Green In Glendale

November 5th, 2011 · 5 Comments

These Glendale, Arizona home sellers want their home to really stand out.  It certainly gets noticed.

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→ 5 CommentsTags: Curb Appeal · Paint · Glendale, AZ Homes

Amateur Real Estate Photography

November 5th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Here are some examples of how not to take a good real estate picture.

1. Make it blurry.  Creates an aura of mystery.

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2. Make it tilted.  For that jaunty look.

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3. Take it from inside your car with the window up.  It saves on time and energy.  (by the way, this was the only photo available for this home.)

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4.  Have someone else take the photo for you while still inside the car.  Again, it saves on time and energy.

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5.  Forget that glass is reflective (of your photography skills).  Let’s nuke this photo and take another from a different angle, please.

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6.  Pay more attention to taking the picture than setting up the shot.  It reflects poorly on your photography skills.

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7.  Don’t look the part.  Are you selling the house professionally or selling it on a whim, wearing a t-shirt and shorts?  Know your limitations and hire a professional.

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When in doubt, ask someone to preview your real estate photos before posting them to the public.  Take more photos when needed.  Digital photos are free!!

→ 4 CommentsTags: Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Glendale, AZ Homes · Peoria, AZ Homes · Poor Photography · Chandler, AZ Homes

Doesn’t Make Sense

November 4th, 2011 · 4 Comments

This Phoenix home was purchased in 2008 for $150,000.  It went to foreclosure in 2011 and just sold for $30,000.  Was it in this condition in 2008 or did it go into disrepair in three years?

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Sloppy paint.

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More sloppy paint.

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Mold and mildew on the bathroom shower ceiling.

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→ 4 CommentsTags: Paint · Bathroom · Kitchen · Foreclosure · Phoenix Homes · Mold & Mildew · Fixer-Upper

Paint Prep Work

November 4th, 2011 · 4 Comments

OK, the prep work is done but the painting is not.  They had to patch up a million holes from too many family photos?

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Unfinished paint project in another home.  Thanks for leaving it to the buyers to complete.

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→ 4 CommentsTags: Paint · Phoenix Homes

Handsy Artists

November 4th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Need a hand with that bathroom repair?  How about 13 helping hands?  Coolidge, Arizona.

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More handprints.  From a home in the Netherlands.

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→ 4 CommentsTags: Paint · Bathroom · Bedroom · Other Arizona Cities · Other International Cities

Huge Grass Backyard

November 3rd, 2011 · 4 Comments

This photo’s caption reads, “Huge grass backyard.”  Is that to distract us from the clutter and junk?

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Oh there’s the grass.

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Looks like a nice yard.

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It might look ugly on the outside, but the inside is beautiful, as the saying goes, right?

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Those are a buyer’s shoes that flew off when he ran out of this messy house.

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→ 4 CommentsTags: Clutter · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Garbage and/or Junk

Dream Kitchen

November 3rd, 2011 · 6 Comments

Let’s dream for a nicer kitchen.

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→ 6 CommentsTags: Kitchen · Cabinets · Peoria, AZ Homes · Fixer-Upper

Tigers!

November 3rd, 2011 · 7 Comments

Several tigers on display.

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Tiger at another home.  New trend?

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Lion, elephant, tiger…(wait for it)…oh my!

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→ 7 CommentsTags: Staging · Phoenix Homes · Stuffed Animals · Ugly Couches/Chairs

Junky Bedrooms

November 2nd, 2011 · 3 Comments

How ’bout we clean up the room first before selling?

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The next bedroom’s no better.

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→ 3 CommentsTags: Staging · Bedroom · Clutter · Mesa, AZ Homes · Garbage and/or Junk

Bad Paint

November 2nd, 2011 · 4 Comments

The secret to doing splash paint successfully is to not get any on the windows.

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Sponged with actual mustard.

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→ 4 CommentsTags: Paint · Bedroom · Faux Paint & Murals · Gilbert, AZ Homes