Entries Tagged as 'Mesa, AZ Homes'

Seven Suggestions For Better Real Estate Photos

June 30th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Buyers rely on photos when looking for homes on-line.  Best to have good real estate photos.

Be careful of taking photos too close up.  You’ll get a blurry photo plus your reflection.  Buyers want to see the whole thing, not a portion.

poor bad amateur real estate photography photo picture shower door blurry Concho Arizona home house for sale

Be mindful of bright backgrounds.  They’ll overexpose the photo.

poor bad amateur real estate photography photo picture overexposed overexposure too bright Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Don’t shoot into the sun either.  Come back another time if needed.  Or use your hand to block the sun.  [This was the only photo available of the property]

poor bad amateur real estate photography photo picture shooting into the sun too bright Glendale Arizona home house for sale

Don’t use a fish-eye lens, especially in a bathroom.  It’s creepy.

poor bad amateur real estate photography photo picture fish-eye lens bathroom creepy Tempe Arizona home house for sale

Don’t take a photo of a print.  It’s tacky.  Go outside and take a real photo of your house.

poor bad amateur real estate photography photo picture of a print-out Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Be careful of window reflections.  Try a different angle or be sure the street view is nice.

poor bad amateur real estate photography photo picture window reflection Mesa Arizona home house for sale

Don’t use time stamps on photos.

poor bad amateur real estate photography photo picture time stamp date Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Tempe, AZ Homes · Poor Photography

A-Door-Able People

June 29th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Four persons on the threshold of home ownership.  All near doorways.

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

“Yes, cash offers are encouraged.”

man person in real estate photo picture Mesa Arizona home house for sale hallway

Don’t forget to knock before entering a room.

man person in real estate photo picture Phoenix Arizona home house for sale bedroom door

“When does the open house start?”

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

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Glendale, AZ Homes · People In Photos

Christmas Is 6 Months Away

June 25th, 2015 · 1 Comment

It’s June 25th.  Only 6 months of shopping days ’til Christmas.  Here are some homes that celebrate Christmas for a long time.

This house was listed for sale on March 11th.  With the Christmas tree still up.

Christmas tree decorations still up in March Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

This house was listed for sale on February 17th with the Christmas tree still up.

Christmas tree decorations still up in February Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

This house was listed for sale on February 11th with the Christmas tree still up.  Watch your step going to the bedroom.  It’s a doozy.

Christmas tree decorations still up in February Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

This house was listed for sale on January 12th with the Christmas tree still up.

Christmas tree decorations still up in January Sun City Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Holiday Décor

Sports On TV

June 23rd, 2015 · No Comments

Sports shows are playing on TVs while real estate photographers are taking pictures.

television TV is on sports show Dale Earnhardt wood paneling mirrors Apache Junction Arizona home house for sale photo

Sports Center on TV.  If only it had been the Kayak stairlift ad!

television TV is on sports show stairlift sitting elevator chair stairs Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Kobe defending his contract.

television TV is on sports show Lakers Kobe Bryant defending his contract Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

The fence is up.  Now they need a sign “Stay off the grass.”

television TV is on sports show golf child fence is up Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Wood Paneling

Shower Curtain Call

June 17th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Here’s our salute to Hollywood movies, expressed through shower curtains.  Here we see dozens of movie stars.

Hollywood movie stars actors actresses pictures on shower curtain bathroom Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

The Birdcage.

shower curtain bathroom bird cages Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

The Mighty Ducks.

shower curtain bathroom two ducks holding umbrellas Casa Grande Arizona home house for sale photo

The Two Moose-keteers?

shower curtain bathroom two moose Surprise Arizona home house for sale photo

Ocean’s Eleven?  Starring Shelley Duvall?  [Wilmington, North Carolina]

shower curtain bathroom seashells shells Wilmington North Carolina home house for sale photo

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Tags: Bathroom · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Surprise, AZ Homes · Other US Cities · Shower Curtain

Incorrect Display of the American Flag

June 14th, 2015 · No Comments

Today is Flag Day.  Let’s show some respect to our flag.  The blue field should be displayed in the upper left corner.  This cluttered house has it backward.

