worst pictures in the MLS contest

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Submitted by betting on fall on July 28, 2007 - 1:03pm

Inspired by temeculaguy's three car garage monitor, I have another idea that will justify my obsession with constantly reviewing MLS listings even though I won't be buying any time soon.

What has shocked me is just how bad some MLS pictures are. Agents- make me want to come to the house! We assume that you are putting the house's best features in the pictures. I don't want to see dirty dishes. I don't want to see eight pictures of the same room. I don't want to see pictures of the current owners pets.

So I think we need to start the "worst of the MLS" contest. I do think we should cut some slack to low price listings and smaller older condos, where there is not much any photographer could do.
The true "worst" are the mid to high end listings showing features that actually drive me away from the home. Like the kitchen picture in my nominee. .

http://www.sdlookup.com/MLS-078059784-44...

These are the best they could do on a $1.1-1.2m listing of a near new home?

Submitted by CA renter on December 15, 2012 - 5:51pm.

That's hilarious! :)

Submitted by chrisM on December 15, 2012 - 6:24pm.

As per description: "Offers will be reviewed mid december. Subject to short sale lender approval."

Wanna bet that after such artwork, the only, low-ball offer will come from the brother-in-law?

Submitted by SD Squatter on March 22, 2013 - 7:40pm.

"Possibilities are endless!"

http://www.sdlookup.com/Pictures-130014153

Well, I only see one possibility: wrecking ball.

Submitted by CA renter on March 22, 2013 - 10:23pm.

SD Squatter wrote:
"Possibilities are endless!"

http://www.sdlookup.com/Pictures-130014153

Well, I only see one possibility: wrecking ball.

I think we have a winner here.

Yikes!!!

Submitted by sdduuuude on March 26, 2013 - 1:27pm.

CA renter wrote:
SD Squatter wrote:
"Possibilities are endless!"

http://www.sdlookup.com/Pictures-130014153

Well, I only see one possibility: wrecking ball.

I think we have a winner here.

Yikes!!!

No, no, no. This thread is for bad pictures.
Those are very good pictures. Just a bad subject.

Still - Yikes!!!

Submitted by jstoesz on March 26, 2013 - 2:04pm.

Who can figure out what is going on with the carpet inset in this picture. This may not be the worst picture ever, but the house is pretty darn garish.

any guesses?

We are contingent on this house btw.

Submitted by EJ on March 26, 2013 - 5:09pm.

jstoesz wrote:
Who can figure out what is going on with the carpet inset in this picture. This may not be the worst picture ever, but the house is pretty darn garish.

Putting green!

Or maybe it should be called a putting brown in this case :)

Submitted by jstoesz on March 26, 2013 - 6:50pm.

Ding ding ding!

Submitted by Hatfield on March 26, 2013 - 8:58pm.

Actually this is kind of awesome. It's not the sort of thing I'd want in my house, bit it still awesome in its own way.

Submitted by sdduuuude on March 26, 2013 - 10:52pm.

EJ wrote:
Putting green!

Or maybe it should be called a putting brown in this case :)

Post of the week nominee.
I loooove this thread.

Submitted by LuckyInOC on March 30, 2013 - 9:42pm.

Is that a picture of the Geico caveman with Arnold Palmer on the wall?

Submitted by edna_mode on October 16, 2013 - 11:40pm.

This may be an old thread, but I can't resist reposting Jim the Realtor's link terrible photos with the best captions:

http://terriblerealestateagentphotos.com/

there must be SOME first time buyers on this site who need a laugh...

Submitted by UCGal on October 17, 2013 - 11:38am.

From the link above we have a Mira Mesa home - complete with NO WALLS.

http://terriblerealestateagentphotos.com...

LOL.

Submitted by CA renter on October 18, 2013 - 1:09am.

:)

Submitted by Coronita on October 18, 2013 - 4:58am.

UCGal wrote:
From the link above we have a Mira Mesa home - complete with NO WALLS.

http://terriblerealestateagentphotos.com...

