Entries Tagged as 'Clutter'

8 Real Estate Photography Tips

August 25th, 2014 · 4 Comments

1.  You might be upside down with your home’s value, but don’t prove it with the photo!

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2.  The only lines you should see are lines of people to visit your house.

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3.  Close-up photos never tell the true story.

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4.  Your reflection in the bathroom mirrors reflects your photography skills.

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The four faces of Eve?  She’s reflected four times in this photo.  At least we know she’s not a vampire.

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5. Fish eye photos creep out buyers.  Is that mold on the walls or wallpaper?

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6. Don’t take a photo from behind glass.

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7.  Take photos to show off the features of the house or of a room, not of personal items.  It’s doubtful those towels are worth more than $3.

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8.  Watch out for shadows!

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Tags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Wallpaper · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Family Photos · Poor Photography · Other US Cities

Mmmm…Donuts!

August 25th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Homer Simpson loves his donuts.  And these sellers love their dagger.

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Tags: Bedroom · Family Photos · Chandler, AZ Homes · Weapons & Firearms · Art

Rope Lights

August 24th, 2014 · 7 Comments

Thank you, Matt, for sending us this tidy Minocqua, Wisconsin home.  Pour yourself a drink and we’ll make a toast.  There’s plenty of booze and glasses.  The flyswatter’s a nice touch.

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As we venture down this room, we see rope lights on the left and on the right.

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What’s that figure in the far right (above photo)?  Let’s zoom in and take a look.  It’s a mannequin!

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More rope lights.

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Looking back the other direction, we can see the mannequin and more seating.  Is that wood sculpture a dog attacking a goat?

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A room addition off of the house addition.  That’s Rick from Pawn Stars on TV, covering his face in embarrassment.

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Is that a real dog sticking its head out the doggie door or is it a fake dog head to scare away burglars?

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And more rope lights in another room.

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Rope lights and more clutter in another room.

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Same room, lower angle.  The chairs don’t match.

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The owner, standing on the right, will include the rope lights with a full price offer.

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Tags: Staging · Family Room · Clutter · Room Addition · Other US Cities · People In Photos

Visual Distractions Everywhere

August 22nd, 2014 · 15 Comments

The seller had spent years collecting this and that and spent endless hours carefully placing each item in the perfect spot.  She wasn’t about to pack any of it for some picky buyer.  No way.

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This is her home!

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No one is going to tell her what to do.

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You’d expect her to live in a house that was stripped of her collectibles?  The nerve!

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Buyers will just have to see past the clutter.

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Will buyers notice the nice floor?

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Buyers are instructed not to touch any of the items.

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Overwhelmed.

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Lost cause?

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She could hire a professional home organizer.  Or a friend or neighbor kid.

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(sigh)

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Peoria, AZ Homes

Another Cantina

August 20th, 2014 · 6 Comments

Two days’ ago we shared photos of a back yard cantina.  We found another one!  In Apache Junction, Arizona.  This one has a full-sized refrigerator (to hold lots of beers).  And a ramada festooned with palm fronds!  Party on!

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Tags: Clutter · Patio · Back Yard · Other Arizona Cities

Bag Lady

August 19th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Plastic bag collector in Mesa, Arizona.  Sponsored by Walgreens.

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More plastic bags in the laundry room.

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A few more plastic bags in the living room.

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Bug zapper.  Two extra refrigerators.  American flag on the floor.  Christmas tree.

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The dining room.   Kinda ironic that this messy house has lots of plastic bags to throw things in and an Oreck vacuum to suck up the dirt.

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The cleanest room in the house.

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More plastic bags in a closet.  The shoe rack is a selling feature.

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Hallelujah!  The curtain’s not knotted.

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This is the gift wrapping room.  There’s no time like the present.

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Tags: Staging · Flooring · Carpet · Living Room · Bedroom · Clutter · Mesa, AZ Homes · Dining Room · Garbage and/or Junk · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Laundry Room

You’ll Find a Little of Everything In Massachusetts

August 17th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Brockton, Massachusetts home filled with lots of everything.  Busy wallpaper.  Cluttered dining area.

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Mismatched kitchen appliances.  White oven/range & a black microwave (above photo) and now a stainless steel dishwasher here.

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Cluttered dining room.

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From another angle.

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The photo suggests that the closets are too small in this house.

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Attic bedroom.

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From another angle.

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Tags: Staging · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Faux Paint & Murals · Wallpaper · Other US Cities · Attic

Elvis Lives On

August 16th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Today is the anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death.  This seller has a shrine to Elvis in her Florence, Arizona home.

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Elvis pillow at a Glendale, Arizona home.

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Tags: Staging · Family Room · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Collections · Family Photos

Family Intervention Needed

August 15th, 2014 · 7 Comments

Four family rooms for your consideration.

What would you remove in this family room to look less busy?

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After the family photos are removed and the curtain unknotted, what else should be done here?

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This one’s too easy: the gun safe, the miniature popcorn machine, the jacket, the dog, the tie-dye towel, the cuckoo clock, etc.

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The vines, the clothes, the macramé.  Anything else?

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Tags: Staging · Family Room · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Pets · Glendale, AZ Homes · Wood Paneling · Family Photos

Lotions & Potions

August 14th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The seller has the softest skin in town.

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes