Bird Brained

September 30th, 2016 · No Comments

The seller owns birds. This is helpful to buyers, how?

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More birds! If the cages do not stay with the house, why take a close-up photo of them?

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→ No CommentsTags: Mesa, AZ Homes · Pets

Not a Fan of Pedestal Sinks

September 29th, 2016 · No Comments

Updating a bathroom with a pedestal sink was very popular ten years ago. They are not very practical. Where do you put your toiletries? On the toilet tank, of course.

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If the toilet tank lid is curved, you have no place to put toiletries.

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Tiny mirror.

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→ No CommentsTags: Bathroom · Clutter

Of All the Wallpaper Choices…

September 28th, 2016 · 4 Comments

…they picked this one.

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If you add two eyes, it’s a man with a moustache!

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→ 4 CommentsTags: Wallpaper

Waves of Joy

September 27th, 2016 · 4 Comments

Big waves of excitement at this home. Happy cloud, sad cloud.

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And then we see this.

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Things get cheerful again in the living room. The circles on the ceiling are meant to distract you from the flooring.

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Polka dots.

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More ceiling damage in another room.

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Yes, those are pieces of broken mirror! On the ceiling!

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Mirror, mirror, on the wall ceiling.  Who’s the dangerous room of all?

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The best room in the house.

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→ 4 CommentsTags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Ceiling · Faux Paint & Murals · Fixer-Upper · Flooring · Phoenix Homes · Safety Issue · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Reflections On Reflections

September 26th, 2016 · No Comments

There are certain real estate photographers who aren’t very clever. Or at least clever enough to stay out of the mirror’s reflection. This photographer is smiling.

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Halfway gone from the photo. Nice try.

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At least this photographer kept his face and body out of the reflection.

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If he had stood in the corner on his right…

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Thank you for wearing sunglasses. I didn’t have to block out your eyes to protect your identity.

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→ No CommentsTags: Bathroom · People In Photos · Phoenix Homes · Poor Photography

Three Houston Homes With Potential

September 25th, 2016 · 3 Comments

Don’t worry. We’ll stay away, thank you.

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Raised foundation in case of heavy rains in Houston, Texas.

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Submit your offers right away. These homes won’t last long.

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→ 3 CommentsTags: Curb Appeal · Fixer-Upper · Other US Cities

Before & After Renovating

September 24th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Before Bathroom 1. The house was purchased for $87,000.

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After Bathroom 1. The renovated home then sold for $165,000.

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Before Bathroom 2.

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After Bathroom 2.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Family Room.

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After Family Room.

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Before Bedroom 1.

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After Bedroom 1.

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Before Bedroom 2.

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After Bedroom 2.

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Before Back Yard.

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After Back Yard.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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Before Carport.

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After Carport. And converted to a garage, adding more value to the property.

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→ 2 CommentsTags: Back Yard · Bathroom · Bedroom · Ceiling · Curb Appeal · Family Room · Garage or Carport · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Remodeling

Cramped Rooms

September 23rd, 2016 · 2 Comments

The photographer used a fish-eye or wide angle lens to take these photos.  The end result: the beds look like they take up the entire room.

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How do you walk around the room?  Either the furniture is too big or the bedroom is too small.

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Same thing in the next bedroom.  The bed looks massive.

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From another viewpoint, it looks better.  The photo above should not have been used.

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→ 2 CommentsTags: Poor Photography · Staging

The Grotto

September 22nd, 2016 · 8 Comments

Make your bathroom into a delightful garden.

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Unbelievable!

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→ 8 CommentsTags: Bathroom · Wallpaper · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Peace Day

September 21st, 2016 · 1 Comment

Today is Peace Day. It is important to know which direction to display the peace sign. Hint, hint.

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Love and peace at this house.

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Peaceful closet door.

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→ 1 CommentTags: Bedroom · Glendale, AZ Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Staging