Entries Tagged as 'Back Yard'

Free Oranges

July 21st, 2016 · 2 Comments

Visit this house for sale and help yourself to fresh oranges (on the ground).  Hurry before the fruit flies get them.

oranges fallen on the ground not picked up by the seller messy back yard Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Landscaping · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard

San Diego Staging Needed

July 17th, 2016 · 5 Comments

Our reader Michael sent us these photos of a San Diego, California home.

cluttered living room poor home staging bicycles San Diego California house for sale real estate photo

Let’s remove the stuffed animal on the couch, the outdated poster of movie stars at the diner, the bicycles, the fan, the ladder, the vacuum cleaner, the fake logs, the Budweiser sign, the cords, etc.

cluttered living room poor home staging bicycles ladder San Diego California house for sale real estate photo

The dust pan, the trash can…  And look at the dirty arms on that chair!

cluttered living room poor home staging dirty chair San Diego California house for sale real estate photo

Too bad this house is cluttered.  The wood floors are beautiful.

cluttered living room poor home staging bicycles San Diego California house for sale real estate photo

MilkBone dog biscuits.

cluttered living room poor home staging MilkBone dog biscuits box San Diego California house for sale real estate photo

Cluttered kitchen too.

cluttered kitchen poor home staging San Diego California house for sale real estate photo

This house could look so much better.

cluttered kitchen poor home staging San Diego California house for sale real estate photo

The bathroom needs help.  This house isn’t ready to be shown to buyers.

bathroom drywall damage patch poor home staging San Diego California house for sale real estate photo

Cluttered bedroom.

cluttered bedroom poor home staging San Diego California house for sale real estate photo

Nine rolls of toilet paper in this bathroom.

9 nine rolls of TP toilet paper bathroom poor home staging San Diego California house for sale real estate photo

Paper towels along with clutter.  Looks like a nice bedroom.  Too bad you can’t tell.

cluttered bedroom case of paper towels poor home staging San Diego California house for sale real estate photo

The back of the house with wood deck.

back yard cluttered wood deck peeling paint San Diego California home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Back Yard · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Drywall Damage · Room Addition · Siding · Other US Cities

Outdoor Fun

July 15th, 2016 · No Comments

A fire pit is a great place for friends to hang out.

ugly fire pit tree stumps abandoned car junk garbage back yard messy Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

They can play around the abandoned cars, lounge around in the chair, or lift some weights.  Fun times back here.

abandoned car junk garbage back yard chair messy Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Mesa, AZ Homes · Back Yard · Garbage and/or Junk

The AstroTurf House

July 11th, 2016 · 2 Comments

This Phoenix fixer could be worth $500,000 in San Diego.  Notice the roof and wrong type of paint.

bad roof eaves exterior paint peeling window caulking fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Remember the window with the sideways board; I’ll refer to it later.

bad roof eaves exterior paint peeling window boarded up fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Artificial grass turf carpeting everywhere!  No need to waste water on real grass.

weeds dead grass AstroTurf artificial grass rug carpet on back yard fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Looks just like a football field.  Each line of weeds is 10 yards?

weeds dead grass AstroTurf artificial grass rug carpet on back yard fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Uh oh.  The wall fell over.

wall fell over AstroTurf artificial grass rug carpet on back yard fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Remember the boarded up window?  Here’s what’s on the other side.

damaged neglected dilapidated kitchen ceiling exposed fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Lounge area.

living room ceiling exposed fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Vaulted ceiling?

living room ceiling exposed fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Furnishings available.

living room ceiling exposed fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

The bathroom size was increased.

damaged neglected bathroom walls torn down fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Cast iron plumbing will last for decades.

cast iron plumbing rusted through rusty hole fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Roof · Bathroom · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Weeds · Fence or Wall · Fixer-Upper · Window · Ceiling · Drywall Damage · Siding

$670 Per Square Foot

July 10th, 2016 · 4 Comments

This San Diego, California home is only 978 square feet.  It sold recently for $655,000!  In this condition.  Thank you to our reader Michael for sending these photos.

drum set messy cluttered bedroom San Diego California home house for sale real estate photo

What do we know about suggesting home staging and de-cluttering?  The house still sold despite this.

messy cluttered kitchen San Diego California home house for sale real estate photo

Imagine how much the house will sell for once renovated.  Would it get $1,000 per square foot?

