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The 15 Most Hilarious Autocompletes from Real Estate Related Searches

Expertise: Landlording & Rental Properties, Personal Development
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Remember when search engines like Google and Bing started integrating the “autocomplete” function into their search bars a few years ago?

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Ever since, I’ve noticed a lot of interesting, hilarious, disturbing and bizarre trends about what other people are searching for. If you start paying attention to these autocomplete results like I did — you might start learning a lot of things you didn’t want to know.

Not sure what I’m talking about?

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Take a look below and I think you’ll be as baffled as I was. Let’s type in a few real estate-related search terms and see what pops up…

The 15 Most Outrageous Autocompletes from Real Estate Related Searches

1. “Why does my realtor charge 6%?”

Why does my realtor

2. “Why is there a deadline for closings?”

Why is there a

3. “How to raise your income”

How to raise your income

4. “When I use standard contracts”

When I use standard contracts

5. “How much would a property inspection cost?”

how much wo

6. “Why can’t I own a home?”

why can't i own a home

7. “I hate it when tenants don’t pay”

(wow, lots of weird ones here)

i hate it when

8. “How to get rid of bad tenants”

how to get rid of bad tenants

9. “Help I need a mortgage”

help i

10. “Why do my tenants never pay on time?”

why do my tenants

11. “Is it impossible to get a loan?”

(Why would anyone ask ANY of these questions?? Seriously?)

is it impossible

12. “When I joined BiggerPockets”

when i joined

13. “What does a real estate investor do?”

what does

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14. “Should I stay in this business?”

should i s

15. “Why is real estate so confusing?”

why

“What do I do if a tenant won’t return calls?”

what do i do if a

Have you ever come across any weird autocompletes when searching for answers to your real estate questions?

Let’s hear about them in the comments below!

Seth Williams (@retipsterseth , G+) is an experienced land investor, commercial real estate banker and residential income property owner. He is also the Founder of REtipster.com - a real estate investing blog providing real world guidance for part time real estate investors.

    Joshua Dorkin
    Replied about 5 years ago
    LOL! I love it.
    Seth Williams
    Replied about 5 years ago
    The real kicker is – there isn’t just ONE person searching for these things. There are THOUSANDS of them. Just let that sink in for a minute.
    Terry Rainer
    Replied about 5 years ago
    Thank you so much for a good laugh!
    Ben Leybovich
    Replied about 5 years ago
    Hahahah !!!!
    sonia
    Replied about 5 years ago
    I just got off the phone after 30 min with a Verizon customer service rep a needed a good laugh Thanks
    Seth Williams
    Replied about 5 years ago
    That’s a difficult experience for anyone Sonia – my condolences (and I’m glad I could help out. :).
    Angel meza
    Replied about 5 years ago
    Really funny and ridiculous auto completes. I never tried looking closely at those
    Mehran Kamari
    Replied about 5 years ago
    LOL! Why do my tenants have so many rights? Seems like many landlords are frustrated!
    Seth Williams
    Replied about 5 years ago
    Haha – yes Mehran. Apparently more than a few landlords were at the end of their rope when they googled that one.
    Brett Synicky
    Replied about 5 years ago
    The ginger one is the best!
    Douglas Larson
    Replied about 5 years ago
    This could only come from the mind of Seth Williams . . . Totally Awesome!!!
    Seth Williams
    Replied about 5 years ago
    Haha, thanks Doug!
    Lisa DuFaux
    Replied about 5 years ago
    Didn’t see this until this morning, so thanks for the big Saturday morning laughs!! I’m definitely going to start paying more attention to autocompletes 🙂 Wondering if you have checked any of these out…owning a Canadian and eating gifted children…seriously??!!
    Seth Williams
    Replied about 5 years ago
    Honestly Lisa – I was a little scared to learn more about what these people were searching for… I’ll have to leave this investigation up to you!
    Lindsay
    Replied about 5 years ago
    I like how this could be adapted for any blog. Just look up a list of weird auto corrects and come up with something related to your industry that starts the same way! Easy click bait!
    Assaf Furman Wholesaler from Campbell, California
    Replied over 4 years ago
    Super funny! “How to Raise Your IQ by Eating Gifted Children” is actually a book