Very Unique Fireplace

May 4th, 2011 · 14 Comments

I saw this unique stone fireplace while on a Realtors’ home tour.  It’s a gas fireplace; the key hole is on the bottom right.

ugly unique weird odd strange fireplace design stone Phoenix Arizona home house

It’s located in the master bedroom.  It’s over six feet tall.  Weird.

ugly unique weird odd strange fireplace design stone Phoenix Arizona home house

→ 14 CommentsTags: What Were They Thinking?!?! · Fireplace · Phoenix Homes

Dubious Kitchens

May 4th, 2011 · 7 Comments

Three kitchens for your consideration today.

The first one is a chef’s delight.  It is easily accessible.

fixer-upper damaged kitchen cabinets exposed drywall wall Phoenix Arizona home house

The next one has fancy cabinet doors.

ugly yellow kitchen cabinets St Louis Missouri home house for sale photo

The last one is an industrial inspired kitchen.  Less is more?  No range hood, no cabinets, no storage, no counter space, no dishwasher, no disposal.

industrial kitchen no counter space no cabinets Tempe Arizona home house for sale photo

→ 7 CommentsTags: Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Phoenix Homes · Cabinets · Tempe, AZ Homes · Fixer-Upper · Other US Cities

Additions To the Family Mural

May 4th, 2011 · 5 Comments

Mom & Dad are sitting on a bench in this Buckeye, Arizona back yard mural.  They are shaded by a tree.

amateur wall mural man woman sitting back yard Buckeye Arizona home house photo

The house sold a few years later, and the new owners added two daughters to the bench.  And some concrete.  Different dog.

amateur wall mural man woman sitting back yard Buckeye Arizona home house photo

→ 5 CommentsTags: Faux Paint & Murals · Pets · Back Yard · Other Arizona Cities

Transformer Boom Box

May 3rd, 2011 · 1 Comment

The boom box on the floor is going to be featured in the Transformers 4 movie.

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→ 1 CommentTags: Staging · Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Holiday Décor

Why Take a Chance?

May 3rd, 2011 · 9 Comments

Confederate flag on display in a Wickenburg, Arizona home.  Could be offensive to some buyers, so why take a chance?  Put it away first.  [For those who think, “Big deal.  Get over it.”  Try telling that to the buyer’s face.  I showed a home recently that had a collection of “mammie” and black face advertisements.  What were they thinking?]

confederate flag on display in a bedroom Wickenburg Arizona home house for sale photo

→ 9 CommentsTags: Staging · Bedroom · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Other Arizona Cities

Lots of Nail Holes

May 3rd, 2011 · 6 Comments

Buyers are in for a big surprise at this Surprise, Arizona home:  lots of nail holes to patch over after the sellers move out.

clutter poor home staging too many items things hanging on wall Surprise Arizona house

There’s stuff everywhere.

clutter poor home staging too many items things hanging on wall Surprise Arizona house

Looks like someone emptied out the tool box in the barn.  You never know when you’ll need a scythe or horse shoe remover!

clutter poor home staging too many items things hanging on wall Surprise Arizona house

→ 6 CommentsTags: Staging · Kitchen · Clutter · Surprise, AZ Homes · Refrigerator Magnets

Paint Problems

May 2nd, 2011 · 4 Comments

Amateur painters just can’t help themselves.

Sponge paint in the shower.  Are those walls waterproof?

ugly sponge paint red yellow bathroom shower walls Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Peeling paint and ugly carpet.

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Sponge painting gone all wrong.

ugly sponge paint red white bedroom wall Glendale Arizona home house for sale

It was too much bother to move the dresser & TV away from the wall.

unfinished paint job Avondale Arizona home house for sale

They kinda primed the room and then stopped.

unfinished paint job primer Maricopa Arizona home house for sale

Chalkboard eraser sponge paint.

blue sponge paint with chalkboard eraser bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

→ 4 CommentsTags: Paint · Bathroom · Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes

Four Mean-Looking Dogs

May 2nd, 2011 · 15 Comments

Let’s scare away potential buyers with mean-looking dogs.  They could be the sweetest dogs in the world, but buyers will form a mental impression in one second.

Grrrrr.  Stay away from my house or I’ll bite you.

mean-looking angry dog in real estate promotional photo Surprise Arizona home house

This is the only photo of the house.  The photographer was too scared to enter the yard!

mean-looking angry dog in real estate promotional photo Buckeye Arizona home house

This is our yard.  We’ve marked it with our poop.

mean-looking angry dogs in real estate promotional photo Glendale Arizona home house

→ 15 CommentsTags: Pets · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Surprise, AZ Homes

Taxidermy & Fireplaces

May 2nd, 2011 · 6 Comments

Two homes where the taxidermy is too large for the scale of the fireplaces and room.  Easy staging solution: remove the taxidermy.

Gilbert, Arizona.  Tiny fireplace on the left with a giant elk or stag above it.  Then there’s a bison head way up high on the right.  The couch was plopped in the middle of the room away from everything because?

elk stag bison head taxidermy too large for room out of scale fireplace Gilbert Arizona home

Mesa, Arizona.  The antlers are as big as the fireplace, which is also being ignored by the couches.

antlers taxidermy too large for room out of scale fireplace Mesa Arizona home ugly couch sofa

→ 6 CommentsTags: Staging · Fireplace · Mesa, AZ Homes · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Gilbert, AZ Homes · Taxidermy

It’s Halloween In May In Billings, Montana

May 1st, 2011 · 4 Comments

It’s the first of May and these Billings, Montana home sellers either still have their Halloween 2010 decorations up or are getting ready for Halloween 2011.

Halloween decorations in front yard still up in May Billings Montana home house for sale

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