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    • Grimbal
    • By Grimbal 5th Aug 11, 11:16 AM
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    Grimbal
    The "have a look at this!" thread II
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    • 5th Aug 11, 11:16 AM
    The "have a look at this!" thread II 5th Aug 11 at 11:16 AM
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    Thanks to Grimbal for starting this thread, where compulsive Rightmove browsers share their funniest finds. Scroll down for Playboy mansions, unusual extensions, toilets in wardrobes and mysterious presences under bedcovers.

    Back to the original post...

    Thought I'd start off a new thread as the other one was getting to be pretty long. The old thread can be found here.

    How about starting up a thread dedicated to the interesting properties that we come across in our searches ?

    I'm guessing these guys don't invite their granny over to watch TV


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    • Slinky
    • By Slinky 10th Jul 17, 8:02 AM
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    Slinky
    I can't decide if that's a mirror or a picture!

    I know EAs like a bit of 'puff' with their wording, but is this really 'A stunning 1930's detached house'

    Easily stunned I think!
    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 10th Jul 17, 8:26 AM
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    LandyAndy
    I want a house with a secret door now!

    https://countrylife.onthemarket.com/details/1355880/
    Originally posted by cazmanian_minx

    Where I used to work my office had a wall full of shelves. One section of them was hinged as a secret door that lead to a staircase to a self contained flat.
    • Rambosmum
    • By Rambosmum 10th Jul 17, 8:34 AM
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    Rambosmum
    I love looking at this thread but for some reason cant get an pics up now from right move, does anyone have any idea why please?
    Originally posted by bubbs

    I too am having that intermittent issue with rightmove, mainly on my phone.
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 10th Jul 17, 8:40 AM
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    ScarletMarble
    The overstaging actually put me off.
    The cakes on a stand, with one cake on a plate with a fork next to it half eaten, the magazine open on the coffee table, the strategically placed throws...

    It was pretentious, you're right.
    Originally posted by Clutterfree
    More properties on the market with this EA with OTT staged photos.
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65073824.html
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65807372.html -
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65776289.html
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-64905905.html -
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-67002227.html

    With this one, http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65367104.html, I don't mind of close up photos of original features such as fireplaces, flooring. It's the close ups of cushions, soap dispensers, kettle etc which are the vendor's property and will be taking them when they do move.

    If the vendor has a dog, it has to be included in at least one photo.
    • Clutterfree
    • By Clutterfree 10th Jul 17, 11:33 AM
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    Clutterfree
    More properties on the market with this EA with OTT staged photos.
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65073824.html
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65807372.html -
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65776289.html
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-64905905.html -
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-67002227.html

    With this one, http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65367104.html, I don't mind of close up photos of original features such as fireplaces, flooring. It's the close ups of cushions, soap dispensers, kettle etc which are the vendor's property and will be taking them when they do move.

    If the vendor has a dog, it has to be included in at least one photo.
    Originally posted by ScarletMarble
    Good grief - there's even a photo of a bubble bath with candles!
    On one of those properties there were over half "artsy" photos compared to actual shots of the house. Enough!
    I think the EA thinks he is producing an article for Homes & Garden magazine rather than marketing a property!
    Ageing is a privilege not everyone gets
    • StumpyPumpy
    • By StumpyPumpy 10th Jul 17, 1:22 PM
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    StumpyPumpy
    Where I used to work my office had a wall full of shelves. One section of them was hinged as a secret door that lead to a staircase to a self contained flat.
    Originally posted by LandyAndy
    That sounds slightly sinister - was the door only lockable from the outside?

    SP
    Come on people, it's not difficult: lose means to be unable to find, loose means not being fixed in place. So if you have a hole in your pocket you might lose your loose change.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 10th Jul 17, 1:48 PM
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    Davesnave
    More properties on the market with this EA with OTT staged photos.
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65073824.html
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65807372.html -
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65776289.html
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-64905905.html -
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-67002227.html

    With this one, http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65367104.html, I don't mind of close up photos of original features such as fireplaces, flooring. It's the close ups of cushions, soap dispensers, kettle etc which are the vendor's property and will be taking them when they do move.

    If the vendor has a dog, it has to be included in at least one photo.
    Originally posted by ScarletMarble
    But the vendors will be self-selecting and enjoy what's on offer.

    Still, it's amusing what Mr &Mrs Clarke might do with something very averagely priced, like this:

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-66648713.html

    Love the 'games room.' Interesting bathroom facilities too. Make a feature I'm sure.
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 10th Jul 17, 1:51 PM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    I can't decide if that's a mirror or a picture!

    I know EAs like a bit of 'puff' with their wording, but is this really 'A stunning 1930's detached house'

    Easily stunned I think!
    Originally posted by Slinky
    ...and the first one that can identify who that "guru" in the picture is presumably gets a prize?
    ploughing my own furrow...the rain begins with a single drop...

    #I'mWithNoel
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 10th Jul 17, 2:13 PM
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    Davesnave
    ...and the first one that can identify who that "guru" in the picture is presumably gets a prize?
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention
    Brian Brunius, I believe.

    What's my prize?

