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MLS Fail Shots – Staging Failures [Episode 8]

Animal Head Fail

Deer Heads

Who peppers the walls of their crib with animal heads?  A certified wildlife animal head stager, that’s who!  Certainly this was staged just for the sale.  Heck, they even left the head hanging latter right there against the wall.  You have to especially like the howling coyote over the desk.  It’s a classic. 

The Less is More Fail


This design is called Eastern European cell block chic.  Eh, at least the windows are sparkling clean.

Do-It-Yourself Staging Fail


Staging a room yourself *is* as easy as 1,2,3.

  1. Focal point, check.  TV.
  2. Task lighting, check. Shadeless lamp.
  3. Accessories to tie it all together, check.  Rubbermaid hamper.

Reflective Surface Fail



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Less really is more. A simple vase with foliage and a couple of bars of decorative soap was the perfect somethin’ somethin’ this boring bathroom needed.  Not counting someone to photo shop the camera operator out of the shot.  Nice bi’s, baby.  The curls for the girls are really paying off.


I made a little boo boo and didn’t record who donated a few of these pictures.  If you’d like a link just email me.  Sorries!  

This is where I need your help, kids.   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. Lani Rosales

    April 21, 2009 at 9:51 am

    hahahaha i LOVE the peekabo chick, why do people do that?

    as for the staging… it looks kinda hot to me, what’s wrong with it? 😉 lol

  2. Chris

    April 21, 2009 at 10:49 am

    Pftt. Pftt. Is this thing on?

  3. Joe Loomer

    April 22, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    Chris, hit me up at – I have a DOOZY to send ya (ever seen an MLS picture of a home with someone stealing a fridge in it?)…..

  4. Matt

    April 23, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    Funny stuff…

  5. Joe@Augusta GA Homes

    May 1, 2009 at 5:14 am

    Is that the hog that started the swine flu pandemic hanging on the back wall?

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