Entries from September 2012

Smeared, Tiled, Crowded, Fallen Off, & Unswept

September 28th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Worst sponge paint ever?

ugly gross finger paint faux painting wall living room bad MLS photos Phoenix home house

A backlash against this back splash.

awful ugly kitchen back splash tile bad MLS photos Phoenix home house real estate

Drop house?

enclosed converted carport bedroom three beds messy bad MLS photos Phoenix home house

They remove one pink tile every year.  About 35 gone so far.

old pink shower tile missing bathroom fixer-upper bad MLS photos Phoenix home house

Welcome home.

ugly checker board flooring dirty bad foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix home house

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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Faux Paint & Murals · Fixer-Upper · Flooring · Graffiti · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes

Blood, Hole, Band, Bridge, & Bike

September 27th, 2012 · 1 Comment

In today’s news, the FBI got a new tip on Jimmy Hoffa.  Perhaps he’s here?

blood splatter smear stain patio pile of dirt bad MLS photos Phoenix townhouse

Garage access.

giant big mouse hole drywall damage fixer-upper bad MLS photos Phoenix home house

Strike up the band.

music band playing people in real estate photos Phoenix home house

The bridge to nowhere.

bridge to nowhere front yard foil in windows Peoria Arizona home house bad MLS photos

The bike to nowhere.

exercise equipment poor home staging bad MLS photos Phoenix home house real estate

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Tags: Back Yard · People In Photos · Peoria, AZ Homes · Phoenix Homes

Paint, Chairs, Arches, Pool, & Mirror

September 26th, 2012 · 5 Comments

Expressive artist?

dirty disgusting filthy ugly messy unhealthy nasty garbage foreclosure home house Phoenix

The gathering place.  Have a seat.

junk garbage messy living room foreclosure home house Phoenix bad MLS photos

Arch nemesis.

ugly green wall paint red arches foreclosure bad MLS photos Phoenix

Swimming pool or stone quarry?

after photo pool waterfall feature damaged destroyed foreclosure Phoenix home house

Shattered dreams.

broken mirror ugly fireplace foreclosure bad MLS photos Phoenix home house real estate

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Tags: Bedroom · Fireplace · Fixer-Upper · Garbage and/or Junk · Paint · Phoenix Homes · Pool & Spa

Dusty, Security System, Wo-Man Cave, Spill, & Graffiti

September 25th, 2012 · 5 Comments

We’re not a fan of dust or pet hair.  The fur was literally flying in this house; cat hair and dust piled onto the ceiling fan blades.

disgusting filthy dirty gross cat fur hair ceiling fan blades foreclosure Phoenix home house

Security systems in use:  the club for their car, the dog for their house.

Fifi the poodle pets in real estate photos car club American flag front entry Phoenix home

The sign reads:  Wo-Man Cave Howdy.

wo-man cave howdy man in photo computer office ashtray bad MLS photos Phoenix home

When did they first realize there was a problem?

dirty filthy disgusting gross carpet bedroom bad MLS photos Phoenix home house

That’s all we need to know about this home owners’ association:  they can only afford a stenciled sign and they have a graffiti problem.

ugly HOA complex sign stencil spray paint graffiti poor curb appeal bad MLS photos Phoenix

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Tags: Carpet · Ceiling Fan · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Entry · Graffiti · People In Photos · Pets · Phoenix Homes

Ugly Bath, Coffee Cups, Bad Dining, Anger Issues, & Black Cat

September 24th, 2012 · 4 Comments

It was made with love.  And attention to detail.  Hand-crafted cinder blocks.  Velcro circles along the counter top edge hold imported silk fabric.  Vinyl flooring on the wall for a dramatic effect.

tacky cheap ugly bathroom vanity cinder blocks bad MLS photos Phoenix home house

Coffee is served to the public every morning 7am-9am.  It’s heated up with propane.  [I actually helped my buyer purchase this house; it was vacant by then; this is a giant vaulted room addition; my buyer is an artist and is using it as an art studio]

styrofoam cups propane tank bedroom safety hazard toilet seat missing bad MLS photos

Good taste is not a guarantee.

ugly lattice wallpaper dirty carpet dining room bad MLS photos Phoenix home house

Anger management issues.

angry home owner foreclosure home drywall damage vandalism destroyed Phoenix house


black cat bad luck drinking from kitchen faucet bad MLS photos Scottsdale Arizona home house

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Tags: Bathroom · Dining Room · Drywall Damage · Fixer-Upper · Pets · Phoenix Homes · Scottsdale, AZ Homes · Vandalism & Theft · Wallpaper · Wood Paneling

