Entries Tagged as 'People In Photos'

Emergency Kits

September 18th, 2017 · No Comments

Help yourself to a Mountain Dew.

Safety first. Two fire extinguishers just in case.

Entry without carpet on the left. Kitchen in the back left. Dining in the back right. Living room with stained carpet to the right.

Dining room with extra carpet. And emergency kits.

The dark carpet helps camouflage the stains.

Hallway, no carpet.

Opposite view, hallway, no carpet.


Guest bathroom. And there’s the guest!


Another view of the bedroom. Did we have to see the bras?

Back yard. With outdoor carpeting.

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Tags: Afghan Blanket · Back Yard · Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Dining Room · Fixer-Upper · Flooring · Garbage and/or Junk · Kitchen · Living Room · People In Photos · Phoenix Homes · Staging

Inspirational Message For September

September 1st, 2017 · 5 Comments


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Tags: Bedroom · Clutter · Other Arizona Cities · People In Photos · Staging

The Dog Days of August 2017

August 16th, 2017 · 4 Comments

Sellers continue to showcase their dogs in their real estate photos.

Medina James at DogEtiquette.info has suggestions for dealing with pets when selling your house.

Medina has also provided some useful links regarding pets when selling:
1. Visit rover.com to find a place to board your dog
2. Visit thebalance.com for expectations on scheduling showings
3. Visit bhg.com for other tips on decluttering
4. Visit getridofthings.com for tips on eliminating pet odors
5. Visit realtor.com to find more things you should be talking to your realtor about

I showed a home this past weekend where the owner was smoking inside the house (full ashtray on the coffee table too). We waited while he put his three big dogs outside. Swirls of dog hair rolled along the floor inside. Outside, the dogs barked and stood up against a flimsy wire fence. We were all nervous.

DogEtiquette.info also has information about dog friendly coffee shops, dog friendly hotels, dog friendly beaches, and dog friendly breweries.

Dogs, while cute, do not belong in real estate marketing photos.

DogEtiquette.info also has information about dog training and dog etiquette at coffee shops.

Here is advice for dog etiquette when buying a home.

Some more helpful links related to pets:
1. Visit www.rover.com to find a drop-in pet sitter in your area
2. Visit www.cesarsway.com for help with preparing your dog to socialize
3. Visit www.realtor.com to learn more about escrow
4. Visit www.hgtv.com for more information on open house etiquette
5. Visit www.ada.gov for more service-animal-related guidelines

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Tags: Clutter · People In Photos · Pets · Phoenix Homes · Staging

California Dreamin’

August 13th, 2017 · 1 Comment

Thank you to our reader Greg who sent these photos of a Tracy, California home. Supposedly the seller had grown marijuana in the garage a few years ago.

Lush landscaping in the back yard. Your own oasis from the chaos of the world.

Your first impression entering the house.

Too bad the photo is trashed by having a bag of garbage in it.

Child’s play and adult anger.

More damage seen around the house.

Access to shower plumbing.

A little too late to start tidying up now. The photographer waits for no one.

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Tags: Back Yard · Bedroom · Drywall Damage · Fixer-Upper · Garage or Carport · Other US Cities · People In Photos · Weeds

Pool Time

August 10th, 2017 · 1 Comment

This swimming pool is empty.

This swimming pool is 1/4 full.

This swimming pool is half full.

This swimming pool is full. Can we assume the owners allowed their kids to swim here?

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Tags: Back Yard · Mesa, AZ Homes · People In Photos · Phoenix Homes · Pool & Spa

Up With People

July 24th, 2017 · No Comments

They’re waiting for the buyers to show up.


“I finished mopping. Now I’m going inside.”


The seller got out of the room as requested, but the photographer forgot to crop the photo.


“Our agent suggested buying pretty flowers.”


“I wonder if it’s time to replace the 1950s wall heater. Should I paint over the ceiling stain?”


“I love the shade tarp over the pool.”


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Tags: Glendale, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · People In Photos · Phoenix Homes

Arm’s Length Transaction

June 29th, 2017 · 4 Comments

Seller’s arm.


Another seller’s arm.


And another seller’s arm.


This seller is making a grab for some water.


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Tags: Clutter · Glendale, AZ Homes · Kitchen · People In Photos · Phoenix Homes

Indoor Swimming Pool

June 10th, 2017 · 3 Comments

One of our readers commented on yesterday’s dirty swimming pool post and said he’d like an indoor pool if he bought a house in Phoenix. Well, Felix, your wish has been granted! Here’s a home with an indoor pool! You weren’t specific enough about the size and condition and quality and installation.


The sellers should have cleared off the counter and sink in the kitchen before selling.


And cleared off the stove.


And cleared off the floor. Good grief.


This room could use some attention too. Perhaps by the person standing on the left with the Nike sneakers.


Hey, lazy bones, get up and help the lady clear out everything on the patio.


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Tags: Back Yard · Clutter · Kitchen · Living Room · Patio · People In Photos · Phoenix Homes

A Mammoth Problem

June 3rd, 2017 · 1 Comment

Vandalized and trashed home in Mammoth, Arizona.


Ugly couch, damaged walls, ceiling missing, person to the right…


Possible water damage? Puckered paint.


Free toilet and shade trees.


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Tags: Back Yard · Ceiling · Drywall Damage · Fixer-Upper · Other Arizona Cities · People In Photos · Roof · Vandalism & Theft · Window

The Kids Don’t Belong In the Pictures

May 11th, 2017 · 2 Comments

Children or adults or pets should not be in real estate promotional photos.


Please ask them to leave the room when taking photos.


The focus should be on the house, not the child.


2nd photo too many.


3rd photo too many.


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Tags: Glendale, AZ Homes · People In Photos · Phoenix Homes