Entries Tagged as 'Other Arizona Cities'

Patio Pets

March 27th, 2015 · No Comments

We’re seeing dogs on sellers’ patios lately.  They might be used to distract buyers from noticing the clutter.

pet dog on patio in real estate promotional photo picture cluttered junky Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

What ladder?  What lawn mower?  What tire?  All I see is a dog.

pet dog on patio in real estate promotional photo picture cluttered junky Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

The four dogs and their owner are hoping you don’t notice the peeling paint and clutter.

pets dogs on patio in real estate promotional photo picture cluttered patio peeling paint Tempe Arizona home house for sale

At least the seller picked up the dog poop.  It is disgusting to visit a home with a poopy back yard.

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

Pee pad?  Gross!

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

This photo’s caption reads, “Loveable Joe.”

pet dog on patio in real estate promotional photo picture loveable Joe Sun City Arizona home house for sale

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

Remove One Item Please

March 21st, 2015 · No Comments

Times are tough.  Sellers have to tighten their belts.  When they wear them, that is.

belt hanging on the bedroom wall Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

This bathroom features a dusting wand used for cars.  Maybe the seller has a sassy chassis?

car dusting wand cloth hanging on bathroom wall Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

This yard looks tired.

used truck tire painted white in front yard Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

For checking out stars or spying on neighbors?  Too bad this wasn’t from the same house as the first photo; then we could say it was an asteroid belt.

telescope in middle of family room Apache Junction Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities

Spring Has Arrived

March 20th, 2015 · 2 Comments

Ah, the first day of Spring!  This photo’s caption reads “decorative sign.”  Thank you.

butterfly kisses decorative sign Spring as seen in a Maricopa Arizona home house for sale photo

Another house with butterflies to celebrate the arrival of Spring.

butterfly flower mural bedroom wall purple sheers drapes curtains Peoria Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Window Coverings · Faux Paint & Murals · Other Arizona Cities · Peoria, AZ Homes

No Photo Left Behind

March 19th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Some sellers insist on including every photo taken of their home.  No matter what quality.  Here are some examples.

Yes, these are all actual photos used to promote the sale of these homes.  Can you tell what this photo is about?

poor bad amateur real estate photography picture blurry unclear object Mesa Arizona home house for sale

How about this one?

poor bad amateur real estate photography picture blurry unclear object Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Spy camera?

poor bad amateur real estate photography picture taken from inside a car Paradise Valley Arizona home house for sale

How about we nuke this photo instead of including it?  This might not be the breast best photo to use.

poor bad amateur real estate photography picture microwave reflection woman's chest cleavage Sun City Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Poor Photography · People In Photos

Out of This World Bedroom

March 16th, 2015 · No Comments

To infinity and beyond!  Those are the possibilities with this moldy Avondale, Arizona bedroom.

old cheap mattress with rockets planets spaceships mold mildew on bedroom wall Avondale Arizona home house fixer-upper

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Tags: Bedroom · Clutter · Other Arizona Cities · Garbage and/or Junk · Mold & Mildew · Fixer-Upper

Shoulder To Shoulder

March 16th, 2015 · 2 Comments

You’re supposed to use Head & Shoulders shampoo when showering.  But these 4 showers are so skinny, your shoulders would touch the sides.

skinny narrow very small tiny shower bathroom Buckeye Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Could you fit in this shower?

skinny narrow very small tiny shower bathroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

How about this one?

skinny narrow very small tiny shower bathroom Coolidge Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

At least the other showers were square.  This one cheats you out of a corner.

skinny narrow very small tiny shower bathroom Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities

What Knot?

