanksgiving dinner and someone says, “We should put the house on the market.  I’ll take the pictures right now.”   That could be the only explanation why Grandma is posed in a photo of a home on the internet.  Just out of view of the camera is a filterless Marlboro Red smoking in an ash tray.  Jeff just got back from the store with a bottle of Makers Mark.  Good thing that pillow on the sofa is handy for whoever is spending the night beneath the Arche de Triumph.

Special thanks to John Kalinowski for the image.  If this was your Grandma, I’m sorry.

More Junk in an Attic Fail

For all the people moving to Florida that complain that we don’t have livable attic space or basements I can now say, what-evah!  Is this what you need the space for?  A place to store empty boxes from every electronic devise you ever owned?  I’ve seen cleaner foreclosures!  Ding, next!

Courtesy: Matt Thomson

Spiderman Fail

All you fellas are innocently admiring the awesome home theater, life size storm trouper and Spiderman.  Now quit staring at Spidey’s junk, ya perv.  It’s like hypno-toad now and you can’t break away, can you?  Be careful, if you stare too long your eyes can get stuck like that.

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Stacia & Ben Goheen‘s Spidey senses brought you this image.

Petri Dish Fail

Kind of makes you want to just jump right on in, doesn’t it?  Agents in Florida see this on a daily basis, so it’s no big whoop.  What northerners are probably not seeing is floating dead frogs, cockroaches and mosquito larvae motoring around.  Now, what I do find intriguing is that the person that took this photo attempted to capture the *Best* image they could by tilting the camera and getting the whole pool in the frame, in all of it’s glorious splendor.  Where’s the water wings? Who’s down for a game of Marco Ebola?

Image Courtesy:  Anonychic

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. Joe Loomer

    April 7, 2009 at 4:32 am

    I love it Chris – being a pool-owner myself, you got me with the “dead frogs” comment. Even healthy pools like mine end up with the occassional deceased critter. Hard to sell a home in this market without a little attention to detail.

  2. Ken Montville - The MD Suburbs of DC

    April 7, 2009 at 5:18 am

    We all knew Spiderman was endowed with super powers. Now we know he’s well endowed.

  3. Chris Griffith

    April 7, 2009 at 5:24 am

    I said … your eyes are going to get stuck like that!

  4. Elaine Reese

    April 7, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    I stared … my EYES … my EYES!! Can I just buy Spidey?

  5. Austin Smith -

    April 9, 2009 at 9:24 am

    Haha…Spidey’s not just a piece of meat, Elaine!

    Nice round of photos Chris…always makes me laugh. Keep ’em comin’!

  6. Jessica Horton

    April 9, 2009 at 11:06 am

    “Who’s down for a game of Marco Ebola?”

    That’s funny!

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