Entries Tagged as 'People In Photos'

Faceless Intruders

April 15th, 2014 · 1 Comment

When the agents suggested their clients not show their faces when the photographer arrived, they took it literally.  There are no faces.  Just bodies.

Hey, Mister.  Get out!

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

We’ll come back when you’re finished with the floor.

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

Thank you for opening the door for the photographer.

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

They wipe their feet on the wood before stepping onto the carpet.  [Wooster, Ohio]

man person standing in real estate promotional photo picture Wooster Ohio home house for sale

At least the fingernail is nicely manicured.

person's finger on granite counter in real estate promotional photo picture Sun City West Arizona home house for sale

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Monkeyshine

April 10th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Monkey see, monkey don’t tidy up.

monkey stuffed animal cluttered bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Ball caps and other clutter in another bedroom.  The fan helps spread the stinky shoe smell around the room.

baseball caps hats shoes cluttered bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Dirty toilet.

dirty stained toilet bathroom clutter Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

The towel blocks the view of the shower.

unfolded towel shower bathroom clutter Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Cluttered kitchen counter.

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Where’s the refrigerator?

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Another cluttered bedroom.

cluttered bedroom dirty socks on the floor Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo poor bad staging

Close-up view of this messy bedroom.

cluttered bedroom dirty socks on the floor Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo poor bad staging

Oh, look.  People available to clean up the house.

cluttered family room people women young boy Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo poor bad staging

Guest house with clutter.  No surprise.

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Cluttered guest house kitchen.

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The back yard.

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Stuffed Animals · Back Yard · Garbage and/or Junk · People In Photos · Hats

Frenzied Family Room

April 4th, 2014 · 1 Comment

This chaotic family room would make a great game of seek and find.  Can you find the umbrella, the broom, the lint roller, the organ, the shoes, the treadmill, the lady in the purple sweatshirt, the blender, the flashlight, the bucket, etc.?

cluttered chaotic messy disorganized family room treadmill organ lady woman bad poor home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale

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Before & After Home Remodel

March 29th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Before Front of House.  Short sale.  Bought by an investor for $45,000.

before after renovation remodeling project exterior front yard Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

After Front of House.  Once remodeled, it sold for $145,500.

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Before Family Room.

before after renovation remodeling project family room man person Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

After Family Room.

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After Family Room.  Without window blinds.

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Before Kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling project kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

After Kitchen.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Dining Room.

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After Dining Room.  Opposite view.

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Before Back Yard & Pool.

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After Back Yard & Pool.

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Before Back Yard & Pool.

before after renovation remodeling project back yard pool Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

After Back Yard & Pool.

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Tags: Tile · Curb Appeal · Family Room · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Back Yard · Before & After · Fence or Wall · People In Photos

Three Cushion Minimum

February 26th, 2014 · No Comments

Joanna was required to wear a minimum of 15 pieces of flair at Chotchkie’s in Office Space.  Did you know home sellers are required to show a minimum of three sofa cushions when selling?  Yes, it’s true.  And bonus points if your cushions have wolves on them!!

ugly sofa couch cushions with wolves on them cluttered family room Casa Grande Arizona home house for sale photo

See?  These sellers don’t have a couch but they brought in the required three cushions anyway!  Plus a pillow.

three cushions on the floor Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Four cushions at this house.

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Seven cushions at this house!  They’ve got lots of flair.  The cushions take up so much room, the seller has to sit on a chair in the other room.

seven ugly Southwest design decor sofa couch cushions Sun City Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · People In Photos

Real Estate Photography Pointers

February 25th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The super majority of buyers look online at photos of homes.  It’s make it or break it for sellers with their photos.

Buyers don’t want to see screen capture photos of homes.

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We repeat, buyers don’t want to see photos of your computer screen.

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Buyers don’t want to see people in photos.  If only the amateur photographer was as pretty as the bathroom.

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Buyers don’t want to see snow inside a house.  Please dust off your camera’s lens before shooting.

amateur photographer dust spots on dirty camera lens house for sale Phoenix Arizona real estate poor photography

Buyers don’t want to see human shadows.

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Buyers don’t like fish-eye views.

amateur fish-eye view person house for sale Surprise Arizona real estate poor photography

Buyers don’t like fuzzy photos.  [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Surprise, AZ Homes · Poor Photography · Other US Cities · People In Photos

Blond Ambition

February 15th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Thank you, Michael, for sending these photos.

She’s showing off her naturally blond hair.  And her San Diego, California back yard.

platinum blond hair woman person in real estate photo back yard San Diego California home house for sale

She’s trying to get out of the picture, but too late.

platinum blond hair woman person in real estate photo cluttered living room San Diego California home house for sale

In this photo, it looks like her pants are down after coming out of the bathroom.  But it’s actually her hand.  Still, was it necessary for her to be in the real estate photo?

platinum blond hair woman person in real estate photo hallway San Diego California home house for sale

The photographer asked the man to leave the room for the picture, but he was just too slow.  Don’t forget your baseball cap!

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And here’s a third person trying to escape from the clutter.

man person in real estate photo cluttered family room kitchen San Diego California home house for sale

Let’s give them some credit.  The kitchen sink and counter look spotless.

real estate photo cluttered kitchen San Diego California home house for sale

The living room.  Sigh.  Oh, wait.  Is that yet another person standing on the right edge of the photo?  I see a hand and sunglasses.

woman person in real estate photo cluttered living room San Diego California home house for sale

Shocker.  There’s no one in this bedroom.

real estate photo cluttered bedroom San Diego California home house for sale

Here’s a close-up view of the painting from photo #2.  What child is this?

amateur painting portrait ugly child artwork San Diego California home house for sale

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Back Yard · Other US Cities · People In Photos · Art

Whee!!!

February 13th, 2014 · No Comments

Ah.  To be 6 again.  Thank you, Kara, for sending this fun real estate photo.  The seller of a Liberal, Kansas home was proud of his nearby park.  There are no photos of the interior of the house, but plenty of the neighborhood.

older man person on child's playground slide park Liberal Kansas home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: What Were They Thinking?!?! · Other US Cities · People In Photos

Philadelphia Freedom To Be Messy

February 9th, 2014 · 7 Comments

Messy Philadelphia, Pennsylvania home.

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Valuable belongings.

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It’s cleaner than we expected.

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That stain is impressive.

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Hoarder?

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The kitchen.

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The ceiling caved in!

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Store everything in a basement.

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You might need something someday.

very messy cluttered junk chaotic basement poor bad home staging Philadelphia Pennsylvania house for sale photo hoarding

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Tags: Bathroom · Kitchen · Bedroom · Garbage and/or Junk · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling · Hall of Shame - Messy · Other US Cities · People In Photos · Basement

In Person

January 22nd, 2014 · 1 Comment

Here is a seller filling out her property disclosure paperwork.

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This little boy is proud of his home.  His sister is proudly watching TV.  And mom is standing by.

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The sellers chose to use only one photo to help sell their house.  This is the only photo they provided for buyers.

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May we suggest you clear off the counters and top of the refrigerator instead of cooking?

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You get an A+ for home staging.  Now move out of the photo.  Thank you.

woman lady person people in real estate promotional photo picture kitchen Waddell Arizona home house for sale

Now you see him…

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…now you don’t.  Much better.  So why include the previous photo?

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Tags: Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Fake Plants & Flowers · People In Photos