Buyers rely on photos when looking for homes on-line. Best to have good real estate photos.
Be careful of taking photos too close up. You’ll get a blurry photo plus your reflection. Buyers want to see the whole thing, not a portion.
Be mindful of bright backgrounds. They’ll overexpose the photo.
Don’t shoot into the sun either. Come back another time if needed. Or use your hand to block the sun. [This was the only photo available of the property]
Don’t use a fish-eye lens, especially in a bathroom. It’s creepy.
Don’t take a photo of a print. It’s tacky. Go outside and take a real photo of your house.
Be careful of window reflections. Try a different angle or be sure the street view is nice.
Don’t use time stamps on photos.
Tags: Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Tempe, AZ Homes · Poor Photography
Four persons on the threshold of home ownership. All near doorways.
“Yes, cash offers are encouraged.”
Don’t forget to knock before entering a room.
“When does the open house start?”
Tags: Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Glendale, AZ Homes · People In Photos
Are they selling the boat or the house?
If the boat’s not included with the sale of the house, move it for the photos and showings.
Couldn’t someone just pull up and steal these boats?
Tags: Phoenix Homes · Peoria, AZ Homes · Bad Parking
The wood paneling got a little wet. Now that they have a warped wall, perhaps they can try out for American Ninja Warrior? [Des Moines, Iowa]
This wall was removed at a different Des Moines house.
Wallpaper removal? [Brockton, Massachusetts]
More ugly walls in the same Brockton house.
Patched wall. In the corner and by the window. What happened? [McAllen, Texas]
Tags: Wood Paneling · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling · Water Damage · Drywall Damage · Other US Cities
Look what we found today. Another entertainment center. From McAllen, Texas.
Tags: Other US Cities · Entertainment/Media Niche
Entertainment centers were very popular before televisions got bigger and thinner. Let’s take a look at some recent examples. They were perfect for your small TV and VCR.
This one’s not very deep, so it was perfect when the first flat-screen TVs came out (the small ones). It can’t handle the typical 32″ TV nowadays.
That 40″ TV won’t fit in the old entertainment center.
Talk about old school. That’s a reel-to-reel player.
It was popular in the Phoenix area to have these built-in media niches, especially ones that were two feet deep to accommodate those monstrous projection TVs. Now they are functionally obsolete and collect dust.
Here’s a creative TV stand that blocks the window.
Another window blocker, but no TV.
Tags: Staging · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Surprise, AZ Homes · Entertainment/Media Niche
That pole with the orange claw & cage on the left side is a citrus fruit picker. You reach up to get an orange or grapefruit, put the claw over the fruit, and pull down. The orange falls into the cage. Citrus pickers are normally kept outside.
We will all breathe easier if the oxygen machine was removed for the real estate photo.
[Insert Uranus joke here]
Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities
Mickey Mouse in a window.
Mickey Mouse hiding behind a table.
Mickey Mouse & clones taking a shower.
Tags: Kitchen · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Glendale, AZ Homes · Refrigerator Magnets · Shower Curtain
It’s June 25th. Only 6 months of shopping days ’til Christmas. Here are some homes that celebrate Christmas for a long time.
This house was listed for sale on March 11th. With the Christmas tree still up.
This house was listed for sale on February 17th with the Christmas tree still up.
This house was listed for sale on February 11th with the Christmas tree still up. Watch your step going to the bedroom. It’s a doozy.
This house was listed for sale on January 12th with the Christmas tree still up.
Tags: Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Holiday Décor
Dog cages. Inversion table. Clutter. How do you walk around this room?
Tags: Staging · Family Room · Clutter · Fireplace · Phoenix Homes