Real Estate Agents Reveal Their Most Unbelievable House Listings


Buying and renting homes has become a lot more accessible over the past couple of decades. Reading the real estate section of the local newspaper and going to open houses has turned into scrolling through photos online. Photography is the most powerful tool for attracting potential customers, so naturally, technology has made real estate agents’ jobs a little more simple. Along with masterpiece listings come some bizarre ones, as people have made some questionable interior design decisions. Luckily, it’s all been documented, and we’ve put together a hall of fame of the wackiest real estate listings we’ve come across.

Purple Rain

We’re not sure what vibe these homeowners were going for, but one thing is for sure – they love purple and mirrors. We’ve spotted around four different shades of purple, from the floor to the ceiling. There’s even an ombre purple sink, and we’re not going to lie, we kind of love it.

Purple Rain

The mirrors, on the other hand, well, they’re a bit overwhelming. If you’re into looking at yourself from every angle possible while on the toilet, this bathroom is the place for you.

In The Jungle, The Mighty Jungle

It’s no secret – plants are in. Greenery adds life (literally) to almost any room. This homeowner definitely has a green thumb, we’d even go as far as saying they have a whole green hand by the looks of it.

In The Jungle, The Mighty Jungle

This dining room is overflowing with flowers and plants, which might not seem like a lot. But then, when you look at the carpets, drapes chairs and tablecloths, you realize the green is a little overwhelming. This room looks more like a flower shop than it does a dining room.

The More The Merrier?

Sometimes one isn’t enough. It makes sense that one would want more than one toilet in their home, but why would anyone want three toilets in the same bathroom? Something doesn’t add up. The strategically places toilet paper holders give the impression that someone thought this up for a while.

The More The Merrier?

The tiles on the walls make it seem more like a public restroom than a private bathroom, which might be what they were going for… All we want to know is if three family members used these facilities together.

Doll House, Literally

We all had dolls as kids. We even had houses to put them in. This room shows us what happens when your dolls outgrow their dollhouse and need an actual house. We tried counting the dolls in this picture, and it seems pretty much impossible, there are dolls of all shapes and sizes that seem perfectly placed.

Doll House, Literally

The real estate agent in charge of this listing probably had to learn the name of each doll, and we’re curious to know if the people that purchased this house had to adopt them along with the property.

Pop Art

We can tell Andy Warhol inspired this homeowner. We only found a picture of this hallway, but we’re guessing the rest of the house is as colorful as the entrance.

Pop Art

The bright colors and contrast of the black and white portraits make it feel like you’ve walked into a post-modern art museum. Marilyn Monroe seems to be somewhat of a muse in this house, and the chandelier’s bright colors top off this unique hall. We’re not going to lie, we’re digging it.

Best Of Both Worlds

Is it a kitchen? A living room? A 1970’s talk show set? One may never know, but what we do know is that this room is a multipurpose one. The kitchen seems to be split in two, the sink on one side, and the kettle on the other.

Best Of Both Worlds

In the middle of the room is a stage, and on that stage, we see none other than a little seating area fit for two. We’re guessing these homeowners don’t like walking very far for their coffee, so they decided to put the living room in the kitchen to make sure they have easy access to the dining amenities.

Caged In

It’s normal for people to gate certain areas in their homes for safety reasons. They do this primarily to keep children and small pets in and out of dangerous places. There are countless reasons one could gate a bed, we’re not sure we want to know what the specific reason for this one was.

Caged In

The dark lighting in this photo makes it even creepier. It would be interesting to see what the real estate agent wrote under this listing and if the people that bought this house kept the gate on this bed.

All Inclusive Stay

The color scheme in this bathroom is on point, but everything else is, well, questionable. At first glance, this bathroom seems like it could be mistaken for a living room.

All-Inclusive Stay

Then you notice the toilet and the sink, an there seems to be pet food and a water bowl in between the toilet and the bidet. The open space also includes a beautiful big chair that seems like a nice place to rest but also a bit unnecessary.

The Secret Garden

You can tell these homeowners didn’t know exactly what theme they were going with when they designed this bathroom. The wallpaper and matching drapes are extravagant as is, and the numerous sculptures add a whole different effect to this powder room.

The Secret Garden

The plastic sheet on bright green floor raises questions, is it there to make sure no one ruins the floor or is it there to cover something up? To top it all off, there are green and purple embroidered towels that give this fancy bathroom an even fancier finish.