March 13th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Help us rid this scourge of home decorating: the horrible knotted curtain!

ugly bad dumb idea trend knotted knotting window curtains drapes in knots Dewey Arizona home house for sale photo

Now people are adding knotted curtains as decoration in doorways!

ugly bad dumb idea trend knotted knotting window curtains drapes in knots Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

A pair of scissors, please, so we can cut off the excess fabric and save our eyes from the knots.

ugly bad dumb idea trend knotted knotting window curtains drapes in knots Florence Arizona home house for sale photo

Why knot up the curtains?  Why knot not let the drapes hang down on the sides of the windows?

ugly bad dumb idea trend knotted knotting window curtains drapes in knots Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

There’s more fabric in the knot than in the rest of the curtain!  Why buy such big curtains for a small window?

ugly bad dumb idea trend knotted knotting window curtains drapes in knots Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

Triple knotted?  Ridiculous.

ugly bad dumb idea trend knotted knotting window curtains drapes in knots Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Make it stop.

ugly bad dumb idea trend knotted knotting window curtains drapes in knots Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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

Patterned Wallpaper

March 11th, 2015 · 6 Comments

How could patterned wallpaper ever go out of style?

outdated old patterned wallpaper newspaper print Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Houndstooth.

outdated old patterned wallpaper houndstooth Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Moroccan? With gold!

outdated old patterned wallpaper gold Moroccan Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Items on shelves.  How clever.

outdated old patterned wallpaper kitchen items on shelves Chandler Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Wall and floor pattern clash.

outdated old patterned wallpaper kitchen Sun City Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Fruit.

outdated old patterned wallpaper kitchen fruit Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

A mixture of images.  [Des Moines, Iowa]

outdated old patterned wallpaper dining room Des Moines Iowa home house for sale real estate photo

Circles and diamonds.  [North Judson, Indiana]

outdated old patterned wallpaper bathroom circles diamonds North Judson Indiana home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Wallpaper · Other Arizona Cities · Other US Cities · Chandler, AZ Homes

Grant Loses

March 9th, 2015 · 1 Comment

It says that Grant loses.  With all that clutter, it’s no wonder Grant loses things.

Grant loses graffiti on bedroom wall cluttered messy chaotic sloppy disorganized poor bad home staging Apache Junction Arizona house

“The sun still sleeps and when she wakes…”  and “Candice was here” and other charming sayings.

graffiti on bedroom wall cluttered messy chaotic sloppy disorganized poor bad home staging Apache Junction Arizona house

“I’m a psycho.”  Sure glad the parents set boundaries.

graffiti on bedroom wall cluttered messy chaotic sloppy disorganized poor bad home staging Apache Junction Arizona house

Another messy bedroom.

bedroom cluttered messy chaotic sloppy disorganized poor bad home staging Apache Junction Arizona house for sale photo

More graffiti in this bedroom.

graffiti bedroom cluttered messy chaotic sloppy disorganized poor bad home staging Apache Junction Arizona house for sale photo

Mom hasn’t written on her bedroom walls.  Yet.

bedroom cluttered messy poor bad home staging Apache Junction Arizona house for sale photo

But her closet is a mess.

cluttered messy chaotic sloppy disorganized bedroom closet poor bad home staging Apache Junction Arizona house for sale photo

No surprise here.

cluttered messy chaotic sloppy disorganized laundry room poor bad home staging Apache Junction Arizona house for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Clutter · Other Arizona Cities · Graffiti · Laundry Room

Before & After Home Staging

March 7th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Before Living Room.  This Sun City, Arizona home sold as a short sale for $74,000 with furniture and clutter.

before after real estate photos pictures home staging clutter to clean living room Sun City Arizona house for sale

After Living Room.  Once cleared out and freshened up with modest updating, the house sold for $120,000.

before after real estate photos pictures home staging clutter to clean living room Sun City Arizona house for sale

Before Kitchen.  Nice cabinets but the clutter was a turn-off.

before after real estate photos pictures home staging clutter to clean kitchen Sun City Arizona house for sale

After Kitchen.  Big difference and low cost to do so.

before after real estate photos pictures home staging clutter to clean kitchen Sun City Arizona house for sale

Before Kitchen.

before after real estate photos pictures home staging clutter to clean kitchen Sun City Arizona house for sale

After Kitchen.  Aside from a new pantry door, window blinds, and a few other items, what did the new owner do?  And by simply tidying up the house, could the original owner have sold it for $46,000 more?  The new owner reaped all the rewards.

before after real estate photos pictures home staging clutter to clean kitchen Sun City Arizona house for sale

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Kitchen · Clutter · Other Arizona Cities · Before & After