"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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Rainmaker
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Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty

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

August 17, 2012 05:31 PM
Rainmaker
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Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty

Jay, somehow I cannot visualize you in a roasting pan, but please let us know you are still alive after Thanksgiving.

August 17, 2012 05:33 PM
Rainmaker
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Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty

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

August 17, 2012 05:34 PM
Rainmaker
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Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty

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

August 17, 2012 05:35 PM
Rainmaker
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Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty

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...

August 17, 2012 05:38 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
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Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730

Gwen, Hee hee, Thanks for the end of the day chuckle at our industry.

August 17, 2012 06:16 PM
Rainmaker
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Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty

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

August 17, 2012 06:29 PM
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Evelyn Kennedy
Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA
Gallagher & Lindsey, Alameda, California

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.

August 17, 2012 08:28 PM
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Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty

Evelyn, they may need someone to proof their lives!

August 17, 2012 09:40 PM
Rainmaker
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Valerie Zinger
Home Organizer
House Proud Ottawa-Ontario-Canada
Gwen. I had no idea there were curative properties (pun) in having a home gym. This week's bloopers are hilarious.
August 18, 2012 04:24 AM
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Lisa Von Domek
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
Lisa Von Domek & Associates LLC, Real Estate Broker/Associate with Real Living Real Estate Group www.LisaVon.com

Good morning Gwen,

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

August 18, 2012 06:09 AM
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Kathryn Maguire
Serving Chesapeake, Norfolk, VA Beach
GreatNorfolkHomes.com (757) 560-0881

This is just what I needed...but that photo was a little bit on the scary side!

August 18, 2012 07:09 AM
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Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty

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!

August 18, 2012 11:50 AM
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Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty

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 :-)

August 18, 2012 11:52 AM
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Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty

Kathryn, please see my comment to Lisa above. That's what it's like to live in Hollywood :-)

August 18, 2012 11:54 AM
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Georgie Hunter
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers

Those traveling floors go well with the walking closets.  Just stay out of their way!

Have a great weekend!

August 18, 2012 07:34 PM
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Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty
Georgina, they could get a ride if they all go down to the ever popular "bust stop"!
August 18, 2012 09:38 PM
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Lisa Von Domek
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Lisa Von Domek & Associates LLC, Real Estate Broker/Associate with Real Living Real Estate Group www.LisaVon.com

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!

August 23, 2012 01:41 PM
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Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty
Lisa, I wish you more laughter and a good end to your day!
August 23, 2012 02:01 PM
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Jill Sackler
Long Island's South Shore Real Estate Agent
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. "Said and Done!"

Seller purring on a new tin roof - ha, ha! Somehow I've missed the last few.

August 31, 2012 05:52 AM
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