Entries Tagged as 'Chandler, AZ Homes'

They Didn’t Get the Memo

January 27th, 2016 · No Comments

Most buyers nowadays would prefer a home that’s neat and tidy, not cluttered.  Just saying.

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It’s okay to pack it all away before selling.  You’d have to pack it anyway when the house sells.  Why not do it now and sell it faster and for more money?

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Don’t let buyers get distracted by all of your stuff instead of focusing on the features of the house.

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Ask a friend for advice on what to remove and tidy up if you are not sure.  Another suggestion:  take photos of your rooms and then look at them.  You’ll see things differently.

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Family Room · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Wood Paneling · Chandler, AZ Homes

Not Off To a Good Start

January 2nd, 2016 · No Comments

So much for the New Year’s resolution to make the bed every day.  That lasted one day.

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And now buyers suffer for it.

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Chandler, AZ Homes

Merry Christ Mas!

December 25th, 2015 · 5 Comments

Merry Christ Mas, everyone!

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Santa Claus made it down the chimney safely.  However, he spilled milk on the carpet.  Bad Santa.

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Merry Christmas.

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Tags: Kitchen · Garage or Carport · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Glendale, AZ Homes · Wood Paneling · Holiday Décor · Chandler, AZ Homes

Tips For Good Real Estate Photography

December 7th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Here are some helpful suggestions for taking the best real estate photos.

Don’t take close-up photos.  If the general public can’t figure out what your photo is about, then step back and retake the photo.

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Don’t let yourself be seen in real estate photos.  Buyers don’t want to see the photographer.

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Don’t let your photography equipment show up in real estate photos either.  Not very professional looking.

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Don’t overexpose your shot.  Yes, this really is a photo used to sell a home.

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Fish eye lens are creepy.  Don’t use them, especially in bathrooms.

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Stay in focus.

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Keep your hand steady.

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Pay attention to the true horizon for a balanced shot.

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Scottsdale, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Poor Photography · Chandler, AZ Homes

Happy Halloween!

October 31st, 2015 · 1 Comment

Happy Halloween from Wickenburg, Arizona.

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Happy Halloween from Avondale, Arizona.

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Happy Halloween from Chandler, Arizona.

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Happy Halloween from Mesa, Arizona.

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Happy Halloween from Sun City, Arizona.

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Happy Halloween from Glendale, Arizona.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bedroom · Driveway · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Holiday Décor · Chandler, AZ Homes

Three Requests

September 28th, 2015 · 1 Comment

To the seller of this Chandler, Arizona home, we have 3 requests:
1. Do not use a fish-eye lens when taking photos of your bathroom
2. Do not stand in front of the mirror when taking the photo

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3. Wear something more appropriate besides a tank top and pajama bottoms.
Thank you.

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Tags: Bathroom · Poor Photography · Chandler, AZ Homes · People In Photos

Mirror Mortals

August 26th, 2015 · No Comments

It’s pretty obvious, folks.  You take the photo, look at it, if you see yourself in it, take another photo.

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Is that a print film camera?  Why are there buckets in the bathtub?

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We see you.  Can’t you see you?

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Nice try, but we still see your arms and camera.  Try again.  What is on the wall below the sink?

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Oh, lady, come on.  Hire a professional photographer if you can’t figure it out.

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Not only is a blurry photo not acceptable, you’re in the photo.  Take another photo.  Digital pictures are free.  It won’t cost a penny to take another one.

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Tags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Chandler, AZ Homes · People In Photos

Macramé & Latch Hook Rugs Were Popular In the 1970s

August 8th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Macramé was a popular craft activity in the 1970s.  Many different knots to learn.  Colored beads to add.  I helped my mom make macramé hangings when I was a kid.

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Latch hook rugs were another popular pastime in the 1970s.  I helped my mom make this same Kachina doll rug in the 1970s.

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Wood Paneling · Chandler, AZ Homes · 1970s · Laundry Room

Watching Some TV

August 6th, 2015 · 3 Comments

He’s watching E! News.

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The TV set is on.

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Catching up on the latest antics of Amanda Bynes.

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ALL

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The doctor will see you now.

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It’s a man in uniform.

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Things are looking up.

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Tags: Staging · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Peoria, AZ Homes · Chandler, AZ Homes · People In Photos

Cluttered Bathrooms

July 24th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Bathroom or hair salon?

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Remove the cleaning supplies, close the toilet lid, and pick up the towel please.

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Remove everything before selling.

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Clutter · Other Arizona Cities · Surprise, AZ Homes · Family Photos · Chandler, AZ Homes