Archives for category: funny real estate

At times like this, when it seems impossible to get it all done, I like to remind myself that I have as many hours in the day as Beyonce does.

Back to work!
(Who runs the world? Girls.)

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Grey Gardens is one of those documentaries that just changes you. It opens up a wild world and throws you into another place and time. It’s fair to say that I’m obsessed… I generally watch it every 6 months or so when I’m hungry for an escape into madness.

If I had $125k to spare, I’d be headed to East Hampton this summer.

A piece of American folklore can be yours from now until the end of July when you rent East Hamptons fabled Grey Gardens 2 acre estate with pool and tennis next to Georgica Beach. Originally designed by Joseph Greenleaf Thorpe in 1897, this 6000 Hampton original, was totally renovated and restored to its originally condition with the addition of today’s amenities when the current owners rescued it some 30 years ago. With gracious common rooms coupled with enough bedrooms to comfortably house all your special guests, this ode to another era additionally offers heated gunite pool, Har-Tru N/S tennis court and of course the legendary gardens, which are likely to be some of the most beautiful you will ever see. Stroll to Georgica Beach a few hundred yards away or sip something iced in the little stucco cottage hidden within the lush landscape. History can never be truly owned but you can rent a piece of it this year.

Asking $125,000, June to July

As per usual, the photos are horrendous. But anyone familiar with the film will recognize these rooms, looking far less raccoon-ish than in previous years.

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You can view the full listing here

I have always thought it would be fun to live in a lighthouse. Turns out I’m not the only one!!

Thank goodness I wasn't hired for this photography job

More Lighthouses For Sale – if you’re so inclined!

Pulled up to show this house to my buyers. Ummm…

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So, if you haven’t already heard, the Home Alone house is for sale.

I have admired this home since the first time I saw the movie (one of my all-time top 5 films, for sure.) Long before my days as an agent, I knew that this classic Brick Center-Hall Georgian was exactly the way I wanted to live.

Now, all of my readers know how irked I get at bad or lazy real estate photography. This, my friends is a new low. Especially considering that the media & bloggers are all over the sale of this home.

YOU MUST BE JOKING. A grainy screen-grab from a copyrighted movie, next to a flip-phone camera picture?

KEVIN! Get out of the shot! You'd think that a $2.4 million listing (3% = $72,000 in commission), the agent could have bought a camera from this millennium???

I wouldn't have thought this gorgeous staircase COULD have photographed badly even if someone TRIED. I was wrong, leave it to a Realtor. Cool sled though.

For the love of Christmas, I hope these homeowners call The Keri Ricci Team for a decent referral.

Also, here’s the listing on Zillow.com if you love bad photographs and half-assed descriptions.

My awesome teammate Melissa found this one.
Please keep in mind that this photo was in an otherwise normal, residential home.

Someone please explain!

Seriously – what the heck!!!

Also it seems like my blog is just turning into funny pics found in MLS, which is fine, but I’ll try to post some “real” content again one day.

Found a set of really amazing photos today on a property when I was pulling up a search for one of my buyers. Terrifying, but amazing.

OMG. Dolls have taken over the furniture.

Bar of Horrors!

Dead bride on the couch? No time to move the balloons out of the picture?

You could not pay me to sleep in this room with these creepy dolls watching!

I always think I’ve seen it all, but agents’ photography methods never fail to amaze me!