Entries Tagged as 'Pets'

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

Full House

July 23rd, 2017 · 9 Comments

Thank you to our reader Helen for finding this packed-to-the-gills home in Richmond, Texas. Here we see the sellers posing for the photo while their child hides under the table.

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Another view of the missus and her million bed pillows.

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Last Chance To Run!! Creepy Halloween masks, cow skulls, a child hanging upside down, and a lot of visual distractions.

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We apologize for the nudity, but someone “stole” her clothes.

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Too bad buyers can’t fully appreciate the features of this home. This room has nice flooring, a tall vaulted ceiling, and a big window.

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Sorry again for the nudity.

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Again, too bad it’s hard to appreciate the giant picture window and the nice fireplace.

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Here’s another view of this room.

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All that clutter would make me want to climb the walls too.

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The maid will be serving dinner in five minutes.

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Howdy, Pardner. Hope you like pillows.

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Wonderful life. Fun.

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He’s counting all of the overhead lights.

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It’s Christmas year ’round.

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The butler is not amused. Neither is the dog.

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Shoes are lined up on the stairs.

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Beware of pickpockets and loose women.

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Be nice or leave. Or the maid will give you the “brush” off.

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He’s waiting to join you in the shower.

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The back yard of this property reaches a canal. It’s a lovely shade of brown. When it rains, the cow urine & poop drains into the canal.

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Tags: Art · Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Collections · Dining Room · Dolls · Fake Plants & Flowers · Family Room · Hall of Shame - Tacky Décor · Holiday Décor · Kitchen · Living Room · Other US Cities · Pets · Staging · Stuffed Animals · Taxidermy · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Home Office

July 2nd, 2017 · 2 Comments

Our reader Sarah wants to know why there are office chairs at this Wilmington, Delaware home. With laminate flooring, they probably roll around very well. Let’s hold a staff meeting and ask the cat if he knows.

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Same house, different room. With a view of the ocean.

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Tags: Dining Room · Faux Paint & Murals · Kitchen · Other US Cities · Pets · Staging

B. Cole

June 18th, 2017 · 9 Comments

B. Cole says to be cool. Houston, Texas home for sale.

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Don’t trip over the electric cords.

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Dog in a cage.

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Bedroom.

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First bathroom.

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More of the first bathroom.

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Second bathroom.

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Another bedroom.

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Kitchen.

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The frog is jumping for joy.

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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Ceiling Fan · Clutter · Family Room · Kitchen · Other US Cities · Pets · Staging

Flag Day

June 14th, 2017 · No Comments

Today is Flag Day when we honor the American flag. Except for these three home sellers who display their flags incorrectly. The blue field should always be in the top left.

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Dog-gone-it! Another flag fail.

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Ugh.

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Tags: Chandler, AZ Homes · Garage or Carport · Holiday Décor · Mesa, AZ Homes · Patio · Pets · Phoenix Homes

Polly Want a Cracker

May 19th, 2017 · No Comments

Poor little bird.

Birds of a feather did not flock together. These cages are in another room.

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Tags: Bedroom · Pets · Phoenix Homes · Staging

Buster Crabby

April 25th, 2017 · 2 Comments

Miserable looking dog in a kitchen.

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He does not look happy.

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Maybe he’s mad that his owners are selling the house?

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He’s literally being pug-nacious.

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Tags: Kitchen · Other Arizona Cities · Pets

Honey, Stop the Car!

April 6th, 2017 · 6 Comments

Your home search wish list: 3 bedrooms, basement, large yard. This home meets all your needs.

First bedroom.

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The 2nd bedroom.

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And the 3rd bedroom. So far, it meets your search criteria.

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Large soaking tub. Great.

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And a basement!!

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Fenced yard.

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This house has two water heaters.

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Lots of space along the side. Looking good so far.

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And a big back yard too?! Perfection.

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Plus two travel trailers?! It doesn’t get any better than this.

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Tags: Back Yard · Basement · Bathroom · Bedroom · Curb Appeal · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Garbage and/or Junk · People In Photos · Pets · Phoenix Homes

People Watching

March 24th, 2017 · 5 Comments

Who will we see in real estate photos today?

1 point awarded for turning the TV off. 1 point deducted for being in the photo. 1 point deducted for the Christmas tree.

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A creeper fixing the spy camera to record his future Tinder dates?

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Too busy checking out the cell phone to bother putting away the milk, dishes, drying rack, trash, and refrigerator clutter.

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We see you in the mirror. Now would you please remove your dog from the room?

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Meter reader?

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Or creepy person facing the camera with a bandana over his face?

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Tags: Other Arizona Cities · People In Photos · Pets · Phoenix Homes · Poor Photography

The Oscar Awards Are Tomorrow Night

February 25th, 2017 · 3 Comments

Which movie will take home the Oscar for Best Picture tomorrow?

Arrival?

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Fences?

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Hacksaw Ridge?

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Hell Or High Water?

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Hidden Figures?

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La La Land?

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Lion?

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Manchester By the Sea?

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Or Moonlight?

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Tags: Basement · Bathroom · Bedroom · Collections · Curb Appeal · Faux Paint & Murals · Fence or Wall · Other Arizona Cities · Other US Cities · Pets · Phoenix Homes · Staging · Toys · Water Damage