Entries Tagged as 'Other US Cities'

The Many Sides of Houston

July 24th, 2016 · No Comments

Neglected siding in Houston, Texas.

neglected damaged dilapidated siding poor condition fixer-upper Houston Texas home house for sale photo

Damaged siding at another Houston home.

neglected damaged dilapidated siding poor condition fixer-upper Houston Texas home house for sale photo

And another bad house.

neglected damaged dilapidated siding poor condition fixer-upper Houston Texas home house for sale photo

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Fixer-Upper · Other US Cities · Siding

San Diego Staging Needed

July 17th, 2016 · 5 Comments

Our reader Michael sent us these photos of a San Diego, California home.

cluttered living room poor home staging bicycles San Diego California house for sale real estate photo

Let’s remove the stuffed animal on the couch, the outdated poster of movie stars at the diner, the bicycles, the fan, the ladder, the vacuum cleaner, the fake logs, the Budweiser sign, the cords, etc.

cluttered living room poor home staging bicycles ladder San Diego California house for sale real estate photo

The dust pan, the trash can…  And look at the dirty arms on that chair!

cluttered living room poor home staging dirty chair San Diego California house for sale real estate photo

Too bad this house is cluttered.  The wood floors are beautiful.

cluttered living room poor home staging bicycles San Diego California house for sale real estate photo

MilkBone dog biscuits.

cluttered living room poor home staging MilkBone dog biscuits box San Diego California house for sale real estate photo

Cluttered kitchen too.

cluttered kitchen poor home staging San Diego California house for sale real estate photo

This house could look so much better.

cluttered kitchen poor home staging San Diego California house for sale real estate photo

The bathroom needs help.  This house isn’t ready to be shown to buyers.

bathroom drywall damage patch poor home staging San Diego California house for sale real estate photo

Cluttered bedroom.

cluttered bedroom poor home staging San Diego California house for sale real estate photo

Nine rolls of toilet paper in this bathroom.

9 nine rolls of TP toilet paper bathroom poor home staging San Diego California house for sale real estate photo

Paper towels along with clutter.  Looks like a nice bedroom.  Too bad you can’t tell.

cluttered bedroom case of paper towels poor home staging San Diego California house for sale real estate photo

The back of the house with wood deck.

back yard cluttered wood deck peeling paint San Diego California home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Back Yard · Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Drywall Damage · Kitchen · Living Room · Other US Cities · Room Addition · Siding · Staging · Ugly Couches/Chairs

Sofa Selections

July 13th, 2016 · 2 Comments

How about this lovely sofa from Lyman, South Carolina?  The macramé owl is available too.

ugly old outdated sofa couch furniture macramé owl wood paneling Lyman South Carolina home house for sale photo

Floral fun in Phoenix.

ugly old outdated floral sofa couch furniture Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

A sense of formality in Sun City, Arizona.

ugly old outdated formal sofa couch furniture Sun City Arizona home house for sale photo

And a delightful blend of colors in Yarnell, Arizona.

ugly old outdated sofa couch furniture Yarnell Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Other Arizona Cities · Other US Cities · Phoenix Homes · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Wood Paneling

$670 Per Square Foot

July 10th, 2016 · 6 Comments

This San Diego, California home is only 978 square feet.  It sold recently for $655,000!  In this condition.  Thank you to our reader Michael for sending these photos.

drum set messy cluttered bedroom San Diego California home house for sale real estate photo

What do we know about suggesting home staging and de-cluttering?  The house still sold despite this.

messy cluttered kitchen San Diego California home house for sale real estate photo

Imagine how much the house will sell for once renovated.  Would it get $1,000 per square foot?

bathroom green tile outdated San Diego California home house for sale real estate photo

We still recommend clearing off the clutter before selling.

cluttered fireplace outdated San Diego California home house for sale real estate photo

Looks like it might have a basement apartment.  Must be a real treat when it rains.

outside stairs basement apartment San Diego California home house for sale real estate photo

outside stairs basement apartment San Diego California home house for sale real estate photo

Dead bamboo.

yard dead bamboo in chain link fence San Diego California home house for sale real estate photo

Paintball stains on the garage?  It’s almost art.  Looks like flowers.

paintball stains splatters on side of garage San Diego California home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Back Yard · Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Fireplace · Fixer-Upper · Garage or Carport · Kitchen · Other US Cities · Staging

Panda Express Yourself

June 26th, 2016 · 8 Comments

We didn’t make this up.  To help sell a home in Spring, Texas, a person dressed up as a panda.  Yes, these are actual real estate marketing photos.

person dressed up as a panda sitting on toilet bathroom real estate marketing ploy Spring Texas home house for sale

At least she/he washed her/his hands after going using the toilet.

person dressed up as a panda washing hands bathroom real estate marketing ploy Spring Texas home house for sale

At a different bathroom.

person dressed up as a panda standing by sink bathroom real estate marketing ploy Spring Texas home house for sale

