Entries Tagged as 'Family Photos'

Fly & the Family Stone

November 5th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Fly strip!!  Nice decorating touch?  Some would say it’s tacky.

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Tags: Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Wood Paneling · Family Photos

Help Needed

November 3rd, 2014 · 4 Comments

Peoria, Arizona short sale.

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Staging assistance needed, please.

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Another guy’s computer desk with bottle of lotion and toilet paper handy.

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Quick.  Buy some closet doors and throw everything inside before buyers arrive.

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At least she covered up the face on the Justin Bieber poster.

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This bedroom is half tidy.

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Why did they remove the rug?  Buyers might have thought that was the normal color of the carpet.

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The pink fabric vertical blinds complement the wallpaper border.

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The wallpaper border in the kitchen is birdhouses but they look like outhouses.  Did you see the neon green plastic pumpkin too?

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Before dining room, with furniture.

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After dining room.  Maybe they’d better bring back the furniture to cover up the walls.

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The master bedroom.  Complete with princess blanket used as a curtain.

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This is a house with young children and yet the floor fan does not have a protective grille.

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What happened to the flooring?

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Looking the opposite direction shows more of the flooring problem.

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It could have looked worse.

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They gave up on the paint.

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This photo was taken many months before Halloween.

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The patio is surprisingly clear of clutter.  Now to work on the peeling paint.

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Tags: Staging · Flooring · Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Safety Issue · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Dining Room · Wallpaper · Family Photos · Toys · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Holiday Décor · People In Photos

It Has Wainscoting

November 2nd, 2014 · 3 Comments

Let’s start with the positives about this Evansville, Indiana home:  it has wainscoting.  And at least they didn’t do one more twist to knot the curtains.  And for that, we thank you.  Now about the fan, the dog, the cords on the floor, the cord on the ceiling with foil (!!), that damaged wall, the dream catcher, and the dirt.

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Tags: Window Coverings · Pets · Family Photos · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Other US Cities

This House Is Clean

October 30th, 2014 · 3 Comments

The sellers can guarantee that there are no evil spirits in their house.

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Well…at least not now.

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The buyers will need to leave the crosses on the wall.  You know, just in case.

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What other reason could there be for so many to be on display in every room of the house?

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Tags: Staging · Other Arizona Cities · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Collections · Family Photos

Full House

October 16th, 2014 · 6 Comments

The wall is full.

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The kitchen counters are fully covered.

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American flag.  Now we need apple pie.

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Sole survivor?

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Filled up bedroom.

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Is someone in the bed?

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The times on the clocks don’t match.

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Tags: Staging · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Family Photos

Well Balanced

October 10th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Perfectly stacked.

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Black fabric vertical blinds were all the rage back then.

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So too was covering your computer and printer with plastic.

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The kitchen.

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Fine dining.

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Accordion folding doors separate the dining room from the family room.

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Grandma rolls her own doobies!!  Zig-Zag cigarette wrapping paper box (lower right of photo).

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Now why didn’t I think of that?!  Stacked nightstand tables!  Clever.

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Tags: Staging · Carpet · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Wood Paneling · Family Photos · Grandma's House

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

September 4th, 2014 · 1 Comment

It is a tidy room.

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Spider-Man!

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Tags: Staging · Family Room · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Family Photos

8 Real Estate Photography Tips

August 25th, 2014 · 4 Comments

1.  You might be upside down with your home’s value, but don’t prove it with the photo!

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2.  The only lines you should see are lines of people to visit your house.

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3.  Close-up photos never tell the true story.

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4.  Your reflection in the bathroom mirrors reflects your photography skills.

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The four faces of Eve?  She’s reflected four times in this photo.  At least we know she’s not a vampire.

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5. Fish eye photos creep out buyers.  Is that mold on the walls or wallpaper?

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6. Don’t take a photo from behind glass.

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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.

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8.  Watch out for shadows!

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Tags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Wallpaper · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Family Photos · Poor Photography · Other US Cities

Mmmm…Donuts!

August 25th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Homer Simpson loves his donuts.  And these sellers love their dagger.

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Tags: Bedroom · Family Photos · Chandler, AZ Homes · Weapons & Firearms · Art

Elvis Lives On

August 16th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Today is the anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death.  This seller has a shrine to Elvis in her Florence, Arizona home.

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Elvis pillow at a Glendale, Arizona home.

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Tags: Staging · Family Room · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Collections · Family Photos