Entries from April 2015

Venting Some Frustration

April 30th, 2015 · 2 Comments

What in the world?!!?!?  This seller extended their air conditioning vent further into the bedroom.  Doesn’t it look great?

really bad ugly amateur handyman A/C air conditioning vent extended along ceiling uncovered exposed Phoenix Arizona home house

They did it again in this room.

really bad ugly amateur handyman A/C air conditioning vent extended along ceiling uncovered exposed Phoenix Arizona home house

What were they (not) thinking??!

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Check out the tile floor!

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Tags: Bedroom · Fixer-Upper · Phoenix Homes · Tile · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Bathroom Blues

April 29th, 2015 · No Comments

Taking real estate photos of bathrooms can be very tricky.

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Mirrors are hard to shoot around.

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Mirrors are a reflection of your photography skills.

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Sometimes two photographers are needed to get the right shot.

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Professional attire is recommended if you are going to be included in the photo.

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A 50% improvement over the other photos.

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You have to hand it to her for ingenuity, at least.

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The seller was a little too late for boxing up her toiletries.

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Tags: Bathroom · Glendale, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Phoenix Homes · Poor Photography · Shower Curtain · Surprise, AZ Homes

They’ve Got It Covered

April 28th, 2015 · 2 Comments

Visually distracting refrigerator magnets.

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Tags: Clutter · Kitchen · Other Arizona Cities · Refrigerator Magnets

TV On the Right Side

April 28th, 2015 · 1 Comment

It’s important to have your television on when taking real estate pictures.  So says Pernell Roberts.

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And also important to have the TV placed on the right side of the photo for maximum impact.

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Call now!

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We’re not a fan of having the TV on.

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Bubble Guppies!  And lots of liquor bottles!

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Your Honor, I plead guilty for having my television on.

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Please turn off the TV when taking photos.

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Tags: Pets · Phoenix Homes · Staging

ROYGBIV Carpet

April 27th, 2015 · 3 Comments

ROYGBIV stands for the colors of the rainbow.  Let’s look at a rainbow of carpet colors.

Red.  From North Judson, Indiana.

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Orange.

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Yellow.  [Use your imagination; yellow carpet is very rare]

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Green.

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Blue.

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Indigo.

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Violet.  [Use your imagination again]

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Tags: Carpet · Glendale, AZ Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Other US Cities · Phoenix Homes

Basements Are Not Sexy

April 26th, 2015 · 2 Comments

Basements look creepy.  [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]

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The poor gas meter reader who has to visit this Warren, Ohio basement every month.

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Tags: Basement · Other US Cities

Lights, Camera, Action

April 26th, 2015 · 2 Comments

Taken at an Amsterdam, The Netherlands bedroom.  Turn on the spotlight and go for it!  Those 3-way statues are, uh, interesting.  Notice the lights under the bed platform too.

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Tags: Bedroom · Other International Cities

Before & After Mesa Short Sale Renovation

April 25th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Before Kitchen.  This Mesa, Arizona home sold as a short sale for $110,000.

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After Kitchen.  Once renovated, the house sold for $180,000.

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Before Dining Area.

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After Dining Area.

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Before Fireplace.

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After Fireplace.

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Before Bathroom.

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After Bathroom.

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Before Bedroom.

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After Bedroom.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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Before Back Patio.

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After Back Patio.

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Before Back Yard.

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After Back Yard & Patio.

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Tags: Back Yard · Bathroom · Bedroom · Before & After · Curb Appeal · Dining Room · Fireplace · Kitchen · Mesa, AZ Homes · Patio · Remodeling

Happy Birthday To Me

April 24th, 2015 · 4 Comments

What a treat for home sellers to wish me happy birthday while selling their homes.  I love you too!

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They put the plastic down because they know I’m a sloppy birthday cake & ice cream eater.

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Tags: Bedroom · Clutter · Garbage and/or Junk · Holiday Décor · Kitchen · Mesa, AZ Homes

A Work In Progress

April 23rd, 2015 · No Comments

What?! No second sink?!

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Can you make the window bigger?

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That shower seems a bit too big.

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I want the pink insulation instead.

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The clouds seem so real.

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Cover up that stain with carpet.

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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Ceiling · Fixer-Upper · Flooring · Paint · Phoenix Homes · Vandalism & Theft · Wood Paneling