Minimilazing

Minimalism is a hot new trend, and it seems like these residents took it a little too far. Other than the leather sofa at the far end of the room, it seems like there isn’t much more to this huge space.

Minimizing

Maybe these homeowners wanted to show off their shiny wooden floors for the listing. We’re not sure what the rationale for this setup is, all we’re hoping is that there isn’t a television on the other side of the room.

Permanent Parking Spot

People will do a lot to get out of paying for parking, but this is taking things to a whole new level. This cute car got its special place in the living room, and the only question we have is how did it make it into the living room in the first place?

Permanent Parking Spot

It seems like these homeowners didn’t want any oil stains on their carpet because they put down a little rug that fits perfectly under the vehicle.

Tidying Up?

Before the real estate agent in charge of this property shows it to potential buyers, they might want to call Marie Kondo for some help. The only things that are organized in this living space are the piled suitcases that seem to be blocking the path to the cupboards – which may be the reason everything else is on the bed.

Tidying Up?

This room is a total mess, and the red curtains that are poorly hung make it seem like something out of a horror film, or perhaps just a teenager’s room.

When One Door Closes, Another One Opens

Speaking of horror movies, what is going on here? There are four doors in this frame, and we wouldn’t be surprised if each one of these doors led to another door.

When One Door Closes, Another One Opens

The two left doors don’t even seem accessible, so we’re guessing they were put on the wall for decor. It seems like a sort of optical illusion or even a prank. The only reasonable explanation for this is that there was a sale on doors, and these homeowners couldn’t resist.

A Little Privacy Please

By the looks of it, this house is a spacious one, which makes us wonder why the homeowners didn’t put up a proper wall when building the bathroom. Unless, maybe, the whole room is one big bathroom?! The gorgeous stained glass windows and wooden doors are welcoming and warm.

A Little Privacy Please

For some reason, the ceiling of this room gives us the impression this is a beach house, but the faux-wood flooring gives off a completely different vibe. It would be interesting to see how the realtor pitched this one.

I Spy With My Little Eye

Talk about random. This room looks like it has everything you would ever need and more. It’s hard to miss the pig that’s occupying this attic. As if that wasn’t enough, there is also a swing in the middle of the room that seems to be used as a rack for clothes.

I Spy With My Little Eye

If you look closely enough, you’ll recognize a piano, a mini-fridge, a filing cabinet, a phone, and some small bottles. If you’re looking to get away from everything and are seeking good company, this attic is the place for you!

The Grass Is Always Greener On The Other Side

We all know the saying, “the grass is always greener on the other side,” in this case, it’s the truth! The pool on this property is so green you might mistake it for grass and walk right into the water.

The Grass Is Always Greener On The Other Side

This house is perfect for a family that wants to feel like they’re in the heart of a rainforest, and it doesn’t get much greener than this. The real estate agent showing this house might want to have a gardener stop by before proceeding with this listing. With a little touchup, this garden will feel like paradise!

Pretty In Pink

A room with a theme is one that may seem easy to sell, after all, a picture is worth a thousand words. This victorian style room is popping with pink. It looks like the inside of a dollhouse. It wouldn’t be that bad if it weren’t for the life-sized mannequin sitting on one of the chairs.

Pretty In Pink

The zebra print rug and the pink chandelier add a retro touch to this old-style living room. The designers of this masterpiece utilized every part of this room, even hanging portraits on the ceiling.

Prime Colors

The painting on the wall looks like it was painted by Da Vinci himself! We’re not sure what biblical scene was painted on the wall, but to us, it looks like the Devil and Jesus are arm wrestling.

Prime Colors

This living room seemed like it was perfectly planned out, the yellow and red color schemes are so bright they’re practically blinding. These homeowners get 10/10 on being organized, after all the messes we’ve seen thus far, this room is a sight for sore eyes.

A Bit Of A Fixer-Upper

At first glance, this attic looks like it’s themed around the movie 101 Dalmations. However at second glance, you realize that you’re mistaken and that the room is simply filled with black mold!

A Bit OF A Fixer Upper

We’re not sure who’d purchase this, after all, it looks pretty hazardous, and truth be told it probably is. By the looks of it, the realtor that took this photo was the first to step foot in that attic for a while. We hope he was fully masked and that the person that ended up purchasing this property tore it down.

