Entries Tagged as 'Before & After'

Before & After Glendale Renovation

July 18th, 2015 · 5 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.

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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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Before & After Remodel

May 2nd, 2015 · 6 Comments

Before Living Room.  The house was purchased for $125,000.

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After Living Room.  They tried selling it for $200,000 but priced too high.  Then at $175,000 with no offers; still priced too high.  It eventually sold at $155,000.  Marginal profit at that price.  Lesson hopefully learned.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Bathroom.

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After Bathroom.

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Before Bedroom.

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After Bedroom.

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Before & After Mesa Short Sale Renovation

April 25th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Before Kitchen.  This Mesa, Arizona home sold as a short sale for $110,000.

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After Kitchen.  Once renovated, the house sold for $180,000.

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Before Dining Area.

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After Dining Area.

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Before Fireplace.

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After Fireplace.

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Before Bathroom.

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After Bathroom.

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Before Bedroom.

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After Bedroom.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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Before Back Patio.

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After Back Patio.

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Before Back Yard.

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After Back Yard & Patio.

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Before & After Home Remodel

March 28th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Modest home renovation with a healthy profit margin.

Before Master Bedroom.  This Mesa, Arizona home was purchased by an investor for $90,000.

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After Master Bedroom.  After renovation, the house sold for $155,000.

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Before Second Bedroom.

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After Second Bedroom.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Den.

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After Den.  They removed the wall on the left and created a great room.  Photo looking perpendicular to the above photo.

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Before Den.  The wall on the right was removed.

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After Den.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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Before & After Short Sale Remodel

March 14th, 2015 · 9 Comments

Before Bathroom.  A patient investor waited for this short sale and bought it for $57,500.

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After Bathroom.  Once remodeled, the house sold for $143,000.

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Before 2nd Bathroom.

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After 2nd Bathroom.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Family Room.

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After Family Room.

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Before Bedroom 1.

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After Bedroom 1.

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Before Bedroom 2.

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After Bedroom 2.

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Before Bedroom 3.

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After Bedroom 3.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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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.

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

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

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

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Before Kitchen.

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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.

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Before & After Glendale, Arizona Remodel

February 21st, 2015 · 8 Comments

Before Back Patio.  Short sale.  An investor bought it for $49,000.

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After Back Yard.  Once fixed up, the house was sold for $169,000!

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Before Back Yard & Patio.

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After Back Yard & Patio.

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Before Family Room & Fireplace.

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After Family Room & Fireplace.  They removed the wall to create a great room.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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After Bathroom.  No before photo was available.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Remodeling · Fireplace · Back Yard · Glendale, AZ Homes · Before & After

Before & After Renovation Photos

February 7th, 2015 · 4 Comments

Before Bathroom.  An investor bought the house for $83,500.

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After Bathroom.  After renovation, he/she sold it for $160,000.

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Before Other Bathroom.

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After Other Bathroom.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.

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Before Bedroom.

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After Bedroom.  You’ll notice the air vent/register is missing above the door.  The renovations included new air ducts, and the registers are now in the ceiling.  See the After Living Room photo above.

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Before Other Bedroom.

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After Other Bedroom.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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Before & After – Empty vs. Furnished

January 31st, 2015 · 11 Comments

One of the most common questions when sellers consider selling their homes is, “Will my house look better furnished or empty?”  The answer is usually “it depends.”  As we’ve seen many times on this blog, furniture & furnishings can make or break a home’s appeal.  Today we have a great example to compare empty versus furnished.  However, the Before photo is probably the furnished one; the After photo when empty.

Empty Family Room.

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Furnished Family Room.

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Empty Family Room.

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Furnished Family Room.

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Empty Family Room.

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Furnished Family Room.

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Empty Dining Room.

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Furnished Dining Room.

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Empty Master Bedroom.

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Furnished Master Bedroom.

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Empty Bedroom.

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Furnished Bedroom.

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Empty Hallway.

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Furnished Hallway.

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Tags: Staging · Family Room · Bedroom · Dining Room · Other Arizona Cities · Before & After

Fake Staging

January 31st, 2015 · 4 Comments

We continue with the debate: does a home show better when empty or when staged?  The next question is: can the seller afford home staging services?  If not, then virtual staging becomes an option.  This is a fairly new service that is gaining in popularity.  Sellers hire a company to digitally stage furniture and furnishings onto their photos.  This service can cost several hundred dollars versus several thousand dollars for actual furniture rental.  Let’s take a look.

Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.

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Before Breakfast Room.

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After Breakfast Room.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.  My personal thoughts are that it is a good idea if the empty space is monochromatic and lacks visual energy (”tan and bland”) and/or the space is so big that buyers can’t envision where to place furniture.  But only if both actual and virtual photos are included and a disclaimer included in the write-up.  A Realtor from a New York City real estate TV show got in trouble for only including virtually staged photos on his listing.

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