Entries Tagged as 'Worst Of'

Worst Home Staging Photo Winner

March 26th, 2011 · 9 Comments

The Best Worst Home Staging Photo:  ARMOR ALL

Our big winner of the Worst Home Staging Real Estate Photo contest is in a class all on its own.  It dominated every round of voting, eventually winning in the final round with 59% of the votes.

The voters and potential buyers recognize that a cluttered room and a poorly lit room create a negative image of the entire home.  Your eyes can’t focus on the main features of the home.  There is a fireplace hidden in the clutter.  Buyers can’t see the size of the room and can’t imagine their furniture in the room.  Most buyers will create an image in their minds about the seller too.  This is a case where it would look better completely empty.

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Thanks, everyone, for voting!

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Tags: Staging · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Hall of Shame - Ugly Décor · Worst Of

Worst What Were They Thinking Photo Winner

March 26th, 2011 · 1 Comment

The Best Worst What Were They Thinking Photo:  FLY STRIP

Our big winner of the Worst “What Were They Thinking?” Real Estate Photo contest truly is a head scratcher.  Why would the seller of this home use a close-up photo of a fly strip to promote the sale of his home?  What message does it send to buyers?

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Thanks, everyone, for voting!

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Tags: What Were They Thinking?!?! · Phoenix Homes · Hall of Shame - Dumb · Worst Of

Best of the Rest Worst Of Awards Part 1

March 25th, 2011 · 3 Comments

We’re winding down our review of the Worst Real Estate Photos from the past three years.  Tomorrow, the winners of Worst Home Staging Photo and Worst “What Were They Thinking?” Photo will be announced.  There’s still time to vote.

Here are other UglyHousePhotos Awards from various categories.  We hope you’ve enjoyed our walk down ugly memory lane.

WORST OVERALL UGLY ROOM:  Water damaged roof caused insulation to fall down and water to ruin the ugly carpet.  Ugly window curtains.  U-G-L-Y.

fire damage living room Phoenix home house bad MLS photos

WORST BBQ GRILL:  If Fido lives in that little dog house down there, does that make him a hot dog when the BBQ’s going?

ugly dumb amateur handmade fireplace BBQ grill dog house Phoenix home back yard

WORST TRASH:  This trashy house from Casa Grande, Arizona wins the prize.  See more photos here from our original post in June 2008.

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WORST CARTOON ROLE MODEL MURAL:  Why would someone paint two anime party girls on their wall with one of them smoking?  It’s a bad example if they have kids.  It’s too immature if they don’t have kids.  Buyers will not rave about this house.

Japanese anime girls wall painting mural bad MLS photos Phoenix home house

WORST OTHER ROLE MODEL MURAL:  A drunk chef.  And badly painted too.  Perhaps the “artist” was drunk?

drunk chef moustache pantry door painted mural kitchen Phoenix home house real estate

WORST SHOWER TILE:  Ugly tile for sure.

really ugly bathroom shower tile Phoenix home house real estate photo

WORST WINDOW:  Lots of paint and/or putty slopped all over the old casement window.  Looks bad.  Will be a real pane to clean up.

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Tags: Bathroom · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Back Yard · Other Arizona Cities · Garbage and/or Junk · Window · Worst Of

Best of the Rest Worst Of Awards Part 2

March 25th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Here are the rest of our UglyHousePhotos award winners from the past three years.

WORST DRAPES:  This photo slipped from our memory for the Worst Window Covering post.  It’s too good/bad not to share again.

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WORST PAINT JOB:  What is this supposed to be?  It’s on the ceiling.  Pure madness.

crazy stupid dumb bad ugly ceiling paint Phoenix home house

WORST AMERICAN FLAG DISPLAY:  They should be ashamed.

curb appeal dirt yard bad MLS photos ugly home house Phoenix real estate

WORST OUTDOOR GRAFFITI:  Wow.  And the neighbors saw nothing?  All twelve times?

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WORST INDOOR GRAFFITI:  Tomy’s parents thought the skull graffiti would have a positive effect on his life.  We’re positive he’ll end up in juvenile detention.  Nice way to scare off buyers.

messy disorganized home house Phoenix Arizona scary graffiti bedroom

WORST LANDSCAPING MAINTENANCE:  The seller remodeled the house and installed fresh grass sod out back in September 2007 (when it’s still 100 degrees in Phoenix).  He forgot to water the grass.  Duh.

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Tags: Landscaping · Curb Appeal · Paint · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Graffiti · Worst Of

Best of Worst What Were They Thinking Top 4 – Final Round

March 24th, 2011 · No Comments

Best of Worst What Were They Thinking Photos Top 4 – Final Round

The Top 60 Worst “What Were They Thinking?” photos have been narrowed down to the Top 4 thanks to the votes of our readers.

