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A Pig in a Poke - MLS Bloopers

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



It's Blooper Day, friends. Spelling and grammar still seem to be a challenge to many...with some hilarious results. Thanks to all of you who contributed these great gaffes from the MLS and local ads:

A Pig in A Poke 

"House on downslop" (This must be a pigsty.)

"Soda in den not included" (How about a martini in the living room?)

"Seller retains water rites" (Hence the baptismal font on the front porch.)

"First house on ben in road" (Ben may have a good lawsuit.)

"Yard equipment strays" (Try turning off the motor on the mower.)


Just for Kicks

"Buyer can kick appliances" (Seller should kick your a_ _.)

"House passed" (I usually blame it on the dog.)

"Hillslide offers great views" (I hope it also offers a backhoe and a crane.)

"Buyers look no father" (This must be the mother of all houses.)

"Mable cannot be removed per law" (That explains the woman camping on the porch.)

"Tall eukaliptuss in back" (Gesundheit!)


Nothing to See Here Folks

"Must tee at night" (If your wife buys that excuse, she's teeing at night, too!)

"Come for wine and chess reseption" (I suspect you've already popped the cork.)

"Condo in new high." (So is the agent.)

"Hairy seller needs sold" (Hairy seller needs a barber.)

"Caution Balcony is." (Hello? Bueller? Bueller??)


Goodnight Gracie

"Please call for intel" (Thank you, Mr. Putin.)

"Turtle s tank behind" (I'm sure yours stank, too.) 

"Near privates schools"  (The only education I want for my privates involves Ryan Gosling.)


That's it for this week, folks. Remember: Spell Well and Sell.


GWEN BANTA - Sotheby's Global Advisor – China http://www.GwenBanta.com

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Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

 Thanks for the chuckles today!  I bet your post has the highest percentage of the entire post being read!  Reading this just before teaching a CE class, so thanks for the lift!

Aug 25, 2020 12:10 PM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Your blooper posts never fail to entertain - I love them. Usually I can figure out what the agent intended to say, but "kick appliances" has me stumped.

Aug 25, 2020 03:44 PM
Bruce Walter

Marte, if the listing agent was from here in rustic Indiana it might be "hick" appliances, but I would guess pick appliances.

Aug 25, 2020 04:11 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089

@martecliff  I'm guessing KEEP appliances?


Aug 26, 2020 07:52 PM
Susan McCall - - Compass Realty Solutions
Compass Realty Solutions - Portland, OR
Listing and Buyer's Agent

Thanks for the funnies.  I have been missing you.  Been a tough week and LOL for the bloopers!!!!

Aug 25, 2020 09:19 PM
Deb McGuire CNE, ABR, SRS
Keller Williams Capital Partners - Columbus, OH

Hilarious!  Thanks for sharing!


Aug 26, 2020 12:48 PM
Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty - Los Angeles, CA

Lyn Sims, Margaret Rome Baltimore, Kathy Streib and Kat Palmiotti - thank you all so much for your comments. I am traveling, so I apologize for not being able to send an individual response to each of you.  I love hearing from you!

Aug 26, 2020 01:14 PM
Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty - Los Angeles, CA

Lottie Kendall, Grant Schneider, Jeffrey DiMuria, Jeff Dowler, Tammy Lankford and Jim Harper - I am still in transit, but I wanted to take a second to thank you all for dropping in. I will write another Blooper Blog upon my return. I appreciate all your comments and am happy to hear you had a few laughs. We all need that right now!


Bruce Walter - I LOVE the shirt, Hoosier Daddy!

Aug 26, 2020 01:18 PM
Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty - Los Angeles, CA

Janelle Ancillotti, Mary Hutchison, Jan Green, Marte Cliff, Susan McCall and Deb McGuire - I am on a brief holiday (all Covid rules being followed of course) so I am mostly working from my phone. Forgive the group response, but I just want to thank you all for your comments. I am delighted you enjoyed the blog. It's important that we keep the laughter going. Laughter heals!

Aug 26, 2020 01:23 PM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Hi, Gwen Banta, These are very funny and it's surprising the copy editing is so poor

Aug 26, 2020 03:20 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

It's always amusing, and also incredible that these things actually make it out into the world.

Aug 26, 2020 07:53 PM
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

Some good laughs and a great pig picture. This is a reminder for me to proofread.

Aug 26, 2020 10:13 PM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Darn spellcheck or whoever changes our words.

Aug 27, 2020 04:17 PM
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

Poor old Mable. She must be bored to tears by now. Another great selection from the great unwashed.

Aug 31, 2020 12:36 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

You always put a smile on my face...

Happy Sunday Gwen Banta 

Sep 06, 2020 08:28 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Gwen, we do have to laugh (well, sort of) at the spelling in the MLS.  Even here in the Rain, some people cannot put a complete sentence together without mistakes!  

Sep 09, 2020 06:57 AM
Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Gwen, you always make me laugh. I really laughed at Mable's circumstance. When I bought my office building, I received a deed, the building and a woman. The family who initially owned the property had life-estate to live on the property. So, while I was converting a motorcycle shop into an office buidling, Bertha, my newest real estate purchase perk would bring me snacks and iced tea. She passed away a few weeks after I finished the remodel. It was really fun getting to know her. Other than Bertha, I've only received a few ferel cats with my real estate. But, Bertha could not be removed, per law. 

Sep 11, 2020 01:06 PM
Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

It really is hard to believe the things we see in the MLS!  Thanks for sharing your bloopers!  Kathy

Sep 22, 2020 10:38 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Gwen Banta - Ah! Comic relief! These were all very funny but I wouldn't want to be the Broker for any of the agents that posted them into the MLS! 

Oct 09, 2020 07:22 PM
Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty - Los Angeles, CA

Patricia Feager, I would not want to be the client either!

Oct 10, 2020 10:47 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

OMG, I am so glad I popped over to check on you, Gwen! You never fail to deliver a hilarious post! So sad that it's at sellers' expense somewhere in America, isn't it?!

LOVED the balcony laugh - hilarious! Bueller - and the comments kept me laughing right down to the comment box! 

Happy New Year, Gwen!

Jan 05, 2021 09:41 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Gwen Banta love this post. Hope that you will post more soon. And have you been on our AR Tiesday calls lately?

Jan 25, 2021 07:07 AM