Entries Tagged as 'Fake Plants & Flowers'

Pink Parfait

July 22nd, 2014 · 4 Comments

Thank you, Diana, for sending us photos of this Wesley Chapel, Florida home.

Slip covers on the couches!  Pink and tan are an interesting color combination.

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The table to the right of the sofa is crooked.  Please straighten it.  Thank you.

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That pink carpet sure looks like it’s holding up well.

ugly outdated pink carpet worn out stairs Wesley Chapel Florida home house for sale real estate photo

Euro style cabinets were all the rage in the late 1980s & early 1990s.  What would make the kitchen divine would be to de-vine the plastic plants.

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Pretty in pink.

pink bedspread carpet bedroom Wesley Chapel Florida home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Carpet · Living Room · Bedroom · Window Coverings · Cabinets · Fake Plants & Flowers · Other US Cities · Grandma's House · Bedspread

Fish Fry

July 17th, 2014 · No Comments

A new trend we’re seeing in Phoenix:  placing a fish tank or aquarium or terrarium in front of a fireplace.

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This house has two tanks by the fireplace!  And two barbells!

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Tags: Staging · Clutter · Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Fake Plants & Flowers · Family Photos

We’re Stumped

June 17th, 2014 · No Comments

Got a tree trunk you can’t get rid of before selling your house?  Just stick some plastic flowers on it and leave it!  Buyers will love it.  [Prescott Valley, Arizona]

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Tags: Other Arizona Cities · Fake Plants & Flowers

Hanging Basket

May 14th, 2014 · 2 Comments

This hanging basket with artificial flowers can be yours if you pay full price.

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Fake Plants & Flowers

Plastic Tree

February 16th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Our reader Valerie was impressed with this natural looking plastic plant in Rowlett, Texas.  How could she tell it wasn’t real?

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Tags: Fake Plants & Flowers · Other US Cities

Nine Fireplaces

February 7th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Cluttered fireplace.  We get to check off a lot of categories with this photo:  clutter, family photos, fake plants, taxidermy, lighting, dirt/dust, stuffed animal, staging.  Aside from the can of bug spray, can we burn everything else in the fireplace?

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Dinner is served!!

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Each brick was painted with care.  Will buyers care?

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How in the world did they get the blue paint on the wall?!

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The yellow and brown splotches on the stone wall match the yellow and brown stains in the carpet!

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From a 1948 home in Payson, Arizona.

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From a 1970 home in Congress, Arizona.

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From a 1972 home in Mesa, Arizona.  We had a fondue set in that color.

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From a 1988 home in Mesa, Arizona.

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Tags: Staging · Flooring · Clutter · Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Wallpaper · Other Arizona Cities · Fake Plants & Flowers · Family Photos · Taxidermy

In Person

January 22nd, 2014 · 1 Comment

Here is a seller filling out her property disclosure paperwork.

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This little boy is proud of his home.  His sister is proudly watching TV.  And mom is standing by.

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The sellers chose to use only one photo to help sell their house.  This is the only photo they provided for buyers.

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May we suggest you clear off the counters and top of the refrigerator instead of cooking?

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You get an A+ for home staging.  Now move out of the photo.  Thank you.

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Now you see him…

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…now you don’t.  Much better.  So why include the previous photo?

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Tags: Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Fake Plants & Flowers · People In Photos

Avoid Disappointment

December 19th, 2013 · 1 Comment

The back patio looks a little dusty and cluttered.  Plus stacks of bricks.  Let’s ask the seller what her plans are.

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It says, “avoid disappointment” in the bedroom.  There’s also baseball caps and knives.

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At least the bed is made.  Those knives are creepy.

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A lot going on in this room.

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Fake flowers and plants.

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They have a problem with mosquitoes and bright light.  Thus, the mosquito netting and the rack of sunglasses.

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Yes, a rack of sunglasses.

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Tags: Staging · Family Room · Bedroom · Clutter · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Fake Plants & Flowers · Weapons & Firearms · People In Photos

Stuffed Turkey

December 11th, 2013 · 12 Comments

Furniture way too big fills this Phoenix home to the brim.

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Shabby chic showroom?

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The dining room, we think.

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The left side of this room with no space left.

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Here’s what you see when you enter the house.

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Looking back to the front door.

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The living room.

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Ok, so you’ve finished your tour of the overstuffed house and you want to leave.  How do you get out?!

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Your path to the front door is blocked with obstacles.  Panic sets in.  Your breath is quickened.  The front door!  The front door!  Help me get to the front door!  I need air!

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Rugs · Fake Plants & Flowers

Cold Weather Forecast

December 5th, 2013 · No Comments

Brrrr.  It’s supposed to be chilly and freezing around most of the U.S. this week.  Better put an extra log in the fireplace.  Ooops.  Where’s the fireplace?  It’s hiding.  Would sure be a great selling feature to buyers this week.  Missed opportunity.

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Tags: Staging · Clutter · Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Fake Plants & Flowers