Entries Tagged as 'People In Photos'

Possibilities

November 13th, 2017 · No Comments

Don’t judge a book by its cover just yet. It could look better inside.

Well…maybe not inside either. The oven door is missing.

The vinyl floor tiles are a’peeling.

The young man does not seem bothered that the bedroom could use some tidying up.

At least the flooring is nicer here than in the kitchen.

We pan one more time to the right.

Lots of storage space on the covered patio.

More storage.

Spacious yard.

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Tags: Back Yard · Bedroom · Clutter · Curb Appeal · Family Photos · Flooring · Garbage and/or Junk · Kitchen · Patio · People In Photos · Phoenix Homes

The Nightmare Before Halloween

November 12th, 2017 · 4 Comments

Twas the night before Halloween and all through this house, creatures were stirring, including a mouse?

Now let’s take a look inside this Great Bend, Pennsylvania house. [Thank you to KG for sending us these photos]
Here we see a pack of cigarettes and an ashtray, plus sugary breakfast cereals.

Ashtray in the bathroom.

There is a child’s toilet in the living room! Dad is paralyzed with indecision: should he remove the toilet first or the Halloween balloon or unblock the front door?

And there’s the child! A little big for that training toilet. He seems sad. Perhaps because he’s not allow access to the balloons?

Party like it’s 1999. Or 1979.

Sorry, but that planking fad ended three years ago.

Band practice.

Like father like son. A drum set in the boy’s bedroom.

Cluttered kitchen.

Enclosed patio with dog and clutter.

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Tags: Basement · Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Collections · Curb Appeal · Dining Room · Family Room · Holiday Décor · Kitchen · Other US Cities · Patio · People In Photos · Pets · Staging · Toys · Wet Bar

Lattice Check Out This Home

October 24th, 2017 · 1 Comment

The lattice out front adds flair to this Wickenburg, Arizona home. It sat on the market for nearly one year. It eventually sold for $38,000.

Padded seating on the front porch; a nice touch.

The door is open for you. Come inside.

Room with a view.

The toilet paper is draped across the dusty toilet tank lid.

Extended garage.

Covered patio out back.

Nothing wrong with the roof.

Updated electric panel.

Field of dreams.

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Tags: Back Yard · Bathroom · Bedroom · Curb Appeal · Fixer-Upper · Garage or Carport · Garbage and/or Junk · Other Arizona Cities · People In Photos · Roof · Weeds

Humans

October 23rd, 2017 · 2 Comments

Kiddin’ around.

Just passing by.

Walmart shopper.

Nice seller. He’d give you the shirt off his back.

Dishes are done and she fed the dog too.

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Tags: Drywall Damage · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · People In Photos · Pets · Phoenix Homes

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.

Bathroom.

Guest bathroom. And there’s the guest!

Bedroom.

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

Believe!

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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.

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

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

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“Our agent suggested buying pretty flowers.”

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

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“I love the shade tarp over the pool.”

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