bathroom green tile outdated San Diego California home house for sale real estate photo

We still recommend clearing off the clutter before selling.

cluttered fireplace outdated San Diego California home house for sale real estate photo

Looks like it might have a basement apartment.  Must be a real treat when it rains.

outside stairs basement apartment San Diego California home house for sale real estate photo

outside stairs basement apartment San Diego California home house for sale real estate photo

Dead bamboo.

yard dead bamboo in chain link fence San Diego California home house for sale real estate photo

Paintball stains on the garage?  It’s almost art.  Looks like flowers.

paintball stains splatters on side of garage San Diego California home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Kitchen · Garage or Carport · Bedroom · Clutter · Fireplace · Back Yard · Fixer-Upper · Other US Cities

Before & After House Renovation

June 25th, 2016 · 7 Comments

Before Kitchen.  The house was purchased for $91,000.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

After Kitchen.  After renovation, the house sold for $170,000.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Before Family Room.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture family room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

After Family Room.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture family room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Before Family Room.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture family room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

After Family Room.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture family room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Before Living Room.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture living room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

After Living Room.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture living room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Before Bedroom.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

After Bedroom.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Before Front of House.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture front yard exterior Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

After Front of House.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture front yard exterior Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Before Back Yard.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture back yard patio Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

After Back Yard.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture back yard patio Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Living Room · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Before & After

Multi-Purpose Patio

June 9th, 2016 · 1 Comment

In case you’re not sure what to do with your covered patio.

covered patio filled with auto car engine parts junk clutter weight machine back yard Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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

Short Sale Example

May 31st, 2016 · 3 Comments

There are currently only 277 active short sale listings in the Phoenix metro area.  Thank goodness.  Here’s an example.

Take her.  The dog is begging, “Forget her.  Take me!”

cluttered disorganized chaotic bedroom dog pet on bed take her on TV short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Let’s back out of this cluttered bedroom.

cluttered disorganized chaotic bedroom short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Into another cluttered bedroom.

cluttered disorganized chaotic bedroom short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

And another one.

cluttered disorganized chaotic bedroom short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

The drawer front is missing.

drawer front missing in cluttered bathroom short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

The kid is not peeing.  He’s looking at something.  What is it?

cluttered bathroom little boy looking at baby chickens chicks short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

It’s baby chickens!!  With a short sale, you never want to count your chickens before they’re hatched.  The bank has to approve the offer.

cluttered bathroom baby chickens chicks heat lamp short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Over in the family room, it looks like the sellers have security cameras set up.  In case someone dares to steal their stuff.

cluttered disorganized messy family room short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

We pan to the right.

cluttered disorganized messy family room kitchen short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Deep fryer in the kitchen.

kitchen dirty cabinets door deep fat fryer popcorn maker short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Dinner is served.  Somewhere.

cluttered disorganized messy dining room table short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Bonus room.

cluttered disorganized messy family bonus room short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

They included a photo at a higher viewpoint.

cluttered disorganized messy family bonus room short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Personal belongings and toys take priority over the fireplace.

cluttered disorganized messy family bonus room fireplace short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

The covered patio is a great place to entertain guests.

cluttered disorganized messy junky covered patio back yard short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

This yard might have a swimming pool.

cluttered disorganized messy junky back yard dirty swimming pool short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Well, at least it hasn’t turned green yet.

neglected dead leaves debris dirty swimming pool short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

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Tags: Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Fireplace · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Pets · Dining Room · Back Yard · Toys · Holiday Décor · People In Photos

Animals

May 26th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Here’s a Phoenix home with free-range chickens.

chickens on the loose in back yard Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

The Pelican Brief?

pelican art wall hanging Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Deer in a Scottsdale home’s back yard.  Since the deer isn’t facing the camera, is it being coy or being decoy?

fake deer decoy in back yard Scottsdale Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Scottsdale, AZ Homes · Pets · Back Yard

Jump For Joy

May 24th, 2016 · 3 Comments

Will buyers jump up and down when they see this beautiful back yard?  Or will they shed a tear?  The sellers are tired of us grilling them about cleaning up their yard.

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Oh, look.  There’s a lounge area for you to rest between weightlifting sets.

junky cluttered back yard garbage outdoor couch sofa weight set Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

The dog is super excited about the fire pit.

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