Entries Tagged as 'Glendale, AZ Homes'

Christmas In July

July 25th, 2014 · No 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

Phoenix Housing Bureau Relocated

July 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

Government officials recently relocated their bureau to the middle of a living room in a Phoenix home.

chest of drawers bureau used as a coffee table in the middle of a living room dumb stupid idea Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale photo

But after complaints of cramped quarters, they moved it to the back yard of a Glendale, Arizona residence.

chest of drawers bureau used as a coffee table in the middle of a cluttered back yard Glendale Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Glendale, AZ Homes · Ugly Couches/Chairs

Five Fancy Bedspreads

July 21st, 2014 · 4 Comments

Tupac lives!  Marijuana leaf.  Buyers will put this house high on their list.  It’s listed for 420?

cheap ugly Tupac marijuana leaf bedspread blanket upside down bedroom staging no closet Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale photo

Marilyn Monroe bedspread!  Gentlemen prefer bland bedspreads.  And completely painted walls.

cheap ugly Marilyn Monroe bedspread blanket Cardinals football bedroom staging Peoria Arizona homes houses for sale photo

Bless America!

cheap ugly Bless America American Mexican flag bedspread blanket bedroom Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale photo

The elusive white tiger.

cheap ugly white tiger bedspread blanket bedroom Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Holy.

religious bedspread blanket dominates the bedroom Glendale Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Glendale, AZ Homes · Peoria, AZ Homes · Bedspread

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

Glass Backsplash Backlash

July 10th, 2014 · 8 Comments

A home flipper modernized an old fireplace’s exterior with mosaic glass tiles.  Does it look too busy?  I was at a Realtor home tour this morning and one house had a remodeled kitchen with mosaic glass tile backsplash, similar to this photo.  An agent said she had that done to her kitchen and after a month, she and her husband hated it so much they had it removed!  The busy pattern drove them nuts.  Glass tile in ONE color looks very good, however.

mosaic pattern glass tile backsplash used on fireplace exterior surround too busy distracting Glendale Arizona homes houses for sale photo

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Tags: Remodeling · Fireplace · Glendale, AZ Homes

Refrigerator Clutter

July 7th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Too much stuff on the refrigerator.  It’s visually distracting.  We’ll deal with the cow collection later.

cow collection cluttered kitchen too many items family photos pictures on refrigerator Mesa Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

Sensory overload in this kitchen.

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Tags: Staging · Kitchen · Clutter · Mesa, AZ Homes · Glendale, AZ Homes · Refrigerator Magnets · Family Photos

Checker Bored

June 30th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Gigantic checkerboard pattern tile floor.

gigantic big huge giant checkerboard pattern floor tile Glendale Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Semi-checkerboard pattern.

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Mini-checkerboard pattern.

checkerboard pattern unfinished floor tile Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

No checkerboard pattern.

unfinished floor flooring tile missing gone Superior Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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

Entertainment Options

June 25th, 2014 · 5 Comments

If you want to make a big impression with buyers, install a big entertainment center right at the front door.  Add some huge speakers and crank up the music!

huge giant gigantic big entertainment center speakers Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

See?  Big speakers are trendy right now.  This home has FIVE speakers!  Another trend is back-lit TVs, although the lighting comes from the TV set itself, not from a window as seen here.

outdated big entertainment center five speakers back-lit TV blocking the window Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

They put the entertainment center in front of the window, because there was no room on the wall?

outdated big entertainment center five speakers back-lit TV blocking the window Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Built-in media niches were very popular in the late 1990s, but are now functionally obsolete.  Today’s TVs are too big for the small cubbyholes.

outdated entertainment center media niche too small for today's TV sets functionally obsolete Glendale Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Glendale, AZ Homes · Functional Obsolescence · Entertainment/Media Niche

Timmy Goes To Time Out

June 20th, 2014 · 2 Comments

When Timmy misbehaves, he goes to time out.  Thank you, Mr. & Mrs. Seller, for sharing your discipline technique with us.

Timmy goes to time out Glendale Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Glendale, AZ Homes · Family Photos

Tidy Up These Four Kitchens

June 9th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Clutter and grease here.

cluttered kitchen counters grease stains drips Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Clear off the counters please.

cluttered kitchen counters Glendale Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Same here but also fix the drawers.

cluttered kitchen counters Glendale Arizona home house for sale real estate photo drawer covers fronts missing

Counters and above the range hood, please.

cluttered kitchen counters Glendale Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Kitchen · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Glendale, AZ Homes