Hoarders Don't Get Homes Sold (Listing Fails)


As #houseporn fiends and real estate junkies, there's nothing we love more than poring through fabulous home listings -- except maybe sorting through the tragically un-fabulous ones. They'll definitely make you laugh, and some of them could make you cry. Every Friday, AOL Real Estate brings you the sorriest listings we could find on the Internet to show you what you should never do when posting your home online. We very appropriately call it #listingfail.

This Week's Theme: 'Hoarders'

hoarder home listings
hoarder home listings

According to the listing, this Miami home needs "some major TLC." We think this home needs an external self-storage unit! Also, what good are views of the "large backyard" if you can't even get to the window (let alone get through the front door)? And the home may have gorgeous "hardwood floors," but we can't see them.

Most importantly -- what's the point of having drawers if you don't put anything in them? A "Hoarders" candidate for sure.

See more unflattering photos of this hoarders' nightmare (or would it be dream?) below:


hoarder home listings
hoarder home listings

We wonder if the owner of this outrageously, embarrassingly cluttered San Francisco home ever asks guests to "take a seat" -- and then laughs hysterically. Pile of chairs aside, there's enough furniture and just plain clutter obstructing that hallway to make it a serious safety hazard! Here's a tip, homeowners: The Container Store. You're welcome.

Thanks to our pals over at Curbed for this epic #listingfail.

hoarder home listings
hoarder home listings

We're not hating on the fact that there are two televisions in this room. We're hating on the fact that there are two massive, ancient televisions in this room. We're shocked they even kept one of those dinosaurs!

And that's just the beginning. There's also the haphazard smattering of nonsensical tchotchkes all over the place, and that terrifying collection of photo frames hung on the back wall. Now, we realize that you never want to forget the faces of beloved Grandpa Jack, Auntie Maude, Great Uncle Wilfred, etc. But there are far more efficient (and less cluttered) ways to go about it: They're called photo albums.

Thanks to our friends at Nichols & Associates for the tip!


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