Entries Tagged as 'Glendale, AZ Homes'

Arm’s Length Transaction

June 29th, 2017 · 4 Comments

Seller’s arm.

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Another seller’s arm.

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And another seller’s arm.

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This seller is making a grab for some water.

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Tags: Clutter · Glendale, AZ Homes · Kitchen · People In Photos · Phoenix Homes

Amateur Real Estate Photography

June 27th, 2017 · 2 Comments

When in doubt, hire a professional photographer to take pictures of your home when selling. Otherwise, you’ll get stuck with these five examples.

First up, we see an amateur photographer who can take a photo of a house on his/her cell phone but can’t figure out how to transfer it correctly. He/she took a screen shot of his/her phone and used that as the photo. By the way, all 8 photos of the property were just like this one.

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Speaking of screen shots, now we have an example of a shot of a screen.

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Distorted photo yet it was still used to promote the house.

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Watch out for shadows!

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We said, watch out for shadows.

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

Swimming Season

June 9th, 2017 · 2 Comments

Temperatures are heating up and people want to cool off in a sparkling clear swimming pool.

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Jump right in!

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Hurry before all the water evaporates!

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Close your eyes and imagine the cool water.

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Tags: Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Glendale, AZ Homes · Peoria, AZ Homes · Phoenix Homes · Pool & Spa

Less Knotty

May 27th, 2017 · No Comments

We haven’t seen many knotted curtains lately. Hopefully that ugly trend is dying out.

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Why?!?!

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Please be the last photo of a knotted curtain we ever see. Such a stupid design trend.

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Tags: Glendale, AZ Homes · Make It Stop · Other Arizona Cities · Phoenix Homes · Window Coverings

The Kids Don’t Belong In the Pictures

May 11th, 2017 · 2 Comments

Children or adults or pets should not be in real estate promotional photos.

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Please ask them to leave the room when taking photos.

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The focus should be on the house, not the child.

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2nd photo too many.

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3rd photo too many.

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Tags: Glendale, AZ Homes · People In Photos · Phoenix Homes

Heavy Carpet Use

May 6th, 2017 · 4 Comments

Dirty carpet.

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Worn-out carpet.

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Traffic pattern.

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How old is the carpet?

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Walked on areas versus covered areas.

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Time for carpet cleaning or new carpet.

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Tags: Carpet · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Glendale, AZ Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Phoenix Homes

May the Fourth Be With You

May 4th, 2017 · No Comments

May 4th is an unofficial Star Wars holiday.

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Darth Vader is keeping an eye on you.

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Do not upset Darth.

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Join the Rebellion.

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Tags: Bedroom · Bedspread · Glendale, AZ Homes · Peoria, AZ Homes · Phoenix Homes · Staging

Damaged Ceilings

April 27th, 2017 · 1 Comment

Perhaps the house isn’t quite ready to sell yet.

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This one too.

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They can’t figure out why no one is coming to see their house. And they keep getting low-ball offers from investors.

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These sellers at least made an effort to patch the hole.

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The room now has a vaulted ceiling?

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Tags: Ceiling · Drywall Damage · Fixer-Upper · Glendale, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Phoenix Homes

Burnt Grass

April 21st, 2017 · No Comments

A winter lawn (lush green rye grass) makes a Phoenix-area home look pretty. Dog urine, however, will kill rye grass.

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Tags: Back Yard · Glendale, AZ Homes · Landscaping

Built-In Media Niches

April 18th, 2017 · 2 Comments

It was popular in the 1990s and early 2000s to create massive built-in entertainment centers or media niches. Back in the day when TVs were narrower and also when big TVs were very deep. But nowadays, most of these media niches are functionally obsolete. Today’s TVs are wider and shallow.

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This TV actually fits in the niche. But the surrounding niches only encourage home owners to become collectors. Future hoarders?

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Sometimes they are used only to display items.

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They can also be demoted to secondary status. The knotted curtain gets full priority in this room.

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Or completely ignored. They’re also great dust collectors.

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Tags: Clutter · Collections · Entertainment/Media Niche · Glendale, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Phoenix Homes · Staging · Window Coverings