Evaporation?

May 26th, 2015 · No Comments

Swimming pool half filled with dirty water.

dirty brackish green algae neglected swimming pool Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

This pool has less water.

dirty brackish green algae neglected swimming pool Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

This one even less.

dirty brackish green algae neglected swimming pool Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Sometimes nothing is better than ugly algae water.  Right, Sharon?

empty neglected swimming pool Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Floor Patterns

May 25th, 2015 · No Comments

Random tile pattern in Lubbock, Texas.

random floor tile pattern left-over pieces Lubbock Texas home house for sale real estate photo

Or you can have an organized tile pattern like this Mesa, Arizona home’s floor.

floor tile pattern alternating colors Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Vinyl floor tiles can be placed in interesting patterns.  [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]

floor tile pattern vinyl color squares kitchen Philadelphia Pennsylvania home house for sale real estate photo

Rolled vinyl sheets come in “random” ”stone” patterns.  [Glendale, Arizona]

random faux fake stone pebble pattern vinyl rolled flooring kitchen Glendale Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Also in geometric patterns.  [Phoenix]

green geometric squares pattern vinyl rolled flooring kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Fireplaces Aren’t Important Selling Features

May 24th, 2015 · No Comments

These Gainesville, Georgia sellers could care less about their fireplace, so they blocked it with a sofa, not realizing that buyers would want to see it.

fireplace view blocked by sofa couch poor home staging Gainesville Georgia house for sale real estate photo

Over in Lake City, Florida, the sellers desecrated their fireplace with outdated faux paint treatment.

ugly faux paint treatment outdated red white gray stripes fireplace surround Lake City Florida home house for sale photo

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Blanket Curtains

May 23rd, 2015 · No Comments

cheap inexpensive way to cover your windows: add a $5 blanket you bought on the street corner!

SpongeBob SquarePants!  They need to change their air conditioning filter; look at the dust coming out of the vent!

cheap inexpensive street corner blanket SpongeBob SquarePants used as window curtain drape bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

They’re missing a dog.  Shouldn’t it be Three Dog Night instead?

cheap inexpensive street corner blanket two puppies dogs used as window curtain drape bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Horsefeathers!  It’s sideways!

cheap inexpensive street corner blanket horse used as window curtain drape bedroom Peoria Arizona home house for sale

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Shower Fan

May 23rd, 2015 · 2 Comments

This is a new one:  a ceiling fan in the shower!  Let’s hope that fan is water resistant and shock-proof.  Scary.  And be careful raising your arms to shampoo your hair!

weird odd strange idea placement of cheap ceiling fan in bathroom shower safety issue Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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Full Coverage Requested

May 22nd, 2015 · 3 Comments

Next time, please add several more coats of paint to the walls.

smeared paint on walls bad amateur incomplete painting too pale thin Avondale Arizona home house for sale photo

Swipe left!

smeared paint on walls bad amateur incomplete painting too pale thin Avondale Arizona home house for sale photo

Better paint coverage at this home, but not quite enough.

bad amateur incomplete not enough paint sponge Goodyear Arizona home house for sale photo

Getting closer, but still not enough paint.

bad amateur incomplete not enough paint bathroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Not enough paint on the roller.

bad amateur incomplete not enough paint on the roller wall stripes Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

I’m suddenly craving bacon.

bad amateur incomplete not enough paint on the roller wall stripes Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Almost done in this room.  Just a little more at the bottom.

bad amateur incomplete not enough paint on the walls Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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That’s Gross!

May 22nd, 2015 · 4 Comments

Filthy toilet.  Click to expand if you dare.  Just a suggestion: close the lid before taking the photo.  This was an actual photo published on the Internet to promote the sale of the house.

dirty filthy soiled nasty crappy gross disgusting fecal matter unclean toilet bathroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Take Your Medicine (Away)

May 21st, 2015 · No Comments

When selling your house, please put away the prescription bottles.  No buyer needs to know your medical problems.  Also, put away the cat food and water dishes.  This tells buyers that the cat hangs out on the counters.  The dish rack should be put away too.  The counter clutter tells buyers that this kitchen is too small.

cat food water dishes on kitchen counter cluttered medicine prescription bottles cane on display Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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Four Vintage Ovens

May 21st, 2015 · 5 Comments

Original oven from 1960 when the house was built.  Two doors!

vintage original mid-century pink oven from 1960 kitchen Apache Junction Arizona home house for sale photo

Vintage 1961 General Electric oven.

vintage original mid-century pink oven from 1961 kitchen Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

Original 1961 oven and cooktop.  Check out the wide coils on the burners.

vintage original mid-century oven from 1961 kitchen wide coils burner Sun City Arizona home house for sale photo

1973 oven.  Looks like harvest gold, but didn’t that start in the late 1970s?

vintage original mid-century oven from 1973 kitchen harvest gold Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

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Sword, Rifle, Arrows

May 20th, 2015 · No Comments

Why do sellers put weapons on their walls?  Here’s a sword on display.

sword weapon on display TV is on Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Here’s a rifle.

rifle gun weapon on display Sun City Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Here’s a crossbow and arrows.  In case there’s a home invader.

crossbow arrows weapon on display over above bed Buckeye Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Bow and arrows in this house.  Plus a tomahawk.

tomahawk bow arrows weapon on display Apache Junction Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Another bow & arrows at a different house.  The target should be to sell the house, not scare buyers.

bow arrows weapon on display Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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