Yard Sale, Knife, Shiny, Dusty, & Cluttered

September 23rd, 2012 · 3 Comments

Gladys could have sworn the real estate photographer was coming over the following Saturday to take photos of her Decatur, Georgia home.  Now what?

evicted homeowner foreclosure furniture curb Decatur Georgia bad MLS photos home

Here’s a free safety tip from a New York home seller:  need to keep young kids away from unsafe items in your kitchen cabinets?  Use a sharp knife to secure the door handles!

messy kitchen New York home house

Sheila is a huge Dancing With the Stars fan.  She can’t wait for the new all-stars season!  [Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania]

tacky disco silver lamé window drapes curtains Pittsburgh real estate bad MLS photos

Messy office in Houston, Texas.  They saved a yellow balloon.


Must be fun to dust every item.  From a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania home.

knick knacks clutter collections Pittsburgh home house real estate bad MLS photos

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Tags: Clutter · Garbage and/or Junk · Kitchen · Office/Den · Other US Cities · People In Photos · Staging · Wallpaper · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Window Coverings · Wood Paneling

Mold, Mess, Sponge Fail, Dirt Pile, & Casino

September 22nd, 2012 · 6 Comments

It’s going to take more than bleach to clean this filthy, moldy bathroom.

mold mildew bathroom dirty filthy shower unsafe unhealthy Glendale Arizona home house

Messy kitchen.

kitchen messy clutter food personal belongings bad MLS photos Chandler Arizona

No comment.

worst sponge paint ever ugly horrible bathroom wall bad MLS photos Phoenix home house

Uh, what?  A pile of dirt in the living room.  Because?

big pile of dirt living room broken window mirror foreclosure fixer-upper home house Phoenix

Whose bright idea was it to add all these bright colors together?  Las Vegas casino carpeting!

tacky ugly Las Vegas casino carpet bright wall paint colors bad MLS photos Phoenix

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Tags: Bathroom · Carpet · Chandler, AZ Homes · Clutter · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Faux Paint & Murals · Fixer-Upper · Glendale, AZ Homes · Kitchen · Mold & Mildew · Phoenix Homes

Dirty Pool, Dirty Spa, Windows 8, Buckles, & Basement

September 21st, 2012 · 2 Comments

Pool tables make great storage for clothes.

messy filthy garbage junk trash family room bad MLS photos Phoenix home house

Bathrooms are great places to store belts.

ugly shower curtain belts bathroom bad MLS photos Phoenix

When a seller advertises new windows, be sure the windows are installed.

dirty dusty filthy ugly patio bad MLS photos Phoenix home house real estate

When a seller advertises a spa, be sure it’s clean and operational.  Yuk.

dirty filthy ugly disgusting hot tub spa bad MLS photos Phoenix home house

Bargain basement.  Really?

ugly nasty basement guest room bad MLS photos Phoenix home house

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Tags: Basement · Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Fixer-Upper · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Pool & Spa · Shower Curtain

Patch Job, Swipes, Kid, Carpet, & Filth

September 20th, 2012 · 7 Comments

There is a skill to properly hanging wallpaper.  These sellers skipped the training class.

worst wallpaper hanging job amateur bad MLS photos ugly home house Glendale


ugly dumb faux paint wall bad MLS photos Phoenix real estate home house

Carl was too tired to get up.


Ugly, old carpet.

dirty ugly filthy carpet popcorn ceiling dust dirt bad MLS photos home house


disgusting dirty filthy bathroom

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Tags: Bathroom · Carpet · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Faux Paint & Murals · Glendale, AZ Homes · Other US Cities · People In Photos · Phoenix Homes · Wallpaper

Unfinished, Crooked, Messy, Cracked, & Wet

September 19th, 2012 · 4 Comments

It’s ready for buyers.  To reject.

unfinished bathroom fixer-upper remodeled bad MLS photos ugly home house

Strips of bacon?

no flooring ugly window blinds coverings bad MLS photos

Got clutter?

messy clutter staging bedroom bad MLS photos ugly home house

Oh, my stars! A meteorite crashed through the window!

broken window fourteen stars pink paint walls bedroom bad MLS photos Phoenix

What’s worse: the water damage or the curtains?

fire damage living room Phoenix home house bad MLS photos

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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Faux Paint & Murals · Fixer-Upper · Garbage and/or Junk · Phoenix Homes · Water Damage · Window · Window Coverings