Entries Tagged as 'Office/Den'

Vacant Since 2010

January 15th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Short sale home.  It’s been vacant since 2010.  But after seeing the floppy disks in the office, maybe vacant since 1990?

dirty messy gross cluttered chaotic office floppy disk fixer-upper short sale Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Well-maintained carpet, not.  [I had to block out the profanity]

dirty messy gross cluttered chaotic family room soiled carpet fixer-upper short sale Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

If the house has been vacant for over 5 years, do NOT open the refrigerator!

dirty neglected kitchen fixer-upper short sale Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

The pink toilet seat adds a bit of whimsy to the bathroom.

dirty neglected bathroom toilet tank lid on floor fixer-upper short sale Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

By the way, the buyer was required to pay $5,000 in past due HOA fines!  Ouch.

ugly neglected back yard dead weeds fixer-upper short sale Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Carpet · Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Office/Den · Back Yard · Garbage and/or Junk · Weeds · Fixer-Upper

I Wanna Rock

December 1st, 2015 · No Comments

Will buyers be knocking down The Doors to see this house?

drum set Doors Iron Maiden posters office staging Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Office/Den

Groovin’ In Grove City

November 8th, 2015 · 4 Comments

Thank you to our anonymous donor for this Grove City, Pennsylvania home’s photos.  In our first photo, the seller is sitting down, waiting for buyers.  He also has a rifle on display in case buyers dare offer less than the asking price.

man person sitting rifle cluttered living room Grove City Pennsylvania home house for sale photo

At least there isn’t a silly pot rack hanging in the middle of the kitchen.  Thank you.

cluttered kitchen pots pans refrigerator magnets Grove City Pennsylvania home house for sale photo

Some tidying up around this house would help a lot.

cluttered bedroom Grove City Pennsylvania home house for sale photo

Unnecessary items should be put away.

cluttered office Grove City Pennsylvania home house for sale photo

Let’s clear off the shelf and around the toilet.

cluttered bathroom Grove City Pennsylvania home house for sale photo

Let sleeping dogs lie.

two dogs pets sleeping pellet stove fireplace Grove City Pennsylvania home house for sale photo

Surprisingly clean, dry, and organized basement.

basement canned food collection rack Grove City Pennsylvania home house for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Fireplace · Office/Den · Pets · Refrigerator Magnets · Other US Cities · Weapons & Firearms · People In Photos · Basement

Talk Like a Pirate Day Is Today

September 19th, 2015 · 1 Comment

September 19th is Talk Like a Pirate Day.  Check out the pirate flag is this Phoenix home.
By the way, today only at Krispy Kreme stores, you get a free glazed donut if you talk like a pirate.  If you dress like a pirate, you get a free dozen donuts.  More info here.

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Tags: Staging · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Office/Den

Home Tour Highlights

April 17th, 2015 · 1 Comment

I went on a Realtor home tour yesterday and saw very nice homes.  There is always a seller or two that doesn’t get the memo on home staging or home presentation.  Here are two examples:

Collections on display.  You can’t tear your eyes away from all that stuff.  Many of the home’s rooms were like this.  Hard to remember the house and its positive features in this condition.  I wonder if instead of the seller doing an inevitable price reduction (let’s say $5,000), that they move out instead and spend the $5,000 on rent and storage.

big huge large collection of clocks knick knacks toys dust cluttered office Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Personal items.  I did a double take at this home’s bathroom.  No one wants to see a feminine hygiene product wrapper!

feminine hygiene product maxi-pad wrapper on bathroom floor Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: What Were They Thinking?!?! · Phoenix Homes · Office/Den · Collections

Tax Day

April 15th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Income tax forms are due today!  Everyone’s panicking to finish on time.  Papers everywhere!  Utter chaos.

cluttered office too many visual distractions Tempe Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Clutter · Office/Den · Tempe, AZ Homes

Not Short On Clutter

March 27th, 2015 · No Comments

This Mesa, Arizona home is a short sale.  It has a lot of visual distractions.

short sale cluttered office poor bad home staging visual distractions Mesa Arizona house real estate photo

Unless the desk is staying with the house, why take a photo of it?

short sale cluttered office desk poor bad home staging visual distractions Mesa Arizona house real estate photo

There’s still some counter space available for more clutter.

short sale cluttered kitchen counters filled with stuff poor bad home staging visual distractions Mesa Arizona house real estate photo

The photographer spared us from seeing more clutter.

short sale cluttered bedroom poor bad home staging visual distractions Mesa Arizona house real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Mesa, AZ Homes · Office/Den

The Battle of Home Staging

March 15th, 2015 · 4 Comments

One of our readers is not pleased with the visual distractions in this $900,000 Battleground, Washington home.

cluttered office Battleground Washington home house for sale photo

Nice kitchen, but cluttered counters.

cluttered kitchen counters Battleground Washington home house for sale photo

Cat and lots of furniture.

cluttered family room cat pet cage Battleground Washington home house for sale photo

Dark photo makes it hard to focus on the room’s features.

cluttered dining room Battleground Washington home house for sale photo

Another dining room.

cluttered dining room Battleground Washington home house for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Kitchen · Clutter · Office/Den · Pets · Dining Room · Other US Cities

She’ll Be Packing For At Least a Week

October 24th, 2014 · 1 Comment

This Buckeye, Arizona seller sure has a lot of stuff.

owl cluttered office too much stuff everywhere poor bad home staging Buckeye Arizona house for sale photo

That’s a lot of items.

cluttered living room too much stuff everywhere poor bad home staging Buckeye Arizona house for sale photo

Good grief.

cluttered living room too much stuff everywhere poor bad home staging Buckeye Arizona house for sale photo

So many visual distractions.

roosters cluttered dining room too much stuff everywhere poor bad home staging Buckeye Arizona house for sale photo

It’s hard to appreciate the home’s features.

roosters cluttered kitchen too much stuff everywhere poor bad home staging Buckeye Arizona house for sale photo

It’s just as bad outside.

cluttered junky back yard patio too much stuff everywhere poor bad home staging Buckeye Arizona house for sale photo

It will take a long time to pack it all up.

cluttered junky back yard patio too much stuff everywhere poor bad home staging Buckeye Arizona house for sale photo

Buyers can’t see the pool clearly, but they can see three BBQ grills.

3 three BBQ grills cluttered junky back yard too much stuff everywhere poor bad home staging Buckeye Arizona house for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Kitchen · Clutter · Patio · Office/Den · Faux Paint & Murals · Dining Room · Back Yard · Other Arizona Cities · Garbage and/or Junk

International Day of Peace

September 21st, 2014 · No Comments

Today is International Day of Peace.  This home is celebrating.

peace sign symbol tie-dye cluttered office stacks of papers boxes Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Do you know how the peace sign came to be?  I just learned this yesterday.  Ships would communicate to each other using semaphore flags.  Arm positions signified letters of the alphabet.  The semaphore letters N & D placed together created the peace sign.  ND = nuclear disarmament.  Pretty clever.  You can thank British artist Gerald Holtom for that.

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Tags: Staging · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Office/Den