Don’t Try This At Home? DIY Don’ts!

I am addicted.  I am addicted to those remodel shows on HGTV. House Crashers, Yard Crashers, Property Brothers.  The list goes on. Saturday mornings are my favorite time to watch HGTV too. I wake up, grab a big cup of coffee and pop on the TV.  What will they do today?!

Perhaps I should have started this with the disclaimer, “I am NOT a handy person, but I aspire to be.” My last project looked simple enough.  I removed my clay based tile in my house.  It looked easy enough.   Just to make sure I watched a few YouTube “How To’s.”  And off to Lowes I went to get a tile chisel (see image below) and a sturdy hammer.  Did I mention the goal was to remove roughly 1100 feet of tile?  With a chisel and a hammer?  4 weekends later I reached the point of frustration. I had removed about 600 feet.  However, it was not level.  Little did I know there was a handy dandy machine that plugs into an electrical socket and just pops that tile up like it’s a Packman eating dots!  Enter the forever loved Tile Remover/Installer that I hired.  Don’t get me wrong.  I’m proud of what I did accomplish but it is NOT an easy job to remove tile.

For those of you who also aspire to be handy, let me give you some advice. Do Not ATTEMPT THIS BY YOURSELF. HIRE A PRO TO HELP YOU.

1. Tub Replacement. It looks deceptively simple.  It’s not. The tub space commonly needs to be reframed and wood rot removed. What happens if the drain lines don’t line up correctly? Let the plumber handle this and take on the challenge of replacing of the tile yourself.

2. Hot Water Problems. There are several reasons you may not have hot water. Some of these include element issues, thermostats or needing to replace the whole hot water tank. A plumber can tell you what’s wrong in minutes because they have the proper tools to check it out.  Let them!  (And if you live in Arizona, you are suppose to acquire a permit to replace a hot water heater.  Most people don’t know this.)

3. Foundation Issues or slab leaks. Is this due to settling, soil issues, cracked water pipe in foundation, the post tension slab is busted?  See my point. Hire a pro.

4. Main sewer lines or gas line issues. HUMM lets see…risk being covered in biological waste or possibly blowing up the neighborhood?  I don’t want to be that neighbor. Forgetting to call Bluestake and accidently cutting through the cable or electrical lines?  You will forever be the neighbor who caused them to miss the game, match, series, movie marathon, etc…  You get my point.

I am all for exploring your handy side and learning new things.  Just be sure you are not working so far outside your skill set that you can harm yourself, your friends and family or the neighbors. tile removal chisel

 

FOR SALE: 931 N. Beck Court w/POOL

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6572 W Ivanhoe Court Chandler 85226, Warner Ranch 4 Unit Two

  • $299,900
  • Bedrooms: 3, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 1,801
  • Lot size: 7,850
  • Year built: 1994
  • MLS #: 5914772
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6560 W Dublin Court Chandler 85226, Warner Ranch 4 Unit One

  • $300,000
  • Bedrooms: 3, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 1,801
  • Lot size: 6,123
  • Year built: 1993
  • MLS #: 5915476
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The WARNER RANCH Cutie Is Located In The Kyrene School District. A Spacious, Floor plan With Wood Floors And Tile Flooring In All The High Traffic Area. Dinner Preparation Will Be A Breeze In This Kitchen That Also Includes Microwave, Large Island And A Refrigerator. The Home Was Just Repainted Inside And Ready For Move In. Put Some Fun In Your Life With A Private Backyard And Cool Waters Of Your Own Private Pool. This Is A Corner,Cul De Sac Lot With Only One Neighbor-The Ultimate In Privacy. Need An Additional Bonus?? This Home Includes A Washer/Dryer All Of This Is Located In KYRENE SCHOOL DISTRICT,Close To Shopping, Parks And Freeways. Zero In On This One And Schedule An Appointment Today!

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#931NBeckCourt in #WarnerRanch

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#931NBeckCourt in Chandler, Arizona.  This is a fantastic single story home with only 1 neighbor on a corner, cul de sac lot.This home has been freshly painted throughout and is ready for its new owners. Real hardwood floors in the living room and dining room, with tile floors in all the major traffic areas and great room.  Enjoy lounging in the backyard diving pool all summer long!  This gem is located in the Kyrene School District and great parks, shopping, restaurants and freeways are just minutes away.

 

Open House: 8824 E. Brilliant Sky Circle, Gold Canyon

8824 E. Brilliant Sky Circle, Gold Canyon. OPEN HOUSE

Please join us on Saturday, March 21, 2015 between 11am and 2pm.  This beautiful home will be available for showing with the Shelly Farley Group.

Located in a cul de sac in the highly sought after community of Sunrise at Gold Canyon Ranch. This low maintenance home is perfectly situated near the preserve which allows miles and miles of walking, biking or off road vehicles. The preserve is home to a variety of desert wildlife so bring your camera and enjoy the wildflowers, birds and mountain views.

This home offers a fantastic greatroom floorplan with lots of extra space perfect. You must see it to believe the opportunities available in this gem.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 480-694-1423 or ShellyFarleyGroup@gmail.com

We hope to see you soon!

