Entries from July 2010

Christmas In July

July 31st, 2010 · 3 Comments

Christmas tree in a cluttered room.  This photo was still on display to the public in late July.

Christmas tree stocking clutter poor home staging Phoenix Arizona house photo

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Tags: Staging · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Wallpaper · Holiday Décor

Cluttered Kitchen

July 31st, 2010 · 7 Comments

Everything’s on display in this kitchen.  Everything.  Stage 2 of hoarding?

bottles above kitchen cabinets clutter junk Phoenix Arizona home house

More clutter by the sink.

cluttered kitchen counters Phoenix Arizona home house photo

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Tags: Staging · Kitchen · Clutter · Phoenix Homes

Birdhouses & Beyond

July 31st, 2010 · 3 Comments

Collection of birdhouses above the kitchen cabinets in a Glendale, Arizona home plus stuff spread out all over the counter tops become visual distractions to buyers.

birdhouse collection above kitchen cabinets clutter Glendale Arizona home house

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Tags: Staging · Kitchen · Clutter · Glendale, AZ Homes · Collections

Bachelor Sad

July 30th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Can we help this bachelor out with his master bedroom?  Let’s remove the clutter, the guitar, the get well balloon, the prescription bottles, the pink sticky note, the waffle on the paper plate, the mismatched pillows, the San Diego Aztecs shirt, the pillow on the floor, and the giant jar of petroleum jelly.

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes

Ugly Bathroom Tile

July 30th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Crossword puzzle for small words?

ugly bathroom shower tile pattern crossword puzzle Phoenix Arizona home house

This house has a random tile pattern too.  With an elephant, a horse, and a dog.

ugly bathroom shower tile pattern Phoenix Arizona home house

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Tags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes

4 Homes - 4 Bad Walls

July 30th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Some people never clean their walls.  Here are 4 examples.

Moisture problem behind the frig?

dirty ugly wall fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Stains, dirt, and body oil surrounding the bed.

dirty ugly wall stains bedroom fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Dust from a TV and/or stereo?

dirty ugly wall fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Peeled drywall paper and a wall crack too.

peeled drywall paper wall crack fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house photo

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Tags: Kitchen · Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Drywall Damage

Welcome To Candy Cane Lane

July 29th, 2010 · 13 Comments

Another home needing staging advice and assistance.

Christmas decorations (lights, candy canes) still up in May.  Half dirt, half grass lawn.  Weight bench in the front yard.

Christmas decorations candy cane poor home staging Phoenix Arizona house photo

Christmas tree is up.  Lots of family photos.  Cutesy sayings (”I Love You 2 Gore”??) (”Love Always & Forever”).  If they cleared everything out but the furniture, this would be a very nice room (nice floor, nice paint, nice size).

too many family photos Christmas tree poor home staging Phoenix Arizona house photo

In case they get lost, the signage tells them the next room is the family room.  [Editor: I blocked out their name.]

Christmas tree poor home staging Phoenix Arizona house photo

Very dark family room.

very dark family room black walls poor home staging Phoenix Arizona house photo

They painted the walls with black paint.

very dark family room black walls poor home staging Phoenix Arizona house photo

When buyers see the clothes rack, they will assume the closets are too small.  Cluttered dresser doesn’t help.

cluttered bedroom clothes rack poor home staging Phoenix Arizona house photo

There’s a big tree in the child’s room.

child's bedroom painted tree mural Phoenix Arizona home photo

One of those glass vessel sinks.  But you can see all the plumbing underneath.

glass vessel bowl sink bathroom exposed plumbing Phoenix Arizona house photo

They enclosed the patio so that they could fill it with clutter.

enclosed patio clutter junk poor home staging Phoenix Arizona house photo

More junk from another angle.

enclosed patio clutter junk poor home staging Phoenix Arizona house photo

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Tags: Staging · Landscaping · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Family Room · Bedroom · Clutter · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Garbage and/or Junk · Family Photos · Holiday Décor · Hall of Shame - Ugly Décor

Leaving the TV On

July 29th, 2010 · 3 Comments

How about we turn off the TV before taking real estate photos?  Please.

TV left on poor real estate photography Phoenix Arizona home house

What is that cat tower thing?  Looks like a birdhouse.  Does the cat lure in birds and then eat them?

TV left on poor real estate photography Phoenix Arizona home house

They spent money on the big TV instead of replacing the dark green carpet.

TV left on poor real estate photography Phoenix Arizona home house

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Poor Photography

Ruined By Graffiti

July 29th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Thanks, graffiti criminals, for lowering the price of this foreclosure home and the prices for the neighbors too.

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Tags: Foreclosure · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling · Graffiti

Staging Intervention Needed

July 28th, 2010 · 8 Comments

Oh, boy, have we got a staging nightmare for you today.  If you were a buyer, would you be impressed?

Ship ahoy!!  Nautical theme, model ships, and more surround the wet bar.

poor home staging model ships wet bar clutter Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Creepy doll lying on the blue hammock.  Christmas themed fireplace screen.  Assorted mishmash of styles & designs.

poor home staging clutter Christmas fireplace screen Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Looks like a very nice kitchen under all that clutter and wallpaper backsplash.  Sunflower dining table.

poor home staging clutter kitchen sunflower dining table Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Good grief!  There’s more stuff here!  Check out the old stove in the back corner.

poor home staging clutter kitchen sunflower dining table Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Another dining table.  Another refrigerator.  And another stove.

poor home staging clutter dining table old stove Phoenix Arizona house photo

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Tags: Staging · Family Room · Kitchen · Clutter · Window Coverings · Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Wallpaper · Holiday Décor