Home Tour Highlights

April 17th, 2015 · 1 Comment

I went on a Realtor home tour yesterday and saw very nice homes.  There is always a seller or two that doesn’t get the memo on home staging or home presentation.  Here are two examples:

Collections on display.  You can’t tear your eyes away from all that stuff.  Many of the home’s rooms were like this.  Hard to remember the house and its positive features in this condition.  I wonder if instead of the seller doing an inevitable price reduction (let’s say $5,000), that they move out instead and spend the $5,000 on rent and storage.

big huge large collection of clocks knick knacks toys dust cluttered office Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Personal items.  I did a double take at this home’s bathroom.  No one wants to see a feminine hygiene product wrapper!

feminine hygiene product maxi-pad wrapper on bathroom floor Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

→ 1 CommentTags: What Were They Thinking?!?! · Phoenix Homes · Office/Den · Collections

Wild Animal Print Again

April 17th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Told you it was a trend.  Photo art of wild animals is popular.  Here’s another zebra print.

wild animal zebra photo print art on wall Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Spot On

April 16th, 2015 · 2 Comments

There’s a new trend in flooring:  natural plank wood floors.  Plywood is the most popular choice of flooring material.   Things got lost in translation, however.  The sellers heard that buyers are looking for bathrooms resembling hotels & resorts with spa treatments; they thought it was “spot” treatment.  All this bathroom needs now are knotted curtains.

ugly bathroom dusty dirty toilet plywood flooring unsecured green spot sponge painting fixer-upper Casa Grande Arizona home house

→ 2 CommentsTags: Flooring · Bathroom · Faux Paint & Murals · Other Arizona Cities · Fixer-Upper

World’s Smallest Dining Table

April 16th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Good luck hosting Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner with that tiny table!

world's smallest tiniest dining table Christmas Santa Claus hats Peoria Arizona home house for sale photo

→ 1 CommentTags: Dining Room · Peoria, AZ Homes · Holiday Décor

Tax Day

April 15th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Income tax forms are due today!  Everyone’s panicking to finish on time.  Papers everywhere!  Utter chaos.

cluttered office too many visual distractions Tempe Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

→ 1 CommentTags: Clutter · Office/Den · Tempe, AZ Homes

Titanic Sinking Anniversary

April 15th, 2015 · 2 Comments

Today marks the 103rd anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.  Our hearts will go on.

Titanic movie poster on display Glendale Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Where were the life preservers when they needed them?!?!

life preserver S.O.S. SOS bathroom wall San Tan Valley Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

→ 2 CommentsTags: Bathroom · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes

A Real Deal

April 14th, 2015 · No Comments

Vintage wood shingle siding at an Aguila, Arizona home.  Own a piece (or two) of history!

wood shingle siding about to fall off decay crumble neglected dilapidated Aguila Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Solar water heater!

wood shingle siding about to fall off decay crumble neglected dilapidated rusty water heater Aguila Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Won’t last long!  Literally.

wood shingle siding about to fall off decay crumble neglected dilapidated Aguila Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Gourmet kitchen.

neglected dilapidated kitchen cabinets missing damaged fixer-upper Aguila Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Future skylight?

neglected dilapidated big hole in ceiling damaged fixer-upper Aguila Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

The value’s in the land?

neglected dilapidated fixer-upper Aguila Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

→ No CommentsTags: Kitchen · Other Arizona Cities · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling · Siding

One-Armed Bandit & His Horse

April 14th, 2015 · No Comments

It’s a slot machine in the form of a cowboy robber!  He’s gunna rob you!  What fun!

one-armed bandit slot machine in the form of a cowboy robber pool table Tempe Arizona home house for sale photo

And there’s his getaway horse!!

merry-go-round horse on display pool table Tempe Arizona home house for sale photo

→ No CommentsTags: Staging · Tempe, AZ Homes · Weapons & Firearms · Art

Everything On Display

April 13th, 2015 · No Comments

The photo tells the story.

cluttered disorganized chaotic Phoenix Arizona house for sale poor bad home staging bric-a-brac wall photo

→ No CommentsTags: Staging · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Ceiling · Art

Wild Animal Art

April 13th, 2015 · 2 Comments

There is a hot new trend to report:  when selling your house, hang a large picture or painting of a wild animal.  Bonus points if it’s on the right side of the photo.

large big picture painting art elephant Cave Creek Arizona home house for sale photo

See?  On the right side!

large big picture painting art tiger Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

On the right again at this house.

large big picture painting art zebra Peoria Arizona home house for sale photo

Go get your animal print today!

large big picture painting art zebra Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

→ 2 CommentsTags: Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Peoria, AZ Homes · Art