Entries Tagged as 'Family Photos'

Happy Thanksgiving

November 24th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and friends. When selling, it’s time to gather up family photos and put them away.

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Tags: Family Photos · Glendale, AZ Homes · Staging

Like Father, Like Sons

November 4th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Father’s man cave. Notice the well-maintained leather couches.

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Wall-to-wall stuff. Check out the “thou shall not whine” sign.

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The father’s son’s room. Completely filled.

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Walls and ceilings are completely covered, thanks to dad’s example.

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Dad’s bedroom. No surprise here.

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This is not how we suggest staging a home when selling.

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The father’s teenage son has taken over the guest house, with decorating help from dad.

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The son will likely pass on his habits to his offspring.

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What is that?!

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Tags: Bedroom · Clutter · Collections · Family Photos · Family Room · Fireplace · Mesa, AZ Homes · Staging · Ugly Couches/Chairs · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Fully Loaded

October 19th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Not much room left on the walls or floor.

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Tags: Clutter · Collections · Family Photos · Family Room · Peoria, AZ Homes · Staging

The Polar Bear Club

August 22nd, 2016 · 5 Comments

This home prominently features a polar bear wall hanging.  Plus a God’s eye yarn weaving (upper left); very popular in the 1970s.

polar bear wall hanging rug God's eye yarn weaving craft on display Sun City Arizona home house for sale photo

Stacks and stacks of old VHS tapes plus towels and blankets.

stacks of old VHS tapes towels blankets cluttered bedroom Sun City Arizona home house for sale photo

Mush! Mush! Here come the sled dogs.

Alaska sled dog wall hanging cluttered bedroom Sun City Arizona home house for sale photo

Please note the rifle in the middle of the photo.

rifle gun weapon cluttered dining table living room Sun City Arizona home house for sale photo

Decades of collecting.

cluttered  living room Sun City Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Floral wallpaper to cheer you up as you use the enema bag.

old vintage floral wallpaper bathroom enema bag hot water bottle Sun City Arizona home house for sale photo

Free TV with purchase.

old TV dusty cluttered garage Sun City Arizona home house for sale photo

Don’t mind the dust.  The seller certainly doesn’t.

old TV dusty cluttered garage Sun City Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Collections · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Family Photos · Garage or Carport · Grandma's House · Living Room · Other Arizona Cities · Staging · Wallpaper · Weapons & Firearms

Home Staging Needed In Virginia

August 21st, 2016 · 1 Comment

Thank you to our reader Della who sent these photos of a Spring Grove, Virginia home.

It’s not a good sign when you see clog remover right next to the sink.  And there could be kids living in this house, so that becomes a safety issue too.

messy cluttered vanity counter dirty bathroom drain clog removal Dran-O bottle Spring Grove Virginia home house

Hopefully that’s not a fly strip hanging from the light.

messy cluttered bedroom fly strip Spring Grove Virginia home house for sale real estate photo

If they’re fishing for complements on home staging, they’ve come to the wrong blog.  What’s that saying?  Spare the rod, spoil the child?  More like, display the rods, spoil the sale.

messy cluttered bedroom fishing rods Spring Grove Virginia home house for sale real estate photo

Dirty walls.  You can see where pictures were removed!

messy cluttered bedroom dirty walls Spring Grove Virginia home house for sale real estate photo

Two bottles of ketchup right next to Clorox bleach cleaner.

messy cluttered kitchen bottle of Clorox cleaner ketchup Spring Grove Virginia home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Family Photos · Kitchen · Other US Cities

Kids Are On Summer Vacation

June 15th, 2016 · No Comments

School’s out for summer!  And the kids are showing up in real estate photos.

She’s showing off her home’s landscaping.

little girl person in real estate photo front driveway dirt yard Avondale Arizona home house for sale

This girl is the Vanna White of real estate.  She is showing the room to buyers.

little girl person in real estate photo bedroom Avondale Arizona home house for sale

Now she’s looking pensive.

little girl person in real estate photo bedroom Avondale Arizona home house for sale

This girl says, “Can I go out and play now?  It’s my vacation.”

little girl person in real estate photo family room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Family Photos · Other Arizona Cities · People In Photos · Phoenix Homes

TV Upfronts 2016

May 17th, 2016 · 1 Comment

The upfronts are where the major television companies promote their new shows for the fall season.  The following TVs are very upfront in these homes.

TV television set is on Steve Martin Roxanne Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Will any of these homes for sale be cancelled because buyers did not like the TV being on?

TV television set is on rocket mortgage Queen Creek Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

The kid likes watching movies about sad trains.  Choo choo goes boo hoo.

TV television set is on Thomas Railroad train Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Because photos like this sell homes!

TV television set is on TBS Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Let’s hope the fireplace doesn’t get too hot or else the TV will melt.  [Thank you to our reader who sent this Los Lunas, New Mexico photo]

TV television set is on top of fireplace Los Lunas New Mexico home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Family Photos · Other Arizona Cities · Other US Cities · People In Photos · Phoenix Homes

House Band

March 14th, 2016 · No Comments

Ladies and gentlemen, please take your seats.  The performance will begin shortly.

drum set microwave oven four chairs wood paneling family photos Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Family Photos · Phoenix Homes · Staging · Wood Paneling

The Academy Awards Are Tomorrow Night

February 27th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Which movie will take home the Oscar for Best Picture tomorrow?

The Big Short, a movie about the financial & real estate crisis?  [I took this photo in a bank-owned house many years ago; sorry for the language]

naughty greedy bank insert house in ass angry home owner wrote on wall foreclosure home house Phoenix Arizona

Bridge of Spies?

cluttered messy disorganized chaotic bedroom poor bad home staging telescope Phoenix Arizona home house

Brooklyn?  [This is as close as I could get to a Brooklyn photo]

glass mural of twin towers New York City Manhattan skyline family photos Phoenix Arizona home house

Mad Max?

beat-up junker cars vehicles in back yard Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

The Martian?

solar system planets shower curtain bathroom Laveen Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

The Revenant?  [Leonardo got revenge on that bear!]

bearskin rug taxidermy dead bear on wall Christmas tree Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Room?

cluttered junky disorganized bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Spotlight?  [That movie has at least four fans.]

living room collection crosses four fans Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Bad Parking · Bedroom · Clutter · Collections · Family Photos · Faux Paint & Murals · Holiday Décor · Other Arizona Cities · Phoenix Homes · Shower Curtain · Staging · Taxidermy

Many Items

February 2nd, 2016 · 4 Comments

Family photos and collectibles will require a lot of time to pack up when this home sells.

cluttered family room lots of knick knacks collectibles stuff family photos Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Not much room for guests to sit in the cluttered dining room.

cluttered dining room lots of knick knacks collectibles stuff family photos Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Interesting juxtaposition between the Native American art and the Redskins football pillow.  You might want to rethink that pillow, Mr. & Mrs. Seller.

Washington Redskins pillow next to Native American art not politically correct cluttered room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Good grief.

cluttered living room too much stuff family photos junky chaotic poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

More stuff upstairs.

cluttered room too much stuff family photos junky chaotic poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

The kid’s room is cluttered too, but at least somewhat organized.

cluttered bedroom too much stuff Spider-Man collection poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

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Tags: Bedroom · Clutter · Collections · Dining Room · Family Photos · Family Room · Kitchen · Living Room · Phoenix Homes · Staging · Toys