Final MLS Musings Of 2022!

One other yr is sort of within the books!

Onerous to think about, proper?

It appears, fairly actually, like I used to be simply writing a three-part weblog sequence with “Burning Questions For 2022.”

And now right here we sit, about to enter the final throes of the 2022 actual property market earlier than it fully dies out earlier than Christmas.

As custom goes, I often dump each remaining “MLS Musing” into one publish on the finish of the yr, and the readers have been fairly energetic of late sending me examples of what amuses them whereas looking listings.

So let’s get proper into it, we could?

Right here’s one {that a} pal despatched me with the caption, “This isn’t creepy in any respect, proper?”

That seems like a semi-finished, little-used half-storey on the third stage of a home.

But it surely felt, in my thoughts, eerily harking back to the digicam angle of the Overlook Lodge in 1980’s, “The Shining….”

Right here’s one {that a} reader emailed with a caption that stated, “Why…..simply……why?”

Taking images of entrance doorways is a no-no, as is.

However after they appear like Dexter is carving up a sufferer inside, I believe leaving them out of the array on MLS is a no brainer…

This one got here with a caption that learn, “Calling all vampires.”

The humorous factor is, it’s not a dangerous picture.  It’s not off-centre, or odd-angled, and the lighting is nice.

The issue is, um, ya know, it’s a photograph of 1/4 of a room with the blinds pulled down!

A colleague in my workplace despatched me these:

How does this even get on MLS?

This can be a screen-shot of an iPhone, proper?

An agent took a screen-shot of his images, with the picture roll viewable within the backside.

And because the pink arrow reveals within the first picture, you may see him within the picture roll!

What on the planet does the consumer assume?  Severely.  Someone paid for this!

It’s one factor to forego an expert photographer and use iPhone images, but it surely’s one other factor altogether to be so lazy you may’t electronic mail the precise images, however relatively you screen-shot your iPhone as you flip via your picture roll, and find yourself sending crap like that!

That is an all-timer, people.  It’s going within the “ALL TIME” folder.

The rental market is hard on the market!

This actually doesn’t assist:

Is that this powerful to image in your thoughts?

Don’t fear, they provided a photograph:

“Now accepting purposes.”

Full marks for honesty on this one:

It’s one factor to go away the tv on when taking images for MLS.

It’s one other factor to take a photograph throughout a newscast on an assault

Within the final version, I shared some images that had a superimposed “bed room” or “residing” within the image.

These have been a joke.  However at the least they have been in typed font.

What the hell is that this?

This itemizing options nothing however blurry images, save for the primary one, which they stole from MLS:

You may’t make these items up!

That is what every picture appears to be like like up shut:

At first look, there’s not a lot incorrect with this one, proper:

I imply, the “lake view” isn’t a lot to write down residence about.

However when you get into the precise itemizing, you understand that the “characteristic picture” is definitely of your neighbour’s terrace, not yours:

In actual fact, this unit has no outside house!

This picture is presumably included as a result of it showcases this glimmer of the lake, however the one method you may see it’s if you happen to stare instantly out at your neighbours…

This itemizing has twenty-seven images!

And what did they select for the “characteristic picture,” you ask?


That’s a sideways picture of a bathe.

And in case you’re questioning, not all the images have been sideways.

Solely twenty-six have been sideways.  They gone one picture of the kitchen to show appropriately…

One other characteristic picture right here reveals………a showerhead?

You recognize the property sucks when the characteristic picture is of a showerhead…

Have we actually not realized what “thumbnail” images are by now?

Not each improve in your own home or apartment goes to web you a dollar-for-dollar return on funding:

Perhaps I’m simply out of contact, however, um, who cares?

Is that this speculated to imply what I believe it does?

That is actually cool:

Oh, wait.

There’s no actual approach to present what I’m speaking about….

….except…..we……ah, right here:

Sort of jogs my memory of this:

In the event you’ve received an unfinished room within the basement of your Richmond Hill or Markham sub-division residence, and you employ it to hit the heavy-bag whereas additionally hitting beer-bongs, you don’t have to take a photograph for MLS when it comes time to promote…

Did the photographer journey and fall and then take this picture, from behind two couches?

Final, however definitely not least, this basement man cave was emailed to me by two individuals who know me fairly properly:

Again within the day, we transformed a part of my storage to a room the place we would typically stand up to no good.

I dove deep into the archives, circa 2003, to seek out this one:

The wall within the “dojo” was legendary after I was in my youth.

Every bottle was a narrative, and the cabinets have been a timeline.  I imply, the truth that “Twister” was the sixth bottle on the wall, and the presence of “Vex” and “Mike’s Onerous” demonstrates my lack of need to drink beer at age-19, and that “coolers” have been all the trend.

The loopy factor is: once we offered the home and packed up “the dojo” in 2005, I stored all these bottles.  I put them in Chiquita Banana packing containers from Loblaws and shoved them in my mom’s basement the place they’ve remained for nearly 20 years.

When a pal emailed me the picture above of that man-cave above, he really requested me, “Are these yours?”

Man, that was a second in time.

Spanning again to greater than half my life in the past, I stay amazed {that a} grown man someplace within the central core of Toronto has taken what my immature buddies and I did in our late-teens and early-20’s, and made it a design characteristic in his multi-million-dollar home!

I don’t know whether or not to be bewildered or envious.

Can I be each? 🙂

Yr-end posts are coming subsequent week.

Have an important weekend, all people!

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