American flag displayed incorrectly wrong backward cluttered dirty carpet family photos Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Wrong.

American flag displayed incorrectly wrong backward dining room Mexican flag Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

48 stars, 10 stripes, and displayed incorrectly.  Triple fail.

American flag displayed incorrectly wrong backward amateur painted only 48 stars 10 ten stripes Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Displayed correctly inside, but citizens will see it backward when outside.  Even James Bond knows that.

American flag displayed in window as curtain cluttered bedroom mattress on the floor James Bond 007 poster Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Carpet · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Family Photos · Holiday Décor

Flag Day 2015

June 14th, 2015 · No Comments

Today is Flag Day.  Long may she wave, we hope.

American flag on door twisted stuck on roof ugly exterior Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Another flag stuck on the roof.  Come on, photographers: pay attention to detail.

American flag twisted stuck on roof Dewey Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Unfortunately, the flag only adds to the cluttered look of this house.

American flag cluttered living room visually distracting disorganized Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Red, white, and blue has been replaced with black and white for this patriotic citizen.

American flag black and white not red or blue bedroom Glendale Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Holiday Décor

Do Knot Do This

June 8th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Those dreaded knotted curtains have now shown up in Warren, Ohio.

ugly bad stupid horrible trend look knotted knotting tying window drapes curtains in knots Warren Ohio home house for sale photo

This horrible trend is all over the Phoenix metro area, including El Mirage.

ugly bad stupid horrible trend look knotted knotting tying window drapes curtains in knots El Mirage Arizona home house for sale photo

Meanwhile, back in Phoenix…  Sheer elegance?  Knot!  (Not!)

ugly bad stupid horrible trend look knotted knotting tying window drapes curtains in knots Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Uneven knotted curtains are worse.

ugly bad stupid horrible trend look knotted knotting tying window drapes curtains in knots Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

What’s the point?  The knotted curtains block your view.  And if you open them at night for privacy, why isn’t there a curtain over the door’s window?

ugly bad stupid horrible trend look knotted knotting tying window drapes curtains in knots Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

We find knotted curtains in Mesa, Arizona too.  [Next 3 photos]

ugly bad stupid horrible trend look knotted knotting tying window drapes curtains in knots Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

Uneven!

ugly bad stupid horrible trend look knotted knotting tying window drapes curtains in knots Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

Why???!

ugly bad stupid horrible trend look knotted knotting tying window drapes curtains in knots Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Kitchen · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Other US Cities · Make It Stop

Proud Seller

June 1st, 2015 · 1 Comment

Sometimes in a crowded, competitive housing market, you have to get creative with marketing.  Here’s an example of a seller’s non-traditional approach to selling her condo.

lady woman holding a sign standing in middle of real estate photo picture unusual marketing strategy plan Mesa Arizona

She certainly has energy and enthusiasm.  Too bad she didn’t use that energy to finish painting the wall.

lady woman holding a sign standing in middle of real estate photo picture unusual marketing strategy plan Mesa Arizona

She is very proud.

lady woman holding a sign standing in middle of real estate photo picture unusual marketing strategy plan Mesa Arizona

Is it an effective marketing strategy?  It caught your attention, didn’t it?

lady woman holding a sign standing in middle of real estate photo picture unusual marketing strategy plan Mesa Arizona

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Tags: Mesa, AZ Homes · People In Photos

Floor Patterns

May 25th, 2015 · No Comments

Random tile pattern in Lubbock, Texas.

random floor tile pattern left-over pieces Lubbock Texas home house for sale real estate photo

Or you can have an organized tile pattern like this Mesa, Arizona home’s floor.

floor tile pattern alternating colors Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Vinyl floor tiles can be placed in interesting patterns.  [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]

floor tile pattern vinyl color squares kitchen Philadelphia Pennsylvania home house for sale real estate photo

Rolled vinyl sheets come in “random” ”stone” patterns.  [Glendale, Arizona]

random faux fake stone pebble pattern vinyl rolled flooring kitchen Glendale Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Also in geometric patterns.  [Phoenix]

green geometric squares pattern vinyl rolled flooring kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Flooring · Tile · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Glendale, AZ Homes · Other US Cities