Entries from March 2015

Don’t Slip In the Shower

March 31st, 2015 · 3 Comments

Looks like the shower tile slipped down a bit.  Or the tile is smaller than the rest.

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Tags: Bathroom · Fixer-Upper · Phoenix Homes · Stuffed Animals

Photoshop Shenanigans

March 31st, 2015 · No Comments

I declare shenanigans on this real estate photo.  Fake grass!  Look at the repeated pattern.

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Filled in with fake grass.  Phony!  Misleading.  Imagine the disappointment when you see it in person.

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Poor Photography

The Aim Is a Little Off

March 30th, 2015 · No Comments

The poor photographer had a rough go at this house.  Let’s see if we can offer advice.  How about not taking a close-up photo of clutter?  It serves what purpose?

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We want to see the dining room.  You’re too far to the left in this shot.

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Well now you’re too close to the table.  How about stepping back?

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No, further back! [sigh]

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Not ideal, but probably the best we’re going to get.  Let’s move on to the kitchen.

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Again, you’re too close!  Any why show the junk pile?  Let’s step back and shoot to the left.

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That’s better, but what possessed you to use a fish-eye lens?  Now the cabinets are warped.  Please try again.

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[sigh]  I think we’re done here.  Thank you.  You can leave now.

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Tags: Dining Room · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Poor Photography · Wood Paneling

Cecilia, You’re Breaking My Heart

March 30th, 2015 · No Comments

It took me awhile, but I figured out the custom graffiti has the name Cecilia.  It might take a long time to find buyers with a girl named Cecilia who loves the house.

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Tags: Graffiti · Phoenix Homes

Bargain Basement

March 29th, 2015 · 1 Comment

All included with full price offer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Tags: Basement · Clutter · Fixer-Upper · Garbage and/or Junk · Other US Cities

Odd Bathtub

March 29th, 2015 · 5 Comments

These Des Moines, Iowa sellers enclosed their bathtub.

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Tags: Bathroom · Other US Cities · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Before & After Home Remodel

March 28th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Modest home renovation with a healthy profit margin.

Before Master Bedroom.  This Mesa, Arizona home was purchased by an investor for $90,000.

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After Master Bedroom.  After renovation, the house sold for $155,000.

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Before Second Bedroom.

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After Second Bedroom.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Den.

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After Den.  They removed the wall on the left and created a great room.  Photo looking perpendicular to the above photo.

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Before Den.  The wall on the right was removed.

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After Den.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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Tags: Bedroom · Before & After · Curb Appeal · Kitchen · Mesa, AZ Homes · Remodeling · Wood Paneling

Not Short On Clutter

March 27th, 2015 · No Comments

This Mesa, Arizona home is a short sale.  It has a lot of visual distractions.

short sale cluttered office poor bad home staging visual distractions Mesa Arizona house real estate photo

Unless the desk is staying with the house, why take a photo of it?

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There’s still some counter space available for more clutter.

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The photographer spared us from seeing more clutter.

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Tags: Bedroom · Clutter · Kitchen · Mesa, AZ Homes · Office/Den · Staging

Patio Pets

March 27th, 2015 · 1 Comment

We’re seeing dogs on sellers’ patios lately.  They might be used to distract buyers from noticing the clutter.

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What ladder?  What lawn mower?  What tire?  All I see is a dog.

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The four dogs and their owner are hoping you don’t notice the peeling paint and clutter.

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At least the seller picked up the dog poop.  It is disgusting to visit a home with a poopy back yard.

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Pee pad?  Gross!

pet dog on patio in real estate promotional photo picture Peoria Arizona home house for sale

This photo’s caption reads, “Loveable Joe.”

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Tags: Clutter · Other Arizona Cities · Peoria, AZ Homes · Pets · Phoenix Homes · Tempe, AZ Homes

Windows 10 Home Edition Preview

March 26th, 2015 · 2 Comments

One of several unique windows in a Phoenix home.  You can download photos of it on the worldwide web.  And see spider webs in the kitchen!

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News about these windows is spreading as quickly as the cobwebs.

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Close of escrow will be the date when these security shields are released.

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Windows with dual protection in this room.

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These windows’ unique features are sure to please the public.

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Or you can select the plain version of windows.

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Security issues have been resolved with this new edition of windows.

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They’re only letting us see a preview of this window.  When will the public be allowed to see the full version?

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We’re not allowed to see the windows in this room yet.  It’s not ready to be released to the public.  The photos are still being developed.

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We’ll need further information about this window.  It already seems to have some flaws.

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Tags: Bathroom · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Window