Entries Tagged as 'Phoenix Homes'

Why, Why, What?

August 27th, 2015 · No Comments

Why take this photo?  Why include it in a real estate listing?  Why not wait until the room renovation is complete and then take the photo of an empty room?

dumb bad real estate photo picture of a ladder paint can blanket hat bedroom unfinished Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Why take a photo of a light bulb?

dumb bad real estate photo picture of a light bulb bathroom Buckeye Arizona home house for sale

What happened here?

two holes knocked out of cinder block exterior wall Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Staging · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Fixer-Upper

Mirror Mortals

August 26th, 2015 · No Comments

It’s pretty obvious, folks.  You take the photo, look at it, if you see yourself in it, take another photo.

man person in real estate photo picture mirror reflection poor amateur photography Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Is that a print film camera?  Why are there buckets in the bathtub?

man person in real estate photo picture mirror reflection poor amateur photography Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

We see you.  Can’t you see you?

woman lady person in real estate photo picture mirror reflection poor amateur photography Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Nice try, but we still see your arms and camera.  Try again.  What is on the wall below the sink?

man person in real estate photo picture mirror reflection poor amateur photography Mesa Arizona home house for sale

Oh, lady, come on.  Hire a professional photographer if you can’t figure it out.

woman lady person in real estate photo picture mirror reflection poor amateur photography Chandler Arizona home house for sale

Not only is a blurry photo not acceptable, you’re in the photo.  Take another photo.  Digital pictures are free.  It won’t cost a penny to take another one.

man person in real estate photo picture mirror reflection poor amateur photography Superior Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Chandler, AZ Homes · People In Photos

Short On Cleanliness

August 24th, 2015 · 4 Comments

Short sale.  Unbelievable.  Is that a dog on top of the couch?

ugly dirty filthy soiled carpet cluttered junky living room dog on couch sofa short sale Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Time to take out the garbage.

ugly dirty filthy soiled cluttered junky garbage kitchen fixer-upper short sale Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Bedroom.

cluttered junky bedroom short sale Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Another bedroom.  Is that a baby crib on the right?

cluttered junky bedroom short sale Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Front of the house.

front yard exterior weeds cars parked in the way short sale Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Out back, we see two dogs and a lot of junk.

back yard junk cluttered garbage two dogs short sale Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Bathtub.

back yard junk cluttered garbage bathtub short sale Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Outdoor laundry with washer and dryer.

back yard junk cluttered garbage washer dryer short sale Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Foreclosure · Phoenix Homes · Pets · Garbage and/or Junk · Weeds · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper

Carpet Joy

August 22nd, 2015 · 2 Comments

Creative duct tape transition from tile to carpet.

dirty old stained carpet fixer-upper duct tape Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

The feeling of carpet on bare feet is…

dirty old stained carpet fixer-upper Peoria Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Traffic patterns.

dirty old stained carpet fixer-upper traffic pattern Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

dirty old stained carpet fixer-upper traffic pattern Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

What fun to entertain guests at this dining room.

dirty old stained carpet fixer-upper mirrors dining room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Carpet · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Peoria, AZ Homes · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper

Wood Paneling

August 21st, 2015 · No Comments

Wood paneling adds warmth to any room.

old wood paneling damaged covered up repaired with duct tape ceiling hole Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Who wants boring ol’ textured drywall when you can have wood paneling?

old wood paneling Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

If you can’t decide between wood paneling and plain drywall, choose both!

old wood paneling sections missing Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Have fun with patterns!

old wood paneling pattern design wall Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Wood Paneling · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling

The Dog Days of August

August 20th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Caged dog, waiting for the summer heat to end.

dog pet in a cage caged in real estate photo Glendale Arizona home house for sale

Another caged dog by a fireplace.  Is this a fire dog?

dog pet in a cage caged in real estate photo fireplace Mesa Arizona home house for sale

Two dogs near a dead tree.  Is that a dogwood tree?

two dogs pets front yard dead tree fallen over real estate photo fireplace Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Dachshund (wiener dog) in this house.  It is a hot dog?

Dachshund dog pet real estate photo fireplace Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Dog on a bed, ready for a nap.  Because he’s dog tired?

black lab dog pet real estate photo on bed Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Pets · Glendale, AZ Homes · Family Photos · Entertainment/Media Niche

Kitchen Back Splash Ideas

August 19th, 2015 · 2 Comments

How about using floor tile with a dramatic design as your kitchen’s back splash?

ugly floor tile pattern design used as kitchen back splash Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Or use tiles of different sizes and colors.

colorful tile pattern design used as kitchen back splash Casa Grande Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

It certainly catches your eye.

colorful tile pattern design used as kitchen back splash Casa Grande Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities

Premier Mattress

August 18th, 2015 · No Comments

The label on the mattress reads “Premier.”  Must be true then.

Premier mattress label on its side in bedroom stacks of clothes ironing board Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

When the ironer gets tired, she/he takes a quick nap on the mattress?

Premier mattress label on its side in bedroom stacks of clothes ironing board Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes

Priority Mail

August 17th, 2015 · No Comments

Got a gaping hole in your ceiling?  Use a Priority Mail box to cover it up.  Buyers won’t notice.

big hole in ceiling drywall damage US Priority mail box used to cover it up Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: What Were They Thinking?!?! · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling · Water Damage · Drywall Damage

Bathroom Design

August 17th, 2015 · No Comments

A lot of time is spent in a bathroom, so you want the design and layout to be functional and practical.

There was a time in the 1960s, 1970s, and early 1980s when sunken bathtubs were common.  Roman tubs (sunken tubs with vertical walls) are found in a post we did in 2013.  This bathroom features a sunken tub.  Be careful not to stub your toe or gash your foot on the sharp edge of the tub’s border.  Don’t fall in, either!  Remember, you’ll have to bend down or get on your knees to turn on the faucets!  And how fun will it be to clean it?

black sunken bathtub poor bad bathroom design layout trip hazard blue exercise ball Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Fran sent us this photo of a home in Tualatin, Oregon.  The owner thought it would be great to have a sink by itself, especially a pedestal sink where there’s no room for toiletries.  And check out the toilet room.  Unless the door is closed, you get a good view of the toilet from your bed.  Thanks, Fran.

toilet in plain view from the bed poor bad bathroom design layout Tualatin Oregon home house for sale photo

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Tags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Other US Cities