Southern Changes

Submitted by Christi

I like looking at pictures of beautiful houses. Have you ever spent time looking at pictures of houses that are for sale? I have, and, this is a wise truth that I have learned. If you are selling your home, get good pictures and review them before they are posted with your listing!

Here are some pictures of some homes for sale in $900,000 – $2,000,000 range that I think could use some review, bless their hearts. What would you change?


What I would change? I’m kind of curious about why there is a rocking horse face down on the floor and that is an interesting place to put a chair up on that shelf.


This one has a great lake view outside, but inside, not so much. Maybe move the furniture into a conversation group and lose the ironing board.


Turn on the light! There are several others that look about the same with this listing.

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Hmmm, who’s sunglasses and papers are those? Any reason why all the pots are on top of the stove?


What a lovely view of the basket filled with laundry and hangers!

Okay, I have to stop. This has been fun. Hope I have not offended any realtors or home owners out there. I probably never look at a house that I don’t imagine what I would about it I would change. Does anyone else do that?

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Y’all go over and visit Susan for Met Monday and see what changes everyone is up to!

Today’s Lagniappe: Raspberry Oatmeal Cookie Bars

  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup seedless raspberry jam
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 8 inch square pan, and line with greased foil.
    Combine brown sugar, flour, baking soda, salt, and rolled oats. Rub in the butter using your hands or a pastry blender to form a crumbly mixture. Press 2 cups of the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Spread the jam to within 1/4 inch of the edge. Sprinkle the remaining crumb mixture over the top, and lightly press it into the jam.

    Bake for 35 to 40 minutes in preheated oven, or until lightly browned. Allow to cool before cutting into bars.

17 Responses to “Southern Changes”

  1. Rhonda Says:

    Oh no, The laundry basket takes the cake! LOL! ~Rhonda 🙂

  2. Julia @ Hooked on Houses Says:

    Ha! You’re a girl after my own heart. These are the kinds of things I always notice and wonder about when I’m searching the real estate listings.

    If my real estate agent posted a photo of my laundry, or took pictures that were so dark you couldn’t see anything but shadows, I’d be getting a new one right away! It seems like common sense, but there are a lot of Realtors out there who don’t seem to know how to take a decent photo. Kind of puzzling.

    Fun post! 🙂

  3. Brenda Kula Says:

    I can’t imagine! And they’re that expensive? Boy, back when I sold a house I made myself a wreck making sure everything was always in its place. I wonder what kind of person pays that much for such sloppiness, regardless of the house? Wow!

  4. Maureen Says:

    There is a whole blog dedicated to somewhat questionable real estate listings. It’s called “It’s Lovely, I’ll Take It”. It’s quite hilarious!

    I think you would enjoy it. I like the chair hung up on the wall. Pretty silly!

  5. Alice Wassam Says:

    Great (and FUN!) blog!!

  6. Mimi @ Life At Mimi's House Says:

    That is so true. I am a Realtor and I can’t tell you how many times I see pictures that don’t truly reflect a homes great qualities. Some Realtors just don’t get it. It could be the difference in some clients ever even seeing the property. (If there are a bunch of houses in that price range on the market, pictures are a HUGE deal.)

    The first picture is a hoot! What about that rocking horse?

  7. sedona Says:

    I love looking at houses for sale and I do the exact same thing. I nit-pick every detail and think how and what I would do differently! LOL Great post!

  8. Julie Says:

    I am a Realtor and please don’t get me started….

  9. Eileen Says:

    This was great!
    What is wrong with these real estate agents? It’s as if they don’t want to sell the homes!
    All the best,

  10. Mary Says:

    It is amazing what kind of things are left out ! We saw our share when we were looking for a house a few years ago!


  11. patsy Says:

    Sometimes people just don’t think before acting!! I love the laundry shot. Thanks for sharing.

  12. amy Says:

    Amazing isn’t it?

  13. Sherri S Says:

    Isn’t it amazing! I am ALWAYS checking my photos before putting them on my blog. I move stuff OUT of view. LOL

  14. Artie Says:

    I’m constantly underwhelmed by high dollar listings and their decor. It’s almost like they had no money to make their home beautiful after they bought it! LOL! Not that I’m judging. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  15. connie Says:

    I loved this post. I love to look at real estate for sale online too.
    Eye clutter is very distracting.

  16. Pinky Says:

    My son and I went to an Open House one Sun. and I could NOT believe the condition of the house!!!!!!!!! They had evidently eaten breakfast and got up and left! Dirty dishes STILL ON THE TABLE, dirty pots and pans on the stove, dirty, wet towels on the bathroom floors, beds unmade!!!!!!!!! etc. etc! If I had been the realtor I would have said, sorry, we can’t have an open house today! People are really crazy:):) Loved this post! Pinky

  17. Mikki Says:

    Wow. So much to do at all those places.
    I loved to watch those ‘sell this house’ type shows that go in and redo houses.

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