Entries Tagged as 'Other Arizona Cities'

Miniature Golf Course?

July 30th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The suit of armor.  A ramp.  And a secret door.  Grab me a golf ball and a club and let me play miniature golf!  When I was growing up, we called it goony golf.  Also known as goofy golf or putt putt golf.

suit of armor knight dog flap door ramp back patio El Mirage Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Patio · Other Arizona Cities

What Knot To Do

July 28th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Those dreaded knotted curtains are back.  And they’re badder, er, worse than ever.

ugly bad dumb idea trend stupid looking knotting knotted window curtains drapes make it stop Glendale Arizona homes houses for sale photo

Here they are from a different angle.

ugly bad dumb idea trend stupid looking knotting knotted window curtains drapes make it stop Glendale Arizona homes houses for sale photo

Knotted curtains are like a virus.  They spread to other windows in a house.  Notice the sloppy paint line at the ceiling.

ugly bad dumb idea trend stupid looking knotting knotted window curtains drapes make it stop Glendale Arizona homes houses for sale photo

We don’t luv knotted curtains.

ugly bad dumb idea trend stupid looking knotting knotted window curtains drapes make it stop Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale photo

People are now knotting bed sheets used as curtains.

ugly bad dumb idea trend stupid looking knotting knotted window curtains drapes make it stop Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale photo

Either knot them both or none.  We vote for none.

ugly bad dumb idea trend stupid looking knotting knotted window curtains drapes make it stop Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale photo

None, please.

ugly bad dumb idea trend stupid looking knotting knotted window curtains drapes make it stop Goodyear Arizona homes houses for sale photo

How is a buyer supposed to exit that door with a giant knot hanging there?

ugly bad dumb idea trend stupid looking knotting knotted window curtains drapes make it stop Goodyear Arizona homes houses for sale photo

Please make this trend go away.

ugly bad dumb idea trend stupid looking knotting knotted window curtains drapes make it stop Chandler Arizona homes houses for sale photo

It’s knot a good look.

ugly bad dumb idea trend stupid looking knotting knotted window curtains drapes make it stop Chandler Arizona homes houses for sale photo

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Tags: Bedroom · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Chandler, AZ Homes · Entertainment/Media Niche · Make It Stop · Laundry Room

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

Real Estate Photo Turn-Offs

July 18th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Buyers start their home searches on-line and they judge houses based on photos.  Sellers only get one chance to impress and entice buyers.

Buyers don’t want to see fingers in real estate photos.

poor bad amateur real estate photography photo picture two fingers Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Buyers are turned off by over-exposed photos.

poor bad amateur real estate photography photo picture over-exposed too bright Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Buyers are also turned off by under-exposed photos.  Yes, these are actual photos used to promote the sale of houses.

poor bad amateur real estate photography photo picture too dark all black Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Buyers do not like panoramic photos, especially if several photos were stitched together.  Look at the uneven floor.

poor bad amateur real estate photography photo picture panoramic uneven floor stitched Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Unless it’s a view of mountains or a golf course outside the back yard, panoramic photos indoors should not be used.

poor bad amateur real estate photography photo picture panoramic uneven floor stitched Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Buyers do not like fish-eye photos or peeping Tom photos through fences or in bathrooms.

poor bad amateur real estate photography photo picture through a fence fish-eye lens Coolidge Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Poor Photography

Lurking In the Shadows

July 17th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Real estate photography tip:  Be careful with shadows.

poor amateur bad real estate photography picture photographer's person's shadow Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

If you see your shadow in a photo, either move to a different spot or take the photo at a different time of day.

poor amateur bad real estate photography picture photographer's person's shadow Superior Arizona homes houses for sale

The time of day makes a difference.  The shadow dominates the photo.

poor amateur bad real estate photography picture tree shadow Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

Another example of too much shadow and too little house.

poor amateur bad real estate photography picture tree shadow Glendale Arizona homes houses for sale photoshopped real estate sign

