Entries Tagged as 'Driveway'

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.

old dirty mop turtles in window sill cardboard bad roof needs replaced fixer-upper ugly curb appeal Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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.”

skateboard rail outhouse porta-potty portable toilet in front yard driveway Avondale Arizona home house for sale photo

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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.

ugly run-down dirty dilapidated damaged kitchen fixer-upper hole in wall Houston Texas home house for sale real estate photo

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

ugly run-down dilapided neglected family room furniture junk Houston Texas home house for sale real estate photo

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

cracked damaged cracks in driveway weeds ugly garage door run-down fixer-upper Houston Texas home house for sale photo

The two-car attached garage is a selling feature.

cracked damaged cracks in driveway weeds ugly garage door run-down fixer-upper Houston Texas home house for sale photo

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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

Drive Away Driveways

October 21st, 2013 · No Comments

Put this home on your “must see” list.  Oil bet you’ll love it.

big oil stain leak driveway ugly curb appeal exterior front Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

At least this home doesn’t have a big oil stain on the driveway.  Let’s hoop they fix that broken window and pick up the junk.

broken window junk driveway ugly curb appeal exterior front Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Driveway · Phoenix Homes

3330

July 22nd, 2013 · No Comments

We might need to create a new category:  What? Why?
There are some real estate promotional photos that don’t make sense.

Here’s your What? Why? photo for Monday.  The photographer might have taken this photo to remember the house later on, but why share it with the public?  If the shot had been taken further back, we could have checked the Bad Parking category.

stupid dumb real estate photo picture of street curb house number only Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Driveway · Phoenix Homes · Poor Photography

All the No-No’s of Home Staging

April 10th, 2013 · 3 Comments

This Mesa, Arizona home is a great learning tool for home staging.  It has many examples of what not to do when selling your home.

Visual Clutter:  Please put away personal items, trinkets, doodads, knick-knacks, etc. before selling.  Anything that would visually distract a buyer.

visually distracting clutter poor bad home staging Mesa Arizona house for sale photo flag

Pets:  Please remove pets from real estate photos.  Could be a turn-off to buyers.  Please remove visual clutter as well.  A neutral bedspread pattern is another option.  If the budget allows, new window blinds.

two cats bedroom clutter poor bad home staging Mesa Arizona house for sale photo

Poor Photography:  Flash in a mirror means a new photo should be taken.  The toilet tank lid should be replaced.  Please complete repairs before selling.  Remove clutter as well.

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Covered Up Counters:  Please remove all unnecessary items from kitchen counters before selling.  Same goes for above the cabinets.

cluttered kitchen counter above cabinets poor bad home staging Mesa Arizona house for sale

Refrigerator Magnets:  Please clear all items off of the refrigerator.

refrigerator magnets photos clutter kitchen poor bad home staging Mesa Arizona house for sale

Collections:  Consider reducing the number of items in collections.  Buyers might stop, look, and spend too much time on your collections and forget about the house.  Please keep entry ways and foyers cleared of items.  Please put away coffee table clutter such as water bottles and toilet paper.

toilet paper books clutter living room poor bad home staging Mesa Arizona house for sale

Driveway:  Please remove vehicles from the driveway before taking real estate photos.

cars vehicles parked on driveway blocking the view of the house home Mesa Arizona real estate

Weeds:  Buyers do not want to see weeds and unmaintained landscaping.

weeds unmaintained landscaping ugly back yard Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

Not Selling a Lifestyle:  Buyers want to envision themselves living in a house.  House photos should have energy, should be sexy, or should feel relaxing or inviting.  Random items on a patio do not have any of these attributes.

unappealing real estate photo piece of rope ladder BBQ grill on patio Mesa Arizona home house

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Tags: Staging · Landscaping · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Driveway · Patio · Mesa, AZ Homes · Pets · Weeds · Collections · Refrigerator Magnets · Poor Photography · Bedspread

Kittens & Puppies

March 13th, 2013 · 21 Comments

You might be in disbelief, but these are actual real estate promotional photos of an actual home for sale in Chandler, Arizona.

Mommy cat gave birth to several kittens recently.  She’s feeding them next to a baby crib.

cat kittens nursing next to baby crib Chandler Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Here’s the baby crib.  Let’s refer again to the photo above.  Dirty, soiled carpet, damaged drywall, and cat dander.

dirty baby crib Chandler Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Outside we see two puppies.  With gas canisters nearby.  Those eyes are so sad looking.

two puppies dogs gas canisters containers Chandler Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

The patio is filled with junk.

junk garbage piled up hoard patio Chandler Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

More junk!

junk garbage piled up hoard patio Chandler Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

And more junk!

junk garbage piled up hoard patio Chandler Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Messy room inside.

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Cluttered kitchen.

messy cluttered junky kitchen Chandler Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Soiled carpet.  I hope the baby doesn’t crawl on that.

soiled stained dirty filthy gross unclean carpet Chandler Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Dirty carpet in another room.

soiled stained dirty filthy gross unclean carpet Chandler Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Cluttered bedroom.

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Stuff piled up in the garage.

cluttered messy junky boxes garage Chandler Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

There is a bed in the garage!  The garage door has a Dallas Cowboys poster and a sign that reads, “cat/kitten crossing.”

cluttered messy junky bed in garage Chandler Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

It’s no surprise that the driveway is dirty too.

dirty oil stained driveway curb appeal Chandler Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Carpet · Bathroom · Kitchen · Garage or Carport · Bedroom · Clutter · Driveway · Patio · Pets · Garbage and/or Junk · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Hall of Shame - Messy

A Must Buy

February 8th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Hurry!

ugly curb appeal exterior of home house oil spills stains driveway fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona

Worth every penny.  (emphasis on penny)

ugly curb appeal exterior of home house oil spills stains driveway fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona

Gotta have it.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Foreclosure · Driveway · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper

A Curb

January 10th, 2013 · No Comments

Thank you for including a photo of a curb and driveway.

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Tags: Driveway · Phoenix Homes

Merry Christmas!

December 25th, 2012 · 13 Comments

Please join me in singing the 3rd annual UglyHousePhotos version of the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”  Everybody join in now.  A one, and a two, and a three.

On the Twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

Twelve million cow things…

huge big collection cow items collectibles on display kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Eleven chairs a stacking…

eleven white green plastic cheap chairs on driveway Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Ten rolls of T.P….

ten rolls of toilet paper tissue stacked bathroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Nine deers a killing…

nine deer stuffed taxidermy on display Woodville Mississippi home house for sale photo

Eight dolls a staring…

eight dolls on shelf on display in bedroom Cody Wyoming home house for sale photo

Seven plates collecting…

seven collector plates on display front entry three dolls Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Six bears a stuffin’…

six stuffed bears animals on display bedroom Sun City Arizona home house for sale photo

Five water jugs…

five distilled water jugs sitting by garage Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Four brass geese…

four brass geese on display on family room Sun City Arizona home house for sale photo

Three turtles dove…

three metal turtles on display on family room Gilbert Arizona home house for sale photo

Two panda bears…

messy cluttered bedroom stuffed animal panda bear Tyler Texas home house for sale photo

And a John Deere in the front room.

John Deere lawn mower in living room Seneca South Carolina home house for sale photo

Merry Christmas!

2011’s version is here.

2010’s version is here.

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Driveway · Phoenix Homes · Dolls · Other Arizona Cities · Collections · Refrigerator Magnets · Holiday Décor · Other US Cities · Taxidermy