Entries Tagged as 'Staging'

Fly Swatters

September 2nd, 2015 · No Comments

No one wants to see a dirty fly swatter hanging around in the open, with bug guts at eye level.  Are those knotted curtains?

cluttered kitchen fly swatter knotted window curtains drapes Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo hanging baskets

The world’s largest fly swatter!!  You thought the mosquitos in Minnesota are big, wait ’til you see the horseflies in Sun City, Arizona!  They’re huge.  [Note:  it’s actually a swimming pool net, but this house does not have a pool or a pond or any water feature.  Why have it?]

the world's largest fly swatter is actually a swimming pool skimmer net cluttered patio Sun City Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Kitchen · Clutter · Window Coverings · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities

Teenage Mutant Spider

September 2nd, 2015 · No Comments

Ninja turtle doll and Spider-Man stuff.

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Dolls · Bedspread

Michael Jackson’s Birthday Today

August 29th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Today would have been Michael Jackson’s 57th birthday.

The King of Pop lives on in Glendale, Arizona.

Michael Jackson poster cluttered furniture home staging living room Glendale Arizona house for sale photo

Yes, that’s a table fan!  I’ve never seen one before.  Hmmm.  Interesting.  Hope it’s high enough not to hit tall buyers.  Hope it doesn’t wobble.  Hope buyers don’t trip on its electric cord!

unusual table fan stand Michael Jackson poster Glendale Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Clutter · Glendale, AZ Homes

Home Signs

August 29th, 2015 · 6 Comments

Our reader Tyson is not a fan of cutesy signs in homes.  He sent us examples from a Queen Creek, Arizona home.

Eat!

stupid dumb signs people sellers put on their walls eat Queen Creek Arizona home house real estate photo

Home!

stupid dumb signs people sellers put on their walls eat Queen Creek Arizona home house real estate photo

Sweet Dreams!

stupid dumb signs people sellers put on their walls sweet dreams Queen Creek Arizona home house real estate photo

Home Is Where Our Heart Is!

stupid dumb signs people sellers put on their walls home is where our heart is Queen Creek Arizona home house real estate photo

You Are Our Sunshine!

stupid dumb signs people sellers put on their walls you are our sunshine Queen Creek Arizona home house real estate photo

Love Is All You Need!

stupid dumb signs people sellers put on their walls love is all you need Queen Creek Arizona home house real estate photo

It’s as if the sellers tried to copy new model home decorations.  All the signs come across as overkill.

teepee lean-to over kid's child's bed camp sign tents Queen Creek Arizona home house real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Other Arizona Cities · Make It Stop

Shoveling the Sunshine

August 28th, 2015 · No Comments

We have so much sun in Phoenix, you have to shovel the excess away.  And dream of Christmas when it’s hot.

cow motif collection shovel Christmas nutcracker on display Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo cluttered

Shovel away!

cow motif collection shovel painted tole Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Collections · Holiday Décor

Why, Why, What?

August 27th, 2015 · No Comments

Why take this photo?  Why include it in a real estate listing?  Why not wait until the room renovation is complete and then take the photo of an empty room?

dumb bad real estate photo picture of a ladder paint can blanket hat bedroom unfinished Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Why take a photo of a light bulb?

dumb bad real estate photo picture of a light bulb bathroom Buckeye Arizona home house for sale

What happened here?

two holes knocked out of cinder block exterior wall Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Staging · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Fixer-Upper

Blanket Coverage

August 25th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Blanket, blanket, and another blanket.  Perfect for staying warm in the freezing Phoenix summertime.  Photography tip: best not to have a sofa take up 25% of the photo.

Afghan throw blankets on sofa couch in real estate photo Mesa Arizona home house for sale

Blanket insurance policy against soiling the sofa in this house.

throw blankets on sofa couch in real estate photo Glendale Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Staging · Mesa, AZ Homes · Afghan Blanket · Glendale, AZ Homes

Unique Baby Names

August 25th, 2015 · 3 Comments

I thought my name was unusual.  Check out these six uncommon baby names.

Emrie.

unusual uncommon unique baby child name Emrie bedroom El Mirage Arizona home house for sale photo

Alora.

unusual uncommon unique baby child name Alora Gilbert Arizona bedroom home house for sale photo

Jada Kiana.

unusual uncommon unique baby child name Jada Kiana Kearny Arizona bedroom home house for sale photo

Raelynn.

unusual uncommon unique baby child name Raelynn Glendale Arizona bedroom home house for sale photo

Gladis.

unusual uncommon unique baby child name Gladis Buckeye Arizona bedroom home house for sale photo

Ireland.

unusual uncommon unique baby child name Ireland Peoria Arizona bedroom home house for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Peoria, AZ Homes · Gilbert, AZ Homes

Premier Mattress

August 18th, 2015 · No Comments

The label on the mattress reads “Premier.”  Must be true then.

Premier mattress label on its side in bedroom stacks of clothes ironing board Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

When the ironer gets tired, she/he takes a quick nap on the mattress?

Premier mattress label on its side in bedroom stacks of clothes ironing board Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes

Visual Distractions

August 14th, 2015 · 2 Comments

Please let me have 10 minutes to stage this kitchen.  I need a few boxes.  Won’t cost a penny.  Let’s remove the family photos, the hanging wine glasses, the hand towels, everything on the counters (including the second microwave), the pot rack, the refrigerator stuff, the coats, the pet bowls & leash, etc.  Why not show off how clean and bright this kitchen really is?  Is that a granite countertop?

cluttered visually distracting kitchen too much stuff displayed poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

Over in the dining room, let’s remove the family photos, everything else on the table, including the prescription bottles.

cluttered visually distracting dining room table too much stuff displayed poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

In the office, let’s remove everything on a horizontal surface, plus the blankets.

cluttered visually distracting office too much stuff displayed poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

Everything, including the rack.

cluttered visually distracting bathroom toiletries too much stuff displayed poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

Make the bed properly, remove the rugs, and open the curtains.

cluttered visually distracting bedroom too much stuff displayed poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Pot Rack · Rugs