Entries Tagged as 'Other Arizona Cities'

It’s Curtains For These Homes

July 6th, 2015 · No Comments

Matchy matchy.

gaudy ugly frilly curtains match the bedspread window treatment coverings drapes Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

Wall o’ curtains.

gaudy ugly floral curtains window treatment coverings drapes Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Dramatic effect in the middle.

gaudy ugly floral curtains window treatment coverings drapes Sun Lakes Arizona home house for sale photo

Why block the view of the yard and pool?  At least they’re not knotted.

gaudy ugly heavy red curtains window treatment coverings drapes Glendale Arizona home house for sale photo

Old school drapes.

ugly outdated curtains window treatment coverings drapes Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Heavy.

ugly outdated maroon gold curtains window treatment coverings drapes Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Better than nothing?

ugly green bed sheets used as curtains window treatment coverings drapes Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Bedroom · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes

Happy Fourth of July

July 4th, 2015 · No Comments

USA! USA! USA!

American flag bald eagle USA bedspread save our sailors sign bedroom Peoria Arizona home house for sale photo

American pride.

American flag bedspread bedroom bunk beds Payson Arizona home house for sale photo

She’s giving the flag a two finger salute.

American flag one nation under sign two fingers refrigerator magnets Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

Enjoy the holiday, everyone.

American flag patriotic décor decorations Gilbert Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Peoria, AZ Homes · Refrigerator Magnets · Holiday Décor · Gilbert, AZ Homes · People In Photos · Bedspread

Blind Faith

July 3rd, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Phoenix sun is very intense and hot.  It can melt plastic!  Pets can also damage window blinds.

plastic window blinds melted warped damaged Chandler Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Is it politically correct to say the window blinds are vertically challenged?

vertical window blinds damaged boarded up Buckeye Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Window Coverings · Other Arizona Cities · Fixer-Upper

Dogs On the Loose

July 2nd, 2015 · No Comments

Poor dog has to hang out on the hot dirt.  What does this have to do with selling this Phoenix house?

dog pet in real estate photo picture Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

The photo’s caption reads, “Ginger the dog.”  Again, how does this help sell this Glendale, Arizona house?

dog pet in real estate photo picture Glendale Arizona home house for sale

Two dogs.

two dogs pets dogs in real estate photo picture Phoenix Arizona home house for sale San Francisco 49ers blanket

Another view of the pug.

two dogs pets dogs in real estate photo picture Phoenix Arizona home house for sale San Francisco 49ers blanket

She can’t wait to watch Animal Planet on that new 55″ TV.

dog pet in real estate photo picture Gilbert Arizona home house for sale poodle 55

He’s a serious buyer.

dog pet in real estate photo picture Phoenix Arizona home house for sale shadow looks like an AT-AT from Star Wars

“I can’t remember why I came in here.”

dog pet in real estate photo picture New River Arizona home house for sale

Sniff, sniff.

dog pet in real estate photo picture Peoria Arizona home house for sale

“I have my own bed and I have the couch too, but I prefer the rug.”

dog pet in real estate photo picture Apache Junction Arizona home house for sale

“I’m lonely.  Pet me.”

dog pet in real estate photo picture Glendale Arizona home house for sale poodle

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

Centers of Entertainment

June 27th, 2015 · 2 Comments

Entertainment centers were very popular before televisions got bigger and thinner.  Let’s take a look at some recent examples.  They were perfect for your small TV and VCR.

outdated functionally obsolete obsolescent obsolescence entertainment center media niche Glendale Arizona home house for sale

This one’s not very deep, so it was perfect when the first flat-screen TVs came out (the small ones).  It can’t handle the typical 32″ TV nowadays.

outdated functionally obsolete obsolescent obsolescence entertainment center media niche Surprise Arizona home house for sale

That 40″ TV won’t fit in the old entertainment center.

outdated functionally obsolete obsolescent obsolescence entertainment center media niche Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Talk about old school.  That’s a reel-to-reel player.

outdated functionally obsolete obsolescent obsolescence entertainment center reel-to-reel player Apache Junction Arizona home house for sale

It was popular in the Phoenix area to have these built-in media niches, especially ones that were two feet deep to accommodate those monstrous projection TVs.  Now they are functionally obsolete and collect dust.

outdated functionally obsolete obsolescent obsolescence entertainment center media niche Glendale Arizona home house for sale

Here’s a creative TV stand that blocks the window.

entertainment center circle TV stand Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Another window blocker, but no TV.

entertainment center circle TV stand Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Surprise, AZ Homes · Entertainment/Media Niche

Remove One Item

June 26th, 2015 · 1 Comment

That pole with the orange claw & cage on the left side is a citrus fruit picker.  You reach up to get an orange or grapefruit, put the claw over the fruit, and pull down.  The orange falls into the cage.  Citrus pickers are normally kept outside.

orange grapefruit citrus fruit picker pole inside house Sun City Arizona home for sale real estate photo

We will all breathe easier if the oxygen machine was removed for the real estate photo.

oxygen machine tubes in middle of room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

[Insert Uranus joke here]

telescope in bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities

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

Flies On the Loose

June 18th, 2015 · No Comments

You know they have a really bad fly problem in the bathroom when you see TWO flyswatters.  One for each hand.

two flyswatters in bathroom Overgaard Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Emergency flyswatter, ready to be grabbed.

flyswatter hanging in hallway Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities