Entries from September 2014

The Bathroom Remodel Is Almost Done

September 30th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Check back with us tomorrow.  The bathroom should be finished by then.

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Tags: Bathroom · Drywall Damage · Fixer-Upper · Phoenix Homes · Remodeling

Real Estate Photo Don’ts

September 30th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Buyers don’t want to see poorly stitched together panoramic shots.  The tiles don’t line up!

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Buyers don’t want to see overexposed photos.  But then again, the sun is really, really bright in Phoenix.

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Buyers don’t want to see shadows.  Even if they look angelic.

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Buyers don’t want to see the photographer’s reflection.

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We repeat, buyers don’t want to see the photographer’s reflection.

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Buyers don’t want to see photos taken at night.  By the way, this was the only photo for this house.

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Buyers don’t want to see blurry photos.

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Buyers don’t want to see creepy peephole photos.

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Tags: Other Arizona Cities · Peoria, AZ Homes · Phoenix Homes · Poor Photography

It Has a Lot Going For It

September 29th, 2014 · No Comments

Unfortunately, the lot is what’s worthwhile.

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The coved ceiling is a plus.  Too bad the owners neglected this home.

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How old is that wall heater?

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Some caulk to fill in the cracks and fresh paint will do wonders.

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Bonus room!

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So much potential.

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It has a water softener!  But it also has an old electric service panel, an old evaporative cooler, old wood shingles, and a cracked foundation.

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Tags: Back Yard · Bedroom · Ceiling · Fireplace · Fixer-Upper · Flooring · Phoenix Homes · Tile

Graphic Mural Or Graffiti?

September 29th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Think the new buyer will keep it?

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Tags: Bedroom · Faux Paint & Murals · Graffiti · Phoenix Homes

Floral Wallpaper Selections

September 28th, 2014 · 2 Comments

A bouquet of flowers in a Gainesville, Georgia bathroom.

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More flowers in a different Gainesville, Georgia home.

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A pocketful of posies in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

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Tags: Other US Cities · Wallpaper

A Head In the Head

September 28th, 2014 · 3 Comments

There’s mannequin head in this Gainesville, Georgia bathroom.

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Tags: Bathroom · Clutter · Other US Cities · Staging

Tickle Me, Elmo

September 27th, 2014 · No Comments

Oh, hi, Elmo.  Are you having fun?

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No surprise, this is a short sale.

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To qualify for a short sale, you must have a hardship.  Being messy is not a hardship.

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First impressions are formed at the front entrance.

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Tags: Clutter · Foreclosure · Garbage and/or Junk · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Stuffed Animals

70 Bottles of Booze On the Wall

September 26th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Take one down, pass it around…

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Here’s the rest.  Cheers.

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Tags: Collections · Kitchen · Mesa, AZ Homes · Staging

Attic Access

September 26th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Five homes with holes in the ceilings.  Because?

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The ceiling’s so low, perhaps the seller cracked the drywall open with his head.

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Or maybe the seller wants to show the insulation to buyers?

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This home has no insulation.

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There’s no hole, but…

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This Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ceiling needs some attention.

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Tags: Ceiling · Ceiling Fan · Fixer-Upper · Gilbert, AZ Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other US Cities · Phoenix Homes

Cosmetic Fixer

September 25th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The tree provides ample shade and is visually pleasing.  So far, so good.

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Spacious living room.

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The kitchen is a chef’s dream.

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The flooring adds character to the house.

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Shag carpeting feels so good on bare feet and toes.

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The mirror helps reflect more light into the bedroom.

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Custom-built bookshelves compliment this bedroom.

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The mold & mildew are included at no extra charge.

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Tags: Carpet · Curb Appeal · Fixer-Upper · Flooring · Kitchen · Living Room · Mold & Mildew · Phoenix Homes