Entries Tagged as 'Driveway'

It’s What’s On the Inside That Counts

June 3rd, 2016 · No Comments

Don’t judge a house by its curb appeal?

This house could have granite counters and stainless steel appliances.

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Isn’t this house di-vine?

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Have you decided about this de-sided house?

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Raise the roof with excitement or raze the roof?

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Grab a flyer!

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Foreclosure · Driveway · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Fixer-Upper · Siding

Earth Day

April 22nd, 2016 · 1 Comment

Today is Earth Day.  Celebrate by hugging a (dead) tree or two.  Walk barefoot in the (dead) grass.  Recycle.

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Tags: Landscaping · Curb Appeal · Driveway · Phoenix Homes

Broken Water Heater?

February 22nd, 2016 · No Comments

Water appears to be flowing out of the garage and down the driveway.  What’s going on?

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I stopped by one of my vacant listings a few years ago and saw this same thing.  The water heater had cracked and water kept filling up and flowing out of the tank.  And…kept heating the water, which created a lot of steam and moisture in the garage.  Luckily I discovered it shortly after it happened.  The fuse was turned off, the garage door was opened, the water swept out, and the home warranty company was called right away.  Could have been a disaster with mold & mildew arriving in a day or two if undiscovered.  From then on, I suggest my clients turn off their water heaters in vacant homes.

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Tags: Garage or Carport · Driveway · Other Arizona Cities

Bottle Service

January 29th, 2016 · 4 Comments

Gatorade - The Thirst Quencher.

Gatorade water bottles filled with colored water lined up along driveway Apache Junction Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: What Were They Thinking?!?! · Driveway · Other Arizona Cities

Dirty Driveways

January 6th, 2016 · 4 Comments

Oil-stained driveway.

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In case buyers didn’t notice the big stain, the seller provided a second photo showing more stains.

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Buyers have to walk past the oil stain to get to the front door.  Would it make sense to remove the stain before selling the house?

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This photo tells buyers that the sellers have too much stuff in their garage, causing them to park outside.  And it tells them the sellers don’t take care of their cars.  Do they take care of their house the same way?

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First impressions at the curb.  Not a good start.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Driveway · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Peoria, AZ Homes · Dirt, Dust, & Filth

Happy Halloween!

October 31st, 2015 · 1 Comment

Happy Halloween from Wickenburg, Arizona.

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Happy Halloween from Avondale, Arizona.

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Happy Halloween from Chandler, Arizona.

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Happy Halloween from Mesa, Arizona.

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Happy Halloween from Sun City, Arizona.

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Happy Halloween from Glendale, Arizona.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bedroom · Driveway · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Holiday Décor · Chandler, AZ Homes

Jockeying For Your Attention

January 30th, 2015 · 4 Comments

Jockeys at a Sun City, Arizona home.

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Which one has the illegal shock device?

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Tags: Driveway · Other Arizona Cities · Collections

Mop

May 29th, 2014 · 8 Comments

They’ve had that mop for a long time.  New ones are white.  They’ve also had that roof for a long time.  Yes, those are turtles in the window sill.

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Not a good first impression.  Oil stains everywhere on the driveway.  Hubcap missing.  Extra tire lying around.

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There’s a football on the front yard.

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Tags: Roof · Curb Appeal · Clutter · Driveway · Phoenix Homes · Weeds · Fixer-Upper

Riding the Rails

January 2nd, 2014 · 2 Comments

These Avondale, Arizona sellers installed skateboard grind rails out of wood?  The Jay-John/porta-potty/outhouse is a nice touch.  When I was a medical social worker for the elderly, I had one client who had chronic diarrhea.  He used to call sitting on the toilet “riding the rails.”

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Tags: Bathroom · Driveway · Other Arizona Cities

Houston Habitat

December 15th, 2013 · 4 Comments

By making a hole in the wall, these Houston, Texas sellers made the kitchen light and bright.

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Staging tip:  a rocking chair adds charm to any room.

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Got a cracked driveway?  Just plant flower seeds in the cracks to make it pretty.

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The two-car attached garage is a selling feature.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Family Room · Kitchen · Garage or Carport · Clutter · Driveway · Garbage and/or Junk · Weeds · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Other US Cities