Horrible Home For Sale Photos of the Day!

Snaps photos with tongue; nabs commission
In California, would-be real estate agents have to pass an examination to obtain a valuable, state-issued license.

But there is no requirement that the Realtors know a damn thing about activating a camera or taking a decent photograph.

This fact can have tragic, if hilarious, consequences for homeowners trying to sell their Orange County properties.

There were plenty of nominations but here are today's horrible home for sale photos of the day:

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This photo and the ones below are being used by real estate agents in hopes of selling Orange County homes.

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Click on the category heading "Horrible Home Pictures" to see previous winning photos!

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--R. Scott Moxley

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