Entries from January 2014

Pool Party

January 31st, 2014 · 4 Comments

With all the freezing weather around the country, no one’s thinking about swimming.  These four sellers weren’t thinking about their pools either.

Neglected.

empty dirty neglected swimming pool fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Safety hazard.

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Dirty.

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Swimming pool at an Amsterdam, The Netherlands home.  Note that the plastic liner has come off the right side.

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Tags: Back Yard · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Other International Cities · Phoenix Homes · Pool & Spa

Pretty Bedspreads

January 31st, 2014 · 3 Comments

Three princesses on a bedspread.  Interesting choice for a master bedroom.

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Betty Boop!

Betty Boop cheap bedspread bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Pleasant pastels.

pink green pastels bedspread bedroom Peoria Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Bedroom · Bedspread · Other Arizona Cities · Peoria, AZ Homes · Phoenix Homes

Tweety Bird Obsession

January 30th, 2014 · 3 Comments

This photo has made its way around the blogging world.  In case you hadn’t seen it before, please enjoy this enormous Tweety Bird collection.  [click to expand]

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Tags: Bedroom · Collections · Phoenix Homes · Staging · Stuffed Animals

Move Your Vehicles Please

January 30th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Was it necessary to park your car on the front yard when the driveway and street are available?

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Used car lot?  You can’t see the house.

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This is a better angle, but…

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“Mom, will you please move your car so I can play basketball?”  “Only after you take down the Christmas lights!”

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The only photo provided for this home.  At least the basketball hoop isn’t located in a tree like the previous house.

cars trucks vehicles parked on driveway bad parking blocked view of home house Glendale Arizona real estate photo

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Tags: Bad Parking · Chandler, AZ Homes · Curb Appeal · Glendale, AZ Homes · Phoenix Homes

Five Times the Clutter

January 29th, 2014 · 2 Comments

This blog likes to point out that clutter does not help sell a home.

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So if you have a cluttered room and just can’t clean it up, maybe don’t include a photo of it.

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And especially don’t include more than one photo of the same messy room.

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Because then you are only emphasizing the clutter.

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For example, this Mesa, Arizona home’s bedroom clutter was featured in FIVE photos.

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Tags: Bedroom · Clutter · Garbage and/or Junk · Mesa, AZ Homes · Staging

This Seller Is Very Humble & Modest

January 29th, 2014 · 4 Comments

How do we know?  Because he has no vanity.

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Tags: Bathroom · Fixer-Upper · Other Arizona Cities · Vandalism & Theft

Vandalism Again

January 28th, 2014 · No Comments

Buyers today would like a window in a bathroom, so the hoodlums who destroyed this bathroom did buyers a favor.

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All that damage just to get $5 in copper pipes.

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Damaged air conditioner.

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Tags: Bathroom · Fixer-Upper · Glendale, AZ Homes · Phoenix Homes · Roof · Vandalism & Theft

Stonewalling

January 28th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Adding stones to a wall is a decorating style chosen by a few.

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Two-toned stone is another option.

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Dark grout was used to make the stones “pop.”

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They’ll finish the wall after their next tax refund check arrives.

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Tags: Fireplace · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Phoenix Homes

A Lot Left To Be Desired

January 27th, 2014 · 1 Comment

As someone would judge a book by its cover, so do buyers by a house’s exterior.

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This house is a castle?

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Should we at least take a look inside?

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Did buyers tap their brakes or speed up?

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Bring a flashlight and your imagination.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Fence or Wall · Fixer-Upper · Landscaping · Other Arizona Cities · Phoenix Homes

Three Ugly Sofas

January 27th, 2014 · 3 Comments

These three sofas were built to last.

ugly sofa couch fabric pattern Sun City Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Unfortunately they are lasting for decades.

ugly sofa couch fabric pattern Sun City Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Do they make slip covers that big?

ugly sofa couch fabric pattern Casa Grande Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Other Arizona Cities · Ugly Couches/Chairs