Adlene Neely Dealey

Adlene has been a real estate writer for the better half of a decade, but only recently came to CandysDirt.com to write our Wednesday WTF column. Have a doozy of a listing not fit for public consumption? She wants to see it.

Staging And Professional Pictures Will Make or Break Your Listing

By Adlene Neely Dealey / January 27, 2021 / 1 Comment

We’ve talked about this again, and again, and again — staging and professional pictures will make or break your listing. But you know what else will? Decluttering and cleaning. In fact, if you’re marketing gut jobs to investors, you might even say that you don’t even need 56 photos of your scary, less-than-photogenic house. Post […]

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The Tennessee House That is ‘Greatness’ But Not In a Good Way

By Adlene Neely Dealey / January 20, 2021 / 2 Comments

Every so often, I will come across a home for the Wednesday WTF that is so, uh, WTF-y that I will drag colleagues into the mess, and inevitably, someone will say it’s “greatness.” Now, usually, it’s our executive editor, Joanna England. But in the case of this Soddy Daisy, Tennessee, abode, it was the boss […]

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Baton Rouge Time Capsule For MidCentury Modern Lovers

By Adlene Neely Dealey / January 13, 2021 / 1 Comment

So, let’s face it — I’ve shown you some really weird stuff in the past few weeks, but today I’m going to redeem myself by showing you a Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Midcentury Modern that is pretty much a perfect time capsule. There are a few things I might change, but all in all, this house […]

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The Aussie House With Uh, A Lot Going On

By Adlene Neely Dealey / January 6, 2021 / 0 Comments

You know how sometimes the new year brings a blank slate, and sometimes the new year means you have to blank that slate yourself before you can do anything? This Australian house is the architectural embodiment of that. Yes, that’s me saying the inside of this Midcentury Maybe in Queensland is a gut job, but […]

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Best of 2020: The $828K House For People With Money to Burn

By Adlene Neely Dealey / December 30, 2020 / 1 Comment

Editor’s Note: This year has been a decade, right? So many things happened, lots of things were postponed, and houses continued to sell despite it all. While the CandysDirt.com team takes a hot minute this holiday season to recharge the ol’ Energizers, we’re serving up our very favorite stories from 2020. Enjoy! Adlene: Thanks to the […]

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Another Day, Another Former Mob House

By Adlene Neely Dealey / December 23, 2020 / 1 Comment

So, I bet you think this house looks superordinary. It’s a nice Midcentury Ranch that probably needs a few updates, but it’s a thoroughly ordinary mob house. Nooooothing to see here, right? Hah! Wrong! Are you new here? It’s the Wednesday WTF. OF COURSE THERE IS SOMETHING TO SEE HERE. So, I will admit to […]

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