Entries from June 2012

Bad Real Estate Photos

June 30th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Ten examples of bad real estate promotional photos.  Yes, these are actual photos.

Too dark.  Living room in El Mirage, Arizona.

too dark no flash bad poor amateur real estate photography picture El Mirage home house

Lazy photographer.  Phoenix.

bad poor amateur real estate photography picture Phoenix Arizona home house

Too much energy needed to take another photo?  Phoenix.

bad poor amateur real estate photography picture Phoenix Arizona home house

Two people in this photo.  Arizona City, Arizona.

person people bad poor amateur real estate photography picture Phoenix Arizona home house

It would have worked if she aimed directly in the middle.  Camden, New Jersey.

person reflected in mirror bad poor amateur real estate photography picture Camden New Jersey home house

Poorly exposed or the result of acid rain?  Cadillac, Michigan.

exposure bad poor amateur real estate photography picture Cadillac Michigan home house

The collapse of Europe & China?  El Mirage, Arizona.

sideways bad poor amateur real estate photography picture El Mirage Arizona home house

Block watch?  This is the only photo for the house and they blocked the view!  Phoenix.

bad poor amateur real estate photography picture Phoenix Arizona home house

The photo’s caption reads, “Street view.”  Thanks.  It helps a lot.  Phoenix.

bad poor amateur real estate photography picture Phoenix Arizona home house

Fish eye lens are even creepier when it’s a bathroom photo.  Youngtown, Arizona.

fish eye lens bad poor amateur real estate photography picture Youngtown Arizona home house

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Poor Photography · Other US Cities · People In Photos

Before & After - Worse Now

June 30th, 2012 · 6 Comments

We like to show you before & after photos when homes are renovated.  But sometimes owners don’t know how to maintain a home.  Here’s an example.

After Front of House.  As it looked in 2012.  It sold as a short sale in May 2012 for $27,000.  The roof, the clutter, the Christmas lights, etc.  The door!

ugly not maintained damaged neglected roof front of home house clutter Phoenix Arizona short sale

Before Front of House.  Here’s how it looked in 2005 when they paid $176,000 for it.

front of home house Phoenix Arizona real estate photo

Another view Before.

front of home house Phoenix Arizona real estate photo

After Back Yard in 2012.

junky cluttered messy garbage back yard dirt Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

Before Back Yard in 2005.

back yard dirt Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

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Tags: Roof · Curb Appeal · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Garbage and/or Junk · Before & After

Disaster

June 29th, 2012 · 5 Comments

Rascal the dog says, “Please save me from this messy house!”

ratty dog dirty couch clutter garbage junk stuff everywhere fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house

Graffiti in the bedroom.  White & yellow stars on the ceiling.  Foil in the window.  Towel used as a curtain.

graffiti foil in window ugly bedroom towel as curtain fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house

That chair is disgusting.  The carpet’s not much better.

dirty soiled stained chair carpet messy gross fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house

Foiled again!  Dusty too.

dirty soiled stained carpet foil in window messy gross fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house

We step back and now we’re in the dining room.

messy dirty dining room ugly fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

Another bedroom.  Yes, someone lives here.

ugly bedroom no flooring fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

As if they take showers anyway.  Check out the floor on the right side.  And the boarded up window.

bathroom shower damaged hole in wall sink missing fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house

The house is cable ready.

dirty messy junk garbage not clean fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

The furnishings are negotiable.

dirty messy junk garbage not clean fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

The kitchen is the neatest room of the house.

kitchen fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

But you’ll be in a pickle here with no sink.  Maybe Winnie the Pooh can help.

kitchen sink missing Winnie the Pooh fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

Room addition at back of house.  Building permits were obtained?

room addition poor condition weeds fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

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Tags: Carpet · Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Pets · Garbage and/or Junk · Rugs · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Window · Graffiti · Room Addition

Ceramic Collection

June 29th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Because nothing sells a house better than showing buyers something that doesn’t stay with the house.

ceramic figurine doll collection Lladro display case Surprise Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Collections · Surprise, AZ Homes

No Vampires In This House

June 29th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Strings of garlic are a surefire way to keep vampires from your home.  Oh, and never invite them into your home either.

strings of garlic gloves hung up in kitchen no vampires Avondale Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Kitchen · Other Arizona Cities · Pot Rack

Giving the Finger To Buyers

June 28th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Let’s hope those foam hands are only used at football games.

football finger foam hands in bedroom poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale

By the way, congratulations to the University of Arizona men’s baseball team for winning the College World Series this week.  National champions!

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Tags: Staging · Clutter · Phoenix Homes

Mr. Gorbachev…

June 28th, 2012 · No Comments

…tore down this wall.

half wall broken damaged falling torn down front yard curb appeal Phoenix Arizona home house

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Fence or Wall · Fixer-Upper

Confusing Dining Rooms

June 28th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Four dining rooms in need of staging assistance.

Everything’s within reach of the dining table, at least.  [Phoenix]

poor bad home staging dining room area cluttered disorganized Phoenix Arizona house 

Eating area next to the kitchen.  Supposedly.  [Phoenix]

poor bad home staging dining room area cluttered disorganized Phoenix Arizona house

It is what it is.  [Camden, New Jersey]

poor bad home staging dining room area cluttered disorganized Camden New Jersey house

Snow globe collection and many other items.  [Rice Lake, Wisconsin]

poor bad home staging dining room snow globe collection cluttered Rice Lake Wisconsin house

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Tags: Staging · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Collections · Family Photos · Other US Cities

Camden, New Jersey Was Featured On The Daily Mail On June 26

June 27th, 2012 · 7 Comments

Timely coincidence?  We posted some photos of Camden, New Jersey homes on Sunday, June 24, and now on Tuesday the 26th, the website TheDailyMail posts this article about the decay of Camden.  Read it here (lots of photos of homes).

Uh, you might want to wash your hair once in awhile.

ugly bedroom messy dirty soiled stained wall by bed Camden New Jersey home house for sale

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Tags: Bedroom · Wallpaper · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Other US Cities

May We Organize Your Kitchen?

June 27th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Please let us help you with your cluttered kitchen.  It will only take 10 minutes.  But the ceiling will take a bit longer.

cluttered messy disorganized kitchen stuff poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house

She has twins.  Driven to drink?

cluttered kitchen booze liquor bottles stuff poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house

Is it safe to put plastic on a stove?

cluttered messy disorganized kitchen stuff poor bad home staging Mesa Arizona house

Same house, more clutter.  Who’s on the calendar?  Must be some teen TV show.

cluttered messy disorganized kitchen stuff poor bad home staging Mesa Arizona house

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Tags: Staging · Kitchen · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Ceiling