Musical Chairs

The person that composed this wonderful (scary) sculpture knew exactly what he was doing. Each chair looks perfectly placed. It seems like the people moving out of this apartment wanted to leave a mark, or weren’t quite ready to leave yet.

Musical Chairs

The more you look at this room, the crazier it gets, there is even a vacuum cleaner in the back! This chair sculpture is a multipurpose one. It can also be used as a clothes rack, as seen in this photo.

I’m Melting

The picture of this property looks completely normal, that is until you look closely and realize that the ceiling fan is melted. A lot of questions come to mind when you notice the fan, the first being, since when does wood bend like that?

I’m Melting

The room has a lot of light and seems like the perfect place for a master bedroom. We’re wondering what the realtor told potential buyers when they asked about the ceiling fan. Did they credit supernatural forces?

Cooling Down

We’ve seen numerous misplaced toilets thus far, so this one doesn’t come as much of a surprise to us. This single toilet, situated outside of what seems to be the kitchen, seems like it’s just waiting to be used.

Cooling Down

The funny thing is, there is an air conditioner located right above it as if the person that installed knew exactly where it should be. Beside the toilet, there are random small rugs placed along the floors of this house, and we’re not sure we want to see what’s underneath them.

All In One

We’ve seen some funky setups, but this one might beat them all. In one room there’s a kitchen, a living room, a shower, and a sauna! The people occupying this living space wanted to make the most out of a small area, and they sure did!

All In One

It’s nice, knowing that wherever you are in your home, there are amenities of all types at your service. Whether you want to make coffee, sit back, and watch a movie or relax in the sauna, this place has got you covered!

The House Is On Fire

One fire extinguisher isn’t enough, so why not have nine of them? Better safe than sorry. These tenants would rather be over-prepared for a house fire rather than have one creep up on them, and we get it.

The House Is On Fire

It’s scary to bear the thought of a fire breaking out in your own home. The thing that gets to us is, wouldn’t it make more sense to have an extinguisher in each room rather than have them all in one corner in the same room?

Potty Break

Having to use the bathroom when there’s no bathroom around is the worst! Lucky for whoever purchased this house, there is a toilet and sink on the staircase. To lighten the mood, the homeowners placed some houseplants on the window sill.

Potty Break

To some, it may feel a bit silly, a toilet in the middle of the stairs, but to us, it seems like pure genius. The only downside to this whole set up is, you don’t get any privacy.

Down In The Dumps

Using the toilet is the perfect time to contemplate life, think about all we’ve done, and all that is left to do. It’s a great time to catch up with old friends and see how they’re doing – you know the people you wouldn’t necessarily call.

Down In The Dumps

This setup kills two birds with one stone – you get to chat with the people you’ve forgotten while doing your business. It’s a win-win situation. We wonder what the real estate agent thought of this when he put it up for sale.

Not So Mellow Yellow

It seems like people have a thing with bathrooms. We understand it’s the only place in the house that isn’t off-limits – the only place one can truly express themselves, but wow talk about bright!

Not So Mellow Yellow

We don’t really know what the theme is here, and we have our fingers crossed that the interior designer for this bathroom peaked with this specific setup and then retired…hopefully in the ’80s. We’re curious to know if each room had a color scheme or if they just decided to go crazy with the bathroom.

Rub a Dub Dub

So we’ve seen some pretty incredible utilization of space up until now, but nothing like this! We can’t know for sure, but it looks like this tub was built especially for this little nook – and we can’t say we hate it.

Rub a Dub Dub

It seems nice taking a long bath after a hard day’s work – the only downside is, you need to climb upstairs to get there. We wonder if the homeowners that bought this house left the tub as is or changed things up.

Underneath it All

At first glance, this looks like a room we would not want to live in – but if you try to imagine the room decluttered, it’s actually quite nice. The wallpaper is decent, and the teal ceiling is unique. We can totally picture ourselves working in this room, reading the Sunday paper, and playing with the kids during summer vacation.

Underneath it All

It just needs a little organization, there is no doubt about that. So, if anyone has Marie Kondo’s number – please give it to these homeowners as soon as possible!

Meeting Adjourned

Some buildings are situated in cooler neighborhoods than others – like this one, for example. You can tell by the art on the left wall and the building’s whole vibe that this is a neighborhood you would want to live in.

Meeting Adjourned

The office chairs, on the other hand – we can’t tell if this is either an art installation or an office building getting rid of their old chairs. Either way, it has us scratching our heads with confusion. Why on earth would someone post this real estate ad without getting rid of the chairs first?

