"Weeping Grounds" - Hilarious MLS Bloopers

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

Ah, yes – it’s Blooper Day again, my friends. One of my followers asked me to re-post this blog, so I am here to accommodate. I have so much fun collecting MLS gaffes from all over the U.S., it should be illegal. Check out these real estate listing and advertising bloopers if you want to laugh until you cry:

Waterlogged

"New sob just arrived" (Oh, did the seller hit you upside your head with a dictionary?)

“Overlooks the rezervwa”  (Is this a body of water in Poland?)

“This house will speak to you” (Not anymore - I take drugs for that.)

“No feet!” (And yet you’ve done such a fine job of running amuck…)

“Please don’t crawl after 8 pm” (Well that sure puts a crimp in my Happy Hour.)

“View of the jedi” (“May the Force be with you.”)

Watered Down

“Low escrow fees, no patting” (No patting? It seems that “friendly uncle” routine finally bit you in the ass.)

“We have old record.” (Felony “patting,” I presume...)

“Barn and large chicken glop” (Maybe you should install a large chicken bidet.)

“Townhouse stile” (Put down your bong – it’s not the house that’s spinning.)

Water Works

“Weeping grounds” (Your seller is probably weeping, too.)

“Supremes time taking work” (Offered By Motown Realty. Their motto: “You Can’t Hurry Love.”)

“Turkey penthouse” (For upwardly mobile Butterballs.)

“Hurry before school beacons” (Methinks there’s no light at the end of your educational tunnel.)

Fire Water

“Bluepints for addition” (If green pints are for the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, then are blue pints for little drunken muppets on Cookie Monster Day?)

“Speed hump area” (We must be dating the same guy.)

 

That’s it for this week, folks. Remember: Spell well and sell!

Please visit me at www.gwenbanta.com, or visit www.victorylodgeinfo.com to see my magnificent listing: "$11,900,000 Log Cabin Estate" - NEW VIDEO: JUNE LAKE LOG ESTATE 

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

Hi Jane - it's great to hear from you. I hope you are doing well!

May 13, 2017 11:51 AM #74
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Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Gwen, funny thing is in this area those little speed deterrents ARE called "speed humps"...not what I'm used to up north!

May 13, 2017 12:10 PM #75
Rainmaker
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Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty - Los Angeles, CA

That's great, Nick. In our area they are "speed bumps." And they don't seem to deter anyone!

May 13, 2017 12:16 PM #76
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

It always amazes me that agents don't proofread themselves. I know of one agent who is dyslexic with numbers. Her listings go way up and then come way down and the other way around. Or maybe she just doesn't know how to input them. Problem is that these sales prices become part of that property's permanent history.

May 13, 2017 02:32 PM #77
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Diane Christner
Bright Realty - Sarasota, FL

Not exactly a MLS blooper like Gwen's, but a blooper of another sort.  There's a vacant lot for sale in a popular,  upscale Tampa neighborhood that has been on the market 2 years but without a single buyer.  The catch?  

 

There's a small, Civil War cemetary on the back of the lot.  The county says whomever buyers this lot cannot disturb the graves and must maintain the little cemetary.  

 

Apparently the lot with the cemetary and a home next door used to belong together to a couple that divorced.  She got the house, he got the vacant lot.  The listing agent seems to be trying to avoid talking about the lot's "residents," but it seems to me this lot could be marketed creatively if the agent actually gave it some thought.  

 

Gwen, I was wondering what marketing terms you could come up with?

May 13, 2017 03:02 PM #78
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Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line

Loved this and gave me a good evening smile. Thanks.

May 13, 2017 03:12 PM #79
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Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty - Los Angeles, CA

Hella, dyslexia is a real challenge that presents all the more reason to proofread. I know from experience!

May 13, 2017 03:20 PM #80
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Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty - Los Angeles, CA

Diane, I would sell it as a property with "garden-like grounds, curved pathways, quiet neighbors, rich in history and minimal traffic - a place your buyers 'urn' for." How would you pitch it?

May 13, 2017 04:29 PM #81
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Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty - Los Angeles, CA

Thank you, Nick and Trudy!

 

May 13, 2017 04:30 PM #82
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
AZuRE Team - Realty ONE Group - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale Real Estate

Nice to hear from you again Gewn! Thanks for the good laughs and for the reminder to always do my spell checking!! Unless I really mean my words....

May 14, 2017 07:23 AM #83
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Christine Kankowski North SD and Temecula
House Match Inc - Poway, CA
Excellent Sales and Property Management

rezervwa.   OMg really

 

 

 

May 14, 2017 10:07 AM #85
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Stavrula "Sam" Crafa, RNC,GRI, CDPE, PSA
Future Home Realty - Seminole, FL
Providing the integrity and service you deserve.

Hahahahaha. I don't know which is funnier; the bloopers or your comments !! Too funny. 

May 14, 2017 08:23 PM #86
Rainmaker
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Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty - Los Angeles, CA

I am glad you enjoyed my post, Stavrula. Thanks for your comment 

May 14, 2017 08:34 PM #87
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Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty - Los Angeles, CA

Christine,  it seems that agent was sounding out the word. That's not always a bad idea, but a dictionary  might be better advised. 

May 14, 2017 08:38 PM #88
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Nancy Holloway
REgeneration Property Group 714.317.7140 - Anaheim, CA

We could write a book, between the horrible photos and property descriptions!! I ran across an agent who didn't want to spell out association pool  for the property so he shortened it to 'ass.  pool'!!!   Oh what fun.....

May 15, 2017 04:14 PM #89
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Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty - Los Angeles, CA

That's hilarious, Nancy!

May 15, 2017 04:16 PM #90
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Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Thank you for the chuckle Gwen, I needed the laugh. You should put these in a small book, will be a good read.

May 19, 2017 10:13 AM #91
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Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty - Los Angeles, CA

Beth, thank you kindly for your support!

May 19, 2017 10:44 AM #92
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
AZuRE Team - Realty ONE Group - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale Real Estate

Good morning Gwen Banta ! Catching up with you today. I think I'll start using some of those descriptions in my listings.... 

Jun 11, 2017 06:35 AM #93
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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Gateway to the Lake" 503-755-2905

Oh, gosh, it's been too long since I got my Gwen Banta hit of supreme wit! What I usually say about these types: It takes a village to raise an idiot. 

Glad to see the feature!

Jun 25, 2017 06:25 PM #95
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