Please let us tidy up this Mesa, Arizona home. We’d only need ten minutes and some empty boxes. You can time us. 1, 2, 3, go! Remove the prescription bottle. Remove everything on the kitchen counters. Remove everything off the front, side, and top of the refrigerator. And then remove all of the family photos in the next room. Done! Total cost: $0. Benefit to the seller: more buyers interested in seeing the home and higher offers.
Entries Tagged as 'Refrigerator Magnets'
July 18th, 2014 · 5 Comments
July 7th, 2014 · 4 Comments
Too much stuff on the refrigerator. It’s visually distracting. We’ll deal with the cow collection later.
Sensory overload in this kitchen.
November 12th, 2013 · 3 Comments
Oh, good grief. Christmas was on full display back in October and earlier in this Peoria, Arizona home. All I want for Christmas are home stagers!
This is a coyote-themed room. Please notice the Wile E. Coyote doll holding a beer can and an American flag. Awesome.
Since the refrigerator doors were completely covered with stuff, the seller had to start taping things to the cabinet doors.
Paddington Bear says, “I’m suffocating from the clutter.”
Paddington, we know what you mean! We’ll be right over with boxes.
Buyers will have butterflies in their stomachs.
November 6th, 2013 · 4 Comments
Hoarding: Buried Alive TV show on TLC started its new season last Wednesday. A new episode is shown tonight (it features a very dirty kitchen and a home with a rat infestation).
This Phoenix home isn’t quite at that level, but sure to scare most buyers.
They have plenty of toilet paper in the bathroom.
The home office looks well organized.
Oh, look! Another home office!
This bedroom looks inviting. Inviting people to touch the exposed electric wiring.
Lots going on in the kitchen.
By the way, they are selling it as a short sale. I hope the bank recognizes the effort they put into getting the house ready to sell.
The back patio is a great place to entertain.
The back yard is in-tents (intense).
Tags: Staging · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Office/Den · Dining Room · Wallpaper · Knives · Back Yard · Wood Paneling · Garbage and/or Junk · Refrigerator Magnets · Fixer-Upper · Drywall Damage
October 22nd, 2013 · 7 Comments
Refrigerator magnets. Clutter on the counter and in the sink. Oven hot pads all in a row.
October 6th, 2013 · 6 Comments
Let’s help this Lawrence, Kansas seller with staging her home. So many visual distractions.
In the kitchen, let’s remove everything on top of the cabinets, everything on the counter tops, and everything on the island. Then the refrigerator magnets and the spice rack attached to the refrigerator. And then the rooster thingy to the left of the refrigerator. And then the two plants. Plus garbage can.
Let’s concentrate on the left half of this photo. Let’s remove everything next to the kitchen island. And the garbage bags. And the towel on the oven.
Looking at the middle of the photo, let’s remove the cat, the red blanket, the magazine rack, the hand lotion, and all the stuff on the back wall.
Then let’s remove the stuffed animal in the apple bucket, the rugs, the wicker trunk and wicker pouf that serve no purpose in the middle of the room, and everything hanging on the walls. And the umbrellas too. Who needs 6 umbrellas?
For those who are obsessive-compulsive, let’s even up the bedspread. And then remove the rugs, the bucket, the Maxine doll, the shoes, the boots, the vacuum, etc.
Total cost to stage this home: $0.
October 4th, 2013 · 3 Comments
By including a photo of her Wizard of Oz magnet collection, the seller thought buyers would think she’s cool.
August 20th, 2013 · 4 Comments
Homes look so much better when refrigerators are cleared off.
Refrigerator magnets and doodads are visually distracting. And sometimes politically polarizing.
In less than 3 minutes, this refrigerator would look clean and tidy. Another few minutes for the counter tops too.
This refrigerator is covered with scribbles and blocks the window. Would Batman approve?
April 23rd, 2013 · 7 Comments
We know selling your house is stressful, so we’re offering our help for free. Just give us ten minutes and a few boxes and we’ll have your kitchen looking better.
Won’t cost you any money. Just filling up some boxes.
We promise your kitchen will look better.
Buyers will be more excited to see your home with it tidied up.
Show off those granite counters.
This kitchen will require some cleaning too.
Is the clutter on top of the cabinets necessary?
It’s all in the details.
An easy rule of thumb with kitchen staging is: only one appliance on the counter. And no dishes please. [Poughkeepsie, New York]
April 10th, 2013 · 3 Comments
This Mesa, Arizona home is a great learning tool for home staging. It has many examples of what not to do when selling your home.
Visual Clutter: Please put away personal items, trinkets, doodads, knick-knacks, etc. before selling. Anything that would visually distract a buyer.
Pets: Please remove pets from real estate photos. Could be a turn-off to buyers. Please remove visual clutter as well. A neutral bedspread pattern is another option. If the budget allows, new window blinds.
Poor Photography: Flash in a mirror means a new photo should be taken. The toilet tank lid should be replaced. Please complete repairs before selling. Remove clutter as well.
Covered Up Counters: Please remove all unnecessary items from kitchen counters before selling. Same goes for above the cabinets.
Refrigerator Magnets: Please clear all items off of the refrigerator.
Collections: Consider reducing the number of items in collections. Buyers might stop, look, and spend too much time on your collections and forget about the house. Please keep entry ways and foyers cleared of items. Please put away coffee table clutter such as water bottles and toilet paper.
Driveway: Please remove vehicles from the driveway before taking real estate photos.
Weeds: Buyers do not want to see weeds and unmaintained landscaping.
Not Selling a Lifestyle: Buyers want to envision themselves living in a house. House photos should have energy, should be sexy, or should feel relaxing or inviting. Random items on a patio do not have any of these attributes.
Tags: Staging · Landscaping · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Driveway · Patio · Mesa, AZ Homes · Pets · Weeds · Collections · Refrigerator Magnets · Poor Photography · Bedspread