Here are the final four candidates for your vote as Worst “What Were They Thinking?” Photo. You are allowed one vote per day. The winner will be announced Saturday.

ON GOLDEN POND: What is this amateur fish pond doing here so close to the house? Mosquito breeding ground? Rainwater capture system? Reflecting pond? Horse trough?

ugly dirty mosquito pond home house Warner Robins Georgia bad MLS photos

FLY STRIP: What was the photographer thinking by taking a close-up of a fly strip? It’s sure to bug buyers.

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STOMACH ULCER: What were they thinking when they designed this pool cave thing? The idea might have been good, but the execution made it look like stomach ulcers or hemorrhoids.

ugly swimming pool waterfall feature cave grotto water slide bad idea Phoenix home house

STAIR DIVING: Who came up with this idea for stairs down to a small basement? Razor sharp edges to cut your shins and feet. No safety rails or protection if when you slip and fall down. If you break your leg, don’t come running to us.

scary creepy metal industrial staircase unsafe basement bad MLS photos Phoenix

Vote for your favorite Worst What Were They Thinking photo. Vote once per day. Voting ends Saturday morning around 8am Pacific time (11am Eastern).

What Is Your Favorite What Were They Thinking Photo?
On Golden Pond
Fly Strip
Stomach Ulcer
Stair Diving
  
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Tags: Pool & Spa · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Phoenix Homes · Other US Cities · Basement · Worst Of

Best of Worst Water Wall Murals

March 24th, 2011 · No Comments

The UglyHousePhotos Awards for Worst Water Wall Murals go to:

5th Place:  There is potential here.  The coloring in the waves is good.  The clouds are good.  The trees are good.  It shows action.  But the castle on the left is weird.  The white thing on the right is a crystal palace?  Will guests feel seasick here?  Does it fit in with the room?

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4th Place:  The clouds are nice.  The rest is flat.  What’s floating in the water?

ugly amateur wall mural tropical island palm tree beach bedroom wall Phoenix home house

3rd Place: If you were near an erupting volcano, would you be smiling?

ugly amateur wall mural volcano island parrot sunset Phoenix Arizona home house photo

2nd Place: A pretty waterfall!

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1st Place:  They tried.

back patio tropical island ocean palm tree wall mural Phoenix home house

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Worst Of

Best of Worst Home Staging Top 4 – Final Round

March 23rd, 2011 · No Comments

Best of Worst Home Staging Photos Top 4 – Final Round

The Top 50 Worst Home Staging Photos have been narrowed down to the Top 4 thanks to the votes of our readers.

Here are the final four candidates for your vote as Worst Home Staging Photo. You are allowed one vote per day. The winner will be announced Saturday.

OPEN KITCHEN: Vote for me! Kitchen cabinet doors are overrated. Do you love the clutter on the counters? I’m doing laundry too.  Will buyers want to buy me? 
Representing Glendale, Arizona.  The original post is here from March 2008.  This home featured another photo in the Worst Home Staging Top 50 and is the 2nd place winner of Worst Fence.

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JOHNNY REB: Vote for me! Confederate flag! Marihuana poster! Christmas lights! Ugly chair! And so much more!
Representing Smithville, Texas.  The original post is here from September 2009.  It also features an ugly bathroom and a cluttered dining room.

ugly cluttered bedroom confederate flag marihuana blanket messy Smithville Texas home

AN APPLE A DAY: Vote for me! It’s applemania!
Representing Phoenix, Arizona.  The original post has only this photo seen again here from February 2008.

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ARMOR ALL: Vote for me! I’m dark and dreary and creepy. I’ve got a suit of armor, a fireplace somewhere, sunflowers, a roll of paper towels, and gobs of junk and clutter.
Representing Phoenix, Arizona.  The original post is here from June 2008.  It features three other cluttered photos of the home, including a pink flamingo.

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Vote for your favorite Worst Home Staging photo. Vote once per day. Voting ends Saturday morning around 8am Pacific time (11am Eastern).

What Is Your Favorite Worst Home Staging Photo?
Open Kitchen
Johnny Reb
An Apple a Day
Armor All
  
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Tags: Staging · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Glendale, AZ Homes · Other US Cities · Worst Of

Best of Worst Unfinished Painting

March 23rd, 2011 · No Comments

The UglyHousePhotos Awards for Worst Unfinished Painting Projects go to:

5th Place:  Junior wanted a cool mural of Batman’s Metropolis city, but mom couldn’t finish the job.  Now the next mom gets to finish it.

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4th Place:  Who knows what they were thinking.  The yellow walls are weird and unfinished.  The ceiling looks bad.  This home was filled with strange paint creations as you’ll see in our 3rd Place winner.

ugly master bedroom faux sponge paint ceiling repair bad MLS photos Phoenix home house

3rd Place:  From the same house as 4th Place.  They couldn’t finish one color before starting another.  Here is the original post with more photos from July 2009.

ugly living room peeling vinyl floor tile paint bad MLS photos Phoenix home house

2nd Place:  So what paint color is it gonna be?  Ugly brown or turquoise?  The rest of the house was a mess seen here.

love Patty ugly blue brown paint bedroom foreclosure fixer-upper bad MLS photos Phoenix home

1st Place:  It’s like they either didn’t care or didn’t try or didn’t have money for more paint and then lived with it.  This photo of the master bedroom was the cleanest part of the house.  This hails from one of the worst, nastiest, filthiest homes I’ve ever seen.  It was featured in a June 2009 post and got the most readers’ comments of any post we’ve done.

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Tags: Paint · Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Worst Of

Best of Worst What Were They Thinking Photos Top 8 – Round 3 – Group A

March 22nd, 2011 · 3 Comments

Best of Worst “What Were They Thinking?” Photos Top 8 - Round 3 – Group A

The Top 60 Worst “What Were They Thinking?” Photos have been narrowed down to the Top 8 thanks to the votes of our readers. The Top 8 are split into 2 groups of 4 photos each.

Here are the remaining four candidates of the top 8 for your vote as Worst What Were They Thinking Photo. You are allowed one vote per day. Good luck choosing just one! The top 2 of this group will move on to the final round on Thursday.

TAN WHILE U SLEEP: Uh, why is there a tanning machine above the bed? What if you fall asleep while it’s on? What if you forget to turn over?

tanning bed in the bedroom Holland The Netherlands home house for sale

D IS FOR DUMB: A doorway in the shape of a letter D. Why? What were they thinking? Trip hazard.

ugly wood paneling weird half circle doorway dumb bad MLS photos Phoenix home house

STOMACH ULCER: What were they thinking when they designed this pool cave thing? The idea might have been good, but the execution made it look like stomach ulcers or hemorrhoids.

ugly swimming pool waterfall feature cave grotto water slide bad idea Phoenix home house

STAIR DIVING: Who came up with this idea for stairs down to a small basement? Razor sharp edges to cut your shins and feet. No safety rails or protection if when you slip and fall down. If you break your leg, don’t come running to us.

scary creepy metal industrial staircase unsafe basement bad MLS photos Phoenix

Vote for your favorite Worst What Were They Thinking photo. Vote once per day. Voting ends Thursday morning.

What Is Your Favorite What Were They Thinking Photo?
Tan While U Sleep
D Is For Dumb
Stomach Ulcer
Stair Diving
  
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Tags: Pool & Spa · Bedroom · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Phoenix Homes · Wood Paneling · Other International Cities · Basement · Worst Of

Best of Worst What Were They Thinking Photos Top 8 - Round 3 – Group B

March 22nd, 2011 · No Comments

Best of Worst “What Were They Thinking?” Photos Top 8 - Round 3 – Group B

The Top 60 Worst “What Were They Thinking?” Photos have been narrowed down to the Top 8 thanks to the votes of our readers. The Top 8 are split into 2 groups of 4 photos each.

Here are the remaining four candidates of the top 8 for your vote as Worst What Were They Thinking Photo. You are allowed one vote per day. Good luck choosing just one! The top 2 of this group will move on to the final round on Thursday.

ON GOLDEN POND: What is this amateur fish pond doing here so close to the house? Mosquito breeding ground? Rainwater capture system? Reflecting pond? Horse trough?

ugly dirty mosquito pond home house Warner Robins Georgia bad MLS photos

EXHAUSTING: Uh, this seems a bit creepy, unsafe, unhealthy, etc. What were they thinking?

unsafe garage apartment black tube pipe duct dirty walls ugly ceiling Houston Texas home

HOT STONES: What possessed them to glue stones to the side of the bathtub? Where are the faucets? Why?

river stones bathtub bad MLS photos ugly home house Phoenix real estate

FLY STRIP: What was the photographer thinking by taking a close-up of a fly strip? It’s sure to bug buyers.

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Vote for your favorite Worst What Were They Thinking photo. Vote once per day. Voting ends Thursday morning.

What Is Your Favorite What Were They Thinking Photo?
On Golden Pond
Exhausting
Hot Stones
Fly Strip
  
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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Phoenix Homes · Other US Cities · Basement · Worst Of