Entries Tagged as 'Toys'

Disaster

May 22nd, 2014 · 1 Comment

What happened here?!?

living room TV ceiling caved crashed in insulation messy cluttered junk fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

And in the kitchen too!

kitchen TV ceiling caved crashed in insulation messy cluttered junk fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Side door for a quick escape from the mess.

bedroom doll toys cluttered junk messy fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

An old trampoline.  Weeds.  Peeling paint.  Junk.

back yard weeds old trampoline frame cluttered junk messy fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

The storage shed is a bonus feature.

back yard storage shed falling apart no paint bad roof neglected dilapidated fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Dolls · Back Yard · Garbage and/or Junk · Weeds · Toys · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling · Ceiling Fan

Back & Side Views

November 22nd, 2013 · No Comments

…of people in real estate promotional photos, that is.

Our policy has been to block out people’s faces in our posts.  You know, to protect the innocent (and guilty).  We are grateful that the person in this real estate photo was already blocked out when we first saw it.  Hmm.  They took the time and trouble to cross out the face, but didn’t take the time to retake the picture without the person in it.  We’re diggin’ the pink flamingos picture.

man person in real estate promotional photo picture Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

“Let’s slip in here for a quick make-out session.”

man woman person in real estate promotional photo picture Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

“I can’t explain the dirt stains in the carpet, the garbage bag, the ugly couch, or why the TV is on.”

boy man person in real estate promotional photo picture Phoenix Arizona home house for sale ugly couch sofa TV

“Do you think the scarecrow looks good over here?”

lady woman person in real estate promotional photo picture Phoenix Arizona home house for sale scarecrow

“I can’t find my house on-line yet.  When are you posting the photos?”

lady woman person in real estate promotional photo picture Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

“I thought you were babysitting?”  “Shhh.  I’m playing Candy Crush Saga.”

girl woman person in real estate promotional photo picture Phoenix Arizona home house for sale toys clutter

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Toys · Chandler, AZ Homes · People In Photos

A Moose, a Deer, & a Rottweiler

September 3rd, 2013 · 2 Comments

Moose stuffed animal, Rottweiler dog stuffed animal, and a brass deer.  Plus a bottle of motor oil and lots of other stuff.

cluttered living room brass deer statue big moose rottweiler stuffed animal toys Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

To the left and stepping back, we see more stuff.

cluttered living room entry hallway stuff toys Phoenix Arizona home house for sale poor staging

And then the kitchen.  Ugh.

cluttered kitchen too much stuff on counters messy Phoenix Arizona home house for sale poor staging

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Kitchen · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Stuffed Animals · Toys

Family Assistance Needed

June 4th, 2013 · 3 Comments

These five family rooms need staging help quick.

Rent-a-Center repossessed the TV.  Now she can’t hide the pile of dust on the TV stand.  She hasn’t hid the ashtray full of cigarette butts either.  [Minot, North Dakota]

cluttered messy disorganized chaotic family room dust cigarette butts ashtray Minot North Dakota home house staging for sale

The bottle of bleach is not needed in this Olean, New York family room.  Just some boxes and a few hands.

cluttered messy disorganized chaotic family room bleach bottle Olean New York home house staging for sale

Disheveled in Sun City West, Arizona.  Two old TVs.  They still work, I’d bet.

cluttered messy disorganized chaotic family room Sun City West Arizona home house staging for sale

Blocking the window won’t stop buyers from seeing the mess.  [Phoenix]

cluttered messy disorganized chaotic family room Phoenix Arizona bad poor home house staging for sale

Little Jimmy is proud of his hoard of toys.  See his head in the foreground?  See the dust on the ceiling fan blades?

cluttered messy disorganized chaotic family room kid's boy's head toy hoard dusty ceiling fan Phoenix Arizona home house

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Tags: Staging · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Toys · Ceiling Fan · Other US Cities

Five Cluttered Family Rooms

April 26th, 2013 · 5 Comments

Lots of random items, dirty carpet, and loose cabinet knob in a Frenchtown, New Jersey family room.  Could have been a really cozy looking fireplace setting with proper home staging.  Missed opportunity.

cluttered dirty carpet family room poor bad home staging Frenchtown New Jersey house for sale

