Entries Tagged as 'Clutter'

The Paper Chase

August 25th, 2017 · 1 Comment

A tornado hit inside this Tonopah, Arizona home?

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Tags: Clutter · Living Room · Other Arizona Cities · Staging

Fine Tuning Needed

August 20th, 2017 · 1 Comment

Thank you to our reader Pamala for sending us photos of a Eugene, Oregon house. Pamala is impressed with the front of the house.

She writes, “Room looks the same right side up or upside down. I love a polished ceiling, don’t you?”

She wonders if the sellers could have waited to finish their construction project before selling. “Is that a crack in the wall by the window?”

Perhaps they have cable TV in the shower?

The seller did not repair the damaged bathroom vanity or paint the bathroom.

Aah. The feel of soft grass under your bare feet.

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Tags: Back Yard · Bathroom · Clutter · Curb Appeal · Kitchen · Wallpaper · Weeds

Extra Extras

August 19th, 2017 · 3 Comments

Lots of items on display.

Naughty seller. Flammable items on the cook top. What would Santa say?

Nice kitchen cabinets behind all the clutter.

VCR tapes and more.

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Tags: Bedroom · Clutter · Kitchen · Living Room · Other Arizona Cities · Staging

Shady Patios

August 18th, 2017 · 3 Comments

Cluttered covered patio.

This one’s worse.

But the prize goes to this one.

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Tags: Clutter · Garbage and/or Junk · Other Arizona Cities · Patio · Phoenix Homes

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