Entries from December 2007

Top 5 Ugliest Bedrooms

December 31st, 2007 · 1 Comment

This photo is in my hall of shame of ugly house photos.  And yet it always makes me smile.  The bedspread, the shag carpet, the thing on the wall.  Classic.

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Tags: Carpet · Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Ugly Décor · Stuffed Animals · Hall of Shame - Ugly Décor · Bedspread

Unbelievable

December 31st, 2007 · 1 Comment

I still can’t get over this photo.  The offensive lawn ornament is circled in the photo.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Phoenix Homes

Ghost In the Mirror?

December 31st, 2007 · 1 Comment

This is an actual photo found on the Internet to promote the seller’s house.  It’s always mind-boggling when fuzzy photos are posted.  Digital cameras have review options, right?

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Tags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Poor Photography

Toys, Toys, Toys

December 31st, 2007 · No Comments

When selling your house, you want to highlight the features of your home.  In this case, it would have been better to not include this photo on the Internet.  There are too many toys and clutter in this room.  The wall paint should be neutralized.  And a glass globe for the ceiling fan costs only $5 at Home Depot.

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Tags: Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Stuffed Animals · Toys

Before You Rake In the Dough…

December 31st, 2007 · No Comments

…you need to rake up the leaves.  Would it take 5 minutes for the seller to rake up the leaves before having the picture taken?  This patio would look so much better tidied up.

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Tags: Patio · Phoenix Homes

Heavy Smoker’s House?

December 31st, 2007 · 2 Comments

Wow!  The seller sure smoked a lot of cigarettes to stain the walls this badly!  Why would you paint a room to look like the house is falling apart?  The seller needs to repaint the room in a neutral color to appeal to buyers.  The flooring, baseboards, & updated ceiling fan look great.

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Tags: Family Room · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals

Adult Care Home?

December 31st, 2007 · No Comments

Why do enclosed patios usually end up looking terrible?  The roof is slanted, with no space above to add A/C venting, so you’re forced to add an ugly wall A/C unit.  But since the roof is not insulated, the room gets too hot anyway (that’s why the seller put towels & sheets on the furniture; to soak up the sweat).  Is this room a family room or an exercise room?  There is an entertainment center but the TV is placed on top of it?  The blue carpet?  What if the clay pots on the wall fall down on someone’s head?

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Tags: Staging · Carpet · Family Room · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Room Addition

Parking Lot

December 31st, 2007 · 1 Comment

Why, oh why do sellers allow photos taken out front with cars in the driveway and yard?  How hard is it to move the cars/trucks for 5 minutes while the listing agent takes a picture?  Cars/trucks parked on the lawn do not make a favorable impression to buyers.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Driveway · Phoenix Homes · Bad Parking

Golf Nut

December 31st, 2007 · No Comments

This is the family room of a golf fanatic.  Golf photos & golf club are on the wall.  However, this room is below par.  The dark green wall paint should be neutralized, the wood paneling removed, the dark green carpet replaced, and the outdated furniture removed or covered.

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Here’s the adjoining room.

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The kitchen with ugly painted cabinets on the floor.

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Tags: Staging · Carpet · Paint · Family Room · Phoenix Homes · Wood Paneling

Bachelor Pad

December 31st, 2007 · 2 Comments

This downtown Phoenix high-rise condo looks like a dorm room.  The dark red walls, the electronic equipment, the mismatch of decor, etc. are not likely to appeal to the typical buyer.  And I keep thinking I see a confederate flag on the wall (but it’s actually a flag from Scotland, thanks to one of our readers).

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Tags: Staging · Paint · Phoenix Homes