Entries Tagged as 'People In Photos'

15 Dogs & 1 Cat

July 14th, 2014 · 2 Comments

9 dogs, 1 little boy, and lots of clutter at this house.

9 nine dogs pets1 one boy kid on trike cluttered junky patio ugly back yard Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Two dogs at this house plus ugly sponge paint.

2 two dogs pets ugly sponge paint laundry room Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Two dogs, two chairs, and a case of bottled water at this house.

2 two dogs pets chairs case of bottled water bookshelf Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Two more dogs at another house.

2 two dogs pets in cages Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

And one cat at another home.

one cat pet on bed bedroom Coolidge Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Clutter · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Pets · Back Yard · Other Arizona Cities · People In Photos

For Your Consideration

July 8th, 2014 · 2 Comments

It’s a short sale.  And the seller is sitting right there, watching TV.  Is there anything he could remove from this room to make it look more enticing to buyers?

man person sitting down legs feet while living room is cluttered messy liquor bottle short sale Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

What could he work on in the kitchen during commercial breaks?  Clearing off the counter, sink, and refrigerator?

cluttered messy chaotic kitchen counters poor bad home staging short sale Phoenix Arizona houses real estate photo

And clear off the dining table and remove the multiple wall calendars?

cluttered messy chaotic dining table three wall calendars poor bad home staging short sale Phoenix Arizona houses real estate photo

There’s room for improvement in the bedroom.

cluttered messy chaotic bedroom bottles of lotion poor bad home staging short sale Phoenix Arizona houses real estate blurry photo

Do buyers really want to see a urinal next to the bed?

bedroom blue sponge paint walls plastic bedside portable urinal short sale Phoenix Arizona homes houses real estate photo

Cluttered laundry room.

cluttered laundry room short sale Phoenix Arizona homes houses real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Dining Room · People In Photos · Laundry Room

Philadelphia Potential Prospect

June 29th, 2014 · 6 Comments

They couldn’t decide on the siding.

ugly siding side fixer-upper exposed fixer-upper Philadelphia Pennsylvania home house for sale real estate photo

This Philadelphia, Pennsylvania home has so much potential.

ugly siding side fixer-upper exposed fixer-upper Philadelphia Pennsylvania home house for sale real estate photo

The curb appeal alone…

ugly siding curb appeal fixer-upper exposed fixer-upper Philadelphia Pennsylvania home house for sale real estate photo

Five bedrooms.

ugly bedroom peeling paint bad drywall walls neglected dilapidated fixer-upper Philadelphia Pennsylvania home house for sale real estate photo

Another bedroom.

bedroom clutter neglected dilapidated fixer-upper Philadelphia Pennsylvania home house for sale real estate photo

But only one bathroom.

ugly bathroom neglected dilapidated fixer-upper Philadelphia Pennsylvania home house for sale real estate photo

Perhaps the black dots were glue to hold up wood paneling?

ugly hallway black dots bad drywall walls neglected dilapidated fixer-upper Philadelphia Pennsylvania home house for sale real estate photo

What happened here?!?!

water leak damage ceiling bad drywall walls neglected dilapidated fixer-upper Philadelphia Pennsylvania home house for sale real estate photo

And in here?!?!

water leak damage ceiling bad drywall walls neglected dilapidated fixer-upper Philadelphia Pennsylvania home house for sale real estate photo

And in here?!  We’re looking up at the ceiling.  Is that sunshine?

water leak damage ceiling bad drywall walls neglected dilapidated fixer-upper Philadelphia Pennsylvania home house for sale real estate photo

Stairs to the basement.  I dare ya.

creepy scary looking stairs to basement neglected dilapidated fixer-upper Philadelphia Pennsylvania home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling · Graffiti · Drywall Damage · Siding · Other US Cities · People In Photos

Go Outside & Play

June 24th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Kids don’t belong in real estate promotional photos.  [Apache Junction, Arizona]

boy kid child in real estate promotional photo picture Apache Junction Arizona homes houses for sale

Little girl, before you leave the room, would you ask your mommy to please untie that stupid knotted curtain?  Thank you.  [Mesa, Arizona]

little girl kid child in real estate promotional photo picture stupid knotted curtain Mesa Arizona homes houses for sale

Don’t sit around watching TV all day.  [Phoenix]

little girl kid child in real estate promotional photo picture watching TV Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

He’s waving to the camera.  And now the picture is out of focus.  [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]

boy kid child in real estate promotional photo picture kitchen out of focus Philadelphia Pennsylvania homes houses for sale

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Tags: Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Family Photos · Other US Cities · People In Photos

Workshop House

June 23rd, 2014 · 6 Comments

The dog is not impressed with the flooring or clutter in this home.

