Friday Section

“House has spark” – burni...

Nov 16, 201128 Comments605 Views

The year is starting a march toward its natural ending, friends…and it seems a few real estate careers may be also. This week I found some real head-scratchers in local real estate ads and the MLS.  However, I get submissions from

“New bd pans inc” – Makin...

May 17, 2011No Comments369 Views

I have two things to say this week: 1. When you drink, you can’t think. 2. When you drink you can’t- … uh, what was I saying? Oh, yes – the MLS.  It was so full of bloopers this

“Scalped ceilings” and other ML...

Apr 15, 201122 Comments594 Views

Wait until you see the characters who showed up this week on the MLS…well, at least tangentially. It was a great week for laughs, and many were provided by Jane Peters,  Jan Pastras, and Patrick Martin, all

Lenders, Liars and Losers – Observati...

Jan 28, 201127 Comments517 Views

I don’t know about you, but I am on the verge of a breakdown. Why? Because I am so frustrated with the lending institutions that I have developed a drool, a twitch, and a wicked rash. I

“Toke All Offers” – And O...

Jan 14, 20119 Comments738 Views

There’s a party going on, and somehow – thanks to the MLS – we all got invited. Call me mellow yellow, but is there a strange skunk-like smell in the room?  Be careful reading this – you

Caught With Your Pants Down? (MLS Bloopers)

Nov 19, 201029 Comments1158 Views

Well, friends, it was a rough week in real estate advertising and MLS listings.  Pants were dropped, illegal substances were aplenty, and bodily functions needed attention.  There’s no time like the present to fess up if any

The Devil Made Me Do It! (MLS Mayhem)

Nov 12, 201022 Comments468 Views

Ahhh…the Blooper Trooper is ba-a-a-ck! I simply never run out of material thanks to the MLS, the LA Times and other print media sources. Thanks to this week’s contributors: Janie Nagy of Manhattan Beach and Bruce Walter,

“Gas not corrected” and other MLS stink...

Nov 05, 201026 Comments2677 Views

This week’s MLS and real estate ads had a distinct odor, friends. From gas to dryrot, it seems homes are becoming offensive. Moral of this blog: You can’t sell it if you can smell it! Something’s Rotten

“Here Today, Goblin Tomorrow!” ...

Oct 22, 201028 Comments1190 Views

It’s getting closer to Goblin Day, friends, so I thought I’d show you some of the Halloween treats provided by our always dependable MLS. Some of these will haunt a few spelling-challenged agents to their graves: Scare

A pig and a poke (The MLS “Menu”)

Oct 15, 201016 Comments829 Views

This week I actually got hungry reading the MLS and the LA Times real estate ads. Check out these bloopers so you can see what’s currently on the menu. I must warn you, you may want to hit

Real Estate Rabble – Translators Needed!

Sep 10, 201019 Comments803 Views

I’m calling ITT Tech. It’s time they establish a course for translators for the MLS. Often the listings I see are so wacky I have to read them several times…yet sometimes they take on a life of

Home on De-Range – MLS Mayhem

Aug 27, 201031 Comments861 Views

My dear readers, friends, colleagues and fellow inmates: Please think before you participate in MLS-Speak. If you don’t, you’ll come off like a horse’s petute. This week’s fertile field of bloopers was more like a tribute to