"Sea hair" - Are You Drowning Your Listings With MLS Bloopers?

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

Are your listing remarks off by a hair, friends? Hopefully you are not one of this week's blooper culprits, but you, too, may have spotted a lot of very funny mistakes in the MLS listing remarks, as I did. Is summer responsible for our laziness, or is it the afternoon keggers? You decide:

Really???

“Sushi screens for privacy” (How do you get the tuna to hold on?)

“Big turkey house” (Big turkey agent.)

“Traveling floors” (Apparently they took your IQ with them.)

“Surrounded by granary” (Talk about sowing your wild oats!)

“Work off the itches in the home gym” (Perhaps a strong ointment would be better advised…)

What???

“Gun for the kids” (Yet another open house in Compton…)

“Ocean waves and sea hair” (Is this an advertising poster for a cruise on the Titanic?)

“View all models in hospital suite.” (No doubt due to a rise in the number of curling iron injuries.)

“Disappearing wall of gass” (I see you’ve met my dog.)

“Tiled from looking?” (Hammered from drinking?)

Get Outta Town!

“Seller purring on new roof” (Let me guess – Tennessee Williams’ interpretation of Fiddler on the Roof?)

“Submit with clocks” (If you are timing your future in real estate, all I can say is: Tick…tick…tick…)

“Ash us” (I see you finally read the small writing at the bottom of your real estate credentials.)

“Glossy black chair tails” (It must be tough to train the raccoons so you can sit on them.)

For Adults Only

“Bush clearance” (Ad in window at a West Hollywood waxing salon.)

 

That’s it for this week, folks. Remember: Spell well and Sell! For more real estate humor, please visit Gwen at www.sherlockofhomes.blogspot.com/ or Agent Genius. For all your real estate needs, please go to www.LAhomesite.com.

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

Eric, I suppose some sellers spell worse than the agents...if that's possible.

Aug 17, 2012 05:31 PM #24
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Gwen Banta
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Jay, somehow I cannot visualize you in a roasting pan, but please let us know you are still alive after Thanksgiving.

Aug 17, 2012 05:33 PM #25
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Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty - Los Angeles, CA

Steven, that's hysterical - I wish I had thought of that!

Aug 17, 2012 05:34 PM #26
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Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty - Los Angeles, CA

Cindy - how nice to hear from you. Enjoy your weekend and get some relaxation time.

Aug 17, 2012 05:35 PM #27
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Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty - Los Angeles, CA

RJ, I first tried that hairdo on prom night. Gorgeous, huh? Admit it, you love that photo.  Unfortunately, I got too close to a Tiki light and the 'do melted...along with my date's polyester leisure suit. I'm still trying to re-create the look after all these years. Glory days...

Aug 17, 2012 05:38 PM #28
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Debbie Reynolds
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Gwen, Hee hee, Thanks for the end of the day chuckle at our industry.

Aug 17, 2012 06:16 PM #29
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Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty - Los Angeles, CA

Hi Debbie - You are most welcome. Have a delightful weekend.

Aug 17, 2012 06:29 PM #30
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Evelyn Kennedy
Gallagher & Lindsey, Alameda, California - Alameda, CA
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Gwen:

I agree that these bloopers reflect badly on the agents who write them.  They need to have someone proof their copy before they enter into the MLS.

Aug 17, 2012 08:28 PM #31
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Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty - Los Angeles, CA

Evelyn, they may need someone to proof their lives!

Aug 17, 2012 09:40 PM #32
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Valerie Zinger
House Proud Ottawa-Ontario-Canada - Ottawa, ON
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Gwen. I had no idea there were curative properties (pun) in having a home gym. This week's bloopers are hilarious.
Aug 18, 2012 04:24 AM #33
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Lisa Von Domek
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Good morning Gwen,

You never fail to deliver on the laughs...and that's some photo for this list!

Aug 18, 2012 06:09 AM #34
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Kathryn Maguire
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This is just what I needed...but that photo was a little bit on the scary side!

Aug 18, 2012 07:09 AM #35
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Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty - Los Angeles, CA

Thank you, Valerie. At least that agent didn't write "home jim," which I have seen more than once. Of course, depending on what Jim looks like, there could be something curative to that!

Aug 18, 2012 11:50 AM #36
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Gwen Banta
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Lisa, I've been telling everyone that's a photo of me, but actually it's a photo of my ex-husband. He got custody of the wardrobe :-)

Aug 18, 2012 11:52 AM #37
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Gwen Banta
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Kathryn, please see my comment to Lisa above. That's what it's like to live in Hollywood :-)

Aug 18, 2012 11:54 AM #38
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Georgie Hunter
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
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Those traveling floors go well with the walking closets.  Just stay out of their way!

Have a great weekend!

Aug 18, 2012 07:34 PM #39
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Gwen Banta
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Georgina, they could get a ride if they all go down to the ever popular "bust stop"!
Aug 18, 2012 09:38 PM #40
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Ha-ha-ha, cute Gwen!

I had to stop by as it has been one of "those" days, and I needed a chuckle - reading your bloopers again made me laugh!

Aug 23, 2012 01:41 PM #41
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Gwen Banta
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Lisa, I wish you more laughter and a good end to your day!
Aug 23, 2012 02:01 PM #42
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Jill Sackler
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Seller purring on a new tin roof - ha, ha! Somehow I've missed the last few.

Aug 31, 2012 05:52 AM #43
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