Entries Tagged as 'Phoenix Homes'

Pizza Party

August 21st, 2017 · 1 Comment

Yummy pizza. And a can of Raid too!

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Tags: Phoenix Homes

Shady Patios

August 18th, 2017 · 3 Comments

Cluttered covered patio.

This one’s worse.

But the prize goes to this one.

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Tags: Clutter · Garbage and/or Junk · Other Arizona Cities · Patio · Phoenix Homes

They Poohed the Bed

August 17th, 2017 · 5 Comments

Uh oh. Someone Pooh’ed the bed. Too much effort to fix the bottom sheet and make the bed and rearrange the stuffed animals.

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Tags: Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Staging · Stuffed Animals

The Dog Days of August 2017

August 16th, 2017 · 4 Comments

Sellers continue to showcase their dogs in their real estate photos.

Medina James at DogEtiquette.info has suggestions for dealing with pets when selling your house.

Medina has also provided some useful links regarding pets when selling:
1. Visit rover.com to find a place to board your dog
2. Visit thebalance.com for expectations on scheduling showings
3. Visit bhg.com for other tips on decluttering
4. Visit getridofthings.com for tips on eliminating pet odors
5. Visit realtor.com to find more things you should be talking to your realtor about

I showed a home this past weekend where the owner was smoking inside the house (full ashtray on the coffee table too). We waited while he put his three big dogs outside. Swirls of dog hair rolled along the floor inside. Outside, the dogs barked and stood up against a flimsy wire fence. We were all nervous.

DogEtiquette.info also has information about dog friendly coffee shops, dog friendly hotels, dog friendly beaches, and dog friendly breweries.

Dogs, while cute, do not belong in real estate marketing photos.

DogEtiquette.info also has information about dog training and dog etiquette at coffee shops.

Here is advice for dog etiquette when buying a home.

Some more helpful links related to pets:
1. Visit www.rover.com to find a drop-in pet sitter in your area
2. Visit www.cesarsway.com for help with preparing your dog to socialize
3. Visit www.realtor.com to learn more about escrow
4. Visit www.hgtv.com for more information on open house etiquette
5. Visit www.ada.gov for more service-animal-related guidelines

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Tags: Clutter · People In Photos · Pets · Phoenix Homes · Staging

Get Organized At Office Depot

August 15th, 2017 · 2 Comments

Chaos.

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Tags: Clutter · Garbage and/or Junk · Living Room · Phoenix Homes

Feline Frisky In Bed

August 12th, 2017 · No Comments

Young men, watch out. There’s a cougar on the prowl.

The black panther has round buttocks. Interesting.

Tigers in the jungle?

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Tags: Bedroom · Bedspread · Other Arizona Cities · Peoria, AZ Homes · Phoenix Homes

Prepare To Hover

August 11th, 2017 · 4 Comments

If you really had to go to the bathroom, you’ll have to hover over the toilet. Great for building your quad muscles.

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Tags: Bathroom · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Phoenix Homes

Pool Time

August 10th, 2017 · 1 Comment

This swimming pool is empty.

This swimming pool is 1/4 full.

This swimming pool is half full.

This swimming pool is full. Can we assume the owners allowed their kids to swim here?

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Tags: Back Yard · Mesa, AZ Homes · People In Photos · Phoenix Homes · Pool & Spa

Shadow Photography

August 8th, 2017 · No Comments

Another example of how not to take a real estate photo: long shadows.

Here’s a tip: Take real estate pictures at different times of day and from different angles to avoid shadows.

So the same photographer tried a different angle and then included a shadow of his/her car. Ugh.

This photographer wanted extra lighting to shoot a guest house. Too bad he/she didn’t step inside and to the right.

Oh, come on. The moral is: hire a professional photographer when selling your home. Or at least put your foot down and demand a replacement photo.

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Tags: Other Arizona Cities · Phoenix Homes · Poor Photography

Pot Stickers

August 7th, 2017 · 2 Comments

The seller painted marijuana leaves on the bedroom wall, hoping to sell to the highest bidder.

Pot leaves. And what happened to the ceiling?

They grew pot in the bathroom too. Plus some mold and mildew?

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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Ceiling · Faux Paint & Murals · Mold & Mildew · Paint · Phoenix Homes · What Were They Thinking?!?!