Corgi dog pet in real estate photo picture ugly bad old flooring damaged fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

Here’s how a bedroom looked in 2007.  He tried to sell it for $179,000 back then, but had no buyers.

dark red sponge-paint bedroom wall fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

And how that bedroom looked in 2014.  The bedroom is now a workshop.

cluttered bedroom workshop hoarding messy fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Another bedroom filling up with stuff.

cluttered bedroom boxes hoarding messy fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

And another bedroom.  The seller can be seen in the mirror.

cluttered bedroom dark hoarding messy fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Here’s the kitchen from 2007 with John F. Long builder’s cabinets.

ugly John F. Long builder kitchen cabinets fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

And how the kitchen looked in 2014.  Now with more clutter!  And still without a dishwasher.

ugly John F. Long builder kitchen cabinets fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo clutter

I see cleaning supplies, but the kitchen sink is dirty.

dirty filthy ugly kitchen sink clutter fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

To the left of the kitchen is a wall of nuts & screw drawers.

floor to ceiling wall of nuts screws parts drawers cubby holes fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Another workshop inside the house.

workshop tools hoarding messy disorganized clutter fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

And someone is making a skirt too.  We can see the seller’s arm.

workshop tools hoarding messy disorganized clutter fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo dress skirt form

The back yard.

messy disorganized cluttered back yard fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

The back yard offers lots of room for extra storage.

messy disorganized cluttered back yard fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

A photo of dead tree branches is a great touch.  By the way, this house sold for $23,000 in 2014, thanks to the condition of the house.

dead tree branches back yard fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Here’s a bonus photo:  the living room from 2007.

dog pet on couch sofa living room fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Flooring · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Pets · Fixer-Upper · People In Photos · John F. Long cabinets

Yesterday Was Flag Day

June 15th, 2014 · 3 Comments

June 14th is Flag Day.  A day to proudly display the American flag.  Here are some home sellers with their own versions of displaying the American flag.

Wrong!  The flag was hung backwards.  The blue field is supposed to be at the upper left.  [Phoenix]

American flag hung displayed wrong backwards in a garage Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Wrong!  The flag is backwards in this Tempe, Arizona home.

American flag hung displayed wrong backwards in bedroom gay pride flag Tempe Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

The blue field is in the upper left, so bonus points for that.  But using the American flag as a window curtain is not cool.  [Jonesboro, Arkansas]

American flag hung displayed in bedroom window as a curtain drapes Jonesboro Arkansas homes houses for sale real estate photo

These Wickenburg, Arizona sellers used the flag as a curtain, but at least it wasn’t a real flag.

plastic American flag hung displayed in bedroom window as a curtain drapes Wickenburg Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

It’s not backwards or over a window.  Thank you.  [Superior, Wisconsin]

American flag hung displayed on living room wall Superior Wisconsin homes houses for sale real estate photo

What a difference a room makes.  The living room (with American flag) is neat and tidy in a Marshfield, Missouri home.

American flag living room nice neat tidy clean old furniture Marshfield Missouri homes houses for sale real estate photo

But when you get to the dining room, bam!  Clutter & family photos.  And an American flag.

American flag cluttered dining room family photos wood paneling Marshfield Missouri homes houses for sale real estate photo

Old Glory.  Long may it wave.  [Goodyear, Arizona]

American flag embroidery stitchery sampler old glory long may it wave kitchen Goodyear Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Hey, wait.  That’s not an American flag.  Oops.  (It’s a flag from Liberia)

Liberia flag on display room Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Wood Paneling · Family Photos · Tempe, AZ Homes · Holiday Décor · Other US Cities · People In Photos

Vanity Mirror

June 6th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Photographers like attention too.

person photographer reflection in bathroom vanity mirror poor amateur photography real estate Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Two is better than one?

person photographer reflection in bathroom vanity mirror poor amateur photography real estate Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Straight shooter.

person photographer reflection in bathroom vanity mirror poor amateur photography real estate Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Because there was no other possible position or angle?