LOL.

Walls are bad for resale value in lizard infested areas like Mira Mesa .....

Besides, it's perfect for a traincar home....

Like this

Maybe I could get $1400/month for it....

Submitted by moneymaker on October 29, 2016 - 1:25pm.

http://www.sdlookup.com/Pictures-160058505
How many atrocities can you spot?
tumbleweeds in front yard
old tires
beheaded palm trees

Submitted by njtosd on October 29, 2016 - 1:41pm.

Water leak showing on driveway, or maybe it's from backed up drain for AC? I would wonder whether it was run off from irrigation, but . . .

Submitted by bearishgurl on October 29, 2016 - 1:57pm.

moneymaker wrote:
http://www.sdlookup.com/Pictures-160058505
How many atrocities can you spot?
tumbleweeds in front yard
old tires
beheaded palm trees
lol, I know that area well. The SD side (NE Encanto at 1 street to the west, in the canyon) actually just got sewer in about 20 years ago. That's a nice (1/3 to 1/4 AC) pie-shaped lot! But it has a terraced backyard where the SD-facing homes (on the east side of 69th) can see into the backyards of the homes on Dartmoor.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/1622+Dartmoor+Dr,+Lemon+Grove,+CA+91945/@32.723216,-117.0485524,3a,75y,328h,90t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sBtn6F1XN9nXT5EX3Rd_Fsw!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo2.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DBtn6F1XN9nXT5EX3Rd_Fsw%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dsearch.TACTILE.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D86%26h%3D86%26yaw%3D328.53766%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656!4m5!3m4!1s0x80d9513c3848c3ef:0xffe31db1d4d1939c!8m2!3d32.723375!4d-117.04866!6m1!1e1

Not sure it's worth what they're asking. I'd probably pay $110K - $130K for the lot and $60-$70K for the house, depending on condition. Feeds into Helix HS (which WAS an excellent school once upon a time). If the occupant has high-schoolers, TMMV.

See Piggs? I've posted here several times that there were "affordable" SFRs available in SD County!

Thanks for sharing, moneymaker! The beheaded palm trees add a little "ambiance" to this (possible) "cosmetic fixer" :=0

Submitted by bearishgurl on October 29, 2016 - 2:06pm.

njtosd wrote:
Water leak showing on driveway, or maybe it's from backed up drain for AC? I would wonder whether it was run off from irrigation, but . . .
The houses above (on the east side of 69th) likely have french drains draining down the hillside. The multiple-terrace fence the previous owner installed on the listing is not sufficient to keep the water off this property and foundation. Thus it is likely runoff from the neighbors above. The property needs just ONE deeply dug concrete block retaining wall separating the hill and backyard with a concrete swale parallel and behind it. That would cost at least $30K. Then it needs french drains from the block wall to the curb (there is no sidewalk on that street).

The listing has likely flooded repeatedly in heavy rains because the hill above it has probably been pretty bare ever since the cost of water went through the roof (the last 5-8 years).

Submitted by bearishgurl on October 29, 2016 - 2:12pm.

Upon further inspection of the street views, I feel the Dartmoor listing could actually be situated on a +/- 1/2 AC lot.

Submitted by moneymaker on January 19, 2019 - 11:17pm.

https://www.sdlookup.com/Pictures-190004022
Not a single picture oriented up and two misspellings in last 2 sentences.

Submitted by run_in_SD on January 30, 2019 - 2:47pm.

"Just needs some TLC". Yeah, and a powerwasher to come through and strip every room

https://www.redfin.com/CA/San-Diego/1215...

Submitted by moneymaker on February 2, 2019 - 11:32am.

I don't think a power washer would work, it would make all the paper wet and sticky, definitely not staged. The pool would be beautiful if cleaned up properly, don't see too many pools with jacuzzi and children's pool attached. It will be interesting to see what it goes for! My guess is well below asking

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