Entries Tagged as '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?

ugly fake plastic cheap tree bush plant in entryway Rowlett Texas home house for sale real estate photo

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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?

cluttered fireplace mantel junky busy dusty can of bug spray family photos Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Dinner is served!!

fireplace food plates dinner on display in real estate photo Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Each brick was painted with care.  Will buyers care?

fireplace each brick painted red real estate photo Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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

fireplace bad paint job sloppy unfinished real estate photo Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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

fireplace stone wall dirty soiled carpet real estate photo Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

From a 1948 home in Payson, Arizona.

fireplace stove 1948 vintage wallpaper real estate photo Payson Arizona home house for sale

From a 1970 home in Congress, Arizona.

ugly fireplace 1970 real estate photo Congress Arizona home house for sale

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

classic vintage olive green freestanding fireplace 1972 real estate photo Mesa Arizona home house for sale

From a 1988 home in Mesa, Arizona.

fireplace brick surround 1988 real estate photo Mesa Arizona home house for sale

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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.

woman lady person people in real estate promotional photo picture kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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

little boy kid person people in real estate promotional photo picture TV on Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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

woman lady person people in real estate promotional photo picture kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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

woman lady person people in real estate promotional photo picture cluttered kitchen Glendale Arizona home house for sale

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

woman lady person people in real estate promotional photo picture kitchen Waddell Arizona home house for sale

Now you see him…

man person people in real estate promotional photo picture fish tank liquor bottles Avondale Arizona home house for sale

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

man person people in real estate promotional photo picture fish tank liquor bottles Avondale Arizona home house for sale

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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.

cluttered bedroom knives on wall baseball caps Phoenix Arizona home staging house for sale avoid disappointment

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.

cluttered bedroom rack sunglasses on display mosquito netting Phoenix Arizona home staging house for sale

Yes, a rack of sunglasses.

rack stand of sunglasses on display in bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house staging real estate photo

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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.

bed furniture too big for the bedroom oversized overstuffed home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

Shabby chic showroom?

bed furniture too big for the bedroom oversized overstuffed home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

The dining room, we think.

furniture too big for the dining room oversized overstuffed home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

The left side of this room with no space left.

furniture too big for the dining room oversized overstuffed home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

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

furniture too big for the living room oversized overstuffed entertainment center home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

Looking back to the front door.

furniture too big for the living room oversized overstuffed entertainment center home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

The living room.

furniture too big for the living room oversized overstuffed home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

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

furniture too big for the living room oversized overstuffed home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

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!

furniture too big for the living room oversized overstuffed home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

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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.

fireplace covered up by clutter plastic fake plants poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

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

Please Move Out of the Way

January 25th, 2013 · 4 Comments

We’re trying to take real estate photos to promote the house.  Please get up from the couch.  And turn off the TV.

man person in real estate promotional photo picture sitting on couch sofa Phoenix Arizona home house

Please get up from the table and remove the dog.  Thank you.

man woman person dog in real estate promotional photo picture Mesa Arizona home house

It’s not funny.  Please get out of the picture.

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Please hurry up and go outside.  And while you’re out there, try to find the missing cabinet door.  [Thanks to our reader, Grumpy, for the correction; the cabinet door is open].

man person in real estate promotional photo picture Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Holding the door closed won’t solve the problem.  Please repair it before buyers show up.

man person in real estate promotional photo picture Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

You do keep a very clean house.  Now please step back.

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Please turn on some lights on your way out.

woman baby person in real estate promotional photo picture Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

It might be time to remove the Santa lights, the plastic tree, the wreath, and the culturally insensitive sleeping man statue.  Oh, and the porch light is crooked.

woman person in real estate photo picture Santa lights Glendale Arizona home house for sale

Good idea.  Clear off the table.

woman person in real estate promotional photo picture Peoria Arizona home house for sale

He’s texting mom to clear off her bed.  [Leesville, Louisiana]

boy person texting in real estate promotional photo picture Leesville Louisiana home house for sale

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Pets · Glendale, AZ Homes · Fake Plants & Flowers · Peoria, AZ Homes · Holiday Décor · Other US Cities · People In Photos

Family Room Staging Flaws

January 23rd, 2013 · 2 Comments

Suggestions for making this family room look nicer:  clear it out completely, clean the dirty dog door flap, remove the cheap vinyl floor tiles, and repaint the room.

cluttered messy disorganized family room poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house

Putting away the clothes and shoes would be a big help for this family room.  And clearing up/off the desk and wall clutter.

cluttered messy disorganized family room poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house

The fall décor should be packed away.  Too many clashing colors.  Remove the book cases if possible.

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This family room sure looks drab, dull, and dusty.

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Tags: Staging · Flooring · Family Room · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Fake Plants & Flowers · Holiday Décor

Festive Vines

January 19th, 2013 · 2 Comments

These Mesa, Arizona sellers wrapped vines around their front porch columns.  Could look nice for Christmas, but this was published in July.

dumb idea wrapping fake plastic vines around front porch columns Mesa Arizona home house

Might be nice if the vines were real, but there are no planters or holes in the concrete for the plants.  Must be plastic.

dumb idea wrapping fake plastic vines around front porch columns Mesa Arizona home house

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Mesa, AZ Homes · Fake Plants & Flowers

Roosters Rule the Roost

January 9th, 2013 · 4 Comments

These Peoria, Arizona sellers have a rooster & chicken collection in their kitchen.

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It dominates the space.

rooster chicken fowl collection collectibles on display kitchen too much Peoria Arizona home house staging

She was feeling cocky.

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This is egg-actly how she envisioned her dream kitchen.

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Her best-laid plans were ruined when the idea to sell was hatched.

rooster chicken fowl collection collectibles on display kitchen too much Peoria Arizona home house staging

The family room is starting to fill up.

too much stuff on display family room photos poor home staging Peoria Arizona house for sale

110 degrees.  Not how you want to sell your home to out-of-state buyers.  It is a dry heat (only 16% humidity).

TV television set is on 110 degrees real estate photo picture Peoria Arizona home house for sale

Wait.  It’s 110 degrees and she has a hoard of blankets.

too many blankets bedroom real estate photo picture Peoria Arizona home house for sale

And a lot of old dirty pillows.  Frankenstein does not approve.

dirty old yellowed pillows Frankenstein picture bedroom Peoria Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Staging · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Fake Plants & Flowers · Collections · Refrigerator Magnets · Family Photos