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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.

15 responses to “Real Actual Listing Photos: User-Submitted Potpourri”

  1. Patrick

    > Wait, I’m confused again. Am I buying a house or a baseball field? Oh, both? Well all right then.

    On that last one, if you look at the overhead satellite map on the Redfin page, you are in fact buying both – the baseball field and the house. The property outline includes the baseball field. Also a tennis court. It is $8 mil after all…

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  2. Kary L. Krismer

    RE: The Tim @ 2 – That’s a new one. I’ve seen pools, sports courts, large fields and barns, but never an entire baseball field.

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  3. deejayoh

    By Kary L. Krismer @ 3:

    RE: The Tim @ 2 – That’s a new one. I’ve seen pools, sports courts, large fields and barns, but never an entire baseball field.

    If you build it, they will come…

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  4. softwarengineer

    I Like the One With the Laundry Room

    When I rented a condo in Hollywood last summer I got to use one of those dinky stacked washers [it was a Maytag too]. Believe me, a queen sized comforter won’t clean well smashed inside that washer, let alone dry well [even after 4-5 cycles and pulling it in and out] smashed inside that dinky dryer….LOL

    I almost lost a $30 souvenir shirt in the washer too….you can’t open the washing machine door unless you drain cycle it first and there’s no instructions telling you how…..LOL….even the condo’s maintenance man didn’t know how to do it….I figured it out, but barely in time to check out.

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  5. S. Marty Pantz

    What’s with the paint job on the front door of the “turn of the century” dump with the “glowing mystery toys”?

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  6. Ben

    I’ll get that b***h a baseball field. B****hes love baseball fields.

    Sorry, couldn’t resist. I hate listings with photos of a nearby park or the view as the *first photo* but it is really common. Also, having 1/2 of the photos be of the neighbourhood tells me that you couldn’t take 15 photos of the house.

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  7. ray pepper

    I want that baseball field one. …Actually now when I think about it forget it. My 50.00 a month landscaping bill would soar……..

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  8. Scotsman

    “Bucky- get a shot of that light switch- it looks new”

    http://photos.realestateadmin.com/nwmlso/PHOTO/207/207137-10.jpg

    “And don’t forget the one by the door”

    http://photos.realestateadmin.com/nwmlso/PHOTO/207/207137-5.jpg

    “Hey, this place has cable- show that!”

    http://photos.realestateadmin.com/nwmlso/PHOTO/207/207137-12.jpg

    “DUDE!!”

    http://photos.realestateadmin.com/nwmlso/PHOTO/207/207137-6.jpg

    The whole series is bizarre:

    http://www.johnlscott.com/propertydetail.aspx?IS=1&ListingID=300935071

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  9. ElPolloLoco

    Actually the box of records and ‘handbooks’ suggests that the house is (was) owned by someone who’s OCD about owning a house. This is not a bad thing.

    Lots of records and evidence of unhealthy attention to detail makes a classic car more valuable… sometimes a lot more valuable. Why not a house?

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  10. dvdivx

    As far as cable goes – might as well show it because if it’s rural you may not be getting anything past dial up. Worst I’ve seen was a picture of an S&M dungeon. It was on the Seattle redfin forum but I never saved the photo.

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  11. Lo Ball Jones

    Calling all ghouls…be sure to put a handful of your native Transylvania soil in this boudoir as you retire for the night…I mean day:

    http://media.cdn-redfin.com/photo/1/bigphoto/048/200048_6_2.jpg

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  12. Dirty Renter

    “Oddly, the listing agent forgot to mention the creepy hand that comes out of the closet in the laundry room and holds the door open.”

    Looks like ‘Thing’, from the Addams Family, found a new home.

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  13. rabid-dog

    Here’s another delightfully touched up photo from seattle southend.

    http://www.redfin.com/WA/Seattle/4815-S-Brandon-St-98118/home/491873

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  14. Aaron Schreiner

    The picture with the box of files is just incredible….but who wouldn’t love a home that came with it’s own baseball field?!

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