It is a tidy room.
It is a tidy room.
1. You might be upside down with your home’s value, but don’t prove it with the photo!
2. The only lines you should see are lines of people to visit your house.
3. Close-up photos never tell the true story.
4. Your reflection in the bathroom mirrors reflects your photography skills.
The four faces of Eve? She’s reflected four times in this photo. At least we know she’s not a vampire.
5. Fish eye photos creep out buyers. Is that mold on the walls or wallpaper?
6. Don’t take a photo from behind glass.
7. Take photos to show off the features of the house or of a room, not of personal items. It’s doubtful those towels are worth more than $3.
8. Watch out for shadows!
Homer Simpson loves his donuts. And these sellers love their dagger.
Today is the anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death. This seller has a shrine to Elvis in her Florence, Arizona home.
Elvis pillow at a Glendale, Arizona home.
Four family rooms for your consideration.
What would you remove in this family room to look less busy?
After the family photos are removed and the curtain unknotted, what else should be done here?
This one’s too easy: the gun safe, the miniature popcorn machine, the jacket, the dog, the tie-dye towel, the cuckoo clock, etc.
The vines, the clothes, the macramé. Anything else?
Simply bizarre. A doll family. Payson, Arizona home.
Dolls made from towels? Unbelievable.
She collects plates. From the Franklin Mint or Danbury Mint?
She spent a mint on those plates.
More plates in the bedroom! They’re like tribbles; they keep multiplying.
She also collects family photos. And she has a gun/rifle. When Grandma says, “I’m gonna shoot,” do you duck or say ”cheese”?!
A rifle, a scythe, two saws, and a golf club. Grandma’s ready for the zombie apocalypse!
Grandma thinks the mammy cookie jars are a whimsical part of Americana. What will some buyers think?
Someone won two big trophies. They weren’t for home staging.
Nooooo!! Knotted curtains!!! Nooooo!!
Four more trophies. TV’s on! Prescription bottles on display. More family photos.
Now we move over to the kitchen where we see two refrigerators. And more prescription bottles within reach of children.
There’s a kid looking in the window! A peeping tom! Maybe he can help tidy up this house.
No wonder this kitchen is cluttered; there’s only a few upper cabinets.
There’s a 2nd washing machine out on the cluttered back patio and two dryers.
There’s refrigerator #3. In the full sun. And a puppy in a cage. Oh, and at least 5 bicycles.
Five scrubby pads.
Pringles potato chips make for a great midnight snack. More prescription bottles with easy access. “Mommy, your Oxycontin pills are fun!”
I see baseball hats on the back of the door.
The hangers are every which way.
Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Patio · Mesa, AZ Homes · Stuffed Animals · Pets · Back Yard · Family Photos · People In Photos · Entertainment/Media Niche · Hats
Today is July 25th. Christmas in July is celebrated today. Here are several homes that celebrate Christmas well past December 25th.
San Antonio, Texas. As seen on May 25th.
Another San Antonio home with a Christmas tree still up as of May 25th. Hint, hint: it’s okay to update your real estate photos.
The decorations were removed, but the tree was still there when this Phoenix home was listed on February 3rd.
The decorations are gone and half the tree was packed away when this Phoenix home was listed on March 28th.
This Scottsdale, Arizona home was listed in March, with the Christmas tree still decorated.
Don’t trip on the cord when you enter the house! This San Tan Valley, Arizona home was listed as a short sale January 9th with the Christmas tree still up. It took 7 months under contract for the short sale to be completed.
This Surprise, Arizona home was listed as a short sale in early January and it took 8 months under contract for the short sale to be completed.
Listed January 11th in Glendale, Arizona.
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.
A new trend we’re seeing in Phoenix: placing a fish tank or aquarium or terrarium in front of a fireplace.
This house has two tanks by the fireplace! And two barbells!