Entries Tagged as 'Bad Parking'

Not Meant For Parking

August 28th, 2013 · 5 Comments

Please do not park on the front lawn when selling your home.

bad parking truck parked on front yard lawn Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

It’s not an attractive look.

bad parking truck parked on front yard lawn Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

They did park on the driveway technically, but really?

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These sellers get a pass.  When it’s super hot in Phoenix, you’re allowed to park your car in the shade no matter where.

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It’s so hot in Phoenix, he was afraid the tires would melt on the hot concrete.

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Any possibility of moving the trucks out of the front yard before we take the real estate photo?

bad parking truck parked on front yard lawn Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Here’s a good example of what we mean.

bad parking cars vehicles on driveway block the view Surprise Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

They also included this photo.  The house looks much better with an empty driveway.

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It would appear these sellers frequently park cars on the front yard.

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A Seller’s Conversation

August 12th, 2013 · 2 Comments

“I need you to help me get the house ready to sell.”  “Whatever.  It looks fine.”

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“I have to do everything myself!”

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“Those darn flies!  I have to pick up the dog poop by myself.”

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“At least move the trucks out of the way.  And finish that shed you started five years ago!”

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“Who’s got time to make a bed?!”

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“I can’t get my kid to clean his room.”  Selling a home can be stressful.

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Tags: Staging · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Pets · Back Yard · Bad Parking · People In Photos

Little Red Riding Hood

July 6th, 2013 · 3 Comments

Two red hooded jackets, three water jugs, and a parakeet.

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Additional parking out back.

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Large yard.

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Tags: Staging · Tile · Clutter · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Back Yard · Bad Parking

Park Somewhere Else Please

June 27th, 2013 · 2 Comments

There’s a driveway on the left and a driveway on the right.  Average them both and you park in the middle.

bad parking vehicle car parked on front lawn yard Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

That driveway has plenty of room for both vehicles plus more.  Hint, hint.

bad parking vehicle car parked on front lawn yard Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

When it does rain, I’ll bet those tire ruts fill up with water.

bad parking vehicle car parked on front lawn yard Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Technically, it’s kinda a paved surface, so it’s probably not a zoning violation in Phoenix.  But moving both vehicles away would allow buyers to see the front of the house.  Just saying.

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They were unloading cases of soda pop?

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Is it a used car lot or a home for sale?

bad parking vehicle car parked on front lawn yard Peoria Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Home sales in Houston, Texas are as flat as that tire?

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Driveway Parking Not Allowed

March 27th, 2013 · No Comments

These three sellers heard that before real estate photos are taken, they should move their cars off the driveway.

The cars are off the driveway.  Perhaps the photographer should have been more specific.

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See?  It’s not on the driveway.

bad parking vehicles cars parked on yard front lawn Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

She was determined to park her car in the shade.

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Parking Options

February 23rd, 2013 · No Comments

When the street and driveway are available, choose the front yard instead!

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Dirt is softer than concrete.

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There’s no driveway on this side of the lot, that’s why.

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Parking this way helps with the satellite signal?

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I’ve Been Neglected & Ignored

February 4th, 2013 · 6 Comments

My owners haven’t taken care of me.

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They never seem to wash their hands or their dog.  This is my front door.

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Thank goodness for the gap at the front door.  It lets in fresh air.

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My kitchen is both beat up and beat down.

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The edge of the kitchen cabinet.  I have termites!!  Long-term termites.  Like many, many years of termites.  My owners ignored the signs.

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They started to remove things and then stopped.

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Extensive termite damage.

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They removed a closet.

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They wanted the house to flow better?

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This is the shower door.  It used to be clear.  It’s never been cleaned.

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More termite damage.  How could they ignore this?

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They got mad and punched me, then tried to patch it over.

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This is the patio roof.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Kitchen · Mesa, AZ Homes · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Drywall Damage · Bad Parking · Termite Damage

Parking On Black Friday Can Be Difficult

November 23rd, 2012 · 4 Comments

So many people shopping today on Black Friday.  Shopping mall parking lots are completely filled.  Shoppers are forced to park on people’s front yards!

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What else can you do?  Parking on the street is not an option?

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Secured parking.

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No real driveway = park wherever you want.

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He can’t wait for the 2 for 1 sale at Hubcaps R Us. [Houston, Texas]

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Dog, Bees, Kiddie Pool, & Scooter

September 12th, 2012 · 6 Comments

Dog gone it.

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The bees’ knees.  And wings and legs too.  The listing said there was a “bee problem of Biblical proportion in the second bathroom.” I rushed over to the house to take these photos.

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Absolutely crazy.

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Unique swimming pool.  Cool or too weird?  Do you just sit in the pool?  Doesn’t seem very practical.  More art than functional?

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Park your car and scooter on the front yard.  Sure to impress buyers.  For other examples of bad parking, click here.

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Confusion About Parking

August 16th, 2012 · 4 Comments

With the heat in Phoenix, the brain sometimes gets fried a bit.  People get confused.  Sellers park their cars on front yards.

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It’s just too hot to walk that extra 20 feet.  Or take down the Christmas lights.

bad poor parking car vehicle parked on front yard lawn Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

He doesn’t want to block buyers from walking up the driveway.  Very considerate.

bad poor parking car vehicle parked on front yard lawn Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

This seller doesn’t want buyers to walk up the path to the front door.

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Another considerate seller.  His front porch light bulb is burned out, so if buyers visit at night, we’ll turn on his headlights for them.

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This taxi driver needs to call a cab.  This particular house was sold as a short sale.  It went under contract September 9, 2011 and finally sold 10.5 months later on July 30, 2012.  Short, indeed.

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