Entries from August 2013

Two Neglected Fireplaces

August 31st, 2013 · 6 Comments

Dusty, old, ugly fireplace, ignored by its owners.  Could have been a selling feature.  [Mammoth, Arizona]

dusty old ugly neglected dark brown painted fireplace horse statue clutter Mammoth Arizona home house for sale

These Hartford, Connecticut sellers covered up their fireplace with a sofa.  And then threw in some teddy bears to distract you further.

fireplace covered up with sofa couch teddy bears stuffed animals Hartford Connecticut home house for sale

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Tags: Clutter · Fireplace · Other Arizona Cities · Other US Cities · Staging · Stuffed Animals · Wallpaper

Faces In Real Estate

August 31st, 2013 · 3 Comments

When inanimate objects are given human characteristics, we call it anthropomorphism.  Here are 3 examples in real estate photos.

This Mesa, Arizona home’s exterior is made of stucco, which is falling apart.  It created a toothless old man smiling face at the bottom of the photo.  See it?

anthropomorphic face cracked stucco exterior Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

The crease in the bedspread is the smiling mouth and the pillows are the eyes in this Sun City, Arizona bedroom.

anthropomorphic face bedspread pillows bedroom Sun City Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

The windows resemble eyes looking to its right.  The garage door can be the mouth.  [Peoria, Arizona]

anthropomorphic face garage door windows eyes exterior Peoria Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Bedspread · Fixer-Upper · Garage or Carport · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Peoria, AZ Homes

Hot Steppin’

August 30th, 2013 · 3 Comments

She is a true rock-n-roll gal!  Dancin’ to the beat!  [Glendale, Arizona]

ugly bad mannequin guitars records on the wall cluttered room Glendale Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Clutter · Glendale, AZ Homes · Staging

Instant Gotta Have It

August 30th, 2013 · No Comments

I’ll pay above asking price!  Gotta have it before someone else buys it!  [Surprise, Arizona]

dilapidated run-down neglected ugly curb appeal exterior fixer-upper front Surprise Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Fixer-Upper · Surprise, AZ Homes

Sweatshop Busted In Avondale, Arizona

August 30th, 2013 · 5 Comments

The seller of this Avondale, Arizona home didn’t realize the real estate photos would be made public.  Now she has some explaining to do!  😉

three sewing machines set up in living room poor bad home staging Avondale Arizona house for sale photo

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Tags: Clutter · Other Arizona Cities · Staging

Home Skulled

August 29th, 2013 · 5 Comments

Nice first impression this Glendale, Arizona home makes.  A spade with a skull face plus machine gun and two hand grenades.

graffiti skull face spade machine gun hand grenade drawn on bedroom wall Glendale Arizona home house for sale short

The rest of the bedroom doesn’t look better.

graffiti skull face spade machine gun hand grenade drawn on bedroom wall Glendale Arizona home house for sale short

Damaged bathroom.

damaged bathroom shower wall tile missing hole fixer-upper Glendale Arizona home house for sale short

The master bathrooms looks worse for wear.

damaged bathroom vanity messy garbage junk fixer-upper Glendale Arizona home house for sale short

The back patio and yard.

ugly back patio yard messy cluttered game tables unmowed grass weeds Glendale Arizona home house for sale short

The side yard.

ugly back yard messy cluttered junk garbage weeds Glendale Arizona home house for sale short

The swimming pool water is a nice thick color of green.

ugly green algae uncleaned dirty neglected swimming pool fixer-upper Glendale Arizona home house for sale short

Broken window.  This is a short sale, by the way.

broken window neglected ignored fixer-upper Glendale Arizona home house for sale short

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Tags: Back Yard · Bathroom · Bedroom · Fixer-Upper · Garbage and/or Junk · Glendale, AZ Homes · Graffiti · Patio · Pool & Spa · Weeds · Window

Horse Head In Your Bed

August 29th, 2013 · 4 Comments

These Sun City West, Arizona sellers must have really upset the Godfather: there are TWO horse heads in their bed!!
They have quite the toy car collection.  Plus an oil lamp!!  And what looks to be like blue bloomers hung on a laundry line across the window.

horse head bedspread bedroom toy car collection boxes ugly blue window valance Sun City West Arizona home house

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Tags: Bedroom · Bedspread · Collections · Other Arizona Cities · Staging · Window Coverings

Bug Catcher

August 28th, 2013 · 6 Comments

Pour a little sugar water in a toilet to attract bugs?  What other explanation is there?

dirty toilet dead bugs insects all over bathroom floor gross Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Bathroom · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Mesa, AZ Homes

Not Meant For Parking

August 28th, 2013 · 5 Comments

Please do not park on the front lawn when selling your home.

bad parking truck parked on front yard lawn Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

It’s not an attractive look.

bad parking truck parked on front yard lawn Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

They did park on the driveway technically, but really?

bad parking Prius car parked sideways on driveway Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

These sellers get a pass.  When it’s super hot in Phoenix, you’re allowed to park your car in the shade no matter where.

bad parking truck parked on front yard lawn Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

It’s so hot in Phoenix, he was afraid the tires would melt on the hot concrete.

bad parking car parked on front yard lawn Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Any possibility of moving the trucks out of the front yard before we take the real estate photo?

bad parking truck parked on front yard lawn Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Here’s a good example of what we mean.

bad parking cars vehicles on driveway block the view Surprise Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

They also included this photo.  The house looks much better with an empty driveway.

Surprise Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

It would appear these sellers frequently park cars on the front yard.

bad parking car vehicle tire tracks on front yard lawn Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Bad Parking · Mesa, AZ Homes · Phoenix Homes · Surprise, AZ Homes

Personal Interest

August 27th, 2013 · 2 Comments

The parents haven’t told the kids they’re selling the house.  [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]

boy kid baby in real estate promotional photo clutter living room Philadelphia Pennsylvania home house for sale

OK, now they told them.  Poor little boy is crying.

boy kid baby in real estate promotional photo clutter living room Philadelphia Pennsylvania home house for sale

“I am so bored.  Is the house sold yet?”

young girl boy in real estate promotional photo living room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

“Oh, I didn’t know you were taking the pictures so early.  I’m still in my pajamas!”

woman lady in pajamas in real estate promotional photo kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

“I cleared the room of all clutter as you suggested.  Now what?”

woman lady in real estate promotional photo Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

The photographer had a supervisor.  [Jonesboro, Arkansas]

woman lady reflection in TV television real estate promotional photo Jonesboro Arkansas home house for sale

Something has really caught his eye.  [Lancaster, Ohio]

man looking down in front yard real estate promotional photo Lancaster Ohio home house for sale

We can’t quite put our finger on what it is, but the photographer did!

man looking down in front yard real estate promotional photo Lancaster Ohio home house for sale

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Tags: Bedroom · Clutter · Kitchen · Living Room · Other US Cities · People In Photos · Phoenix Homes · Staging