Entries Tagged as 'Hall of Shame – Messy'

Careless Sellers Could Care Less

January 10th, 2014 · 17 Comments

Why bother offering home staging advice?  The sellers just don’t care.

What is that black water in the bathtub?  Dirty toilet too.

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This is the cleanest room of the house.

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They have a fireplace!

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Fine dining.

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Oh, look, more junk outside.

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Junk yard.

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There’s a security camera by the front door.  They don’t want anyone stealing their precious belongings.

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Tags: Back Yard · Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Dining Room · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fireplace · Fixer-Upper · Garbage and/or Junk · Hall of Shame - Messy · Living Room · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Staging · Weeds

Short Sale At $65,000

July 16th, 2013 · 7 Comments

Peoria, Arizona home.  Purchased for $113,500 in 2001.  Refinanced in June 2007 for $176,000.  Sold as a short sale in 2013 for $65,000.  These are photos from 2013.

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Being very conservative, let’s assume in 6 years they paid down their original mortgage to $110,000 by 2007.  The refi difference would be $66,000.  Cash-out refi?  To pay off other debts?  Or to remodel the home?  Let’s see if they remodeled.

First stop, the kitchen.  Doesn’t look remodeled.

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Appliances are missing.

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Now the family room.

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And then we look up.  Ugh.

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No money spent on new flooring in the living room.

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Nor on new doors.

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Nor windows.

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Let’s see if they put money into new landscaping in the back yard.

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The buyer gets to deal with this.

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And this.

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Wait.  Are those new doors?  And newer fencing too.

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Tags: Back Yard · Ceiling · Curb Appeal · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Drywall Damage · Family Room · Fence or Wall · Fixer-Upper · Flooring · Garbage and/or Junk · Hall of Shame - Messy · Kitchen · Living Room · Peoria, AZ Homes

Work From Home

June 27th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Buyers nowadays want home offices.  So if you have an extra room or the space, show it off as office space.  Create the scene.  Let the buyers imagine themselves working from home.

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It’s more relaxing and easier to concentrate when working at home.  A home office is a great selling feature.

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Tags: Clutter · Garbage and/or Junk · Glendale, AZ Homes · Hall of Shame - Messy · Office/Den · Phoenix Homes · Staging

Kittens & Puppies

March 13th, 2013 · 21 Comments

You might be in disbelief, but these are actual real estate promotional photos of an actual home for sale in Chandler, Arizona.

Mommy cat gave birth to several kittens recently.  She’s feeding them next to a baby crib.

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Here’s the baby crib.  Let’s refer again to the photo above.  Dirty, soiled carpet, damaged drywall, and cat dander.

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Outside we see two puppies.  With gas canisters nearby.  Those eyes are so sad looking.

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The patio is filled with junk.

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More junk!

junk garbage piled up hoard patio Chandler Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

And more junk!

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Messy room inside.

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Cluttered kitchen.

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Soiled carpet.  I hope the baby doesn’t crawl on that.

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Dirty carpet in another room.

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Cluttered bedroom.

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Stuff piled up in the garage.

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There is a bed in the garage!  The garage door has a Dallas Cowboys poster and a sign that reads, “cat/kitten crossing.”

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It’s no surprise that the driveway is dirty too.

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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Carpet · Clutter · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Driveway · Garage or Carport · Garbage and/or Junk · Hall of Shame - Messy · Kitchen · Patio · Pets

Catching Flies In Camden, New Jersey

January 20th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Hoarder’s house in Camden, New Jersey.

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Time to replace the fly strip.

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More junk in the next room.

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Tags: Clutter · Fixer-Upper · Garbage and/or Junk · Hall of Shame - Messy · Other US Cities · Staging

Super Messy Mesa, Arizona Home

June 15th, 2012 · 14 Comments

There’s a point where messy becomes crazy.  This Mesa, Arizona home is a good example.

The living room.

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Another angle.

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A bedroom with graffiti on the wall.

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Another view of this room.  Skull picture.

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Family room.  The sellers bought the house for $123,000 in 2000.  They refinanced in 2005 for $155,000.  Spent most of the money on clothes?  Was going to foreclosure auction but they managed to get it sold as a short sale for $107,000.

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The neatest area of the house is the dining room and kitchen.

very messy cluttered piles of clothes junk belongings hoarding Mesa Arizona home house

A messy bedroom.

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A messy hallway.

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Bonus room.  That’s a lot of stuff!

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Not as bad as expected.

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Did a tornado hit the back yard?

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Good grief.  Hoarders?

very messy cluttered piles of garbage junk belongings hoarding back yard Mesa Arizona home house

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Tags: Back Yard · Bathroom · Bedroom · Garbage and/or Junk · Graffiti · Hall of Shame - Messy · Living Room · Mesa, AZ Homes · Staging

Home Staging Perfection

April 1st, 2012 · 8 Comments

Leave it to Houston, Texas to show us how home staging should be done.

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It provides a more cushioned walk down the hallway.

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It has that lived-in look.

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A real homey feel.

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Fine dining.

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Gourmet kitchen.

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They left a spare light bulb for the buyer.

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See the hole in the wall as an opportunity.  Now your kids can talk to each other and share toys.

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The pretty wallpaper was professionally installed.  It’s all in the details, folks.

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Tags: Bedroom · Clutter · Drywall Damage · Fixer-Upper · Foreclosure · Garbage and/or Junk · Hall of Shame - Messy · Kitchen · Other US Cities · Staging · Window Coverings · Wood Paneling

Just Gross

January 26th, 2012 · 14 Comments

WARNING:  Don’t look at these photos before eating.

Foreclosure home with lots of filth and garbage.  Cleaning was not a priority.

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One of the most disgusting bathrooms we’ve seen in a long time.  Unbelievable.  [Click on photo for full size.]  Does it make you feel pity or contempt?

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Tags: Bathroom · Clutter · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Foreclosure · Garbage and/or Junk · Hall of Shame - Messy · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes

Hoarders House

January 15th, 2012 · 9 Comments

Completely messy hoarder’s home.  The pictures are amazing.

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Did you find these photos just a bit too clean for a hoarder’s house?  It’s because they are not real.  Artist Carrie Becker created these models at 1/16th scale!!  She was inspired by the hoarding TV shows.  Very, very creative.  Awesome job!
If you’d like to purchase these photos and support Carrie, here’s her Etsy site.

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Tags: Clutter · Garbage and/or Junk · Hall of Shame - Messy · Other US Cities

Filth & Social Decay In London

May 29th, 2011 · 6 Comments

What is this world coming to?  Totally disgusting unsanitary unhealthy unsafe living conditions in a London flat.  Someone actually lived there.  This is the bathroom.

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A cleaning crew was hired to handle this messy bathroom.  Imagine the smell.

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The clean up job is amazing.  Too bad the floor was ruined from filth & neglect.

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Tags: Bathroom · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Garbage and/or Junk · Hall of Shame - Messy · Other International Cities · Safety Issue