One bad photo is all it takes to send a potential homebuyer running for the hills. Hindsight is 20-20 of course, but homeowners should have hit delete before adding these photos to their listings.

The photos from these 14 for sale by owner listings have it all — questionable taste in art, misleading table seating count, and just head-scratchingly poor judgment.

1. No, zebra stripes do not go with everything

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This owner listing out of Jefferson City, MO features one of the most yellow-tinted and aesthetically challenged kitchens we’ve ever seen. A questionable giant hanging peppermint hard-candy is only upstaged by two hideous zebra-striped chairs. The photo’s heavy amber hue only adds to the poor kitchen’s sour look.

2. That is not what they mean by a “3-bedroom”

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This Sunrise Beach, MO listing is advertised as having “3 beds.” A quick perusal of the listing’s photos confirms that there are indeed “3 beds” in this 2,000 square foot home — lined up neatly like something out of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears.” Since no other “bedroom” photos were included in the listing, we can only wonder if we’ll come home to find someone sleeping in one of our beds.

3. Sometimes a closet is just a closet

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It’s another listing out of Jefferson City, MO! This one chose to highlight a closet by including a close-up photo of hanging clothes. Literally, nothing else is visible but a couple dozen shirts. The only thing that is clear is that this is not a walk-in closet, and the homeowner might have wanted to take a few dozen steps backward before clicking the shutter on their camera — or just left the closet entirely up to our imagination.

4. What does it look like in 2017

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This five-bedroom, four-bath listing out of Edwards, MO features several questionable exterior photos of the home. After studying the photos, we had to ask if they were recent photos or about 40 years old. Everything about these photos screams the 1970s, including the van parked in the garage.

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The photos may be a nice piece of history, but they probably don’t belong in a listing. Some 40 years on, the house might be in the same condition as our 10th listing.

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And then, there’s this. Under the pool table seems like the perfect spot for it, no? But, what is it, exactly? You got us.

5. Animal bones make great decorations

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This three-bedroom, two-bath home in Carthage, MS features not one, not two, but seven sets of decorative animal skulls. That’s not to mention the small stack of bones piled on the floor. Overkill, literally, if you ask us. These homeowners might have wanted to scale back on the carnage.

6. Throwing these homeowners some serious shade

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This listing out of Wesley Chapel, FL is for “an excellent home” close to Tampa, with three-bedrooms, two-baths. What isn’t excellent is the homeowner’s photo of one of the home’s bedrooms, with a crooked lampshade and a haphazardly tossed throw pillow. What makes this photo stand out is that the homeowners did a better than average job of photographing their home until this room. It’s as if someone threw the pillow on the bed, nearly taking out the poor lamp, and snapped a photo. We can only hope no other lamps were injured in the posting of this listing.

7. Another caution about mirrors

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This Madison, MS listing features a homeowner doing their best to capture an image of their bathroom while not getting caught in the act in the room’s oversized mirror. Needless to say, they did not succeed. The result is an odd flexing arm that makes us want to ask the homeowner, “bro, do you even lift?”

8. Patience is a virtue

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This Madison, MS listing features two hilarious photos that the homeowners should have seriously rethought. The first is a standard exterior shot of the home, complete with two senior adults slowly meandering toward the open door. If the homeowner had been more patient, perhaps the photo would have come out picture perfect.

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The second photo is an extremely dark dining room — dark because all the blinds are drawn. This is perhaps not the best way to highlight the room’s hardwood floors.

9. Take a lesson from your kids

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The kids who live in this Brandon, MS home are far tidier than their parental units. Case in point: compare the child’s bedroom with the adult counterpart.

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The child’s room features an impeccably made bed, while their parents’ bed is sloppy, at best.

10. This is not how to use Photoshop, FYI

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This Brooksville, FL home is being sold “as is.” And while it is clearly a fixer-upper or handyman special, the homeowner tried to use Photoshop and it did absolutely nothing to improve the home’s appearance.

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Take a look at the seams. Sometimes less is more, and the homeowner should have included as few photos as possible.

11. Look here for the definition of “eyesore”

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This Spring Hill, FL home has three bedrooms, two baths, and a ton of knick-knacks. We’re not sure what room of the house was chosen to be the converted into the Island of Misfit Toys, but surely the homeowners could have omitted these photos?

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Or, at the very least, issued a warning that some of the listing’s photos may be disturbing to some viewers.

12. Always double-check the math

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This listing out of Hudson, FL includes a very misleading boast about the home’s dining room. While the homeowner boasts there is enough room for a table that seats eight, the table actually only seats six people. Proper seating counts are important because no one wants to sit at the kid’s table.

13. A second reminder about mirrors

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Another listing out of Spring Hill, FL should serve as an excellent reminder to be wary of mirrors when photographing your home. This homeowner caught sight of himself in the bathroom mirror and looks ready to take in the local Oktoberfest.

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Then there’s the mermaid art in the bathroom. We could have gone through the rest of our lives without being forced to look at that.

14. You can’t unsee it

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The bathroom photo of this Brandon, MS listing provides our final bit of unintentional snickers and giggles. A very poorly placed — and shaped — object on the tub is very hard to unsee once you see it. In addition to mirrors, be wary of anything phallic-shaped.

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