Entries Tagged as 'Dining Room'

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.

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Cat and lots of furniture.

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

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Another dining room.

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

Short Shrift

February 16th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Short sale.  Little attention or care paid to housekeeping or house cleaning.

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A slice of life.  Pizza, not pizazz.

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Short on available counter space and storage.

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Methinks that garage is completely full of stuff.

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Tags: Staging · Curb Appeal · Kitchen · Garage or Carport · Bedroom · Clutter · Foreclosure · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Garbage and/or Junk · Poor Photography

Like a Dream

February 4th, 2015 · 7 Comments

Thank you, Rodney, for finding this rental on Craigslist.  It is an explosion of angels & whatnot.

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If only they had evened up the window sheers.

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It doesn’t say if the house comes furnished.  Or dusted.

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It does say that prospective renters will be required to have a “baground” check.

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And also that the neighborhood’s “environment is upscalled.”  Rodney, I know you want to live here, so I’ll gladly write you a reference letter.

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Family Room · Bedroom · Mesa, AZ Homes · Dining Room

Before & After – Empty vs. Furnished

January 31st, 2015 · 10 Comments

One of the most common questions when sellers consider selling their homes is, “Will my house look better furnished or empty?”  The answer is usually “it depends.”  As we’ve seen many times on this blog, furniture & furnishings can make or break a home’s appeal.  Today we have a great example to compare empty versus furnished.  However, the Before photo is probably the furnished one; the After photo when empty.

Empty Family Room.

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Furnished Family Room.

real estate debate question which looks better empty or versus furnished Sun City Arizona home house for sale staging

Empty Family Room.

real estate debate question which looks better empty or versus furnished Sun City Arizona home house for sale staging

Furnished Family Room.

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Empty Family Room.

real estate debate question which looks better empty or versus furnished Sun City Arizona home house for sale staging

Furnished Family Room.

real estate debate question which looks better empty or versus furnished Sun City Arizona home house for sale staging

Empty Dining Room.

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Furnished Dining Room.

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Empty Master Bedroom.

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Furnished Master Bedroom.

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Empty Bedroom.

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Furnished Bedroom.

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Empty Hallway.

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Furnished Hallway.

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Tags: Staging · Family Room · Bedroom · Dining Room · Other Arizona Cities · Before & After

Before & After: $43,000 Price Increase

January 10th, 2015 · 2 Comments

Before Bathroom.  An investor bought it for $101,500.

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After Bathroom.  The house then sold for $144,500.

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Before Dining Room.

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After Dining Room.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Kitchen · Remodeling · Mesa, AZ Homes · Dining Room · Before & After

The Chandelier Is Crooked

December 23rd, 2014 · 5 Comments

What’s more bothersome?  The cluttered dining room or the crooked chandelier?

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

Three Laptops & One Slice of Pizza

December 20th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Does not compute.  Buyers will press the Escape key.  Tell the sellers to Delete the dining table clutter.

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Tags: Staging · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room

No One Will Notice

December 6th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Sponges should be for cleaning, not for wall paint.  Thank you.

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Not enough storage space in the kitchen?

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First impressions when you enter the house?

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Maybe Spider-Man will save the day.

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There are two kids on the bed.

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Organized chaos.

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There’s a lot to Gain by Tide-ying up this laundry room.

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The seller is going over the home’s upgrades and improvements with potential buyers.

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Dining Room · Back Yard · People In Photos

A Nightmare On Elm Street

November 16th, 2014 · No Comments

Today is the 30th anniversary of the premiere of the classic horror movie A Nightmare On Elm Street.  30 years.  Time flies when Freddy is chasing you in your dreams.

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Hey, wait!  Who’s that lurking in the shadows?  Oh, no!  It’s Freddy Krueger!  Wake up!  Wake up!

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Poor Photography

Fly & the Family Stone

November 5th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Fly strip!!  Nice decorating touch?  Some would say it’s tacky.

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Tags: Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Wood Paneling · Family Photos