Entries Tagged as 'Other US Cities'

8 Real Estate Photography Tips

August 25th, 2014 · 3 Comments

1.  You might be upside down with your home’s value, but don’t prove it with the photo!

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2.  The only lines you should see are lines of people to visit your house.

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3.  Close-up photos never tell the true story.

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4.  Your reflection in the bathroom mirrors reflects your photography skills.

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The four faces of Eve?  She’s reflected four times in this photo.  At least we know she’s not a vampire.

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5. Fish eye photos creep out buyers.  Is that mold on the walls or wallpaper?

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6. Don’t take a photo from behind glass.

poor bad amateur real estate photography picture tips suggestions shadows reflection behind glass Overgaard Arizona homes houses for sale

7.  Take photos to show off the features of the house or of a room, not of personal items.  It’s doubtful those towels are worth more than $3.

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8.  Watch out for shadows!

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Tags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Wallpaper · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Family Photos · Poor Photography · Other US Cities

Rope Lights

August 24th, 2014 · 7 Comments

Thank you, Matt, for sending us this tidy Minocqua, Wisconsin home.  Pour yourself a drink and we’ll make a toast.  There’s plenty of booze and glasses.  The flyswatter’s a nice touch.

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As we venture down this room, we see rope lights on the left and on the right.

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What’s that figure in the far right (above photo)?  Let’s zoom in and take a look.  It’s a mannequin!

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More rope lights.

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Looking back the other direction, we can see the mannequin and more seating.  Is that wood sculpture a dog attacking a goat?

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A room addition off of the house addition.  That’s Rick from Pawn Stars on TV, covering his face in embarrassment.

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Is that a real dog sticking its head out the doggie door or is it a fake dog head to scare away burglars?

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And more rope lights in another room.

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Rope lights and more clutter in another room.

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Same room, lower angle.  The chairs don’t match.

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The owner, standing on the right, will include the rope lights with a full price offer.

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Tags: Staging · Family Room · Clutter · Room Addition · Other US Cities · People In Photos

View From Behind

August 18th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Let’s not take real estate photos of the back of a sofa.  [Mesa, Arizona]

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Uh, no.  Let’s try again.  How about raising the camera a little and eliminating the sofa?

poor amateur bad real estate photography tips picture back side view of couch sofa Mesa Arizona homes houses for sale

Back of a sofa in Rialto, California.

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Well, we did say not to take a photo of the back.  Now here’s a photo of the front!

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Tags: Staging · Mesa, AZ Homes · Poor Photography · Other US Cities

You’ll Find a Little of Everything In Massachusetts

August 17th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Brockton, Massachusetts home filled with lots of everything.  Busy wallpaper.  Cluttered dining area.

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Mismatched kitchen appliances.  White oven/range & a black microwave (above photo) and now a stainless steel dishwasher here.

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Cluttered dining room.

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From another angle.

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The photo suggests that the closets are too small in this house.

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Attic bedroom.

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From another angle.

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Tags: Staging · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Faux Paint & Murals · Wallpaper · Other US Cities · Attic

Macramé In Hot Springs

August 17th, 2014 · 4 Comments

One of our readers seemed shocked to see macramé in a recent post.  So here’s another one for you, Tim.  In Hot Springs, Arkansas.  Enjoy.

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Tags: Staging · Carpet · Other US Cities

If You Would Remove One Item Please

August 12th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Home staging request:  if only one item could be removed from a room to make it look nicer, what item would that be?

A motorcycle!  [Aberdeen, Washington]

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A flyswatter!  [Hot Springs, Arkansas]

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A towel!  [Phoenix]

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A hammer!  There is a jug of Arm & Hammer laundry detergent, but let’s not be so literal.  Where’s the arm?  [Glendale, Arizona]

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Glendale, AZ Homes · Other US Cities · Laundry Room

Hats Not Okay

August 11th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Ten ball caps on the wall of a Mesa, Arizona bedroom.

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Two sombreros on display in a cluttered Phoenix garage.

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And three sombreros (wrapped in plastic) on the wall of a San Antonio, Texas home.

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Tags: Staging · Garage or Carport · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other US Cities · Hats

Blythe Beauty

August 10th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Fixer-upper in Blythe, California.

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A fresh coat of paint and it’s good to go.

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Tags: Garbage and/or Junk · Fixer-Upper · Window · Siding · Other US Cities

The Castle

August 10th, 2014 · 5 Comments

Our reader, J.A., wants to share this million dollar castle with you.

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One of the bedrooms features a dragon.

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The rest of the house is really cool.

$1 million dollar castle Marengo Illinois home house for sale real estate photo

Located in north Illinois.

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Pretend this is a moat.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Pool & Spa · Fireplace · Faux Paint & Murals · Other US Cities

Blight In Blythe

August 3rd, 2014 · 5 Comments

Dilapidated house/shack in Blythe, California.  The foam roof is shot.  That’s why you see orange instead of white.  The house isn’t much better.

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The siding is in bad shape.  Odd that they used wood planks.  Blythe is located near the California/Arizona border and is hot, hot, hot in the summer.  The sun bakes the wood.

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Ask your home inspector to check the foundation.  If it has one, that is.

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Tags: Roof · Fixer-Upper · Siding · Other US Cities