Entries Tagged as '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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The photographer spared us from seeing more clutter.

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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.

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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.

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That’s a lot of items.

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Good grief.

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

So many visual distractions.

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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.

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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

Dead In 5 Hearbeats

June 12th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Cluttered home office.  The poster reads American Legend Sonny Barger presents Dead In 5 Heartbeats the movie.  Sonny Barger is a leader of Hell’s Angels.  A movie was made about him and filmed in Arizona.  Sonny also played Lenny the Pimp in the TV show Sons of Anarchy.

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

Lots To See

May 12th, 2014 · 2 Comments

So much stuff.

cluttered office den too much stuff poor bad home staging Sun City West house for sale real estate photo

Looking back the other way, we can see Betty Boop as Lady Liberty.

cluttered office den too much stuff poor bad home staging Sun City West house for sale real estate photo Betty Boop Lady Liberty

And if we step back some more, we see a suit of armor in the dining room.

cluttered dining room too much stuff poor bad home staging Sun City West house for sale real estate photo suit of armor

What is that thing on the dining table?  It can’t be a real cat.  Stuffed cat?  Ceramic cat?

stuffed cat rabbit animal taxidermy Sun City West house for sale real estate photo

Visual distractions in a bedroom.

cluttered bedroom too much stuff poor bad home staging Sun City West house for sale real estate photo

Sew who’s ready to make an offer?

cluttered bedroom too much stuff poor bad home staging Sun City West house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Clutter · Office/Den · Dining Room · Other Arizona Cities

Before & After Home Staging In Amsterdam

April 19th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Watch how an Amsterdam, The Netherlands home is transformed from cluttered and confusing to neater and nice.

Before Office.

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After Office.  You can actually see the windows now.

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Before Dining & Living Room.

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After Dining & Living Room.  Wow!  They have a fireplace.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.  Better photography too shows off the width of the room and the nice flooring.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.  Amazing transformation.

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Kitchen · Clutter · Office/Den · Before & After · Other International Cities

Which Movie Will Win the 2014 Best Picture Oscar?

February 27th, 2014 · 5 Comments

The 2014 Academy Awards will be broadcast this Sunday, March 2nd.  Which movie will win Best Picture?

American Hustle?

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Captain Phillips?

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Dallas Buyer’s Club?

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Gravity?

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Her?

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Nebraska?

cluttered office crammed full filled with Nebraska Cornhuskers football stuff Billings Montana home house for sale real estate photo

Philomena?

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12 Years a Slave?

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The Wolf of Wall Street?

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Tags: Bathroom · Clutter · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Office/Den · Faux Paint & Murals · Stuffed Animals · Other Arizona Cities · Wood Paneling · Family Photos · Other US Cities · Bedspread · Art