Entries from March 2016

Too Much Refrigerator Clutter

March 31st, 2016 · 4 Comments

Clear off the refrigerator before selling.

too much stuff clutter on refrigerator kitchen Peoria Arizona home house for sale photo

Less is much more.

too much stuff clutter on refrigerator kitchen Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

Too distracting.

too much stuff clutter on refrigerator kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Kitchen · Mesa, AZ Homes · Peoria, AZ Homes · Phoenix Homes · Refrigerator Magnets · Staging

How Selling Your House Is Like a Used Car Ad

March 30th, 2016 · No Comments

This photo is brought to us today from our reader Tyson.  It’s from a Craigslist used car ad in Las Vegas, Nevada.  He noticed the unwashed dusty car, the dent by the right front tire, the person in the photo, the dog, and the poor photography (shooting into the sun), many of the do-not’s of this blog.  Would this photo prompt people to call about the car?

amateur used car ad Craigslist post dusty dented car man person dog poor photography Las Vegas Nevada

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Other US Cities · People In Photos · Pets · Poor Photography

Please Let Me Straighten It

March 29th, 2016 · No Comments

That crooked sink!  Ugh.  Please level it.  Then again based on the look of the bathroom, level has different meanings.

fixer-upper bathroom needs updating crooked sink Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

That door mat.  Please adjust it.

front entry crooked door mat Sun City Arizona home house for sale photo

Those drawer handles.  Sigh.  I have a screwdriver in my car.  I’ll go get it.  Be right back.

dresser drawer handles dangling crooked loose Overgaard Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Bathroom · Other Arizona Cities · Phoenix Homes

Cluttered Spaces

March 28th, 2016 · No Comments

Don’t dare complain about the abundance of visual clutter in this home or the seller might hit you with his bat!

lots of visual clutter pictures on the wall disorganized family room baseball bat Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Christmas decorations and other stuff going on in this house.

lots of visual distractions disorganized family room Christmas tree Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

There’s a man reading instructions on home staging.  After he finishes his Budweiser beer, he’ll start organizing the room.

man person sitting down reading Budweiser beer can poor home staging Chandler Arizona house for sale photo

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Tags: Chandler, AZ Homes · Clutter · Family Room · Holiday Décor · Living Room · People In Photos · Phoenix Homes · Staging

Happy Easter

March 27th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Peeps, the Easter duck, wishes you a happy Easter.

stuffed animal yellow duck Arizona City home house for sale real estate photo

Happy Easter and happy Halloween too.

crucifix tricycles bicycle plastic Halloween pumpkin staging Laveen Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Easter blessings.

crucifix small dining room Glendale Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Dining Room · Glendale, AZ Homes · Holiday Décor · Other Arizona Cities · Staging · Stuffed Animals

Remodeling Before & After Photos

March 26th, 2016 · 4 Comments

Before Kitchen.  With ugly cabinets.  Purchased for $70,000.

before after renovation remodeling project ugly John F Long kitchen cabinets Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

After Kitchen.  Cabinets replaced!  Once renovated, the house sold for $163,000.

before after renovation remodeling project kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Before Breakfast Room.

before after renovation remodeling project dining room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

After Breakfast Room.  Photo taken at an angle.

before after renovation remodeling project dining room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Before Family Room.

before after renovation remodeling project family room fireplace Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

After Family Room.

before after renovation remodeling project family room fireplace Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Before Bedroom 1.

before after renovation remodeling project bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

After Bedroom 1.

before after renovation remodeling project bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Before Bedroom 2.

before after renovation remodeling project bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

After Bedroom 2.

before after renovation remodeling project bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Before Front of House.

before after renovation remodeling project front exterior Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

After Front of House.

before after renovation remodeling project front exterior Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Bedroom · Before & After · Curb Appeal · Family Room · Fireplace · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Remodeling

Fence Fails

March 25th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Very clever sellers.  If you break the fence trying to visit their house, you must buy the house.

wood fence gate falling apart broken old damaged Huachuca City Arizona home house for sale photo

Rusted fence.

rusted metal fence Glendale Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Quite the selection:  chain link, metal, and wood fences.

chain link metal wood fence sections Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

This fence/wall catches your attention.

blue wall fence Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Fence or Wall · Fixer-Upper · Glendale, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Phoenix Homes

Big Crack

March 24th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Doesn’t look good.  Yikes.

huge giant big crack in support wall Globe Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Fixer-Upper · Other Arizona Cities

The Elk Has a Great View

March 23rd, 2016 · 1 Comment

So thoughtful of the sellers to place the elk head where it can enjoy the view.  Our hats off to the seller.  Now if they would take the hats off the elk…

elk head bust taxidermy hats Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Hats · Phoenix Homes · Taxidermy

World’s Biggest Dog House

March 22nd, 2016 · 3 Comments

Good grief.  Really?

old abandoned Penske moving truck van now used as a giant dog house world's largest back yard German shepherd Phoenix Arizona home house

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Tags: Back Yard · Pets · Phoenix Homes · What Were They Thinking?!?!