Entries Tagged as 'Glendale, AZ Homes'

Before & After Glendale Renovation

July 18th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Before Family Room.  An investor bought this Glendale, Arizona home for $131,000.

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After Family Room.  The remodeled home then sold for $180,000.

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Before Dining Room.

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After Dining Room.

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Before Bedroom.

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After Bedroom.  Carpet and paint give you the best return on renovation, especially an emotional reaction from buyers.  From “Oh, no” to “Oh, yes.”

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Before Bathroom.

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After Bathroom.

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Before Kitchen.

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

After Kitchen.  They kept the cabinets.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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Tags: Flooring · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Remodeling · Dining Room · Wallpaper · Glendale, AZ Homes · Before & After

Bedrooms In Disarray

July 15th, 2015 · 2 Comments

It’s difficult for some sellers to tidy up their bedrooms when selling.

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Messy sellers are clueless to the fact that buyers judge a house by its photos.

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Buyers don’t want to see chaos.

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Or clutter.

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There’s a fishing pole in the bedroom because?

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Where’s the bed?  Where’s the window?

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At least the bed is made.

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Same here, but what about the other riffraff?

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Glendale, AZ Homes · Wood Paneling · Tempe, AZ Homes · Chandler, AZ Homes

Floor Fail

July 8th, 2015 · No Comments

Uh, that’s noticeable.  Shoulda fixed that before selling.

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Vinyl flooring is not that expensive.  For $200, could this flooring be replaced and gain the seller $2,000 more in price?

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Peel-n-stick fail.

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Tags: Flooring · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Fixer-Upper

It’s Curtains For These Homes

July 6th, 2015 · 2 Comments

Matchy matchy.

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Wall o’ curtains.

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Dramatic effect in the middle.

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

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Old school drapes.

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Heavy.

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Better than nothing?

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

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?

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

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Two dogs.

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Another view of the pug.

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

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He’s a serious buyer.

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

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Sniff, sniff.

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

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“I’m lonely.  Pet me.”

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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.

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Be mindful of bright backgrounds.  They’ll overexpose the photo.

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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]

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Don’t use a fish-eye lens, especially in a bathroom.  It’s creepy.

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Don’t take a photo of a print.  It’s tacky.  Go outside and take a real photo of your house.

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Be careful of window reflections.  Try a different angle or be sure the street view is nice.

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Don’t use time stamps on photos.

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Tempe, AZ Homes · Poor Photography

A-Door-Able People

June 29th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Four persons on the threshold of home ownership.  All near doorways.

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“Yes, cash offers are encouraged.”

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Don’t forget to knock before entering a room.

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“When does the open house start?”

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Glendale, AZ Homes · People In Photos

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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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Another window blocker, but no TV.

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

Mickey Mice

June 26th, 2015 · No Comments

Mickey Mouse in a window.

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Mickey Mouse hiding behind a table.

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Mickey Mouse & clones taking a shower.

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Tags: Kitchen · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Glendale, AZ Homes · Refrigerator Magnets · Shower Curtain

Sellers & Buyers

June 15th, 2015 · No Comments

Proud sellers with their dog.  Both satellite dishes and the washing machine are included with the sale.

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Seller on his way to get paint for the patio cover.

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The sellers are browsing a catalog for a new drapery rod.  The current one is bent.

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The buyer is calculating how much it will cost to update the kitchen.

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Lattice hope the seller cleans up his yard soon.

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In our sellers’ market, buyers are ready to pounce on new listings.

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There’s another buyer ready to go!

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She isn’t waiting for the ’for sale’ sign to go up!

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Pets · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · People In Photos