Entries Tagged as 'Curb Appeal'

Crack(ed) House

May 11th, 2016 · 2 Comments

There’s a big crack at the corner of the house.  And another one under the window.  Might want a structural engineer to check it out before buying.

giant huge big stairstep crack on exterior of home house Phoenix Arizona real estate photo

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper

Bad Parking Photos

May 10th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Please remove all vehicles from the front yard before taking real estate photos.  Buyers want to see the house, not your cars.

cars vehicles parked on front yard lawn blocking the view Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

It’s nice that they removed the vehicles from the driveway, but, c’mon, really?

cars vehicles parked on front yard lawn blocking the view Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

This seller used his car to block the view of the damaged garage door.

car vehicle parked sideways on driveway Glendale Arizona home house for sale photo

Because there wasn’t room to park on the street?

car vehicle parked on front yard Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

See what happens?  The parent sets a bad example and the kid copies the parent.

car vehicle parked on front yard Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Are you semi-interested in seeing this house?  Good grief.  Why take this photo?  It’s not (Kenil)worth it.

semi tractor trailer rig cab parked on driveway Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Phoenix Homes · Glendale, AZ Homes · Bad Parking

Chicken Hawk

May 3rd, 2016 · 3 Comments

For sale.

chicken hawk 031 spray painted on front of house home graffiti curb appeal Phoenix Arizona for sale photo

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Phoenix Homes · Graffiti

Earth Day

April 22nd, 2016 · 1 Comment

Today is Earth Day.  Celebrate by hugging a (dead) tree or two.  Walk barefoot in the (dead) grass.  Recycle.

two dead trees grass oil stains on driveway junk in front ugly poor curb appeal Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Landscaping · Curb Appeal · Driveway · Phoenix Homes

Keep It Under Wraps

April 17th, 2016 · 2 Comments

They’ve sealed in the freshness of this Houston, Texas home.

Everbilt plastic protective wrapping exterior fixer-upper Houston Texas home house for sale real estate photo

The house is nearly waterproof!

Everbilt plastic protective wrapping exterior fixer-upper Houston Texas home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Curb Appeal · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Fixer-Upper · Other US Cities

Rated F

April 10th, 2016 · 1 Comment

A grade of F for this Chicago, Illinois home.  That can’t be good.  [Thank you to a fan for sending this photo]

grade rated F sign boarded up window poor curb appeal Chicago Illinois home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Other US Cities

Renovation Photos Before & After

April 9th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Before Bathroom 1.  This home was purchased for $97,000.

before after renovation remodeling project photos pictures bathroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

After Bathroom 1.  The renovated home then sold for $150,000.

before after renovation remodeling project photos pictures bathroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Before Bathroom 2.

before after renovation remodeling project photos pictures bathroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

After Bathroom 2.

before after renovation remodeling project photos pictures bathroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Before Kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling project photos pictures kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

After Kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling project photos pictures kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Before Kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling project photos pictures kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

After Kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling project photos pictures kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Before Bedroom.

before after renovation remodeling project photos pictures bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

After Bedroom.

before after renovation remodeling project photos pictures bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Before Living Room.

before after renovation remodeling project photos pictures living room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

After Living Room.

before after renovation remodeling project photos pictures living room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Before Front of House.

before after renovation remodeling project photos pictures front exterior Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

After Front of House.

before after renovation remodeling project photos pictures front exterior Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Before & After

Positive Marketing

April 8th, 2016 · 7 Comments

The seller of this house is very upbeat.

graffiti green paint ugly window fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

The following comments are actual quotes from the seller, corresponding with each photo.

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“Partially rehabbed already.”

dirty toilet bathroom fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

“This is a winner.”

kitchen fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

“Lots of upside.”

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“Great bones.”

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“Up and coming neighborhood.”

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“Just like John Mellencamp says…”

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“…little pink houses.”

pink paint exterior curb appeal bad roof fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

“Opportunity calls.”

ugly patio garage container fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Roof · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper · Window · Graffiti · Drywall Damage · Laundry Room

How Selling Your House Is Like a Used Car Ad

March 30th, 2016 · No Comments

This photo is brought to us today from our reader Tyson.  It’s from a Craigslist used car ad in Las Vegas, Nevada.  He noticed the unwashed dusty car, the dent by the right front tire, the person in the photo, the dog, and the poor photography (shooting into the sun), many of the do-not’s of this blog.  Would this photo prompt people to call about the car?

amateur used car ad Craigslist post dusty dented car man person dog poor photography Las Vegas Nevada

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Pets · Poor Photography · Other US Cities · People In Photos

Remodeling Before & After Photos

March 26th, 2016 · 4 Comments

Before Kitchen.  With ugly cabinets.  Purchased for $70,000.

before after renovation remodeling project ugly John F Long kitchen cabinets Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

After Kitchen.  Cabinets replaced!  Once renovated, the house sold for $163,000.

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

Before Breakfast Room.

before after renovation remodeling project dining room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

After Breakfast Room.  Photo taken at an angle.

before after renovation remodeling project dining room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Before Family Room.

before after renovation remodeling project family room fireplace Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

After Family Room.

before after renovation remodeling project family room fireplace Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Before Bedroom 1.

before after renovation remodeling project bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

After Bedroom 1.

before after renovation remodeling project bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Before Bedroom 2.

before after renovation remodeling project bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

After Bedroom 2.

before after renovation remodeling project bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Before Front of House.

before after renovation remodeling project front exterior Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

After Front of House.

before after renovation remodeling project front exterior Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Before & After