Entries Tagged as 'Toys'

Short Sale Example

May 31st, 2016 · 3 Comments

There are currently only 277 active short sale listings in the Phoenix metro area.  Thank goodness.  Here’s an example.

Take her.  The dog is begging, “Forget her.  Take me!”

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Let’s back out of this cluttered bedroom.

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Into another cluttered bedroom.

cluttered disorganized chaotic bedroom short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

And another one.

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The drawer front is missing.

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The kid is not peeing.  He’s looking at something.  What is it?

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It’s baby chickens!!  With a short sale, you never want to count your chickens before they’re hatched.  The bank has to approve the offer.

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Over in the family room, it looks like the sellers have security cameras set up.  In case someone dares to steal their stuff.

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We pan to the right.

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Deep fryer in the kitchen.

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Dinner is served.  Somewhere.

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Bonus room.

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They included a photo at a higher viewpoint.

cluttered disorganized messy family bonus room short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Personal belongings and toys take priority over the fireplace.

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The covered patio is a great place to entertain guests.

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This yard might have a swimming pool.

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Well, at least it hasn’t turned green yet.

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Tags: Back Yard · Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Dining Room · Family Room · Fireplace · Holiday Décor · Kitchen · Patio · People In Photos · Pets · Phoenix Homes · Toys

Many Items

February 2nd, 2016 · 4 Comments

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

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

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

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Good grief.

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More stuff upstairs.

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

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

Sweet Dreams In Evansville

January 24th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Thank you to our reader CG who waited patiently for two weeks until we posted these photos of an Evansville, Indiana home.

They say you should replace your mattress every eight years.

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The cabinet on the left has been rotting for years.  Check out the bathroom floor!

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Is that gray tub filled with water?!  Nice mold and mildew.  And people live with that?

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Curl up by the stain and enjoy a romantic fire.

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By the way, this is a short sale.

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Custom window treatments.

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Thank you, CG, for sharing this amazing home with us.

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Tags: Attic · Bathroom · Bedroom · Carpet · Ceiling · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Garbage and/or Junk · Kitchen · Mold & Mildew · Other US Cities · Toys · Wood Paneling

1 Vacuum, 2 Vacuums, 3 Vacuums

May 8th, 2015 · 1 Comment

1 vacuum on display in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Two vacuums on display in Gilbert, Arizona.  Yesterday we featured a grim reaper with a scythe.  Today we see a scythe.  Should we call the vacuum a grim sweeper?

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Three vacuums.  In a Mesa, Arizona home’s closet.

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Tags: Bedroom · Clutter · Dining Room · Gilbert, AZ Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other US Cities · Staging · Toys

Lunch Is Served

April 20th, 2015 · No Comments

Please visit this Mesa, Arizona home.  The sellers have prepared lunch for you!

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It’s more fun to lounge on a bed mattress while watching TV.

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They painted the toilet orange.  Isn’t that a neat idea?

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The junk is so evenly distributed, you’d think it was placed carefully.

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There is a mirror on the ceiling.

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Is that a chore list?  1. Replace wood blinds 2. Install ceiling fan 3. Clean up room

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The palm tree trunk doesn’t line up.

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Freshly painted.

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Updated bathroom.

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That’s a wig on the vanity!

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Such a shame they neglected this house.  Swimming pool and backing to a greenbelt.  A home flipper will want this house.

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neglected damaged swimming pool with green algae water fixer-upper Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

The garage.

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Tags: Back Yard · Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Family Room · Faux Paint & Murals · Fixer-Upper · Garage or Carport · Garbage and/or Junk · Hall of Shame - Messy · Kitchen · Mesa, AZ Homes · Pool & Spa · Toys · Window Coverings

Too Cluttered For Buyers

April 8th, 2015 · No Comments

These five family rooms need help with home staging.  They’re too visually distracting for buyers.

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The sellers are hoping the toys will distract you from seeing the bent ceiling fan blade.

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Does everything need to be on display?  Stop clowning around.

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At least the TV is turned off.

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They hid their bicycle behind the couch.  Do you like the chair in the corner?

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Tags: Ceiling Fan · Clutter · Family Room · Glendale, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Phoenix Homes · Staging · Toys · Ugly Couches/Chairs

Car Crash

December 3rd, 2014 · 3 Comments

He was texting while driving, saw the school bus, swerved, and crashed.

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Tags: People In Photos · Phoenix Homes · Toys

Wet & Wild

November 21st, 2014 · No Comments

The patio is wet and filled with toys.

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Tags: Clutter · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Toys

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

Buried In Burien

October 26th, 2014 · 5 Comments

It’s hard to keep a house clean with kids around.  Take this Burien, Washington home for example.

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That poor, overwhelmed mother.

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Thank you to our reader Alanna for sending us these photos.

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We could blame it on the kids, but mom’s room is just as messy.  Maybe this isn’t a good time to list the house.

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Tags: Bedroom · Clutter · Family Room · Kitchen · Other US Cities · Staging · Toys