    P.S. will take a lot of healing to sort that garden!
    Last edited by Davesnave; 10-07-2017 at 2:15 PM.
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 10th Jul 17, 4:36 PM
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    fairy lights
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-59372083.html
    Good parking, nice location, farmhouse style kitchen, you say? Ok, yep, I've got all that, but do you think maybe we could talk about the druidic stone circle in the garden? No?
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 10th Jul 17, 7:21 PM
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    Davesnave
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-59372083.html
    Good parking, nice location, farmhouse style kitchen, you say? Ok, yep, I've got all that, but do you think maybe we could talk about the druidic stone circle in the garden? No?
    Originally posted by fairy lights
    Perhaps the tall stones are there for mooring the escape dinghy when the river floods? (Think it's edge of Flood Zone 3 but the aerial is total murk.)
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 10th Jul 17, 8:57 PM
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    LandyAndy
    That sounds slightly sinister - was the door only lockable from the outside?

    SP
    Originally posted by StumpyPumpy
    Haha. No you could lock it from either side but it did have a control panel for the building alarm so you could retreat to it and alarm the rest of the building.

    It was a two storey building but this flat was up a flight of stairs and located in the loft space. It was only a bed sitting room, a galley kitchen and a shower room but comfortable enough.
    • AFF8879
    • By AFF8879 11th Jul 17, 12:40 AM
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    AFF8879
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-67158521.html

    I get that some people are lazy, but you would have thought the EA would have at least insisted on the dirty tissues being thrown away before the "glamour shots" were taken.
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 11th Jul 17, 8:05 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    Perhaps the tall stones are there for mooring the escape dinghy when the river floods? (Think it's edge of Flood Zone 3 but the aerial is total murk.)
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    Other possibility being they came from an area with lots of these druidic type standing stones around and wanted to "feel at home". Maybe they're from West Wales then - as there's loads of stones like it here.
    ploughing my own furrow...the rain begins with a single drop...

    #I'mWithNoel
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 11th Jul 17, 8:20 AM
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    ScarletMarble
    But the vendors will be self-selecting and enjoy what's on offer.

    Still, it's amusing what Mr &Mrs Clarke might do with something very averagely priced, like this:

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-66648713.html

    Love the 'games room.' Interesting bathroom facilities too. Make a feature I'm sure.
    Originally posted by Davesnave

    I would love the EA to advertise and take photos of a wreck house - damp black mould, tree growing through window, nothing been updated in 50 years.

    They would put a croissant on a plate with a cafeteria of coffee in one of the photos
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 11th Jul 17, 8:33 AM
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    Davesnave
    Other possibility being they came from an area with lots of these druidic type standing stones around and wanted to "feel at home". Maybe they're from West Wales then - as there's loads of stones like it here.
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention
    Nah, standing stones are getting as common as muck all over the place nowadays, although some people can't seem to do them right. A good example of getting it wrong is Barnhenge in Barnstaple:


    Here's a better one in a rather odd 32 acre 'garden' near me:
    http://imgur.com/BKBCTBj
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • Dandie89
    • By Dandie89 11th Jul 17, 9:12 AM
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    Dandie89
    More properties on the market with this EA with OTT staged photos.
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65073824.html
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65807372.html -
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65776289.html
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-64905905.html -
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-67002227.html

    With this one, http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65367104.html, I don't mind of close up photos of original features such as fireplaces, flooring. It's the close ups of cushions, soap dispensers, kettle etc which are the vendor's property and will be taking them when they do move.

    If the vendor has a dog, it has to be included in at least one photo.
    Originally posted by ScarletMarble
    I think they do a brilliant job. Like it or not I think it conveys a very professional approach.
    I suspect that their approach to selling would be equally enthusiastic.
    If I lived in their patch I would certainly consider using them.
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 11th Jul 17, 10:00 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    Nah, standing stones are getting as common as muck all over the place nowadays, although some people can't seem to do them right. A good example of getting it wrong is Barnhenge in Barnstaple:


    Here's a better one in a rather odd 32 acre 'garden' near me:
    http://imgur.com/BKBCTBj
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    Tried your link Dave - and it took so long to load that one "loses the will to live" and when it finally loaded = it wasn't actually there....

    Now we're talking really "mysterious"
    ploughing my own furrow...the rain begins with a single drop...

    #I'mWithNoel
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 11th Jul 17, 10:03 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    I think they do a brilliant job. Like it or not I think it conveys a very professional approach.
    I suspect that their approach to selling would be equally enthusiastic.
    If I lived in their patch I would certainly consider using them.
    Originally posted by Dandie89
    I'd investigate them if they were in my patch - as the houses look modern in the way they've been done (though I do find the old-fashioned name - ie "Mr and Mrs his surname only" offputting personally).

    I chose the EA that sold my last house partly because they'd got by far the best photos of any of them.
    ploughing my own furrow...the rain begins with a single drop...

    #I'mWithNoel
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 11th Jul 17, 10:20 AM
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    Davesnave
    Tried your link Dave - and it took so long to load that one "loses the will to live" and when it finally loaded = it wasn't actually there....

    Now we're talking really "mysterious"
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention
    It's there for me. I've checked it again. Took 3 seconds on my connection, which isn't exactly mega-fast
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
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