Bad & Better Real Estate Photos

February 25th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Bad photo of a bedroom.

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Better photo of the same bedroom.  So why include the first one?

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Bad photo with person’s reflection in the window.

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Better (?) photo without the person’s reflection.  So why include the first one?

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Bad photo with the toilet seat up.

poor amateur real estate photography photo picture toilet seat is up bathroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Better photo with the seat down.  So why include the first one?

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→ 3 CommentsTags: Phoenix Homes · Poor Photography · People In Photos

Lighthouses In Light Houses

February 24th, 2015 · No Comments

Lighthouse mural in a Peoria, Arizona home.

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Lighthouse shower curtain in a Cottonwood, Arizona.

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Lighthouse shower curtain in a Phoenix home.

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→ No CommentsTags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Other Arizona Cities · Peoria, AZ Homes · Shower Curtain

Toiwer Or Showlet?

February 24th, 2015 · 4 Comments

He was tired of getting up to shower after messy bowel movements, so he moved the toilet to the shower?  A real time saver!

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→ 4 CommentsTags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Wallpaper · Fixer-Upper · Drywall Damage

Embedded

February 23rd, 2015 · 1 Comment

This person’s not going anywhere.  She/he turned her/his bedroom into a studio apartment.  It’s a living room and a kitchen and an office too.

cluttered bedroom used as an office and kitchen microwave messy chaotic poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

In the next room, we see boxes with the wording “Paper’s, get rid of” and “burn letters.”  I volunteer to help clear out this room so it shows nicer.  With all that clutter, buyers won’t notice the clean, nice window blinds or large room size.

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→ 1 CommentTags: Staging · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes

Stymied By a Mirror

February 23rd, 2015 · 3 Comments

Poor photographer.  She just can’t seem to get the right shot.  Straight on isn’t working for her.

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This angle isn’t working either, but at least we didn’t have to block out her face.  [side note: does it look like the door is not installed?]

amateur photographer reflected reflection in mirror bathroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo picture

Nope.  We still see you.

amateur photographer reflected reflection in mirror bathroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo picture

In photo #4, she gave up on the mirror and shot low.

amateur photographer reflected reflection in mirror bathroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo picture

And we’re treated to a fifth photo of this bathroom!
Here’s a suggestion:  take a vertical shot from the left side of the bathroom door.  You’ll get half of the mirror and vanity (without the reflection) and get the toilet and shower in the shot.
Another tip (I got this one from a professional photographer):  close the bathroom door; place the camera at the mirror and take a picture of the door.  Then when you take a photo with you in the mirror, you can photoshop the door into the mirror.

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→ 3 CommentsTags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Poor Photography · People In Photos

The UglyHousePhotos Tribute To the 2015 Academy Awards

February 22nd, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Oscars will be televised tonight!  It’s the 2015 Academy Awards! Let’s take a twist on the Top 8 Nominated Movies with our version we call the Uglies.  Which movie do you think will win tonight? (in alphabetical order)

AMERICAN SNIPER - They’re gunning to win the Oscar.

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BIRDMAN - Will they fly down the aisle to collect their Oscar?

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BOYHOOD - Boys will be boys.  [If this movie wins, I swear; boring, no plot, played like a home movie]

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THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL - This is the Old Mill Room from the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, California.

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THE IMITATION GAME - Did Alan Turing crack the code for winning the Oscar?

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SELMA - This movie was about Bart Simpson’s aunt??!?

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THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING - Steven Hawking is taking a nap before the Oscars.

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WHIPLASH - Will this movie snare the Oscar?  Drumroll please.

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→ 2 CommentsTags: Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Pets · Graffiti · Shower Curtain · People In Photos

Before & After Glendale, Arizona Remodel

February 21st, 2015 · 4 Comments

Before Back Patio.  Short sale.  An investor bought it for $49,000.

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After Back Yard.  Once fixed up, the house was sold for $169,000!

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Before Back Yard & Patio.

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After Back Yard & Patio.

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Before Family Room & Fireplace.

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After Family Room & Fireplace.  They removed the wall to create a great room.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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After Bathroom.  No before photo was available.

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→ 4 CommentsTags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Remodeling · Fireplace · Back Yard · Glendale, AZ Homes · Before & After

Do You Want Fries With That Shag?

February 20th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Empty McDonalds’ French fry container and dozens of ketchup stains in the carpet.  Impressive.

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→ 3 CommentsTags: Carpet · Glendale, AZ Homes · Garbage and/or Junk · Dirt, Dust, & Filth

Fifty Shades of Grey Metal

February 20th, 2015 · 4 Comments

Christian & Anastasia would not listen to their Realtor about removing their “love” cage before selling their home.  Guess who’s in the doghouse now because the house hasn’t sold.

big giant large huge dog pet cage right next to the bed bedroom poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

→ 4 CommentsTags: Staging · Bedroom · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Phoenix Homes · Pets

Prison Barrack?

February 19th, 2015 · 4 Comments

There is a state penitentiary in Florence, Arizona.  Due to overcrowding, prisoners are now being housed in people’s homes in Florence, as seen here.  It’s up to the inmates to figure out how to get to the top bunk and not fall out.

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→ 4 CommentsTags: Bedroom · Safety Issue · Other Arizona Cities · Hall of Shame - Funny