Entries Tagged as 'Clutter'

The Dog Days of August 2017

August 16th, 2017 · 4 Comments

Sellers continue to showcase their dogs in their real estate photos.

Medina James at DogEtiquette.info has suggestions for dealing with pets when selling your house.

Medina has also provided some useful links regarding pets when selling:
1. Visit rover.com to find a place to board your dog
2. Visit thebalance.com for expectations on scheduling showings
3. Visit bhg.com for other tips on decluttering
4. Visit getridofthings.com for tips on eliminating pet odors
5. Visit realtor.com to find more things you should be talking to your realtor about

I showed a home this past weekend where the owner was smoking inside the house (full ashtray on the coffee table too). We waited while he put his three big dogs outside. Swirls of dog hair rolled along the floor inside. Outside, the dogs barked and stood up against a flimsy wire fence. We were all nervous.

DogEtiquette.info also has information about dog friendly coffee shops, dog friendly hotels, dog friendly beaches, and dog friendly breweries.

Dogs, while cute, do not belong in real estate marketing photos.

DogEtiquette.info also has information about dog training and dog etiquette at coffee shops.

Here is advice for dog etiquette when buying a home.

Some more helpful links related to pets:
1. Visit www.rover.com to find a drop-in pet sitter in your area
2. Visit www.cesarsway.com for help with preparing your dog to socialize
3. Visit www.realtor.com to learn more about escrow
4. Visit www.hgtv.com for more information on open house etiquette
5. Visit www.ada.gov for more service-animal-related guidelines

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Tags: Clutter · People In Photos · Pets · Phoenix Homes · Staging

Get Organized At Office Depot

August 15th, 2017 · 2 Comments

Chaos.

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Tags: Clutter · Garbage and/or Junk · Living Room · Phoenix Homes

Not Short On Belongings

August 14th, 2017 · 2 Comments

Short sale in Mesa, Arizona, but long on the list of personal belongings on display.

Are you distracted enough by all the stuff to ignore the two missing tiles?

The closets are full.

The sellers ignored the ceiling.

Another view of the room.

And another view. Shoe‘dn’t the footwear be stored in a closet?

Stuffed full.

More ceiling damage.

He could not.

Kitchen islands are great for adding extra storage space.

Fine dining.

Too many cobwebs on the chandelier.

Missed opportunity to highlight the big picture window and vaulted ceiling.

One light bulb does not match the others.

What happened to the tiles by the drain?

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Tags: Bathroom · Ceiling · Clutter · Dining Room · Kitchen · Living Room · Mesa, AZ Homes · Staging · Wallpaper · Water Damage

Comfortable Living

August 6th, 2017 · 5 Comments

Thank you to our reader Kelly for sending these Montrose, Pennsylvania house photos.

Netflix and smoke.

Bedroom 1 with knotted curtain.

Bedroom 2 with painted-on handprints.

Bedroom 3 where the nightmare before Christmas arrived early.

Bedroom 4.

Cluttered bathroom with painted-on handprints.

The kitchen’s not so bad.

Bonus room.

Home office.

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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Faux Paint & Murals · Kitchen · Living Room · Other US Cities · Staging · Stuffed Animals · Window Coverings

Garage Sale

August 2nd, 2017 · 3 Comments

Four-car garages are usually highly desirable. Usually. [Apache Junction, Arizona]

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Tags: Clutter · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Garage or Carport · Garbage and/or Junk · Other Arizona Cities · Paint

Delaware Delight

July 30th, 2017 · 3 Comments

This Harrington, Delaware home left an impression on our reader Sarah. Was it the right impression?

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Careful going up those stairs!

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Bright paint color or wallpaper border won’t make up for the other flaws.

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Quality ventilation system.

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Double wallpaper borders and sponge paint. Are you green with envy?

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Getting any inspirations for your own house?

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Watch your step.

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Was the plumbing installed by a licensed contractor?

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Orange you going to write an offer to buy this house?

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Buyers are deciding about the de-siding.

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Tags: Attic · Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Curb Appeal · Drywall Damage · Faux Paint & Murals · Fixer-Upper · Flooring · Kitchen · Other US Cities · Paint · Safety Issue · Siding · Wallpaper

Full House

July 23rd, 2017 · 9 Comments

Thank you to our reader Helen for finding this packed-to-the-gills home in Richmond, Texas. Here we see the sellers posing for the photo while their child hides under the table.

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Another view of the missus and her million bed pillows.

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Last Chance To Run!! Creepy Halloween masks, cow skulls, a child hanging upside down, and a lot of visual distractions.

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We apologize for the nudity, but someone “stole” her clothes.

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Too bad buyers can’t fully appreciate the features of this home. This room has nice flooring, a tall vaulted ceiling, and a big window.

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Sorry again for the nudity.

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Again, too bad it’s hard to appreciate the giant picture window and the nice fireplace.

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Here’s another view of this room.

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All that clutter would make me want to climb the walls too.

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The maid will be serving dinner in five minutes.

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Howdy, Pardner. Hope you like pillows.

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Wonderful life. Fun.

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He’s counting all of the overhead lights.

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It’s Christmas year ’round.

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The butler is not amused. Neither is the dog.

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Shoes are lined up on the stairs.

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Beware of pickpockets and loose women.

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Be nice or leave. Or the maid will give you the “brush” off.

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He’s waiting to join you in the shower.

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The back yard of this property reaches a canal. It’s a lovely shade of brown. When it rains, the cow urine & poop drains into the canal.

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Tags: Art · Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Collections · Dining Room · Dolls · Fake Plants & Flowers · Family Room · Hall of Shame - Tacky Décor · Holiday Décor · Kitchen · Living Room · Other US Cities · Pets · Staging · Stuffed Animals · Taxidermy · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Little Joy In Little Rock

July 16th, 2017 · 1 Comment

Please join us on a tour of this Little Rock, Arkansas home.

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It features a spacious master bedroom with custom window drapes. The sellers are getting ready to hang one of those trendy barn door sliders.

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A bonus room off of the master offers endless possibilities.

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A sunny and cheerful bathroom.

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The kitchen is so big, it takes up TWO rooms.

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The back of the house features an enclosed patio. With all that extra plywood, you can invite friends over to play board games.

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Tags: Back Yard · Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Curb Appeal · Drywall Damage · Knives · Other US Cities · Patio · Siding · Staging · Window Coverings

I’ve Fallen & I Can’t Get Up

July 14th, 2017 · 4 Comments

Poor Teddy Bear fell off his chair.

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Tags: Clutter · Living Room · Mesa, AZ Homes · Staging · Stuffed Animals

It Could Be Worse

July 12th, 2017 · 5 Comments

You never know when you’ll need a can of paint next to your bed.

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Cozy room.

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Another view of this room.

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Play room with toys.

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Another bedroom.

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Living room.

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Another view of the living room.

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The kitchen is the neatest room in the house.

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Knotted curtain in the kitchen. And a fly swatter.

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Stained mattress in another room.

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Hallway.

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Over in the garage, the gas water heater was removed.

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The toilet was added without a building permit. They installed it on a wood platform instead of installing a proper drain.

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Washer and dryer are missing.

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Oh, look. They added a yellow shower. Golden shower?

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Covered carport out front is a convenient feature.

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Spacious back yard.

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So much to see.

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Bars on the windows in case someone tries to steal their precious belongings.

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Tags: Back Yard · Bedroom · Clutter · Garage or Carport · Garbage and/or Junk · Hall of Shame - Messy · Kitchen · Laundry Room · Phoenix Homes · Staging · Toys · Window Coverings