Monday and Wednesday’s blogs were absolute beauties.
But all the comments, insight, and debate from the readers was what really made me proud of TRB.
I’ve never seen so many readers delve into their own personal lives before, and it really added to the “realness” of Toronto’s house-price problem.
So with that said, time to get less serious. Here’s a few MLS pics and descriptions that have made me “LOL” as the kids say…
Oh, which one to start with.
This is always tricky.
I guess the one that’s the most current, given the sponsorship at the Olympics of a company called “361-degrees,” would be this one:
I called the listing agent and asked if you could see into the future from the rooftop.
He said “no.”
I asked if you could then see into the past?
He said “no.”
Then I think the whole “365 degree views” is somewhat misleading.
Here’s a real gem.
Pretty “standard” crappy listing, right?
A photo of the front, a photo of the back, and a map of the property just for good measure – you know, for those people who can’t use Google Maps:
Is that a map?
Or is that a photo of a map?
Here’s the actual pic:
Yes, that’s a photo of somebody’s computer screen!
This person didn’t know how to save this as an image, so he or she simply took out the old Blackberry 8700, and snapped a photo.
Who would notice?
What do you notice with this one?
Look at the second photo, and the fourth photo.
No need to look at the sixth photo, since, for some odd reason, it’s a duplicate of the second photo:
If you’re like me, you’re wondering why there’s a tray of paint on the kitchen counter?
Two trays, in fact!
At the bar, right where you would expect to see plates.
“Kids, come sit down for dinner! You’re having paint.”
I would love to know if this $849,000 house really has fifteen bathrooms:
Speaking of bathrooms, what’s with aerial shots on MLS?
And how the heck do they get onto the ceiling anyways?
This one really bothers me.
You list a property with “2” parking spaces, as seen in the red circle.
But then in the “brokerage remarks,” which the public doesn’t get to see, you basically admit that you have no clue if there’s one parking space or two, but that ultimately the buyer is to blame if there aren’t two spaces:
I love the verbiage too.
“Not sure of second.”
Check out this photo and tell me if you see the massive, MASSIVE design flaw with this otherwise beautiful newly-renovated house:
Did you see it?
Look toward the back door.
See that half an appliance hiding?
Yes, seriously, the fridge isn’t even in the kitchen!
They built a kitchen but didn’t have room for a fridge, so they jammed it by the back door.
If you opened the back door, you’d open it right into the right side of the fridge.
And if you opened the right fridge door, the handle would hit the lock on the door.
Who the HELL would buy this home?
And last but certainly not least, here’s a somewhat odd photo:
Because of the angle?
Because of the giant van that should have been moved for the photos?
Because of the snow which you probably won’t find on the ground outside today or tomorrow.
This photo was clearly taken in the winter, when this house was first listed, and the listing agent was too lazy to go back and take another photo in the summer.
Have a great weekend, everybody!