Real Actual Listing Photos: Driveby, Radioactive, Timestamp

It’s time for another installment of Real Actual Listing Photos. Once a month (or so) I round up some of the most bizarre listing photos from around the Seattle area and post them here, with brief excerpts from the real actual listing description, and probably a bit of snarky commentary.

Don’t forget to check out Looney Listingthroughout the month for similar amusing listing photos from all around the country.

The idea for this series stems from the ongoing forum thread Detrimental Listing Photos, which is where you should post your nominations for next month’s Real Actual Listing Photos post.

No particular theme this month. Just enjoy a collection of odd listing photos submitted by readers and found by yours truly.

Enough explanation. Let’s get to the photos! Click the photo to view the Real Actual Listing.

14555 31st Ave NE, Shoreline, WA 98155“Property is located just far enough away from 145th and Lake City Way to make it a desirable project.”

And also just far enough away to make the listing agent run out of time to actually get out of his car to take any photos of the home. Spotted by Aaron W.

5119 27th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105“Legal duplex updated w/ new kitchens, plumbing, wiring.”

Neat! I’ve always wanted a glowing, radioactive dining room.

13319 1st Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125“Location ideal for: home care, students attending nearby schools, first time buyers or investors.”

It’s hard to tell on the small photo, but there appears to be a power cord running from beneath the bed to under the mattress. Um. What. Also: nice hat.

22615 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood, WA 98292“Classical early 1900 Farm House with large level lot in the town of Silvana famous for “Silvana Meats” just up the road!”

The shot above is what the home looks like after you’ve eaten some famous “Silvana Meats” that have been sitting out way too long.

10426 19th Ave SW Seattle, WA 98146“Don’t miss this diamond in the rough.”

Guess who couldn’t figure out how to turn off the time/date stamp on their camera? No problem, just fix it in MS Paint!

1102 Taylor Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109“…custom tile bathroom and Playhouse’s signature modern kitchen tile backsplash & custom cabinetry.”

Okay this one is a dupe from Looney Listing, but it was too good not to share here. Can’t say I’ve ever seen a dinner table staged with rubber chickens before.

Let me know if you have an idea for a future “Real Actual Listing Photos” theme, and be sure to check out Looney Listing for listing photo amusement throughout the month.

  

About 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.

7 comments:

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    sniffy says:

    Re: the radioactive kitchen.

    The democratization of the HDR photo process is the bane of good taste and an assault upon millions of unwitting eyeballs. It *can* be used well, but 99.99% of the time, it isn’t.

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    No Name Guy says:

    My goodness, that grass painting one from 2009 (in your linked “Fix it in MS Paint” piece) is priceless – they painted over the truck on the right side of the house.

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    I’m going to be chuckling about the rubber chickens all day!

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    Perhaps the Cord to the Bed is for Care Giving a Disabled Tennant

    Shock therapy.

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    Rumpole says:

    I love this monthly installment, the inherent laziness of some of these agents is astounding.

    I drive by the Rubber Chicken house quite often, they really jammed the two townhouse into a small space. Plus the benefit of having a bus stop 4 feet from your living room window.

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    Peter Witting says:

    No jokes about Silvana Meats, please. Best place in Western Washington to get local beef. They also do a nice job butchering up your game.

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    tlc says:

    “power cord running from beneath the bed to under the mattress”

    I don’t think it was running under the mattress, I think it was hooked there for easy access. It could be a wired remote for a heated mattress pad, which means the power cord runs to mattress down by the foot of the bed.

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