Monday, November 3, 2008

Go, team!


Yes! I will buy your house! YEAH! Found by Jodi!

But if the photo above isn't enough to convince you... how about this?


Actually, I think my kids would love that yard. So let's ignore it and instead go back to thinking about why people include photos of themselves in their listings. Has anyone ever been on the fence about a house purchase, looked at the listing one last time, seen a photo of the current owners, and had that be the deciding factor? Yes?

28 comments:

Stuart said...

The best part of this house is that they took the time to label everything for convenience.

"Nice place, Earl! What room is this? Oh, duh! It's the basement bar! Says so right there!"

Freelance Writer said...

uh gravel?

a giant beer can?

oh joy, I better go see if there are interiro pictures...maybe the deal gets sweeter...I can add something to the lack of needed lawn service!

Freelance Writer said...

The 1st Step is to get PREAPPROVED so you KNOW how much house you can afford....All it takes is a simple phone call!.....

you mean we can buy parts of the house?????

well if the multi-colored writing in different fonts sizes with different colors of highlighting doesnt draw you in, then perhaps the funky basement will, ooh or maybe the tiger print carpeting through the house, or maybe the glass brick breakfast bar...but if non of those work, yeah a picture of the previous owners should draw you in...maybe they arnt the owners, maybe those are the house servants and are included in the price?

and A HOUSE ON EBAY! whoa!

Bellesouth said...

YEEEE DAWGIES! I bet they used to have trashy swinger parties outside near the pool.

Finding Beauty said...

We bought our house (1st one) 2 years ago and I wish I would have had known of your blog then. Your posts are great and make me laugh everyday. A sense of humor is definitely needed when house hunting. Who knew there were this many crazy house ads?!!

Dyslexic Heart said...

Am I the only one who noticed the tiger print carpet in the living room?

Maybe there's something wrong with my eyes?

Glory von Hathor said...

You know, I was thinking about bidding on this house till I realised that as I have a uterus I would only be allowed to enjoy the "Kitchen!"

T said...

I'm just checkin' out those groovy gold vertical blinds behind the big fans... It takes me back about... oh, 20 years - not because they were in STYLE 20 years ago, but because I remember tearing some of them down about 20 years ago!

Just Me said...

LOVE the blog! Just in case you've been wondering who's been perched at your blog for days...well it's me! Madly clicking "older post" whenever I have a spare moment and laughing hard enough to spew drinks out of my nose.

THANKS for a great blog...I just might start house shopping to see what I can find!

ptooie said...

uhm, "Huge Walk In Closet / 3rd Bedroom"?? So they are using a bedroom as a closet?

Anonymous said...

Apparently, this house has no bedrooms. Judging by the amount of party-related facilities in the house, maybe everyone gets drunk every night and passes out wherever, so they don't actually need beds? Ok, ok, I'm reading the warning right above this box and... I'm not judging who they actually are (after all, I don't know), just picking on the conclusions their photo choices could lead a person to draw.

When I saw "tiger print carpet" in a comment, I was hoping it was only a pattern like in my apartment, which is ugly as sin, but also hides a multitude of sins (such as the stains made by the cat who has a hairball problem) and which could look vaguely tigerish, if you thought more tawny than orange, and used your imagination a lot. But no. Actually tiger-striped carpet. I did not know that such a thing existed.

Rachel said...

Ha! I was just in their neighborhood today! And I love how one of the other pictures shows a "dance floor".

Anonymous said...

OH Good Lord, that's a waterbed. Of course.
I am so glad the 80's are over.

nikkicrumpet said...

I'm just laughing that they had to put a "title" on the picture so you could even tell it was the "backyard" So as not to be confused with the gravel driveway!

~*~SpitFire~*~ said...

Why aren't the owners labeled as well? And I love that a 'selling point' is chair rails. Yeah, that's something I wouldn't buy a house without...

David said...

I can't believe people are proud to announce they live in that mess.

Annie Pazoo said...

Well, hons, I guess you've never been to Bawlmer. This looks like prime party realstate, hon. Specially that horshoe pit. I wunner if they've got a steampot for crabs, too. Then again, itz in Brooklyn Pawk, so as thers likely a crabhouse and a package goods stoor nearby.

blissfullycaffeinated said...

Please tell me those aren't gold curtains.

Patricia said...

No bedrooms? Did you not see the HOT PINK picture labeled bedroom 1? This listing cracks me up for so many reasons. The labeling, the decor, the cheesy picture of the owner flipping a burger on the grill (yes this could be YOU if you buy my house). Super!

Anonymous said...

Is that a purple Christmas tree in the living room, or a hanging feather boa -- couldn't tell, it wasn't labeled.

Oh, and I just hope they don't rearrange furniture and move the leopard futon onto the tiger flooring. Talk about a cat fight!

Anonymous said...

These guys look like they know how to throw a party: pool, horse shoe pits, BBQ, pool table, tiger-print rug. Go Ravens!

CarpeDM said...

They labeled the fire place. The fire place! What did we think they would mistake it for?

Jaysen said...

That listing is like a Richard Scarry childrens book with everything labeled.

♥ Bekki said...

My favorite is 'the dance floor'

Woohooo wood floor=dance floor. I'll be getting down in my dining room tonight

Maine VRC said...

From near the bottom of the write up

"Jacuzzi Tub
Spacious Attic with Pull Down Stairs (over Bonus Room)
Outside Storage Closet (outside Basement Door)"

Can you imagine what that Jacuzzi is like? Bonus room? Outside storage closet?

jenjen said...

Holy cats, it's like the whole house is a 1970s porn basement.

Moongrl722 said...

Did you notice in the 'kitchen' pic how the small pictures on the wall are all in a tiny cluster as if they were all huddled together in fear?

Claudia Balzac said...

Holy crap. That pink bedroom...I had a convertible I used to own painted that color, years ago; an old Dodge 600ES Turbo convertible. It was done the same hot pink that was used in the early 70's on Dodge and Plymouth musclecars...called Moulin Rouge, or Panther Pink. Now we know what happened to the leftover paint from the factory.

Oh, and the car I had done, actually looked really cool, with the retro makeover. This house, however, is a horror. $2100 a month? I'd pay that much to NOT have to live in that bobo abomination of horrible taste and tacky "decor"...