The Big Apple

May 16th, 2015 · 1 Comment

That’s one big apple!

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As big as New York City.

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No matter how you slice it, it’s big.

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Someone took many bites of this apple.

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Stop Parking On the Front Yard

May 15th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Your house will look better with the cars removed.

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Why would you do that?

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Are you selling the truck or the house?

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Buyers make decisions to see your house based on photos.

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Not impressive.

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Put the Family Photos Away

May 15th, 2015 · No Comments

Family photos on display when selling is a no-no.

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Family photos are visually distracting.

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This helps sell a house?

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Do you want your family photos available to everyone to see on the Internet?  That’s where they show up.  No privacy.

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Please put all family photos away when selling.

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Pot Racks Aren’t Cool

May 14th, 2015 · 1 Comment

We continue to see pot racks in homes for sale.  Not cool when they dominate the kitchen.

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Not cool when they look ugly.

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Not cool when they clutter up a kitchen’s look.

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Not cool when you hit your head while doing dishes.

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Not cool when they make a small kitchen look smaller.

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Why?

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Ridiculous.

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Wink Wink

May 14th, 2015 · No Comments

Have a nice day.

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Bathroom Repairs Needed

May 13th, 2015 · No Comments

Here are four bathrooms that need help.

Can we give you some ad-vise?  How about fixing the handles before selling?  Thank you.

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How about cleaning the shower and bathtub too?

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This bathroom could use a new sink and vanity.  And a toilet bowl lid.  And new walls and…

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It’s probably safe to say something isn’t right here.

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Christmas lights aren’t going to help this bathroom look better.

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→ No CommentsTags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Tempe, AZ Homes · Fixer-Upper

The Avengers

May 13th, 2015 · No Comments

But can they save this listing from being ignored by buyers?

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Uninspired Fireplaces

May 12th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Does this fireplace soot your needs?

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Wood you prefer this one?

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Maybe a more traditional look?

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Maybe a modern look?

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Maybe a minimalist look?

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Cluttered two-way fireplace.

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Cluttered on the other side too.

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→ 1 CommentTags: Staging · Clutter · Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Wood Paneling

Identity Theft

May 12th, 2015 · No Comments

Please be careful when taking real estate photos.  Personal information might be included in the photo.  Here’s an Eloy, Arizona seller with someone’s name, their cell phone #, and their home # in full display.  There’s also a phone number for horse rescue.  Anyway, unless you want to receive unsolicited phone calls, hide your personal information.

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The House That Peterbilt

May 11th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Rumor has it that a new season of Hoarders TV show will begin May 28th on Lifetime!  Keep an eye out for any announcements.

Meanwhile, this Tempe, Arizona home is on its way to qualifying someday for Hoarders.  The walls are covered.  Next is the floor.

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Peterbilt banner.

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It’s a banner crop!  Peterbilt, Zildjian, and Pearl.

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The kiddies have free access to the liquor!!

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Pearl jam!

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He is a fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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It’s no surprise the kid’s room is filled with stuff.

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What 5-year-old needs a TV that big or at all in his bedroom?

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The tidiest room of the house.  Notice how the bedroom window goes to the family room from the earlier photos.

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Hat collection.  Because everyone needs 30 hats.

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Cluttered kitchen.

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Once the kids are liquored up, they can grab a knife!

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Quick! Fill that empty space on the wall.

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Too bad there’s so many visual distractions in this home.  The kitchen, the floors, and the rooms like very nice.

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