Entries Tagged as 'Other US Cities'

Shoes & Toiletries

September 12th, 2014 · 3 Comments

As if a bathroom couldn’t smell bad enough, there are dozens of shoes and a dirty clothes basket.

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There’s a storage cabinet, so why isn’t everything inside it?

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Clutter · Other US Cities

Carpet Stains

September 9th, 2014 · 2 Comments

The pathway to home ownership?

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Mike kept spilling his drinks from the kitchen to the sofa.

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You’d think dark carpet would hide dirt and stains.  Wrong.

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It seems to be holding up well.  [Brockton, Massachusetts]

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Be sure to tip toe on the carpet.  If you dare.  [Brockton, Massachusetts]

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The padding has worn out.  [Hot Springs, Arkansas]

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Tags: Carpet · Living Room · Phoenix Homes · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Other US Cities

Decisions, Decisions

September 7th, 2014 · 5 Comments

Do you keep the wood paneling?  Keep the green wall?  Keep both?  Or cover it with wallpaper?  [Martinsville, Virginia]

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Tags: Wood Paneling · Fixer-Upper · Other US Cities

Lush Landscaping

August 31st, 2014 · 1 Comment

Don’t worry, once the drought ends in California, the trees will green up real nice.  [Blythe, California]

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Close your eyes and imagine how it used to look.

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There’s still some green!  Oh, wait.  Is that the neighbor’s yard or this yard?

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Tags: Landscaping · Other US Cities

Bowl Obstruction

August 31st, 2014 · 5 Comments

Here’s a case of the cramps in a Blythe, California bathroom.  There’s no elbow room around the toilet.

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This tiny bathroom is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  You have to squeeze past the toilet to get to the sink.  Hopefully Mr. Seller doesn’t splash all over the toilet bowl, since it’s highly likely you’ll rub your leg against the toilet a few times.

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Tags: Bathroom · Other US Cities

8 Real Estate Photography Tips

August 25th, 2014 · 4 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.

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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 · 8 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?

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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