X Marks the Spot

July 19th, 2015 · No Comments

Caution!!  Be careful walking on the floor of this Trenton, New Jersey home.

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Watch out in the bathroom too!

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→ No CommentsTags: Flooring · Paint · Bathroom · Living Room · Foreclosure · Fixer-Upper · Drywall Damage · Other US Cities

Playboy Playbaby

July 19th, 2015 · No Comments

Playboy bedspread in a Lubbock, Texas home.  Plus baby crib and swing.  Is mom a role model or a pole model?  When the child gets married, the dollar dance will take on an entirely new meaning.

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Before & After Glendale Renovation

July 18th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Before Family Room.  An investor bought this Glendale, Arizona home for $131,000.

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After Family Room.  The remodeled home then sold for $180,000.

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Before Dining Room.

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After Dining Room.

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Before Bedroom.

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After Bedroom.  Carpet and paint give you the best return on renovation, especially an emotional reaction from buyers.  From “Oh, no” to “Oh, yes.”

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Before Bathroom.

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After Bathroom.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.  They kept the cabinets.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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→ 3 CommentsTags: Flooring · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Remodeling · Dining Room · Wallpaper · Glendale, AZ Homes · Before & After

Abandoned & Vandalized

July 17th, 2015 · No Comments

Vacant foreclosure house in Buckeye, Arizona.  Then vandalized and used as a bathroom & flop house.

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Go Ahead, Make My Day

July 17th, 2015 · No Comments

Clint Eastwood fan in Mesa, Arizona.

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Dirty Harry!

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→ No CommentsTags: Staging · Clutter · Mesa, AZ Homes

Harvest Gold & Avocado Green

July 16th, 2015 · 6 Comments

Original harvest gold oven & exhaust hood from a 1972 Strawberry, Arizona home.

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Original harvest gold oven, exhaust hood, and refrigerator from a 1974 Casa Grande, Arizona home.

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Original avocado green oven and refrigerator from a 1970 Apache Junction, Arizona home.

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Vintage avocado green oven/range combo unit from a Huntsville, Texas home.  The house was built in 1987, so they must have brought over the used oven.

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→ 6 CommentsTags: Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Other US Cities · 1970s

Bedrooms In Disarray

July 15th, 2015 · 2 Comments

It’s difficult for some sellers to tidy up their bedrooms when selling.

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Messy sellers are clueless to the fact that buyers judge a house by its photos.

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Buyers don’t want to see chaos.

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Or clutter.

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There’s a fishing pole in the bedroom because?

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Where’s the bed?  Where’s the window?

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At least the bed is made.

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Same here, but what about the other riffraff?

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→ 2 CommentsTags: Staging · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Glendale, AZ Homes · Wood Paneling · Tempe, AZ Homes · Chandler, AZ Homes

The Sky Is Falling & So Is the Ceiling

July 14th, 2015 · No Comments

Help!

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→ No CommentsTags: Staging · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling

People Come & Go

July 14th, 2015 · No Comments

Now you see him…

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…Now you don’t.  So why include the first photo?

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Now you see her…

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…Now you don’t.  So why include the above photo?

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Short On Upkeep

July 13th, 2015 · 2 Comments

Short sale in Mesa, Arizona.  There’s a bottle of bleach but that toilet is still dirty.

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The couch is on its last leg.

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Her to-do list for getting the house ready to sell?

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She could use the Trader Joe’s bag to hold the clutter.  And then we’ll discuss the window blinds.

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Attention to detail needed.

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We hoped the back yard would be nicer.

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Buyers love pools!

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Large shade tree.

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→ 2 CommentsTags: Bathroom · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Bedroom · Clutter · Patio · Mesa, AZ Homes · Back Yard · Weeds · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Fixer-Upper