Top 4 Mistakes Sellers Make When Selling

overpricing image for sellers In today’s market, Buyers are extremely savvy and start their research online.  Sometimes they know more about the property’s value than you do! Its important to be realistic and aggressive in todays balanced market. (It’s game on in a sellers market!) Let the Shelly Farley Group help you navigate the sale of your home in our ever changing market.

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8824 E. Brilliant Sky Circle, Gold Canyon, Arizona 85118 New Listing Coming Soon!

Hello my friends,

I have a gem of a listing coming very soon.  We are just waiting for our professional photographs and BAM! Cul-de-sac lot with a preserve across the street.

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Air Quality in homes.

Smells can make or break your home sale.

As much as I love my dogs, I know not everyone feels the same way. Pet odors, especially those of ferrets and cats, can instantly turn off an interested buyer.  Cleaning up after your 4 legged kids is only half the battle. If you have multiple pets, consider having the air vents cleaned and deodorized before you put your house on the market. Its relatively inexpensive, usually $75-$125 in the Metro Phoenix area, and worth every penny! Shampoo and deodorizing your carpets at the same time is another great tip!

Most Sellers will opt for a different path. They use scented candles, Febreze, Lysol etc. These are great products but be cautious when choosing the scents. Avoid floral scents.  Floral scents may trigger allergies or asthma attacks in some buyers.    Instead, choose a baked apple or sugar cookie scent. In many instances the small of baked goods triggers happy childhood memories.

For more information on staging your home for sale, contact me today at 480-694-1423!
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1813 E. Buena Vista In Sunbird Golf Resort.

1813 Buena Vista   Look at this back porch! Located in the active adult community of Sunbird Golf Resort.  1813 E. Buena Vista Drive, Chandler, Arizona. Sunbird offers a variety of amenities. Community pools, spas, golf course, tennis, boccie ball, as well as a long list of clubs and social events.  Escape the winter weather and join us in Sunbird.  Contact us for more details! Below is all the homes for sale in Sunbird Golf Resort

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1690 E Firestone Court Chandler 85249, Sunbird

  • $318,500
  • Bedrooms: 2, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 1,540
  • Lot size: 8,925
  • Year built: 1994
  • MLS #: 5927885
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6660 S Pebble Beach Drive Chandler 85249, Sunbird 7 Lot 1-166 & TR A-I

  • $319,000
  • Bedrooms: 2, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 1,258
  • Lot size: 10,302
  • Year built: 1993
  • MLS #: 5899063
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1508 E Spyglass Drive Chandler 85249, Sunbird 4 Lot 1-47 & TR A,B

  • $250,000
  • Bedrooms: 2, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 1,304
  • Lot size: 5,698
  • Year built: 1991
  • MLS #: 5907900
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6581 S Lake Forest Drive Chandler 85249, Sunbird Golf Resort

  • $179,900
  • Bedrooms: 2, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 947
  • Lot size: 3,277
  • Year built: 1992
  • MLS #: 5887948
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1943 E Cherry Hills Drive Chandler 85249, Sunbird Golf Resort 1A Lot 1-350

  • $138,500
  • Bedrooms: 1, Baths: 1.75
  • Home size: 921
  • Lot size: 2,108
  • Year built: 1988
  • MLS #: 5895005
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1578 E Peach Tree Drive Chandler 85249, Sunbird Golf Resort

  • $275,900
  • Bedrooms: 2, Baths: 1.75
  • Home size: 1,566
  • Lot size: 6,412
  • Year built: 1993
  • MLS #: 5918123
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1791 E Augusta Avenue Chandler 85249, Sunbird Golf Resort 1A Lot 1-350

  • $139,900
  • Bedrooms: 1, Baths: 1
  • Home size: 786
  • Lot size: 2,191
  • Year built: 1988
  • MLS #: 5884708
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6581 S Tournament Lane Chandler 85249, Sunbird 4 Lot 1-47 & TR A,B

  • $299,000
  • Bedrooms: 1, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 1,467
  • Lot size: 5,946
  • Year built: 1993
  • MLS #: 5922613
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1959 E Torrey Pines Lane Chandler 85249, Sunbird Golf Resort 1A Lot 1-350

  • $139,900
  • Bedrooms: 1, Baths: 1
  • Home size: 561
  • Lot size: 2,087
  • Year built: 1991
  • MLS #: 5917335
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1648 E Augusta Avenue Chandler 85249, Sunbird Golf Resort 1A Lot 1-350

  • $155,000
  • Bedrooms: 2, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 921
  • Lot size: 2,831
  • Year built: 1991
  • MLS #: 5910759
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1560 E Hazeltine Way Chandler 85249, Sunbird Unit 14

  • $284,900
  • Bedrooms: 2, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 1,705
  • Lot size: 10,215
  • Year built: 1996
  • MLS #: 5913758
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6319 S Sundown Drive Chandler 85249, Sunbird 3A Lot 1-67 TR A-C

  • $228,900
  • Bedrooms: 2, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 1,065
  • Lot size: 6,312
  • Year built: 1992
  • MLS #: 5905178
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6105 S Pinehurst Drive Chandler 85249, Sunbird Golf Resort 1A Lot 1-350

  • $175,000
  • Bedrooms: 2, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 921
  • Lot size: 2,104
  • Year built: 1991
  • MLS #: 5767339
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