A home inspection with a twist: Real estate agents are left hysterical after dad sends funny staged photos to prove his rental is still in good shape
- Tim Rousu was asked by his broker to share images of his rental
- The 31-year-old father decided to send them some hilarious pictures of himself
- He pretended to be injured by the lawn mower and shaved his legs
- Tim found something new to do in every room – and the officers loved it
- Images that he posted on Facebook have now been shared thousands of times
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An Australian father asked to send inspection photos of his rental property to real estate agents and did so with a hilarious twist, taking staged photos of himself taking a bath, being run over by the lawn mower and massaging his partner’s feet.
Tim Rousu, 31, was asked to submit to a “coronavirus-safe” home inspection on May 21, where officers asked him to send two snapshots of every room in his house to “confirm that the house was still upright.”
“I knew this was probably a once in a lifetime opportunity,” the Queensland-based diesel mechanic endorsed the funny images on Facebook.
Tim Rousu (photo) was asked to submit to a home inspection, where agents asked him to send two photos of each room in his house to ‘confirm that the house is still upright’
“These are some of the photos I sent. Note that I also sent real photos, ‘he said (pictured with his daughter)
“These are some of the photos I sent. Note that I also sent real photos. ‘
Tim had followed the assignment to take two photos in each room, but he had drawn up nice scenarios for each photo.
One was seen under the bed, his arm extended, and the other in the bathroom he was shaving his legs, putting on a sheet mask to relax in the bath and drinking wine.
Tim’s post has received more than 11,000 likes and 4,000 comments in the wake of his joke
In another room, he was shaving his legs in the bathroom, putting on a sheet mask to relax in the bath and drink wine
Speaking to FEMAIL, Tim said the brokers were great at it and the images around their office were laughing
“I was inspired to do it when I saw someone in the background of a Homework Zoom call,” he said
After this, he ‘cut his hand’ drilling at an art and craft table, was found looking for food in the fridge, tortured with waterboarding in the living room, and even massaged his partner’s feet while sitting in an armchair .
Tim told FEMAIL that the brokers were good at it and the images around their office were laughing.
“I was inspired to do it when I saw someone in the background of a Homework Zoom call,” he said.
“When I was working late one night, I thought I could do that with the home inspector. I chuckled, almost dismissed the idea and thought more about it and knew it had to happen.
After this, he ‘cut his hand’ drilling at an art and craft table (shown left)
“When I was working late one night, I thought I could do that with the home inspector. I chuckled, almost rejected the idea and thought more about it and knew it had to happen, ”he said
People across Australia were captivated by Tim’s creativity, saying they ‘wished they had done the same for their own inspections’
Tim even pretended to be run over by the lawnmower, which could be seen from the window
“Then I set up my free time to think about exciting different ways to pose in as many rooms as possible.”
People all over Australia were captivated by Tim’s creativity, saying “they wish they had done the same for their own inspections.”
With coronavirus social distance rules that hinder agents’ ability to inspect homes in the usual way – by visiting residents – image-taking has become one of the easier ways to manage them.
“It’s amazing how my attempt to highlight the situation and cheer up some brokers’ days has been met,” said Tim.