Entries Tagged as 'Staging'

February Is TV Sweeps Month

February 4th, 2016 · 1 Comment

February is a big month for the Nielsen ratings.  People are filling out their log books all month.  And leaving their TVs on all day long.

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It will ruin the ratings if they turn off the TV.

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But there are no ratings for video games.

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Why would they install a huge TV to the side?  Won’t their necks be sore?

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Same here.

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Wood Paneling

Many Items

February 2nd, 2016 · 4 Comments

Family photos and collectibles will require a lot of time to pack up when this home sells.

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Not much room for guests to sit in the cluttered dining room.

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Interesting juxtaposition between the Native American art and the Redskins football pillow.  You might want to rethink that pillow, Mr. & Mrs. Seller.

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Good grief.

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More stuff upstairs.

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The kid’s room is cluttered too, but at least somewhat organized.

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Collections · Family Photos · Toys

Product Placement

January 30th, 2016 · No Comments

Texaco motor oil lubricates perfectly.  Mopar - you’re with us or behind us.  [Insert joke here with those two slogans]

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Toyota - let’s go places.  In bed.

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Bud Light.

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Patio · Phoenix Homes

They Didn’t Get the Memo

January 27th, 2016 · No Comments

Most buyers nowadays would prefer a home that’s neat and tidy, not cluttered.  Just saying.

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It’s okay to pack it all away before selling.  You’d have to pack it anyway when the house sells.  Why not do it now and sell it faster and for more money?

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Don’t let buyers get distracted by all of your stuff instead of focusing on the features of the house.

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Ask a friend for advice on what to remove and tidy up if you are not sure.  Another suggestion:  take photos of your rooms and then look at them.  You’ll see things differently.

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Family Room · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Wood Paneling · Chandler, AZ Homes

Media Niches

January 25th, 2016 · 1 Comment

It was a Phoenix thing to build entertainment/media niches so you could surround your TVs with collectibles and audio equipment.  Sometimes they are used as storage for supplies.

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People don’t know what to do with them.

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They were originally designed for those massive thick rear-projection TV sets.   Now what do you do with that big open space?

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These sellers gave up and did nothing.

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This seller was determined to fill every nook and cranny.

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These media niches are great for collecting dust.

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Tags: Staging · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Garbage and/or Junk · Family Photos · Entertainment/Media Niche

The Hair Salon

January 21st, 2016 · No Comments

In case you have a hair emergency in the middle of the night.

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Family Photos

More Unusual Baby Names

January 18th, 2016 · 4 Comments

Kennis

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Cashton

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Bayleigh

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and Madyson.  Or is that Madygon?

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

Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death

January 16th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Interesting art shows up in homes for sale sometimes.  Hmmm.

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Thought-provoking.

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Here’s another odd painting.

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If it’s a memorial to 9/11, that is sad she lost two family members.  Still…why remind her of the tragedy that way?

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Weapons & Firearms · Art

The Gong Show

January 14th, 2016 · No Comments

Drum roll please…the Oscar nominations were announced this morning.  I could have used this photo for the Whiplash movie last year.

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Clutter · Glendale, AZ Homes · Bedspread

Selling Short In Tolleson, Arizona

January 11th, 2016 · 3 Comments

There continues to be a disconnect between short sale sellers and reality.  Short sale sellers are asking a big favor of the banks.  You’d think they’d care a little more about how their home looks.  Here’s another fine example.

Bud Light beer cans and bottled beer on the floor.  He’s a real tiger.

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In bedroom #2, we see too much of too much stuff.

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Hot and cold in this bedroom.  There’s a portable heater and a fan.

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The chaos continues in the fourth bedroom.

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Everything is easily accessible when it’s on the counter.  Except for extra light bulbs.

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Laundry/storage room.

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Something’s going on with the cooling system.  There’s an air vent in the dining room but they also installed a window air conditioner.

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There was a family discussion about adding more furniture, but it was tabled.

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Two lawnmowers and yet the grass wasn’t mowed?!

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Living Room · Bedroom · Clutter · Patio · Dining Room · Back Yard · Other Arizona Cities · Garbage and/or Junk · Bedspread · Laundry Room