Egg Crate Mattress

November 14th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Your egg crate mattress is showing.  And it’s off center.  From a Kearny, Arizona home.

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Painted On Purpose

November 14th, 2012 · 1 Comment

The following homes were painted like this on purpose.

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Because?

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Close-up images of bacteria?  [Chandler, Arizona]

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I want some orange and raspberry sherbet now.  [Mesa, Arizona]

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I’ll pass, thank you, on the pistachio ice cream.  [Youngtown, Arizona]

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Stenciled pattern and paint stripes.  [Cadillac, Michigan]

amateur bad paint stencil Cadillac Michigan home house for sale real estate photo

It was something to do during a cold winter.

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→ 1 CommentTags: Chandler, AZ Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Other US Cities · Paint · Phoenix Homes

Lots of Little Things

November 13th, 2012 · 9 Comments

How many little items can you see in this kitchen?

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Realistic Balcony

November 13th, 2012 · 12 Comments

It’s a balcony built inside the house!  Table & chairs.  Fake plants.  Fake windows.

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Pan to the left and there’s another balcony!  When you’re in the mood, open the door, walk onto the balcony, strum the guitar, and serenade the lady standing in the bottom left corner of the photo (yes, that’s a head of hair).

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Here’s an overview of the room.

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→ 12 CommentsTags: Fake Plants & Flowers · Phoenix Homes · Remodeling · What Were They Thinking?!?!

How To Improve Real Estate Photography Skills

November 13th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Eight ways to improve real estate marketing photos.

1) No need to point out the features of the house with your finger.  Let the photo do the talking.

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2) Take original photos of the house.  At the house.  Don’t take a picture of a printed photo of the house.

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3) Get out of the car to take pictures of the house.

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4) Don’t use fish-eye lens.  Especially in bathrooms.  It’s very creepy.

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5) Keep the camera in focus.  This was the primary photo for a Morristown, Arizona home.

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6) Careful with PhotoShop.  Buyers can spot fake grass a mile away!

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7) Maintain a horizontal balance and take a photo that makes sense to buyers.  From a Dothan, Alabama home.

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8) Don’t take photos while standing directly in front of a mirror.  Turn on lights too.  Here are some examples.

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We still see you in the mirror.

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At least she tried?

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Nice try, but still didn’t work.

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No Trespassing

November 12th, 2012 · 2 Comments

No Trespassing sign, barbed wire fence, ugly curb appeal.  Don’t think you’ll have to worry about buyers visiting your house.  [Wittmann, Arizona]

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→ 2 CommentsTags: Curb Appeal · Other Arizona Cities · People In Photos

Les Trois Côtés du Chef

November 12th, 2012 · 5 Comments

The three sides of the French chef.

Front.

little small chef statue on display in kitchen Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate

Side.

little small chef statue on display in kitchen Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate

Back.  He seems to be the main feature of the kitchen.  Does he stay with the house?

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→ 5 CommentsTags: Kitchen · Mesa, AZ Homes

Make a Splash

November 12th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Ugly green swimming pool.

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The house is occupied.  The sellers have stated they are not fixing the pool.  True, a new motor or pump could be expensive for them.  But they could rent a pump (inexpensive) and empty the pool.  Or add chlorine and/or mosquito killer.

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It’s a short sale.  Go figure.  Different mentality.

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→ 1 CommentTags: Fixer-Upper · Phoenix Homes · Pool & Spa

Time For Bed

November 11th, 2012 · 7 Comments

This Huntsville, Texas home comes fully furnished.  Including the dust!

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→ 7 CommentsTags: Bedroom · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Other US Cities

Doll Houses

November 11th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Dolls on display in Avon Park, Florida.

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One of those crying dolls and other cluttered mischief in a Fitchburg, Massachusetts home.

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Four dolls at a Sun City, Arizona home.

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