Posted by: Timothy Ellis (The Tim)

Tim Ellis is the founder of Seattle Bubble. His background in engineering and computer / internet technology, a fondness of data-based analysis of problems, and an addiction to spreadsheets all influence his perspective on the Seattle-area real estate market.

24 responses to “Real Actual Listing Photos: Multi-Million-Dollar Edition”

  1. Hinten

    edited. too much snark, it’s your blog.

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  2. LA Relo

    Oh Seattle, you have a lot to learn about your home prices…

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  3. SeattleMoose

    Looks like turning liabilities into assets is indeed an “art”…..

    Like putting lipstick on a pig or repackaging dog turds as candy bars…..

    Don’t laugh, a lot of people made tons of money in the RE bubble doing exactly that!!!!

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  4. hoary

    I kind of like the library crapper…

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  5. Remembering English: A blog by Midge Raymond, author of Forgetting English

    [...] totally random photo is courtesy of Tim Ellis of Seattle Bubble, a real-estate blog which every month or so posts “some of the most bizarre listing photos [...]

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  6. ray pepper

    RE: hoary @ 4

    Personally, I love the library crapper! But, between the kids and the wife I never have time to concentrate in there…

    Actually, I would just like to use the one in the picture..Just one time. Have an address Tim?

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  7. jj

    By ray pepper @ 7:

    RE: hoary @ 4

    Personally, I love the library crapper! But, between the kids and the wife I never have time to concentrate in there…

    Actually, I would just like to use the one in the picture..Just one time. Have an address Tim?

    I can’t wait to see the police report – “Local real estate agent Ray Pepper was cited for criminal trespass after squatting in a vacant Kenmore home…”

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  8. CCG

    Yeah, we’re at the bottom…

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  9. Dirty_Renter

    These ‘listing photo’ threads are my favorites.
    If that 40′ x 60′ concrete outbuilding had a water view, I’d live there. The rain might be a bit loud on that roof.

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  10. Kary L. Krismer

    By ray pepper @ 7:

    RE: hoary @ 4

    Personally, I love the library crapper! But, between the kids and the wife I never have time to concentrate in there…

    The library in the bathroom is very convenient because it wouldn’t matter if you ran out of toilet paper.

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  11. ARDELL

    This is, hands down, my absolute favorite Seattle Bubble post EVER!!! LOVE IT!!!

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  12. Scotsman

    It’s a good thing the second listing has all that concrete anchoring it to the hillside- otherwise it looks like it’s going to slide off in the next heavy rain. I wonder how much more front yard there was when they originally built it?

    Also, the “random office chair” isn’t random- that’s what they call “staging.” Note how large and spacious the room appears with only the chair in it. Someone paid good money for that effect.

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  13. cheapseats

    Only 1 PIC I can see when I cliick on the library/Bathroom pic.

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  14. Laird Nelson

    Folks might also enjoy Lovely Listing: http://lovelylisting.com/

    Best,
    Laird

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  15. Anonymous Coward

    The not-yet-finished Kirkland house appears to be offered for sale prior to finishing with the remaining work included in the sale price and not offered “as-is”. There’s nothing in the listing stating “bring your contractor” or anything of the other usual statements which accompany an “as-is” listing. Also note that the listing states “lots of heavy crown molding & loaded custom details” yet the photos show the molding sitting on saw horses. Furthermore, the listing states “Still time to pick granite, tile & colors”, which implies that granite and tile and painting is included in the sale. Also notice that among the interior features are listed the appliances and a jetted tub. Which in the photos are just holes where said features would be installed.

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  16. sallybuttons

    RE: ARDELL @ 13 – I just love to LOVE.

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  17. EconE

    Does that concrete room make anybody else think about ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’?

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  18. Ira Sacharoff

    By EconE @ 20:

    Does that concrete room make anybody else think about ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’?

    Seller will contribute to closing costs and will re-install meat hooks?

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  19. Kary L. Krismer

    Seems like there’s a bit of garage envy on this site. ;-)

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  20. EconE

    RE: Ira Sacharoff @ 21

    Isn’t the PacNW a mecca for serial killers? ;o)

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  21. Real Actual GOOD Listing Photos • Seattle Bubble

    [...] lousy photos, let’s spotlight some examples of good photos for a change. Since it’s usually a given that expensive homes will have nice photos, all of the listings I’ll be highlighting [...]

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