Entries from May 2016

Short Sale Example

May 31st, 2016 · 3 Comments

There are currently only 277 active short sale listings in the Phoenix metro area.  Thank goodness.  Here’s an example.

Take her.  The dog is begging, “Forget her.  Take me!”

cluttered disorganized chaotic bedroom dog pet on bed take her on TV short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Let’s back out of this cluttered bedroom.

cluttered disorganized chaotic bedroom short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Into another cluttered bedroom.

cluttered disorganized chaotic bedroom short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

And another one.

cluttered disorganized chaotic bedroom short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

The drawer front is missing.

drawer front missing in cluttered bathroom short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

The kid is not peeing.  He’s looking at something.  What is it?

cluttered bathroom little boy looking at baby chickens chicks short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

It’s baby chickens!!  With a short sale, you never want to count your chickens before they’re hatched.  The bank has to approve the offer.

cluttered bathroom baby chickens chicks heat lamp short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Over in the family room, it looks like the sellers have security cameras set up.  In case someone dares to steal their stuff.

cluttered disorganized messy family room short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

We pan to the right.

cluttered disorganized messy family room kitchen short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Deep fryer in the kitchen.

kitchen dirty cabinets door deep fat fryer popcorn maker short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Dinner is served.  Somewhere.

cluttered disorganized messy dining room table short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Bonus room.

cluttered disorganized messy family bonus room short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

They included a photo at a higher viewpoint.

cluttered disorganized messy family bonus room short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Personal belongings and toys take priority over the fireplace.

cluttered disorganized messy family bonus room fireplace short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

The covered patio is a great place to entertain guests.

cluttered disorganized messy junky covered patio back yard short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

This yard might have a swimming pool.

cluttered disorganized messy junky back yard dirty swimming pool short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Well, at least it hasn’t turned green yet.

neglected dead leaves debris dirty swimming pool short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

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Tags: Back Yard · Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Dining Room · Family Room · Fireplace · Holiday Décor · Kitchen · Patio · People In Photos · Pets · Phoenix Homes · Toys

Memorial Day

May 30th, 2016 · No Comments

Today is Memorial Day where we remember those who died while serving their country.

POW MIA flag crossbow weapon in child's bedroom pinata Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Tomorrow we’ll address the staging in this room, especially weapons within reach of a child.

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Tags: Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Staging · Weapons & Firearms

Snake!

May 29th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Imagine visiting this Lyman, South Carolina home and seeing a snake on the bed!!  Would you pee your pants?  Before you realized it was a fake snake?  We hope it’s fake.  On the other hand, why would the seller put a fake snake on the bed?  To scare away what?

fake snake on top of fake bear skin rug on top of bed Lyman South Carolina home house for sale photo

Thank you, Sally, for sending us these photos.  Thank you for pointing out the fake bear skin rug.  Who would have noticed?

fake snake on top of fake bear skin rug on top of bed Lyman South Carolina home house for sale photo

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Tags: Bedroom · Bedspread · Other US Cities · Staging · Window Coverings

Bathroom Wall Tile

May 28th, 2016 · 3 Comments

Who says tile is only for floors or showers?  Why not add tile to the rest of the bathroom walls?

ugly tile pattern on bathroom wall pink paint Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Wall tile can brighten up any bathroom.

ugly tile pattern on bathroom wall Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes

1960 Fireplace

May 27th, 2016 · 4 Comments

Raised free-standing fireplace from 1960.

raised free-standing fireplace 1960 Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Don’t see that very often.

raised free-standing fireplace 1960 Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Buyers can burn all the extra wood trim when they remodel.

raised free-standing fireplace 1960 Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Fireplace · Phoenix Homes

Animals

May 26th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Here’s a Phoenix home with free-range chickens.

chickens on the loose in back yard Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

The Pelican Brief?

pelican art wall hanging Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Deer in a Scottsdale home’s back yard.  Since the deer isn’t facing the camera, is it being coy or being decoy?

fake deer decoy in back yard Scottsdale Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Back Yard · Mesa, AZ Homes · Pets · Phoenix Homes · Scottsdale, AZ Homes

Messy Bedrooms

May 25th, 2016 · 4 Comments

Ugh.

very messy chaotic disorganized cluttered bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Another messy bedroom.  Ugh.

very messy chaotic disorganized cluttered bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Do sellers not care?

very messy chaotic disorganized cluttered bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

From another angle.  The closet is more organized than the bedroom.

very messy chaotic disorganized cluttered bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

When bedrooms are used as storage rooms.

very messy chaotic disorganized cluttered bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Bathroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Staging

Jump For Joy

May 24th, 2016 · 3 Comments

Will buyers jump up and down when they see this beautiful back yard?  Or will they shed a tear?  The sellers are tired of us grilling them about cleaning up their yard.

junky cluttered back yard rusty rusted shed trampoline BBQ grill tire garbage Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Oh, look.  There’s a lounge area for you to rest between weightlifting sets.

junky cluttered back yard garbage outdoor couch sofa weight set Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

The dog is super excited about the fire pit.

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Tags: Back Yard · Clutter · Garbage and/or Junk · Pets · Phoenix Homes

Back(yard) With a Vengeance

May 24th, 2016 · No Comments

Paradise.

open trailer filled with drywall construction scraps garbage junk ugly back yard Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Back Yard · Garbage and/or Junk · Mesa, AZ Homes

Bathroom Mildew

May 23rd, 2016 · 1 Comment

When a bathroom doesn’t have an exhaust fan or a window that opens, mold and mildew can appear.

mold mildew bathroom unclean unhealthy ceiling Chandler Arizona home house for sale photo

How do you not see the mildew and mold on the ceiling and then not do anything about it?

mold mildew bathroom unclean unhealthy ceiling Chandler Arizona home house for sale photo

The air is not safe to breathe.

mold mildew bathroom unclean unhealthy ceiling Chandler Arizona home house for sale photo

Gross.  The house was marketed for sale in this condition.

mold mildew bathroom unclean unhealthy ceiling Chandler Arizona home house for sale photo

Why?

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Tags: Bathroom · Chandler, AZ Homes · Mold & Mildew