Entries Tagged as 'Patio'

Captured On Film

February 5th, 2016 · No Comments

The seller loves her home.  She’s cuckoo about it.

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She’s so excited about her house, she raised her arm in joy.

woman lady person in real estate photo picture Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

This young girl is checking out the house.

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These sellers have at least seven dogs.  The neighbors are friendly too.

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He only has two dogs.

man person in real estate photo picture two dogs pets Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

We see you in the mirror.

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Yes, please leave the room.  And take your beer and ashtray with you too.

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Tags: Clutter · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Pets · Other Arizona Cities · People In Photos

Product Placement

January 30th, 2016 · No Comments

Texaco motor oil lubricates perfectly.  Mopar - you’re with us or behind us.  [Insert joke here with those two slogans]

Texaco motor oil lubricates perfectly sign Mopar you're with us or behind us cluttered Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Toyota - let’s go places.  In bed.

Toyota let's go places sign in bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Bud Light.

Bud Light sign on back patio Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Patio · Phoenix Homes

Because They Care

January 20th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Pre-foreclosure sale in Phoenix.  Lookin’ good so far.

messy chaotic dirty cluttered kitchen man person standing pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Oh.

messy chaotic dirty cluttered kitchen man person standing pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Oh my.

messy chaotic dirty cluttered neglected kitchen pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Oh no.

water damaged sink cabinet neglected kitchen pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

It has a pantry with an almost-see-through door.

damaged pantry door hole punched in neglected kitchen pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

The boy in the bubble?

messy chaotic cluttered bedroom pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

More clutter.

messy chaotic cluttered bedroom pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Needs help.  The photographer and the bathroom.

messy chaotic cluttered bathroom pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

One out of four isn’t bad.

light bulbs missing neglected bathroom pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

The best room of the house.

messy chaotic cluttered bedroom pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

The air freshener really helps.

messy chaotic cluttered bedroom pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Instead of a hole in the door, how about adding a window or skylight to this dark bathroom?

messy chaotic cluttered bathroom hole in door pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

The clump of hair is impressive.

messy chaotic cluttered bathroom clump of hair pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Weed you want to buy this house?

messy chaotic cluttered patio back yard weeds junk pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

It’s rare to see a home in Phoenix without a patio cover.  Perhaps they tore it down?  There are holes in the wall above the sliding doors.  By the way, did you notice the cat under the table?

messy chaotic cluttered patio back yard weeds junk pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

At least the air conditioner is still there.

A/C air conditioner back yard weeds junk pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Flooring · Bathroom · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Foreclosure · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Pets · Back Yard · Garbage and/or Junk · Weeds · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · People In Photos

Selling Short In Tolleson, Arizona

January 11th, 2016 · 3 Comments

There continues to be a disconnect between short sale sellers and reality.  Short sale sellers are asking a big favor of the banks.  You’d think they’d care a little more about how their home looks.  Here’s another fine example.

Bud Light beer cans and bottled beer on the floor.  He’s a real tiger.

Bud Light beer cans on floor next to bed cluttered bedroom white tiger bedspread Phoenix Arizona home house short sale photo

In bedroom #2, we see too much of too much stuff.

cluttered bedroom too much stuff boxes Phoenix Arizona home house short sale real estate photo

Hot and cold in this bedroom.  There’s a portable heater and a fan.

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The chaos continues in the fourth bedroom.

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Everything is easily accessible when it’s on the counter.  Except for extra light bulbs.

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Laundry/storage room.

cluttered storage laundry room too much stuff Phoenix Arizona home house short sale real estate photo

Something’s going on with the cooling system.  There’s an air vent in the dining room but they also installed a window air conditioner.

dining room window air conditioner unit Phoenix Arizona home house short sale real estate photo

There was a family discussion about adding more furniture, but it was tabled.

cluttered living room Phoenix Arizona home house short sale real estate photo

Two lawnmowers and yet the grass wasn’t mowed?!

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Living Room · Bedroom · Clutter · Patio · Dining Room · Back Yard · Other Arizona Cities · Garbage and/or Junk · Bedspread · Laundry Room

Boxing Day

December 26th, 2015 · No Comments

Today is Boxing Day in Canada.  For some reason, Canadians love pugilism.  Have a go at the punching bag on Boxing Day.

boxing punching bag cluttered patio mop bucket Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Canadians also enjoy stacking boxes on Boxing Day.  Whoever has the highest stack wins a prize.  Like a car battery as seen in this photo.

cluttered bedroom stack of boxes stuff car battery Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Bedroom · Clutter · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes

The Fountain of Youth

October 7th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Feeling blue about this sad fountain?  How about the culturally insensitive sleeping man with sombrero figurine at the base?  And how clever to cover the electric outlet with a pot so buyers don’t trip on it.

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Tags: Patio · Mesa, AZ Homes

Home Stager? Where Art Thou?

September 14th, 2015 · 4 Comments

Lots to see and not what we want buyers to see.  Too many visual distractions.

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As we pan to the right, we see a bikini poster next to a religious calendar.  Interesting juxtaposition.

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And even more stuff.  Looks like they’ve kept every calendar since 1974.

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Bed sheet used as a window curtain in this bedroom.

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Fuzzy dice and a dirty popcorn ceiling in another bedroom.

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The bathroom could use a cleaning.

dirty bathroom shower doors walls tile Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

The kitchen with knotted curtains.  We featured another photo of this kitchen in a post from September 2nd that pointed out the fly swatter.

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Junky patio.

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Another view of the patio.

cluttered junky patio garbage piled up too much stuff back yard Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

And a view of the side yard.

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Garbage and/or Junk · Weeds · Bedspread

Fly Swatters

September 2nd, 2015 · 3 Comments

No one wants to see a dirty fly swatter hanging around in the open, with bug guts at eye level.  Are those knotted curtains?

cluttered kitchen fly swatter knotted window curtains drapes Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo hanging baskets

The world’s largest fly swatter!!  You thought the mosquitos in Minnesota are big, wait ’til you see the horseflies in Sun City, Arizona!  They’re huge.  [Note:  it’s actually a swimming pool net, but this house does not have a pool or a pond or any water feature.  Why have it?]

the world's largest fly swatter is actually a swimming pool skimmer net cluttered patio Sun City Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Kitchen · Clutter · Window Coverings · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities

Waterfall Feature

July 23rd, 2015 · No Comments

Imagine how nice it looks with water cascading down.

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Tags: Patio · Phoenix Homes

Short On Upkeep

July 13th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Short sale in Mesa, Arizona.  There’s a bottle of bleach but that toilet is still dirty.

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The couch is on its last leg.

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Her to-do list for getting the house ready to sell?

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She could use the Trader Joe’s bag to hold the clutter.  And then we’ll discuss the window blinds.

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Attention to detail needed.

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We hoped the back yard would be nicer.

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Buyers love pools!

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Large shade tree.

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Tags: Bathroom · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Bedroom · Clutter · Patio · Mesa, AZ Homes · Back Yard · Weeds · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Fixer-Upper