Real Actual Listing Photos: Wheels, Weights, & Weird Bear

Don’t forget, you can enjoy bizarre listing photos throughout the month, from all across the country at Looney Listing.

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.

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.

This month doesn’t have any particular theme. 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.

4220 S Dawson St., Seattle, WA 98118“Easy means of transportation.”

So… the SUV that’s featured prominently in three of the first four listing photos is included, then? Thanks to Joe for submitting this one!

103 Bohart Rd., Wenatchee, WA 98801“…a nice solid home, barn, storage shed and all new equipment included even ladders!”

And in case you don’t believe them about the ladders, there’s a great photo of those, too.

7717 S Mission Dr., Seattle, WA 98178“…this well cared for home is perfect for a single person or a growing family.”

It’s hard to read but this photo and two others in the series show little cards on the beds that read “Please do not sit on the bed. Thank you.” Makes perfect sense to leave those up for the photo shoot…

11932 Renton Ave S., Seattle, WA 98178“As you can see by the photos, this Home needs work and it is a Short Sale Home.”

Nah. The garage is perfect. I especially love the leaning file cabinet that looks like it might be sinking into the floor.

11530 87th Ave S., Seattle, WA 98178“The house features include new carpet, nice view from living room…”

Who doesn’t love to pump a little iron next to the fire after a long hard day at work? They’re apparently really proud of this particular shot, given that they included it in the listing twice.

9456 26th Ave SW., Seattle, WA 98106“Step into an inviting, spacious home that has been lovingly restored to a “Like New” condition.”

Okay if I stepped into a bedroom and saw a teddy bear just sitting there alone in the room on a rocking chair, with no other furniture, staring at me… I would be a little creeped out.

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.

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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. Tim also hosts the weekly improv comedy sci-fi podcast Dispatches from the Multiverse.


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    The Couch Is for Spectators

    Watching him pump iron?

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    Scotsman says:

    Clicked on the one with the truck. Why doesn’t the listing include info about the cash value of the cherry crop? That could be a major factor in deciding a purchase price. It isn’t just the photos- the whole thing isn’t presented well.

    Many years ago I used to frequent a family business that had sayings from the founder framed and displayed on the wall. One that stuck with me was “An item well displayed is half sold”. How true, then and now- even in real estate. Put a little effort in up front and reap even greater rewards later.

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    Raymond says:

    Scarier than the bear is the lawn visible in the window. Who needs a night-light when you’ve got those super-saturated neon-green colors right outside your window?

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    redmondjp says:

    RE: Scotsman @ 2 – Yup. One would think that if one’s income was derived from the selling of property, that one might learn a few basics of the trade. I’ve learned quite a lot just from watching the ‘stage this home’ shows on TV that I could do a better job than what I see displayed most of the time.

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