Real estate broker signs are not allowed in MLS photos, so this photographer photoshopped over the sign with grass!  Wouldn’t it have been better to take the photo from a different angle?  And different time of day?

poor amateur bad real estate photography picture tree shadow Glendale Arizona homes houses for sale photoshopped real estate sign

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Tags: What Were They Thinking?!?! · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Poor Photography

Small Adjustments Needed

July 15th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Please, please, let me straighten out that toilet rug.  The right side isn’t flush with the floor.  Pardon the pun.  [Apache Junction, Arizona]

red toilet rug carpet bathroom Apache Junction Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Please, please, let me turn that shower spray nozzle around.  Little details like this drive me crazy.  [Hot Springs, Arkansas]

shower spray nozzle turned around backwards bathroom Hot Springs Arkansas homes houses for sale real estate photo

Please, please, let me adjust the window blinds so they are at the same level.  Uneven blinds make me shutter, er, shudder.  [Hot Springs, Arkansas]

ugly cheap broken damaged uneven window plastic blinds Hot Springs Arkansas homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Bathroom · Window Coverings · Other Arizona Cities · Other US Cities

15 Dogs & 1 Cat

July 14th, 2014 · 2 Comments

9 dogs, 1 little boy, and lots of clutter at this house.

9 nine dogs pets1 one boy kid on trike cluttered junky patio ugly back yard Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Two dogs at this house plus ugly sponge paint.

2 two dogs pets ugly sponge paint laundry room Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Two dogs, two chairs, and a case of bottled water at this house.

2 two dogs pets chairs case of bottled water bookshelf Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Two more dogs at another house.

2 two dogs pets in cages Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

And one cat at another home.

one cat pet on bed bedroom Coolidge Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Clutter · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Pets · Back Yard · Other Arizona Cities · People In Photos

Good Grief - Bad Reef

July 9th, 2014 · 10 Comments

They created a beach cove in their family room.  How nice.

amateur bad wall mural beach cove reef scene 3D fireplace family room Casa Grande Arizona homes house for sale photo

They built a ”reef” around the fireplace.

amateur bad wall mural beach cove reef scene 3D fireplace family room Casa Grande Arizona homes house for sale photo

You can hear the ocean waves lapping the shore.

amateur bad wall mural beach cove reef scene 3D fireplace family room Casa Grande Arizona homes house for sale photo

Tropical paradise!

amateur bad wall mural beach cove reef scene 3D fireplace family room Casa Grande Arizona homes house for sale photo

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Tags: What Were They Thinking?!?! · Fireplace · Faux Paint & Murals · Other Arizona Cities

Bedroom Paint Design Ideas

July 7th, 2014 · 6 Comments

Vegas Meets Paris is the theme of this Casa Grande, Arizona bedroom.  Ooh la la?

garish gaudy tacky red paint design bedroom animal print on the ceiling Casa Grande Arizona home house for sale photo

Easter Bunny theme in this Phoenix bedroom.

pink purple white green pastel checkerboard pattern paint design bedroom wall Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale photo Easter egg

Candy stripes in a Rialto, California bedroom.

pink chocolate brown stripes paint bedroom wall bad idea doesn't look good when selling Rialto California home house for sale real estate photo

Prison bars?

pink chocolate brown stripes paint bedroom wall bad idea doesn't look good when selling Rialto California home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Paint · Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Other Arizona Cities · Other US Cities

No Dancing On the Table With Yer Spurs On!

June 30th, 2014 · 4 Comments

That’s how the sign reads.  And no selling the house with yer sponge paint on.  [By the way, you can switch refrigerator handles.  Would be easier if the handles were on the left side.  Just saying.]

No Dancing On the Table With Yer Spurs On! sign ugly pink sponge paint walls kitchen Apache Junction Arizona homes houses for sale photo

Here’s a close-up view of the sponge paint.  They converted a coat closet in the hallway to a pantry.

ugly pink sponge paint walls kitchen hallway coat closet converted to a pantry Apache Junction Arizona homes houses for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Kitchen · Faux Paint & Murals · Other Arizona Cities