Entries Tagged as 'Phoenix Homes'

Fake Staging

January 31st, 2015 · 2 Comments

We continue with the debate: does a home show better when empty or when staged?  The next question is: can the seller afford home staging services?  If not, then virtual staging becomes an option.  This is a fairly new service that is gaining in popularity.  Sellers hire a company to digitally stage furniture and furnishings onto their photos.  This service can cost several hundred dollars versus several thousand dollars for actual furniture rental.  Let’s take a look.

Before Living Room.

before after photo picture fake staging with digital virtual furniture furnishings Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

After Living Room.

before after photo picture fake staging with digital virtual furniture furnishings Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Before Breakfast Room.

before after photo picture fake staging with digital virtual furniture furnishings Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

After Breakfast Room.

before after photo picture fake staging with digital virtual furniture furnishings Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Before Kitchen.

before after photo picture fake staging with digital virtual furniture furnishings Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

After Kitchen.  My personal thoughts are that it is a good idea if the empty space is monochromatic and lacks visual energy (”tan and bland”) and/or the space is so big that buyers can’t envision where to place furniture.  But only if both actual and virtual photos are included and a disclaimer included in the write-up.  A Realtor from a New York City real estate TV show got in trouble for only including virtually staged photos on his listing.

before after photo picture fake staging with digital virtual furniture furnishings Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Staging · Phoenix Homes · Before & After

Goldilocks & the Spaghetti

January 29th, 2015 · No Comments

Goldilocks was proud of her yard’s advanced sprinkler system.  She had oodles of noodles to bring precious water to her lawns.

plastic sprinkler water pipes painted blue look like spaghetti inefficient sprinkling system landscaping fail Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Oh, no!  The front lawn is too dry, Goldilocks.

inefficient sprinkling system landscaping fail grass dying too dry uneven watering Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

And the back yard’s lawn is too wet, Goldilocks.

inefficient sprinkling system landscaping fail grass dying too wet uneven watering Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Landscaping · Phoenix Homes

Check It Out If You Dare

January 28th, 2015 · 2 Comments

If you see moths flying around, RUN!!!

scary looking creepy hole in the carport garage for oil change dilapidated plywood Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Garage or Carport · Phoenix Homes

It’s In the Bag(s)

January 26th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Can you explain this?

dozens of garbage bags filled up and piled up in back yard junky cluttered Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Garbage and/or Junk

And Now a Word From Our Sponsors

January 26th, 2015 · No Comments

Thank you, Coors Light.

Coors Light beer picture poster hanging in dining room on display Mesa Arizona home house for sale product placement

Thank you, Old Spice.  [these are all actual photos used to promote the sale of a home; photos have not been cropped]

Old Spice body wash high endurance shower bathroom on display Carefree Arizona home house for sale product placement

Thank you, Luvs & Huggies.

Huggies Luvs diapers boxes on display stuffed animals Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo product placement

Thank you, BMW.

BMW car logo used as window valance on display Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo product placement

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Bedroom · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Stuffed Animals · Other Arizona Cities

Ugly Doghouse

January 23rd, 2015 · No Comments

Those poor dogs.

sad ugly looking dilapidated doghouse back yard Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: What Were They Thinking?!?! · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard

Gone Too Far

January 23rd, 2015 · 2 Comments

When Southwest décor started using kokopelli figures, it was considered cute.  But when they make kokopellis play golf…

kokopelli figure playing golf bathroom towel rack bar Phoenix Arizona home house for sale Southwest decor

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Tags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes

Taxidermy

January 22nd, 2015 · 4 Comments

Use a deer head to hold your Mardi Gras beads!

taxidermy stuffed deer head antlers holding necklaces wood paneling wall A/C unit Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Bobcat gone bad.  Almost qualifies to be featured on the Crappy Taxidermy blog.

ugly bad amateur taxidermy bobcat posing on a rock Peoria Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

This one looks 100% better.  But perhaps it could be removed when selling.

taxidermy bobcat Congress Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Wood Paneling · Peoria, AZ Homes · Taxidermy

Patio Clutter

January 21st, 2015 · 1 Comment

Lots of things on the patio.

cluttered patio filled with things items too much Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Clutter · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Garbage and/or Junk

Smoking Permitted In This Area

January 20th, 2015 · No Comments

Good thing that’s not a gas water heater!

smoking permitted in this area sign in garage near water heater Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Garage or Carport · Phoenix Homes