Entries Tagged as 'Clutter'

Throw In the Towel(s)

July 6th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Please remove the towels from the sofas before taking the real estate photos.  And then remove other unnecessary items from this room. [Appleton, Wisconsin]

bath towels on arms of sofas couches chairs tacky please remove family room Appleton Wisconsin homes houses for sale real estate photo

Look!  They’re paying attention to us already!  Three items were removed from the left side wall and three items removed from the right side wall.  It’s a start.  Don’t stop now.  Towels, stacks of papers, and the rug next please.

bath towels on arms of sofas couches chairs tacky please remove family room Appleton Wisconsin homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Family Room · Clutter · Other US Cities

Happy 4th of July!

July 4th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Today is American Independence Day.  Celebrated in Franklin, Pennsylvania.

fake American flag sign in basement Franklin Pennsylvania home house for sale real estate photo

And celebrated in Scottsdale, Arizona.

American flag cluttered family room hoarding boxes stuff messy junky Scottsdale Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

And in Mesa, Arizona.  Bless America!

US flag Statue of Liberty bless America bedspread Mesa Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo dream catcher

And once again celebrated in Franklin, Pennsylvania.

American flag patriotic display holiday décor front porch Franklin Pennsylvania homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Holiday Décor · Other US Cities · Basement · Bedspread

Disenfranchised Youth

July 2nd, 2014 · 5 Comments

From a home in Scottsdale, Arizona.

messy chaotic disorganized cluttered bedroom unmade bed art walls poor bad home staging Scottsdale house for sale real estate photo

Splattered paint on the wall.

messy chaotic disorganized cluttered bedroom art splattered paint dripping on wall poor bad home staging Scottsdale house for sale real estate photo

Don’t forget to take your medication.

cluttered messy bathroom prescription medication bottles on the counter poor bad home staging Scottsdale Arizona house for sale photo

They sure love Jägermeister.  Yes, graffiti on the wall.

dozens many Jägermeister bottles graffiti on dining room wall messy cluttered Scottsdale Arizona homes houses for sale photo

That orange couch is older than they are.

ugly dirty floor old orange floral couch sofa living room Scottsdale Arizona homes houses for sale photo

More graffiti.

graffiti inside Scottsdale Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

And graffiti outside.

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Graffiti arrow pointing up.

graffiti arrow pointing up stairs Scottsdale Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Another graffiti specimen inside the house.

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If these are the owners, they sure didn’t care about getting higher offers from buyers.  If these are renters, the seller should have kicked them out and repainted the house.

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Tags: Flooring · Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Scottsdale, AZ Homes · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Fence or Wall · Fixer-Upper · Graffiti · Vandalism & Theft · Art

Two More Unimpressive Bedrooms

June 27th, 2014 · 3 Comments

First impressions matter.

cluttered messy chaotic disorganized bedroom poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale real estate photo

You can only educate sellers so much.  Sigh.

cluttered messy chaotic disorganized bedroom poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes

They Knew Buyers Would Be Visiting, But…

June 26th, 2014 · 2 Comments

…they kept the bedroom in a messy condition anyway.

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes

Doll Collections

June 25th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Collection of doll figurines.

doll figurine collection in display case family photos Chandler Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

Doll collection plus a million books and movies.

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Kachina doll collection.

Kachina doll collection bedroom Peoria Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Window Coverings · Mesa, AZ Homes · Dolls · Collections · Peoria, AZ Homes · Family Photos · Chandler, AZ Homes

Go Outside & Play

June 24th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Kids don’t belong in real estate promotional photos.  [Apache Junction, Arizona]

boy kid child in real estate promotional photo picture Apache Junction Arizona homes houses for sale

Little girl, before you leave the room, would you ask your mommy to please untie that stupid knotted curtain?  Thank you.  [Mesa, Arizona]

little girl kid child in real estate promotional photo picture stupid knotted curtain Mesa Arizona homes houses for sale

Don’t sit around watching TV all day.  [Phoenix]

little girl kid child in real estate promotional photo picture watching TV Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

He’s waving to the camera.  And now the picture is out of focus.  [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]

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Tags: Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Family Photos · Other US Cities · People In Photos

Workshop House

June 23rd, 2014 · 6 Comments

The dog is not impressed with the flooring or clutter in this home.

Corgi dog pet in real estate photo picture ugly bad old flooring damaged fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

Here’s how a bedroom looked in 2007.  He tried to sell it for $179,000 back then, but had no buyers.

dark red sponge-paint bedroom wall fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

And how that bedroom looked in 2014.  The bedroom is now a workshop.

cluttered bedroom workshop hoarding messy fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Another bedroom filling up with stuff.

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And another bedroom.  The seller can be seen in the mirror.

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Here’s the kitchen from 2007 with John F. Long builder’s cabinets.

ugly John F. Long builder kitchen cabinets fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

And how the kitchen looked in 2014.  Now with more clutter!  And still without a dishwasher.

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I see cleaning supplies, but the kitchen sink is dirty.

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To the left of the kitchen is a wall of nuts & screw drawers.

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Another workshop inside the house.

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And someone is making a skirt too.  We can see the seller’s arm.

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The back yard.

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The back yard offers lots of room for extra storage.

messy disorganized cluttered back yard fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

A photo of dead tree branches is a great touch.  By the way, this house sold for $23,000 in 2014, thanks to the condition of the house.

dead tree branches back yard fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Here’s a bonus photo:  the living room from 2007.

dog pet on couch sofa living room fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Flooring · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Pets · Fixer-Upper · People In Photos · John F. Long cabinets

Timmy Goes To Time Out

June 20th, 2014 · 2 Comments

When Timmy misbehaves, he goes to time out.  Thank you, Mr. & Mrs. Seller, for sharing your discipline technique with us.

Timmy goes to time out Glendale Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Glendale, AZ Homes · Family Photos

Hoarders: Where Are They Now?

June 16th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Lifetime cable channel is showing new episodes of Hoarders tonight and the next few Mondays.  They show updates of previous hoarders.  If the ratings are high enough, another season of Hoarders just might be ordered.

Here’s a cluttered back yard in Phoenix.  He needs all of those supplies because one day he might need a part.  And one day he’ll get around to restoring that car.  And one day…

ugly back yard cluttered junk garbage Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photos

Help yourself to extra carpet at this home.

ugly back yard cluttered junk garbage Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photos carpet

A woman was discovered buried in her basement.  The house was filled with so much clutter & stuff that the first floor collapsed.

ugly back yard cluttered junk garbage Mesa Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photos

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Tags: Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Back Yard · Garbage and/or Junk