Entries Tagged as 'What Were They Thinking?!?!'

BBQ, Fire Pit, Or Fish Pond?

August 26th, 2016 · No Comments

This odd, submerged structure with the metal grate in the middle is either a BBQ grill or a fire pit where people gather around (with no seating) or it is a fish pond.  I doubt it’s a fish pond; there is porous flagstone on the bottom.

odd unusual strange unknown submerged BBQ grill fire pit fish pond structure back yard Mesa Arizona home house

Here’s a more distant view.

odd unusual strange unknown submerged BBQ grill fire pit fish pond structure back yard Mesa Arizona home house

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Tags: What Were They Thinking?!?! · Mesa, AZ Homes · Back Yard

Back Splash Ideas

August 19th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Plain walls in kitchens are boring.  Why not spice things up with peel-n-stick vinyl squares on the walls?

bad dumb ugly idea peel-n-stick vinyl floor tiles squares stuck to kitchen wall back splash Wickenburg Arizona home house

Or use tile shards as a creative mosaic back splash?

bad dumb ugly idea tile shards pieces mosaic kitchen wall back splash Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Neat idea?

bad dumb ugly idea tile shards pieces mosaic kitchen wall back splash Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Flooring · Kitchen · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities

Caroprt

August 16th, 2016 · 5 Comments

The first photo a buyer sees is this one, with a typo.  Too bad it doesn’t have a gargae.

misspelled word typo caroprt not carport Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: What Were They Thinking?!?! · Mesa, AZ Homes

Red Carpet Real Estate Opportunity

July 30th, 2016 · 3 Comments

Three weeks ago, we posted about a house with AstroTurf all over the back yard.  Today we have red carpet all over the back yard.  Buyers will feel like royalty by receiving the red carpet treatment.

red carpet treatment back yard covered Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate realty photo

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Tags: Carpet · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard

G’Day Kitty

July 3rd, 2016 · 7 Comments

Thank you to our international reader Jo for finding this home down under.  It’s from a house in the suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.  The owner loves cats!

cat posters pictures all over walls visually cluttered Adelaide South Australia home house for sale real estate photo

There are pictures of cats all over.

cat posters pictures all over walls visually cluttered Adelaide South Australia home house for sale real estate photo

Run out of wall space?  Hang them from the ceiling!

cat posters pictures all over walls visually cluttered Adelaide South Australia home house for sale real estate photo

And dolls too!

dolls cat posters pictures all over walls visually cluttered Adelaide South Australia home house for sale real estate photo

Macramé plant hangings, more dolls, and bamboo wall hangings.

dolls cat posters pictures all over walls visually cluttered Adelaide South Australia home house for sale real estate photo

Stepping back to see more of this room.

cat posters pictures all over walls visually cluttered Adelaide South Australia home house for sale real estate photo

Wind chimes and more in this room.

wind chimes cat posters pictures all over walls visually cluttered Adelaide South Australia home house for sale real estate photo

The kitchen.

kitchen cat posters pictures all over walls visually cluttered Adelaide South Australia home house for sale real estate photo

More cats.

cat posters pictures all over walls visually cluttered Adelaide South Australia home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Carpet · Bedroom · Clutter · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Ugly Décor · Dolls · Collections · Hall of Shame - Tacky Décor · Other International Cities

Panda Express Yourself

June 26th, 2016 · 8 Comments

We didn’t make this up.  To help sell a home in Spring, Texas, a person dressed up as a panda.  Yes, these are actual real estate marketing photos.

person dressed up as a panda sitting on toilet bathroom real estate marketing ploy Spring Texas home house for sale

At least she/he washed her/his hands after going using the toilet.

person dressed up as a panda washing hands bathroom real estate marketing ploy Spring Texas home house for sale

At a different bathroom.

person dressed up as a panda standing by sink bathroom real estate marketing ploy Spring Texas home house for sale

Splish, splash, she’s taking a bath!

person dressed up as a panda taking a bath bathroom real estate marketing ploy Spring Texas home house for sale

Cookin’ up some interest in the kitchen.

person dressed up as a panda standing in kitchen real estate marketing ploy Spring Texas home house for sale

“Why don’t you join me in bed?  I’ll do anything for a sale.”

person dressed up as a panda lying in bed bedroom real estate marketing ploy Spring Texas home house for sale

Looking for other plushies on-line.

person dressed up as a panda sitting at desk bedroom real estate marketing ploy Spring Texas home house for sale

“I’ll go the extra mile to get a sale.”

person dressed up as a panda walking on treadmill bedroom real estate marketing ploy Spring Texas home house for sale

“We’re having bamboo again?!!?!”

person dressed up as a panda sitting at table dining room real estate marketing ploy Spring Texas home house for sale

“Come and knock on our door.  We’ll be waiting for you.  Where the kisses are his and hers and hers…”

person dressed up as a panda sitting on front porch real estate marketing ploy Spring Texas home house for sale

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

Skinny Shower Entrance

June 23rd, 2016 · 4 Comments

Amateur bathroom remodel.  They thought it was a good idea to make the shower entrance only a foot & a half wide.  Probably no overhead light either.

skinny super narrow small shower entrance bathroom amateur remodel job Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Bathroom · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Phoenix Homes

For Sale By Owner

June 19th, 2016 · 3 Comments

This seller is trying to sell his Little Rock, Arkansas home by himself on Craigslist.  These are actual photos from the ad.

amateur horrible bad real estate photo from phone for sale by owner FBSO Craigslist ad Little Rock Arkansas home house

The ad reads:
one beroom mobile home, $4,500..retail value 25,000
home made from two shipping containers, 8 by 44 feet each so together, so together the home or office is 16 by 44.
you could use this for a office also.
it is 90 percent finished, needs toilet and 2 sinks and kitchen cabinets and floor covering

amateur horrible bad real estate photo from phone for sale by owner FBSO Craigslist ad Little Rock Arkansas home house

Thank you to our reader Rodney for sending us the ad.

amateur horrible bad real estate photo from phone for sale by owner FBSO Craigslist ad Little Rock Arkansas home house

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

Beer Garage

May 18th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Every visiting buyer gets a free case of Heineken beer!  Please note, however, that the beer is stored in the seller’s garage which gets very very hot in Arizona.  Warm beer, cold heart?

dozens of many cases of Heineken beer stored in hot garage Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Garage or Carport · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Mesa, AZ Homes · Collections

Erin Go Bra

May 16th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Erin is proud of her self-portrait painting.  It’s hot in Phoenix, she says.

painting artwork of woman taking off shirt wearing exposing her bra inappropriate when selling Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Clutter · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Phoenix Homes · Art