Gaudy Fireplace

October 17th, 2011 · 6 Comments

Maybe a tad over done with the fireplace design?

gaudy over done too much design marble fireplace Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Is This the Living Room?

October 17th, 2011 · 10 Comments

Big sectional couch.  Looks like the living room.  Or is it?

big sectional couch in master bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house staging for sale photo

Nope, it’s the master bedroom, according to both photos’ captions.  Maybe they invite people over to watch them sleep?

big sectional couch in master bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house staging for sale photo

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Let’s Take a Closer Look At Four Homes

October 17th, 2011 · 5 Comments

Buyers have an eye for detail, so let’s show them close-up photos of the house.

A close-up of a corner.  Houston, Texas.

poor bad dumb real estate photography picture close-up of cabinet corner Houston Texas

Close-up of grass.  Another Houston home.

poor bad dumb real estate photography picture close-up of grass Houston Texas home house

A close-up of wall trim.  Yet another Houston home.

poor bad dumb real estate photography picture close-up of wall trim Houston Texas home house

Close-up of a wood floor.  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

poor bad dumb real estate photography picture close-up wood floor Oklahoma City home house

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Houston Is Filled With Life & Culture

October 16th, 2011 · 15 Comments

One of my friends has a high-powered job in Phoenix and is well respected.  He recently had dinner with a rich friend who asked him, “Why are you living in Phoenix?  There’s no life there.  And no culture there.”  He criticized Phoenix as a nothing city.  Nothing interesting. Boring.  Why would anyone live there?  He told my friend to move out of Phoenix as soon as possible.  He told others at the dinner table that anyone who lives in Phoenix is not a mover or a shaker.  No companies are headquartered in Phoenix.  He said people just lead boring lives in Phoenix.  And he ended his tirade with a question, “How can you be mentally stimulated in Phoenix?  There is no culture.  How do you find intelligent people?”

I guess I’ve got it all wrong for living in Phoenix.  I’ve been missing out for over 40 years.  Wasted my life here.  This pretentious snob, by the way, lives in Houston, Texas.

So let’s see what Houston has to offer.  Like this Houston home that’s currently for sale.  Looks like it’s oozing with culture and life.

tacky gaudy ugly cheap décor window drapes curtains furniture Houston Texas home house

Just like the fans gracing the walls, I’ve become a fan of Houston.  I wanna be a mover and shaker in Houston too!!

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Baked Beans!

October 16th, 2011 · 4 Comments

According to the hoity toity, Houston is full of life and culture.  And fine dining!  They have the best baked beans in the country.

two empty cans of Bush's baked beans in a dilapidated run down ugly Houston Texas home house

two empty cans of Bush's baked beans in a dilapidated run down ugly Houston Texas home house

Gourmet kitchen too.

dilapidated run down ugly damaged kitchen fixer-upper Houston Texas home house for sale

Can’t wait to move in here!

dilapidated run down ugly damaged kitchen fixer-upper Houston Texas home house for sale

I’ve decided that this de-sided home is what Houston’s all about.  I’ve been a fool for living in Phoenix so long.  Houston, here I come!

dilapidated run down ugly damaged siding fixer-upper Houston Texas home house for sale

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Eight Houston Homes With Incredible Curb Appeal

October 16th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Remember, Houston, Texas is filled with life and culture.  Please consider moving to Houston and buying one of these eight delightful homes.

ugly dilapidated falling down apart fixer-upper bad poor curb appeal Houston Texas home house

Ooh, I like this one.

ugly dilapidated falling down apart fixer-upper bad poor curb appeal Houston Texas home house

This one’s great too.

ugly dilapidated falling down apart fixer-upper bad poor curb appeal Houston Texas home house

So many wonderful choices.

ugly dilapidated falling down apart fixer-upper bad poor curb appeal Houston Texas home house

It’s hard to pick just one.

ugly dilapidated falling down apart fixer-upper bad poor curb appeal Houston Texas home house

I’m so confused.

ugly dilapidated falling down apart fixer-upper bad poor curb appeal Houston Texas home house

I love them all.

ugly dilapidated falling down apart fixer-upper bad poor curb appeal Houston Texas home house

That’s it.  I’m selling my Phoenix home and moving to Houston so I can have culture.

ugly dilapidated falling down apart fixer-upper bad poor curb appeal Houston Texas home house

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Outdated Home With Ugly Green Carpet

October 15th, 2011 · 7 Comments

This Phoenix home could use some updating.  Ugly green carpet soiled and worn out over the decades.

ugly green soiled worn-out dirty carpet outdated Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

It was fashionable at one time to have green carpet?

ugly green soiled worn-out dirty carpet outdated Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Wallpaper border stuck to the kitchen cabinet drawers.  Worn-out flooring.  Bric-a-brac back splash.

outdated ugly kitchen flooring wallpaper on drawers Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Wood paneling!  Tres chic.

ugly old outdated green carpet wood paneling bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

More wood paneling.

ugly old outdated green carpet wood paneling bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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Take Out the Garbage First

October 15th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Is it too much to ask to throw out the garbage before taking the real estate promotional photo?

garbage bag sitting in middle of kitchen floor cluttered counters Glendale Arizona home house

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Horsing Around

October 15th, 2011 · 6 Comments

Why is there a horse blanket in the master bedroom?

horse blanket hanging on master bedroom wall on display Surprise Arizona home house

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More Hats On Display

October 14th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Sellers seem to really like displaying hats when selling their homes.  Please make it stop.

Phoenix.  Enough is enough.  Notice the liquor bottles next to the bed!

too many hats on display hanging on bedroom wall poor home staging Phoenix Arizona house

Mesa, Arizona.  Only five hats hanging up?  Amateur!  Would Marilyn Monroe approve?

too many hats on display hanging on bedroom wall poor home staging Mesa Arizona house

Alexandria, Louisiana.  In case you go huntin’ at 4am and don’t have time to shower first.

ball caps hats on display hanging on bedroom wall poor home staging Alexandria Louisiana house

Owensboro, Kentucky.  She put a clothesline up in her bedroom and hung the hats there.

hats on display hanging on bedroom wall poor home staging Owensboro Kentucky house

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