Entries from October 2009

Happy Halloween

October 31st, 2009 · 2 Comments

Home sellers seem to be taking our advice.  We found only two homes up for sale with Halloween decorations.

This home is in Apache Junction, Arizona, on the outskirts of the Phoenix metro area.  They have a hanging ghost in the front yard.

hanging ghost front yard Halloween decoration Apache Junction Arizona home house

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Clutter · Other Arizona Cities · Holiday Décor

Happy Halloween

October 31st, 2009 · 5 Comments

We’re really stretching to find Halloween decorations in homes for sale.  It’s as if no one decorated this year; this is all we could find.  Here’s a Mesa, Arizona home with minimal Halloween decorations:  a witch on the ceiling and pumpkin decals in the front window.

Halloween decorations witch pumpkin window decals Mesa Arizona home house

A skeleton in the upper left corner of the bedroom.  Along with a towel used as a curtain, nunchucks in the corner, a pink lamp with no lampshade, a smiley face whoopie cushion, smiley face pajamas, and a Valentine’s Day stuffed animal.  As Carrie’s mom said in the classic horror movie Carrie, “I can see your dirty pillows.”

messy cluttered bedroom Valentine's Day Halloween decoration Mesa Arizona home house

The master bedroom.  It’s easier to see your clothes if you take away the closet doors.

messy cluttered master bedroom no closet doors Mesa Arizona home house

Pan a bit to the right and you’ll see more clothes.

messy cluttered master bedroom no closet doors Mesa Arizona home house

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Bedroom · Clutter · Mesa, AZ Homes · Holiday Décor

Magic Mushrooms

October 30th, 2009 · 4 Comments

I think that toad is fried from eating too many magic mushrooms.

bedroom wall mural magic mushrooms toadstools wasted frog toad Phoenix home house

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Tags: Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals

Creepy Doll

October 30th, 2009 · 9 Comments

Large dolls give me the creeps.  Bride of Chucky meets Poltergeist.

creepy large doll bedroom Phoenix home house real estate photo

Almost as creepy as the love doll that we posted in August 2008.

creepy large doll bedroom Phoenix home house real estate photo

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Tags: Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Dolls

Out of This World

October 30th, 2009 · 5 Comments

Let’s pick on the old blue carpet and give the shuttle mural a pass.  It’s kinda cool, actually.

space shuttle photo mural bedroom Phoenix home house

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Tags: Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals

Quattro Cucine

October 30th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Throw in some Italian words or other languages and you can make a kitchen seem more fancy.  Here are 4 kitchens that could use some help.

ugly cluttered kitchen Phoenix home house real estate photo

ugly cluttered kitchen Phoenix home house real estate photo

ugly kitchen Phoenix home house real estate photo

Darn pot rack distracts your view of the kitchen.

cluttered kitchen pot rack Phoenix home house real estate photo

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Tags: Kitchen · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Pot Rack

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

October 29th, 2009 · 3 Comments

A turd on the floor?!  Shouldn’t it be in the toilet?  Why is there garbage in the toilet?  A rake in a bathroom?  No mirror.  Bad wall paint.  Filthy, disgusting bathtub.  The bathtub’s overflow drain cover is missing.

turd feces on the bathroom floor rake dirty garbage in toilet Phoenix home house photo

At least the second bathroom is clean(er).

outdated old bathroom pink toilet green floor Phoenix home house real estate photo

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Tags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper

It’s Supposed To Be a Photo of the Kitchen

October 29th, 2009 · 2 Comments

As are 99% of the photos shown on this blog, this is an actual photo used to promote the sale of a home.  It’s the kitchen, believe it or not.  And the home seller thought he’d publish this terrible photo anyway, rather than take a new picture or leave it out.

terrible awful distorted pixilated damaged real estate photo kitchen poor photography Phoenix

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Tags: Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Poor Photography

1 Bedroom, 2 Bedrooms, 3 Bedrooms

October 29th, 2009 · 8 Comments

Nominee for dumbest photographer of the month.  In order to remember the bedrooms, the photographer used his fingers to designate the room numbers.  Perhaps he didn’t trust his short-term memory.  And do buyers really care if the rooms are in particular order?  Unbelievable.

bad dumb poor real estate photography finger in the photo Phoenix home house

bad dumb poor real estate photography finger in the photo Phoenix home house

bad dumb poor real estate photography finger in the photo Phoenix home house

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Tags: Bedroom · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Phoenix Homes · Poor Photography

Blocked Shot

October 29th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Nice parking job, blocking the house from buyers.

bad parking on lawn blocking the view of the house curb appeal Phoenix home house

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Phoenix Homes · Bad Parking