Splish, splash, she’s taking a bath!

person dressed up as a panda taking a bath bathroom real estate marketing ploy Spring Texas home house for sale

Cookin’ up some interest in the kitchen.

person dressed up as a panda standing in kitchen real estate marketing ploy Spring Texas home house for sale

“Why don’t you join me in bed?  I’ll do anything for a sale.”

person dressed up as a panda lying in bed bedroom real estate marketing ploy Spring Texas home house for sale

Looking for other plushies on-line.

person dressed up as a panda sitting at desk bedroom real estate marketing ploy Spring Texas home house for sale

“I’ll go the extra mile to get a sale.”

person dressed up as a panda walking on treadmill bedroom real estate marketing ploy Spring Texas home house for sale

“We’re having bamboo again?!!?!”

person dressed up as a panda sitting at table dining room real estate marketing ploy Spring Texas home house for sale

“Come and knock on our door.  We’ll be waiting for you.  Where the kisses are his and hers and hers…”

person dressed up as a panda sitting on front porch real estate marketing ploy Spring Texas home house for sale

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Tags: Other US Cities · People In Photos · What Were They Thinking?!?!

For Sale By Owner

June 19th, 2016 · 3 Comments

This seller is trying to sell his Little Rock, Arkansas home by himself on Craigslist.  These are actual photos from the ad.

amateur horrible bad real estate photo from phone for sale by owner FBSO Craigslist ad Little Rock Arkansas home house

The ad reads:
one beroom mobile home, $4,500..retail value 25,000
home made from two shipping containers, 8 by 44 feet each so together, so together the home or office is 16 by 44.
you could use this for a office also.
it is 90 percent finished, needs toilet and 2 sinks and kitchen cabinets and floor covering

amateur horrible bad real estate photo from phone for sale by owner FBSO Craigslist ad Little Rock Arkansas home house

Thank you to our reader Rodney for sending us the ad.

amateur horrible bad real estate photo from phone for sale by owner FBSO Craigslist ad Little Rock Arkansas home house

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Tags: Other US Cities · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Raised Foundation

June 12th, 2016 · 2 Comments

This Houston, Texas home is off the ground, supported by cinder blocks.

fixer-upper raised foundation supported by cinder blocks poor siding Houston Texas home house for sale

The siding is in good condition too.

fixer-upper raised foundation supported by cinder blocks poor siding Houston Texas home house for sale

Perfect for heavy rains.  The water flows under the house.

fixer-upper raised foundation supported by cinder blocks poor siding Houston Texas home house for sale

Let’s hope the cinder blocks don’t sink into the wet ground.

fixer-upper raised foundation supported by cinder blocks poor siding Houston Texas home house for sale

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Fixer-Upper · Other US Cities · Siding

Snake!

May 29th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Imagine visiting this Lyman, South Carolina home and seeing a snake on the bed!!  Would you pee your pants?  Before you realized it was a fake snake?  We hope it’s fake.  On the other hand, why would the seller put a fake snake on the bed?  To scare away what?

fake snake on top of fake bear skin rug on top of bed Lyman South Carolina home house for sale photo

Thank you, Sally, for sending us these photos.  Thank you for pointing out the fake bear skin rug.  Who would have noticed?

fake snake on top of fake bear skin rug on top of bed Lyman South Carolina home house for sale photo

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Tags: Bedroom · Bedspread · Other US Cities · Staging · Window Coverings

Great Curb A-Peel

May 22nd, 2016 · 5 Comments

The paint’s a-peelin’ at this Houston, Texas home.

dilapidated neglected peeling paint siding bad curb appeal Houston Texas home house for sale photo

Impressive.

dilapidated neglected junk piled up ATV roof Houston Texas home house for sale photo

The tree seems to have fallen over onto the house.

dilapidated neglected overgrown vegetation landscaping tree fallen over tricycles Houston Texas home house for sale photo

Would be a great place to play hide-and-seek.

dilapidated neglected overgrown vegetation landscaping vines Houston Texas home house for sale photo

Too bad there were no pictures of the inside of the house.

dilapidated neglected overgrown vegetation landscaping vines Houston Texas home house for sale photo

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Fixer-Upper · Garbage and/or Junk · Landscaping · Other US Cities · Roof · Siding

Cats & Dogs

May 20th, 2016 · 1 Comment

The cat is looking back in disgust at the cluttered mess.

cat pet in real estate photo cluttered bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Will the dog attack or not?  That could scare buyers away.

dog pet in real estate photo back yard dirt Glendale Arizona home house for sale

Attention hog dog.

dog pet in real estate photo living room Glendale Arizona home house for sale

Do you see the cat?  [Thank you to our reader who sent this from Woodridge, Illinois]

cat pet in real estate photo on top of refrigerator Woodridge Illinois home house for sale

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Tags: Back Yard · Bedroom · Clutter · Glendale, AZ Homes · Kitchen · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other US Cities · Pets · Phoenix Homes