The Funniest House-Staging-On-A-Budget Photos Ever (Not These! Read First!)

Real Estate Agent with Compass

Maybe somebody slipped something in my coffee--I hope not--but I haven't laughed this hard in a long time. 

I have a pretty nice collection of weird real estate pictures myself by now (most of them are unpublished), but then there is Julia, the author of the Hooked on Houses blog, who has taken this to another level. Her collection really is fun. I couldn't tell you why, but my all time favorite is her description of this virtual tour in which the same flowers/vases were used in every single room. She has a lot of other examples on her site that are way stranger, but this one tickled me pink.

Perhaps it's that we can all relate to the desperation. Make it look nice. Get it done. Quickly. 

(Full disclosure: I have these fabulous, fake red flowers that I have used in many a photo tour for years now, almost like a good luck charm. In the pictures here, they're in different houses, different neighborhoods, different years. You won't see them in more than one or two places in a house, though. Actually, from now on, never in more than one spot.)

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© 2012, Catarina Bannier


Comments (2)

Don Sabinske
Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. - Zimmerman, MN
Sabinske & Associates Inc.

I had to bookmark this for my wife.  Thanks for the laughs.  And, now I know there is a marketing for cheapskates group.  I am in!

Feb 05, 2012 05:30 AM
Catarina Bannier
Compass - Chevy Chase, DC
DC Real Estate The Smart And Fun Way

Hi Don--you're so welcome! I think you have to have been there to truly appreciate this, right? :-)

Feb 05, 2012 05:41 AM