The MLS - Laughing All the Way!

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Real Estate Agent with Sotheby's International Realty BRE # 01362887

I just returned from an extended trip to discover that some things never change. There were so many funny misspellings and blunders in the MLS this week that I am trying to think of a way to get the bloopers into pill form. I think the MLS should be used for medicinal purposes - it's a great alternative to laughing gas! Check out some of my favorites:

Don't Tempt Me

"For short sale status, please maul us' (If you're the lender, it would be my pleasure.)

"Please teat locks before leaving" (That's udderly ridiculous.)

"Reck room in basement'" (And so is your career...)

"Shed behind" (I will if you can unload that fat gut of yours...)

"Double pain windoos" (Not nearly as painful as your spelling skills.)

That Had to Hurt...

"In-grown pool" (Inbred agent.)

"We want submission" (Says you, Idi Amin.)

"Incomplete packages talk longer" (Incomplete brains should develop longer.)

"Seller raking kennel" (Well, that's certainly a load off...)

"Big bang for the buicks" (Thank you, Lee Iaccoca)

Even A Martini Can't Fix This

"Built with attention to tail" (Hmm...sounds like a perfect home for Charlie Sheen)

"Owner says sail fast" (Whatever floats your boat, Noah...) 

"Loft can be extra bad" (So can I after a few martinis...)

"Pot plants excluded" (Call me mellow yellow, but methinks someone has already pilfered them...)

"Large breakfast bra in kitch" (Cups included, I suppose...)

You Can't Touch This

"Theater and ballsroom" (For those who enjoy popcorn and nuts.)

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Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty - Los Angeles, CA

Send them my way and I'll be happy to post them, Donna!

Feb 18, 2011 06:49 PM #7
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Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty - Los Angeles, CA

Patty, how 'bout RWDSAK? (Realtors Who Drink Should Avoid Keboards)

Feb 18, 2011 06:51 PM #8
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Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR
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Gwen - Let's just incorporate all the problems and the solution into one all inclusive designation, shall we? "RWDROWSEAA" Realtors who don't Read or Write Should Employ an Assistant". Now that is a mouthful... I hope the designees can get it right. :)

Feb 18, 2011 07:25 PM #9
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Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty - Los Angeles, CA

Good idea, Patty, but realtors who cannot read or write might not know a literate assistant from a brain-dead hamster.

Feb 18, 2011 07:34 PM #10
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Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR
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Top Listing Broker

Darn it... Gwen, now I am going to stay up all night long trying to sold the problem... I thought I had it all figured it out but you make a good point.

Feb 18, 2011 08:11 PM #11
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Alyce Martin
The Realty Group, LLC - Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque - THE Place To Be!

Gwen - These are hilarious!  Were you a proof reader or editor in a past life? I especially like these goofs when they are on billboards!!

Feb 18, 2011 09:09 PM #12
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Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty - Los Angeles, CA

Alyce, you're right - billboards can be jaw-dropping. We should all photograph billboards and signs with blooper wording, such as "Open Someday." That was on a sign at an open house in Hollywood!

Feb 18, 2011 09:19 PM #13
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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Gwen, is school required for kids out in LA LA Land?  Your contemporaries continue to amaze me with their MLS entries.  I especially enjoyed your riposte for the breakfast bar.  ^_~

 

Feb 19, 2011 01:12 AM #14
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Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty - Los Angeles, CA

Well, Bruce, as much as we all like to bag on L.A., these contributions come from all over the U.S. and Canada. It seems misspellings, typos and haste are universal problems. Perhaps the government should set aside some money for the research and cure of "ham fingers" and mental lapses!

Feb 19, 2011 03:24 AM #15
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Kathryn Maguire
GreatNorfolkHomes.com (757) 560-0881 - Chesapeake, VA
Serving Chesapeake, Norfolk, VA Beach

These made me laugh...but I startled my husband when I read the one about "We Want Submission."  Holy cow, does no one PROOF READ!

Feb 19, 2011 07:49 AM #16
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Sheldon Neal
Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited - Maywood, NJ
That British Agent Bergen County NJ

Large Breakfast Bra !!!! LMAO !

Feb 20, 2011 11:29 PM #17
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg IL Real Estate - Northwest Suburbs of Chicago - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Homes

God the idiots we work with!  Is that a B cup in the kitchen or a D?

Feb 23, 2011 10:33 AM #18
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Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty - Los Angeles, CA

It's a Cup tha Runneth Over with Fool, Lyn!

Feb 23, 2011 01:14 PM #19
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Donne Knudsen
Los Angeles & Ventura Counties in CA - Simi Valley, CA
CalState Realty Services

 ROTFL 

My favorite was mauling the lenders.  LMAO!!!

Mar 01, 2011 01:05 AM #20
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Bob & Leilani Souza
Souza Realty - Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln, Loomis, Granite Bay, Penryn, Newcastle, Auburn, Meadow Vista (California) - Roseville, CA
Placer County, CA: Foreclosures, Auctions, Rentals

Gwen, I have to thank Bruce Walter for providing a link to your blog on his, ahem...press release on you? Love your sense of humor and I'm glad I found your blog to subscribe to! :)

Leilani

Mar 14, 2011 11:50 PM #21
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Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty - Los Angeles, CA

Welcome aboard the Crazy Express, Leilani - thank you for reading. And thanks to Bruce for the shout-out!

Mar 15, 2011 02:12 AM #22
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist

Gwen, A great list of MLS blunders. Add to what the MLS blunders say … the crazy things agent DO.

Mar 31, 2011 11:02 PM #23
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Sun City Grand Homes Surprise AZ Real Estate Leolinda Bowers
Long Realty West Valley Sun City Grand Surprise Arizona - Surprise, AZ
Associate Broker Realtor Arizona Golf Communities

Gwen, you should write a book.  Makes you wonder if sellers ever read their listings.

Apr 11, 2011 01:31 AM #24
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Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty - Los Angeles, CA

Kathleen, that is a GREAT idea for a blog. If you don't write it, I will! Thanks so much for the suggestion - G

Apr 11, 2011 01:59 AM #25
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Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty - Los Angeles, CA

Leolinda, I sometimes think that the only thing some realtors read is their paychecks!

Apr 11, 2011 02:00 AM #26
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