Going Green

June 24th, 2011 · 2 Comments

There’s a reason for the weeds in the front yard.  These sellers are going green.  More plants mean more oxygen for us.  And they’re not using gas-powered lawn mowers or weed eaters that pollute the air.

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Three Clean But Cluttered Kitchens

June 23rd, 2011 · 3 Comments

Clean but cluttered.

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There’s a very nice kitchen hiding under all that stuff.

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Clear off the counters please.

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Family Photos For Buyers To See

June 23rd, 2011 · 1 Comment

Having your family photos on display when selling your home is like forcing buyers to look at your photo albums or vacation pictures.

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Protect your family’s privacy and put away the photos before selling.

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The Seeing Eye

June 23rd, 2011 · 9 Comments

Uniquely designed wall with a seeing eye on top.  Thoughts?

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Clash of the Patterns

June 22nd, 2011 · 5 Comments

The crushed velvet couch pattern clashes with the stone wall.  And then there’s the hole in the ceiling, the wild vine, and other visual distractions.

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Bric-a-brac wall.  More vines.  Mismatched chairs.

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Four Home Decorating Ideas

June 22nd, 2011 · 5 Comments

Four home sellers have shared their decorating ideas with us.

Buy one of those $5 blankets on the street corner, add some clips, and, voila, it becomes a decorative window curtain.

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Arrange your stuffed animal in a cute sleeping position to elicit “oohs” and “aahs” from visitors.

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Add a duck toilet seat cover to help buyers remember your home.

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Put a ship’s wheel on the wall of a tiny bedroom to create a cruise ship look.

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Back Yard Patios

June 22nd, 2011 · 6 Comments

Back yard patios.  You can either go extremely minimal.

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Or cram it full of stuff.

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Creepy Clown

June 21st, 2011 · 6 Comments

Who wants some creepy clown starting at them while they sleep?

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Home Staging Needed In Six Family Rooms

June 21st, 2011 · 9 Comments

It is what it is. Sigh.

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I see moving boxes that could be filled.

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Visual distractions aplenty.

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Why do people have so much stuff?

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Cram it in.

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Too much furniture and too many patterns make the room look very small and cramped.

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Come on now.  Not OK in Muskogee, OK.

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Monkeying Around

June 21st, 2011 · 3 Comments

It’s actually cute.  Bedroom mural with monkeys and bananas.

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