person photographer reflection in bathroom vanity mirror poor amateur photography real estate Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Professional equipment does not always equal professional photography.

tripod reflection in bathroom vanity mirror poor amateur photography real estate Laveen Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Poor Photography · People In Photos

House Pets

May 19th, 2014 · 5 Comments

This photo’s caption reads, “So cute.”

dog pet in real estate promotional photo picture Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

See the X on the window?  It means no pets in real estate photos.

dog pet in real estate promotional photo picture Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Two dogs that have nothing to do with selling a house.

two dogs pets in real estate promotional photo picture Gilbert Arizona home house for sale

The dog is distracting you from the baseboards and the lady’s feet.

dog pet in real estate promotional photo picture Gilbert Arizona home house for sale lady's feet shoes

The dog is the center of attention.  Its owner is sitting to the left.

dog pet in real estate promotional photo picture Peoria Arizona home house for sale

Big cages could scare away buyers.

big dog cages pet in real estate promotional photo picture Glendale Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Pets · Glendale, AZ Homes · Peoria, AZ Homes · Gilbert, AZ Homes · People In Photos

Sellers On Display

May 16th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Sellers keep insisting on being in real estate promotional photos.

woman lady person in real estate promotional photo picture Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

His defense for not removing the water jug is that he’s behind the fence.

man person in real estate promotional photo picture Apache Junction Arizona home house for sale

Yes, you should have removed the yellow trash can.

woman lady person in real estate promotional photo picture Mesa Arizona home house for sale

This was the only photo of this house.  None of the front, the bedrooms, the baths, etc.  Just this one photo.

woman lady person in real estate promotional photo picture Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

She’s too late asking the photographer to step in closer to not show the speed hump sign or the weeds.

woman lady person in real estate promotional photo picture Peoria Arizona home house for sale weeds speed bump

Now you see him and his cat’s butt…

man person cat in real estate promotional photo picture Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

…Now you only see the cat.

cat in real estate promotional photo picture Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Pets · Other Arizona Cities · Weeds · Peoria, AZ Homes · People In Photos

Toy Collector

May 2nd, 2014 · 4 Comments

Here’s a home that was purchased in 1993.  The owner sold it to his son in 2001 for $68,000.  The son refinanced the house in 2010 for $211,000.  But now the house sold as a short sale for $92,000.  Hmmm.  Housing prices in Phoenix were at their lowest levels in 2010 and 2011.  Home prices have gone up considerably since 2010.  If the house appraised for $211,000 in 2010, surely it is worth at least that in 2014.  Thus, there wouldn’t be a need to sell as a short sale, especially at $92,000.  Let’s take a look inside and see where the $211,000 went.

We are welcomed at the front door by a dog, a person, and clutter.

dog pet man person in real estate photo cluttered living room short sale Phoenix Arizona home house

The living room seems to be filled with sci-fi movie toy figurines, plates, and toy cars.  And boxes.

dog pet in real estate photo cluttered living room sci-fi toy figurine cars plates short sale Phoenix Arizona home house

The dining room is loaded with dolls, er, fantasy figurines.  And more boxes.  That’s quite a collection.

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Oh, look.  More toys.

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He planned to fill these shelves as well.

boxes shelves short sale Phoenix Arizona home house

So far, we haven’t seen any improvements to the house.  Here’s a bedroom filled with lots of clothes and stuff.

cluttered chaotic messy bedroom clothes unmade bed poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

Another messy bedroom.  This one features a trio of ships and several Dawn posters.

cluttered chaotic messy bedroom clothes unmade bed poor bad home staging Dawn poster Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

Was money spent remodeling the kitchen?  No.  Those are original cabinets.

old outdated kitchen cabinets red fake brick bric-a-brac wall cluttered Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

With a short sale, the owner has to prove that they have a financial hardship.  Aren’t you curious to see the reason he gave the bank?  “I was toying around with some investments but plans got shelved.”

old outdated kitchen cabinets red fake brick bric-a-brac wall cluttered Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

The right Tidy Cat bin is labeled “Dog.”  Do humans use the other two bins?

kitchen pantry three yellow plastic bins Tidy Cat Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

He attached a shovel and a rake to the outside wall.  He’s a Pittsburgh Steelers fan too.

shovel rake attached to exterior outside wall Pittsburgh Steeler fan flag Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Foreclosure · Phoenix Homes · Pets · Dining Room · Dolls · Collections · People In Photos