Entries from February 2009

Three Messy Kitchens

February 28th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Time to clean up the kitchens before taking real estate promotional photos, folks.  Come on now, you only get one chance to impress buyers.  Take a gander at these three messy kitchens.

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messy cluttered junky dirty kitchen bad MLS photos ugly home house Phoenix

messy cluttered junky dirty kitchen bad MLS photos ugly home house Phoenix

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Tags: Staging · Kitchen · Clutter · Phoenix Homes

Three Dogs Inside

February 28th, 2009 · No Comments

I showed a home on Thursday that said there was a friendly dog.  When we got to the house, we were greeted by two dogs barking loudly outside.  By the time we reached for the door handle, both dogs were inside, barking and jumping at the door.  The buyer said, “No way” and we left.

Here are three photos of quiet dogs in real estate promotional photos.  The first two are from Scottsdale, Arizona; the last one from Phoenix.

Fifi keeps watch.
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Fido is set to attack if provoked.
dog in house real estate promotional photo Scottsdale Arizona bad MLS photos

Rover will be all over you.
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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Scottsdale, AZ Homes · Pets · Poor Photography

Three Ugly Back Yards

February 28th, 2009 · No Comments

Once buyers make their way through the house, the back yard can seal the deal.  Or crush it completely.  Here are three examples of ugly back yards that are sure to turn off buyers.  The first one is from Buckeye, Arizona.  Something weird’s going on back here.

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This is a Phoenix home.

ugly back yard no landscaping dirt Phoenix Arizona bad MLS photos

Here’s a Gilbert, Arizona home with dirt.

ugly back yard no landscaping dirt Gilbert Arizona bad MLS photos

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Tags: Landscaping · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Other Arizona Cities · Garbage and/or Junk · Fence or Wall · Gilbert, AZ Homes

Close-Up Photos of Walls

February 28th, 2009 · No Comments

The photographer of this Phoenix home needed to turn the camera just a little more to the right.  A third of the photos are walls.  Take a look.

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close-up photo of walls poor photography real estate bad MLS photos Phoenix

close-up photo of walls poor photography real estate bad MLS photos Phoenix

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Poor Photography

House Blockers

February 28th, 2009 · No Comments

Three examples of vehicles that block the view of the homes.  Move the vehicles away from the house before taking real estate promotional photos please.  Are you selling the cars or the house?

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cars trucks vehicles parked in front of the house bad MLS photos Phoenix real estate

cars trucks vehicles parked in front of the house bad MLS photos Phoenix real estate

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Phoenix Homes · Bad Parking

Worst Bathroom Wallpaper of the Year

February 27th, 2009 · 5 Comments

We might have a winner for Worst Bathroom Wallpaper of the Year.  Or at least Tackiest Wallpaper of the Year.  Tropical paradise, for sure.

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One of the bedrooms is cheerful with its pink walls and green carpet.

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Banana yellow kitchen with a strange layout.  The washing machine is in the kitchen next to the refrigerator.  The dishwasher opens to the outside of the kitchen, away from the sink.  Dirty carpet in the kitchen too.

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Tags: Flooring · Bathroom · Kitchen · Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Wallpaper · Hall of Shame - Tacky Décor

Chickens Are Allowed

February 27th, 2009 · No Comments

This house in Avondale, Arizona is up for sale.  The photo from the back yard reads, “chickens are allowed.”  Looks like a scene from “Slumdog Millionaire.”

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The home’s kitchen.

old kitchen foreclosure home Avondale Arizona bad MLS photos

Here’s the front of the house with a non-permitted room addition.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Kitchen · Foreclosure · Back Yard · Other Arizona Cities · Room Addition

Matching Bedspread & Window Blinds

February 27th, 2009 · No Comments

Classy & contemporary.

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matching bedspread window blinds bedroom staging bad MLS photos Phoenix

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Tags: Bedroom · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Bedspread

Cultured Marble Is Neither

February 27th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Cultured marble bathroom.

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Tags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes

Children’s Holiday Stickers

February 27th, 2009 · 2 Comments

In Arizona, you must be 18 years old to purchase property.  Somehow the sellers of these five homes think their target audience is 6 years old.  Let’s take a look.

Glendale, Arizona home
children's holiday sticker bad MLS photos Glendale Arizona real estate home

El Mirage, Arizona home
children's holiday sticker bad MLS photos El Mirage Arizona real estate home

Mesa, Arizona home
children's holiday sticker bad MLS photos Mesa Arizona real estate home

Laveen, Arizona home
children's holiday sticker bad MLS photos Laveen Arizona real estate home

Phoenix, Arizona home
children's holiday sticker bad MLS photos Phoenix Arizona real estate home

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Holiday Décor