Parasol Piazza

Who amongst us doesn’t want to lounge under a parasol? Unfortunately, these homeowners don’t seem to realize they already have a roof over their heads. Complete with outdoors table and chairs, this parasol is ready to go.

Parasol Piazza

Of course, these homeowners could just be storing their outdoor furniture until the sun reappears. But then why is the parasol open? And don’t they know that opening an umbrella indoors is bad luck? Either way, we don’t think we could chill here.

Mind the Gap

Hilariously, whoever did the construction work in this home didn’t seem to notice the door, and went ahead and fitted the cupboards and countertop right across it. Seriously, this seems utterly perplexing. How could it ever happen?

Mind the Gap

While access to the door is our first concern, let’s not ignore what could be lurking in that unnerving, infuriating gap. All sorts of passing beasties could congregate in there! Perhaps this door is best left as a particularly large and inaccessible window.

Warning – Sharp Edges

You have to imagine that this house was designed by someone straight out of design school. Or, by someone full of wild ideas and too much money on their hands. Or, by someone with some really sharp power-tools.

Warning – Sharp Edges

The point is, this room is a sharp-edged visual nightmare. And let’s not forget the steps leading down to…nowhere? And the steps leading up to… nowhere? We guess this room would be great for cats. Maybe a cat designed it?

Water Closet

It looks like these homeowners wanted to utilize every inch of space in their house. They turned this closet into a toilet, which we guess might make sense? The bathroom tiles on the floor are a nice touch, and we’re hoping that there’s a light switch in this room, cause if not, that might make things a little scary.

Water Closet

The awkwardly placed toilet paper seems to be the oddest thing about this arrangement as it’s placed pretty high up – maybe giants lived in this house.

Home Wanted

These fridges look like they’ve really gotten into it. They’ve fought and they’ve screamed, and now they can’t even look at each other.

Warning – Sharp Edges

Just kidding, clearly whoever decorated this red room left their two very large fridge-freezers randomly strewn across the room. They even thought it was reasonable to have them photographed by a real estate agent. Can you offer a loving home to these two fridges? Sponsor these beautiful appliances so they can move on with their lives.

Go Think About What You Did

Okay, we’re just going to go ahead and say it – this looks like the best “time out” corner in the entire world. The couch looks comfortable, and the sun is shining in – it looks too good to be true.

Go Think About What You Did

Wait, say that again? It isn’t a time out corner? Is it a living room? Well, now we have to reevaluate the whole situation. What is going on in this living room, and who would want to hang out here? We need answers!

Nice and Fresh

We can’t decide if this whole setup is genius or just plain dumb. On the one hand, it seems pretty smart to hang the washing machine on the wall, so it doesn’t take up extra space in what seems like a tiny room. On the other hand, it looks absolutely dangerous.

Nice and Fresh

What if something happens and the machine falls? What if you were using the toilet when that happens? We’re hoping the people that bought this house took down the machine and placed it somewhere safer. For their sake, not ours.

Shine Bright

Having a lot of light in the shower is important, it can help point out the hard-to-get-to places and make sure you scrub just like your mom taught you. These homeowners took that idea a little too far when they installed a chandelier inside the bathtub.

Shine Bright

Other than the fact that it looks unsafe on so many levels, it just doesn’t seem like a comfortable way to shower. By the looks of it, this bathroom has a high ceiling, and we can’t help but wonder what the thought process behind this placement was.

Painting Like Jackson Pollock

When you’re moving out of an old house, you don’t really care what it looks like, right? It’s the new homeowner’s problem. These tenants should have thought of that before they went crazy with their abstract art masterpiece because this was the photo they put up on the real estate sites.

Painting Like Jackson Pollock

They cleaned up nicely – but then totally ruined that by splashing white and blue paint all over the house! We hope whoever moved in likes art because this is one masterpiece.

Never Running Out

The worst feeling in the world is going to the toilet and then realizing you’re out of toilet paper. We’re guessing this family has been there one-too-many times, so instead of yelling to eachother to bring them an extra roll of TP, they installed another two roll holders.

Never Running Out

Hands down genius, we aren’t lying when we say we would buy this house just for this bathroom. Or maybe take the cheaper route, and install another two toilet-paper holders in our bathrooms. Thanks for the inspiration!