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Feeling better by comparison

When our realtor came over to take pictures of the house for the listing last month, I did my best to get the house in tip-top shape so the pictures would look really good. We moved a few items of furniture out of the way to make the house look as big as possible, I made sure the bed was perfectly made, we opened all the blinds and turned on the lights, etc. And still, when I saw the finished pictures, I noticed little imperfections like the fact that in the picture of our bathroom, you can see my robe hanging on the back of the door.

I thought the robe looked bad. Jeremy said it made it look "homey." Either way, it's not nearly as bad as some of the photos in many real estate listings, as pointed out by a wonderful new site my friend Jen just told me about, It's lovely! I'll take it! It's like Cake Wrecks for real estate. And it is HILARIOUS. Reading through the various listing gaffes has helped me relieve the stress of having our house for sale.

Take a look. Here are some of my favorites:

It's German for "love of the mirrored, flocked wallpaper"

What...a...dump (See! Our close call actually happened to someone!)

San Diego home with charm

Sleep with the fishes, kid (I cannot believe this one)

After perusing that site for a while, I don't feel so bad about my robe in the bathroom. Not so bad at all.

Flashback Friday: An honest taxi driver

Stuff I should throw away but can't for irrational reasons