Wednesday, October 12, 2011

For some laughs

I'm spending hours a day looking for rental homes online. Tonight I found some interesting photos from the MLS website I thought I'd share. Now these are actually homes for sale, and old homes at that.  But there were so many crazy pictures, I needed to put them on the blog since I have no one here awake to laugh with!

 First we have the sideways photos.  I think that maybe I should look into being a real estate photographer.  There are dozens of photos like this that are cocked to the side.  But the best part here is the giant TV on the dining table!  For all those TV dinners!

Speaking of TV dinners, here we have the TV tray with a meal out and ready for eating!  (Seriously, the first thing I did before taking pictures of rooms in our house was to move all the JUNK to the other side of the room so it wouldn't be in the photo!  I don't want to see your dinner or dirty dishes!)

 There are a lot of things that strike me about this room, one being the chair placement.  But I also like the scarf thing as the window treatment!

And since everyone looking at the MLS listings wants to see all of the clothes and shoes in the closet, plus the portrait of grandma and grandpa, must include that!


I can't see the print above the bed very well, I hope it's not inappropriate for this g-rated blog!  But the mismatched pillows and stacked linens are an interesting touch for this bedroom.

Another frequent issue with realtor photos...the dark rooms where you can't see anything!  It's hard to get a sense of the house when the photos are taken at night with no flash.  This one is interesting because it shows a little indoor jet spa over there.  On the listing they also included a close-up shot so you could see the water jets going!
 Okay, okay.  I'll add the spa photo since I know you were dying to see it!  Don't you just want to jump right in?
 

 Wow,  THIS is a bathroom!  I need a close-up of THAT tub!  I think the wallpaper is even metallic.  So cool.
 

Now this house was so cute because all the rooms look perfectly decorated from the 1970s or so.  I love this one because she even has covers for all the appliances with the matching graphic on each one!  I'd love to see if those small appliances are all originals!
And see here from the same house, the bedding and velvet chair and giant lamp.  It looks like they haven't been touched in ages!
Now this is what you call a RED room!

And finally, from a home that's actually also listed as a rental I'd like to see...the poor, lonely chair.  A bedroom all to himself with only the fake flowers to keep him company.  Poor guy.
 
Well, I think that's enough laughs for tonight.  I've eaten too much Halloween candy, and must get some rest before another big day tomorrow!  So far we've had museum classes, a friend's visit today with her 4 boys (and 1 GIRL in-utero!), then tomorrow is co-op and dance class, and Friday is the homemaking club.  I'm thrilled that we've decided to postpone our garage sale until next weekend.  I've spent way too much time looking at houses instead of cleaning out my own!  Hopefully I can make it there to check some of these beauties out in person very soon!  For now, Steven gets to be the house-hunter!  I'll keep my eyes peeled for some more funny real estate photos soon!  (No one be tempted to start a blog for funny real estate photos, okay?  I'll have to look into this!  Yes, just Googled and it's been done already...too bad!)

6 comments:

Jill said...

Oh my gosh. That was fun.
When we were searching for rental homes in Luxembourg there was a photo with a person accidentally in it- walking through the door in the background. It was freaky.
I hope you find what you're looking for...maybe you need to go keep that lonely chair company? :)

Lipe Family said...

Hilarious! I had to re-take some of my realtor's pictures when we moved, so I don't think it must be taught when they're getting their licenses! The TV tray, though..that's just funny.

theresa EH said...

That tub!!! when do I move in eh? ;-)

Kimberly said...

That is the most I have laughed in days Blair!

Celeste said...

Cracks me up Blair. Brian is a realtor in addition to being an engineer. We are so very picky about our photos! I just laugh at what realtors post! We used to look at har.com for houses for ourselves so often. We saw so many bad ones (like the repeated photos of toilets) we learned what NOT to do! You should see Brian's photos.

Lillian said...

WOW! WHat awful pictures. Hope your house hunting is going well. Can't wait to have a reason to visit the coast!!!

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