Another hidden fireplace due to visual distractions.  [Phoenix]

cluttered family room poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale real estate photo

And another Phoenix family room that does not highlight the fireplace.

cluttered family room kid's toys poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale

Lots of baseball caps and other junk in a Tempe, Arizona family room.

cluttered family room baseball caps hats poor bad home staging Tempe Arizona house for sale

A little bit of everything in this Sun City, Arizona family room.

cluttered family room too many items poor bad home staging Sun City Arizona house for sale

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Tags: Staging · Family Room · Clutter · Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Family Photos · Tempe, AZ Homes · Toys · Other US Cities · Hats

Pithy Sayings

September 24th, 2011 · 8 Comments

Make it stop.  Black Canyon City, Arizona home.  With the saying, “Live by the sun, Love by the moon.”  How about making the bed properly and staging the bedroom first?

stupid dumb saying sign live by the sun love by the moon Black Canyon City Arizona home

Make it stop.  Gilbert, Arizona home.  With the saying, “Family - a journey to forever.”

stupid dumb saying sign family a journey to forever Gilbert Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Other Arizona Cities · Toys · Gilbert, AZ Homes · Make It Stop

Goodness Sake

April 22nd, 2011 · 6 Comments

It needs help.  Too dark.  Uneven paint job.  Pictures hung too high up the wall.  Clutter.

dark red paint depressing clutter poor home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

This room is supposed to be the _______?

clutter poor home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

Sigh.

clutter three doll heads pink paint bedroom poor home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

And the back yard.  Looks tired.

used tires messy back yard junk Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Dolls · Back Yard · Toys

One Dining Room & Three Living Rooms, Kinda

April 16th, 2011 · 1 Comment

This is supposed to be a dining room in a Phoenix home.  Looks like they’re hoarding vacuum cleaners and bottled water.

poor home staging dining room filled with junk stuff clutter Phoenix Arizona home house photo

This is the living room of another Phoenix home, according to the photo’s caption.  We’ll have to take their word.

stupid dumb real estate photo of a living room wall Phoenix Arizona home house

Supposedly a living room in a Mesa, Arizona home.  There’s a skeleton doll watching guard over the pile of stuff.  Argh!

poor home staging living room filled with junk stuff clutter Mesa Arizona house photo

Try to imagine this being the living room of another Mesa, Arizona home.  Who rules this family?  “Mommy, I need more room!  Would you mind moving your stuff out of the living room?”

poor home staging living room filled with child's kid's toys stuff clutter Mesa Arizona house photo

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Tags: Staging · Carpet · Living Room · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Dining Room · Toys · People In Photos

Three Kid’s Bedrooms

November 22nd, 2010 · 5 Comments

I’ll bet the kids that live here love their bedrooms.  Thought parents might like these for decorating ideas.  When selling, they might need to be toned down a bit (a lot?).

Spiderman lives in Phoenix!

super bright colors Spiderman boy's bedroom decorated Phoenix Arizona home house

Phoenix fire station.

boy's bedroom looks like a fire truck station decorated Phoenix Arizona home house

Wallpaper border and matching quilt in Laredo, Texas.

baby's bedroom decorated wallpaper border matching quilt Laredo Texas home house

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Toys · Other US Cities

Let’s Play “Block the Fireplace”

November 6th, 2010 · 5 Comments

Buffalo, New York.  Where’s it’s cold near year ’round.  You’d think the fireplace would be the prominent feature of the home.  Not so for these three homes.

Let’s push a big sofa in front of the fireplace.  Let’s cover up the rest of the fireplace with personal items.  Buyers won’t care, right?  [It looks like a person’s face in the bottom left of the photo]

furniture blocking the fireplace poor home staging clutter Buffalo New York house photo

Great idea blocking the fireplace.  I did the same thing in my house.  And I added a lot of family photos too and kept the curtains closed.  We don’t want buyers to think Buffalo has sunlight.

furniture blocking the fireplace poor home staging clutter Buffalo New York house photo

Well, we don’t have a huge couch to block our fireplace so we’ll use kid’s toys and other clutter to hide it.

toys blocking the fireplace poor home staging clutter Buffalo New York house photo

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Tags: Staging · Clutter · Fireplace · Family Photos · Toys · Other US Cities · People In Photos