Entries Tagged as 'Family Photos'

Ten Minutes & 3 Boxes

July 18th, 2014 · 5 Comments

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.

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Tags: Staging · Kitchen · Clutter · Mesa, AZ Homes · Refrigerator Magnets · Family Photos

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

Contain Yourself

July 13th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The gorgeous green carpet.  The luxurious green couch.  The comfortable green chair.  The coziness of the room.  Contain yourself, buyers!  [Hot Springs, Arkansas]

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Tags: Staging · Carpet · Living Room · Ugly Décor · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Family Photos · Other US Cities · Grandma's House

Refrigerator Clutter

July 7th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Too much stuff on the refrigerator.  It’s visually distracting.  We’ll deal with the cow collection later.

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Sensory overload in this kitchen.

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Tags: Staging · Kitchen · Clutter · Mesa, AZ Homes · Glendale, AZ Homes · Refrigerator Magnets · Family Photos

Doll Collections

June 25th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Collection of doll figurines.

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Doll collection plus a million books and movies.

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Kachina doll collection.

Kachina doll collection bedroom Peoria Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Window Coverings · Mesa, AZ Homes · Dolls · Collections · Peoria, AZ Homes · Family Photos · Chandler, AZ Homes

Go Outside & Play

June 24th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Kids don’t belong in real estate promotional photos.  [Apache Junction, Arizona]

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Little girl, before you leave the room, would you ask your mommy to please untie that stupid knotted curtain?  Thank you.  [Mesa, Arizona]

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Don’t sit around watching TV all day.  [Phoenix]

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He’s waving to the camera.  And now the picture is out of focus.  [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]

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Tags: Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Family Photos · Other US Cities · People In Photos

Timmy Goes To Time Out

June 20th, 2014 · 2 Comments

When Timmy misbehaves, he goes to time out.  Thank you, Mr. & Mrs. Seller, for sharing your discipline technique with us.

Timmy goes to time out Glendale Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Glendale, AZ Homes · Family Photos

Yesterday Was Flag Day

June 15th, 2014 · 3 Comments

June 14th is Flag Day.  A day to proudly display the American flag.  Here are some home sellers with their own versions of displaying the American flag.

Wrong!  The flag was hung backwards.  The blue field is supposed to be at the upper left.  [Phoenix]

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Wrong!  The flag is backwards in this Tempe, Arizona home.

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The blue field is in the upper left, so bonus points for that.  But using the American flag as a window curtain is not cool.  [Jonesboro, Arkansas]

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These Wickenburg, Arizona sellers used the flag as a curtain, but at least it wasn’t a real flag.

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It’s not backwards or over a window.  Thank you.  [Superior, Wisconsin]

American flag hung displayed on living room wall Superior Wisconsin homes houses for sale real estate photo

What a difference a room makes.  The living room (with American flag) is neat and tidy in a Marshfield, Missouri home.

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But when you get to the dining room, bam!  Clutter & family photos.  And an American flag.

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Old Glory.  Long may it wave.  [Goodyear, Arizona]

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Hey, wait.  That’s not an American flag.  Oops.  (It’s a flag from Liberia)

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Wood Paneling · Family Photos · Tempe, AZ Homes · Holiday Décor · Other US Cities · People In Photos

Exotic Animals As House Pets

May 30th, 2014 · 3 Comments

You never know what you’ll see in a house.  How about two elephants?

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Or you could chase a tiger’s tail.

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The mountain lion is about to kill the quail.

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Monkey see.  Bear do too.

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Pink flamingo!

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Stuffed Animals · Other Arizona Cities · Surprise, AZ Homes · Family Photos · Entertainment/Media Niche

Cluttered Walls

May 9th, 2014 · 7 Comments

Why would anyone put a hammer and a hoe on a kitchen wall or any wall inside a house?

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They read this blog and knew to clear off the counters and to show off the floor, but…

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What are those sticks in the upper right?  And notice more stuff on the walls in the next room.

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“Honey, will you get me the dust pan?  I can’t reach it.”

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Enough is enough.

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Snow shoes and ice skates in Glendale, Arizona?  And a nude picture?

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And a shovel in the dining room.

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A dog wearing something around its head.  Family photos and more clutter on the walls.  Who is going to remove the nails and patch the holes?

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Tags: Staging · Family Room · Kitchen · Clutter · Pets · Glendale, AZ Homes · Collections · Family Photos