Entries Tagged as 'Scottsdale, AZ Homes'

Tips For Good Real Estate Photography

December 7th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Here are some helpful suggestions for taking the best real estate photos.

Don’t take close-up photos.  If the general public can’t figure out what your photo is about, then step back and retake the photo.

poor bad amateur real estate photography picture close-up of clothes towel Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Don’t let yourself be seen in real estate photos.  Buyers don’t want to see the photographer.

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

Don’t let your photography equipment show up in real estate photos either.  Not very professional looking.

poor bad amateur real estate photography picture camera in mirror reflection Apache Junction Arizona home house for sale

Don’t overexpose your shot.  Yes, this really is a photo used to sell a home.

poor bad amateur real estate photography picture blank all white overexposed Scottsdale Arizona home house for sale

Fish eye lens are creepy.  Don’t use them, especially in bathrooms.

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

Stay in focus.

poor bad amateur real estate photography picture blurry out of focus Mesa Arizona home house for sale

Keep your hand steady.

poor bad amateur real estate photography picture blurry out of focus Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Pay attention to the true horizon for a balanced shot.

poor bad amateur real estate photography picture crooked slanted Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Scottsdale, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Poor Photography · Chandler, AZ Homes

Cooking For Thanksgiving

November 24th, 2015 · 4 Comments

1959 oven in a Scottsdale, Arizona home.

vintage original pink oven 1959 kitchen Scottsdale Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

And the matching pink range.

vintage original pink range burners 1959 kitchen Scottsdale Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

1960 oven in a Phoenix home.

vintage original oven 1960 kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Scottsdale, AZ Homes

Cats, Dogs, & Fish

August 5th, 2015 · 4 Comments

The photo’s caption reads, “Big beautiful cat.”  What about the house?

big beautiful cat photo picture caption pet in real estate Glendale Arizona home house for sale

Cat on the kitchen counter.

cat pet in real estate photo picture Scottsdale Arizona home house for sale

The cat’s giving you the stink eye.

cat pet in real estate photo picture Sun City Arizona home house for sale

A cat and two dogs are lying on the human’s couch.

cat two dogs pet in real estate photo picture Peoria Arizona home house for sale

Both dogs have moved positions.  A different cat now appears.

cat two dogs pet in real estate photo picture Peoria Arizona home house for sale

The fish tank is taking our focus away from the kitchen.

fish tank blocking the view of the kitchen in real estate photo picture Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Scottsdale, AZ Homes · Pets · Other Arizona Cities · Peoria, AZ Homes

Double the Toiletries

May 18th, 2015 · No Comments

Nice bathroom.  Too bad the mirror doubles the amount of clutter on the counter.  Next time, put away all toiletries.

double the amount number of toiletries on bathroom vanity counter reflected in mirror Scottsdale Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Clutter · Scottsdale, AZ Homes

Valentine’s Day Joy

February 14th, 2015 · 2 Comments

My heart bleeds for you.

creepy bleeding heart with eyes painted on wall mural Apache Junction Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

My heart soars when you are around.

Valentine's Day balloons bunch Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Those are for me??!!?!  Thank you!

Valentine's Day balloon dozen roses vase Scottsdale Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

I wear my heart on my sleeve, they wear their heart on their garage wall.

heart painted on garage wall Surprise Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Scottsdale, AZ Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Other Arizona Cities · Surprise, AZ Homes · Fixer-Upper · Holiday Décor

Merry Christmas!!

December 25th, 2014 · 7 Comments

Please join me in singing the 5th annual UglyHousePhotos version of the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” Everybody join in now.  A one, and a two, and a three.

On the Twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

Twelve knick-knacks dangling,

wind chimes bird houses knick-knacks hanging on back patio Sun City Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Eleven hats a hanging,

eleven baseball caps hats hanging on wall display bedroom Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Ten trophies winning,

ten trophies on display broken desk Buckeye Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Nine dogs a barking,

nine little dogs boy on tricycle back yard cluttered patio Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Eight vacuum cleaners,

eight vacuum cleaners on display in one bedroom San Tan Valley Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Seven masks a posing,

seven masks on display Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Six curtains knotted,

six knotted window curtains drapes Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Five garden beds…

five raised garden beds weeds back yard Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Four fuzzy dice,

2Pac poster 4 four fuzzy dice deer blanket as window curtain cluttered bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Three red tongues,

three red tongues sticking out Rolling Stones Licks world tour poster Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Two turtles dead,

two turtles on window sill dirty ugly mop bad roof broken window Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

And a green chair near a fish tank.

green child's kid's chair next to fish tank dart board stained dirty carpet Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Merry Christmas!

2013’s version is here.

2012’s version is here.

2011’s version is here.

2010’s version is here.

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Tags: Staging · Roof · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Scottsdale, AZ Homes · Pets · Other Arizona Cities · Wood Paneling · Weeds · Collections · People In Photos · Hats

Christmas In July

July 25th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Today is July 25th.  Christmas in July is celebrated today.  Here are several homes that celebrate Christmas well past December 25th.

San Antonio, Texas.  As seen on May 25th.

family photos Santa Claus poster on door Christmas tree still up in May San Antonio Texas homes houses for sale real estate photo

Another San Antonio home with a Christmas tree still up as of May 25th.  Hint, hint: it’s okay to update your real estate photos.

Christmas tree still up in May San Antonio Texas homes houses for sale real estate photo

The decorations were removed, but the tree was still there when this Phoenix home was listed on February 3rd.

Christmas tree still up in February Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

The decorations are gone and half the tree was packed away when this Phoenix home was listed on March 28th.

Christmas tree still up in March Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

This Scottsdale, Arizona home was listed in March, with the Christmas tree still decorated.

Christmas tree still up in March Scottsdale Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Don’t trip on the cord when you enter the house!  This San Tan Valley, Arizona home was listed as a short sale January 9th with the Christmas tree still up.  It took 7 months under contract for the short sale to be completed.

Christmas tree still up in January San Tan Valley Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

This Surprise, Arizona home was listed as a short sale in early January and it took 8 months under contract for the short sale to be completed.

Christmas tree still up in January Surprise Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Listed January 11th in Glendale, Arizona.

Christmas stockings still up in January Glendale Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Scottsdale, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Surprise, AZ Homes · Family Photos · Holiday Décor · Other US Cities · Chandler, AZ Homes

Three Dirty Bathrooms

July 3rd, 2014 · 4 Comments

I forgot to include this dirty bathroom with yesterday’s post.  The bowl is disgusting.  The toilet base is gross!  Imagine the floor!

dirty filthy disgusting gross unclean toilet bowl base mildew ring saltillo tile floor Scottsdale Arizona homes houses for sale photo bathroom

We aim to please.  You aim too, please.

dirty filthy disgusting gross unclean toilet bowl base urine rust stains floor Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale photo bathroom

Let’s hope the toilet isn’t as dirty as the shower floor.

dirty filthy disgusting gross unclean shower pan floor Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale photo bathroom

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

Disenfranchised Youth

July 2nd, 2014 · 5 Comments

From a home in Scottsdale, Arizona.

messy chaotic disorganized cluttered bedroom unmade bed art walls poor bad home staging Scottsdale house for sale real estate photo

Splattered paint on the wall.

messy chaotic disorganized cluttered bedroom art splattered paint dripping on wall poor bad home staging Scottsdale house for sale real estate photo

Don’t forget to take your medication.

cluttered messy bathroom prescription medication bottles on the counter poor bad home staging Scottsdale Arizona house for sale photo

They sure love Jägermeister.  Yes, graffiti on the wall.

dozens many Jägermeister bottles graffiti on dining room wall messy cluttered Scottsdale Arizona homes houses for sale photo

That orange couch is older than they are.

ugly dirty floor old orange floral couch sofa living room Scottsdale Arizona homes houses for sale photo

More graffiti.

graffiti inside Scottsdale Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

And graffiti outside.

graffiti outside block fence skull ying yang Scottsdale Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Graffiti arrow pointing up.

graffiti arrow pointing up stairs Scottsdale Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Another graffiti specimen inside the house.

graffiti inside wall one-eyed monster Scottsdale Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

If these are the owners, they sure didn’t care about getting higher offers from buyers.  If these are renters, the seller should have kicked them out and repainted the house.

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Tags: Flooring · Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Scottsdale, AZ Homes · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Fence or Wall · Fixer-Upper · Graffiti · Vandalism & Theft · Art

Duke, Sadie, & Emily

February 17th, 2014 · 4 Comments

This is Duke the dog.  He’s from Scottsdale, Arizona.  He has nothing to do with selling a house.  Thank you, Mark, for sending us this photo.

Duke the dog pet in real estate promotional photo picture eating a bone Scottsdale Arizona home house for sale

This is Sadie the dog.  She’s from Sun City, Arizona.  She has nothing to do with selling a house.  Thank you, Bree, for sending us the following photos.

Sadie the dog pet in real estate promotional photo picture Sun City Arizona home house for sale

This is Sadie’s friend, Emily.

Emily the dog pet in real estate promotional photo picture Sun City Arizona home house for sale

This photo’s caption reads, no joke, “Couldn’t get Emily to move.”  Then may we suggest moving the camera away?

Emily the dog pet in real estate promotional photo picture Sun City Arizona home house for sale

Here are Sadie & Emily to bother you at the front gate when/if you visit.  Suggestion to the photographer: watch out for shadows.

Emily Sadie dogs pets in real estate promotional photo picture Sun City Arizona home house for sale photographer shadow

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Tags: Scottsdale, AZ Homes · Pets · Other Arizona Cities · Poor Photography