Entries from April 2013

Four Kitchen Designs

April 30th, 2013 · 4 Comments

Minimalist design.

ugly kitchen sink cabinets fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Tile accents complete this Tolleson, Arizona kitchen.

ugly kitchen cabinets tile accent fixer-upper Tolleson Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

ugly kitchen cabinets tile accent fixer-upper Tolleson Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Going for hotdog realness.  Ketchup Red, Mustard Yellow, and Relish Green colors.

ugly kitchen cabinets red green yellow fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Red kitchen cabinet paint juxtaposed with hunter green & cream striped wallpaper.  The refrigerator sign reads, “Have you magnified your calling today?”

ugly red painted kitchen cabinets green striped wallpaper Mesa Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Cabinets · Kitchen · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Phoenix Homes · Wallpaper

The Scale Is Off

April 30th, 2013 · 1 Comment

The home staging is not quite to scale.

tiny small TV television big large media niche poor home staging scale size Glendale Arizona house

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Tags: Glendale, AZ Homes · Staging

Vehicular Visibility Viewpoints

April 30th, 2013 · No Comments

Three photographers want to show off how great their cars’ visibility is.

Looks great from the driver’s window.

photographer too lazy to get out of car to take real estate picture photo Phoenix Arizona home house

Clear view from the front windshield.

photographer too lazy to get out of car to take real estate picture photo Gilbert Arizona home house

Professional real estate photography from the passenger’s window.

photographer too lazy to get out of car to take real estate picture photo Phoenix Arizona home house

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Tags: Gilbert, AZ Homes · Phoenix Homes · Poor Photography

Update On Termites

April 29th, 2013 · 2 Comments

The power of social media is strong and quick.  On April 26th, I posted photos of termite tubes in a Sun City, Arizona house.  One of our readers realized she had termite tubes in her own house.  She called House Doctor Exterminating on the 26th.  They visited the house today the 29th and found that the base boards throughout her brick house were damaged by termites.  The owner is renovating the house and found the termites before remodeling was done.  The house will be treated on May 1st.

Here one photo of several from a post I did 4 years ago.  Termite tubes that hung from the ceiling.

termite tubes

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Tags: Termite Damage

Not Entirely Hidden From View

April 29th, 2013 · 3 Comments

It’s a good idea if sellers are not visible in real estate promotional photos.  Sometimes we get a glimpse of them.  [Glendale, Arizona]

half of a body showing person in real estate picture photo Glendale Arizona home house for sale

This seller put his best feet forward.  [Another Glendale home]

half of a body showing person in real estate picture photo Glendale Arizona home house for sale

Time to take his medication.  [Sun City, Arizona]

half of a body showing person in real estate picture photo Sun City Arizona home house for sale

He’s contemplating the home staging design plan for the living room.  [Trenton, New Jersey]

half of a body showing person in real estate picture photo Trenton New Jersey home house for sale

Calmly waiting for offers.  [Another Trenton home]

half of a body showing person in real estate picture photo Trenton New Jersey home house for sale

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Tags: Glendale, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Other US Cities · People In Photos · Pets

Roof Neglect = Damage

April 29th, 2013 · No Comments

Shingles missing from an Apache Junction, Arizona home’s roof.

many shingles missing from roof damage fixer-upper Apache Junction Arizona home house for sale

It wasn’t like the shingles were going to magically reappear some day.

many shingles missing from roof damage fixer-upper Apache Junction Arizona home house for sale

So the roof leaked and this is what happened next.

water damage ceiling collapsed hole roof leak fixer-upper Apache Junction Arizona home house for sale

Ignoring the problem will make things worse.

water damage ceiling collapsed hole roof leak fixer-upper Apache Junction Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Fixer-Upper · Other Arizona Cities · Roof · Water Damage

Hickory Flavor

April 28th, 2013 · 3 Comments

Lions and tigers wallpaper in a Hickory, North Carolina home.

ugly lion tiger wallpaper fixer-upper run-down Hickory North Carolina home house for sale photo

Vintage bathroom.

old vintage bathroom blue fixer-upper run-down Hickory North Carolina home house for sale photo

Looks brand new.

dirty soiled carpet wood paneling fixer-upper run-down Hickory North Carolina home house for sale photo

Laundry room.  We’re taking bets how many detergent and bleach bottles can stay on that board before it breaks.

laundry room fixer-upper run-down Hickory North Carolina home house for sale photo

The kitchen has great views of the yard.

kitchen fixer-upper run-down Hickory North Carolina home house for sale photo

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Tags: Bathroom · Carpet · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Kitchen · Laundry Room · Other US Cities · Wallpaper

Hair Dryer

April 28th, 2013 · No Comments

Lisa likes to multitask.  She reads to her baby while she has her hair done and vacuums.  [Kirksville, Missouri]

baby crib hair salon dryer vacuum odd bedroom items staging Kirksville Missouri home house for sale

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Tags: Bedroom · Other US Cities · Staging

Inappropriate Saying When Selling

April 28th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Please be considerate of others when selling.  Will buyers be offended to see a flag with the words “Kill ‘Em All.  Let God Sort ‘Em Out”??!!?  [Hickory, North Carolina]

kill 'em all let god sort 'em out flag in bedroom inappropriate tacky rude Hickory North Carolina home house for sale

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Tags: Bedroom · Bedspread · Other US Cities · Staging · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Nicholas’ Cage

April 27th, 2013 · No Comments

If the dog’s cage is that big, we’re afraid to visit this Chandler, Arizona house.

giant huge big dog cage in middle of living room Chandler Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Chandler, AZ Homes · Pets · Staging