Entries from July 2013

It’s Time For Dinner

July 31st, 2013 · No Comments

Kentucky Fried Chicken is on the menu tonight.  Please join us for dinner.

KFC Kentucky Fried Chicken dinner on kitchen counter dining table Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

We see cleaning products in the bedroom so please explain why the bathroom vanity baseboard is dirty.

bathroom vanity baseboard dirty cleaning products bottles in bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Please make the bed.

unmade bed shoes TV is on bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Another unmade bed.  Plus cardboard in the window.

unmade bed bedroom cardboard in window Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

It might be time to wash that towel.

dirty towel hand print bathroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Staging

Major Dust Storm Hits Phoenix

July 31st, 2013 · 4 Comments

Phoenix had a dust storm so bad that it completely filled a swimming pool with sand!

swimming pool filled in with sand dirt Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Pool & Spa

It’s a New Moon At Twilight

July 30th, 2013 · 3 Comments

Every girl’s dream bedroom.

New Moon Twilight movie wall mural bedroom Surprise Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Faux Paint & Murals · Surprise, AZ Homes

Tied In Knots

July 30th, 2013 · 4 Comments

They’re back.  More window curtains tied in knots.

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Make it stop.

ugly dumb stupid idea bad trend window curtains tied in knots knotted drapes Glendale Arizona home house for sale

Tied up in case the wind blows?

ugly dumb stupid idea bad trend window curtains tied in knots knotted drapes Youngtown Arizona home house for sale

ugly dumb stupid idea bad trend window curtains tied in knots knotted drapes Youngtown Arizona home house for sale

This disturbing trend has now spread to Jonesboro, Arkansas.

ugly dumb stupid idea bad trend window curtains tied in knots knotted drapes Jonesboro Arkansas home house for sale

Double knotted.

ugly dumb stupid idea bad trend window curtains tied in knots knotted drapes Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

It prevents kids from wiping their hands on the drapes?

ugly dumb stupid idea bad trend window curtains tied in knots knotted drapes Mesa Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Glendale, AZ Homes · Make It Stop · Other Arizona Cities · Other US Cities · Phoenix Homes · Surprise, AZ Homes · Window Coverings

OMG

July 29th, 2013 · 3 Comments

Literally, OMG!!

OMG in big huge letters over the bed bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Staging

Protecting the Innocent

July 29th, 2013 · 1 Comment

People just like to be in real estate photos for some reason.  This blog has a policy of blocking out faces to protect the innocent (or guilty).

This kid’s really digging for nuggets!  Next time, please don’t pick your nose when the photographer is around.  Thank you.  [Superior, Wisconsin]

kid child boy in real estate promotional photo picture picking his nose Superior Wisconsin home house for sale

He is standing akimbo, not sure where to start with home staging.  The dining table, the end table, the sofa, the hutch, the foyer?  It’s staging paralysis.

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

Not sure what to do with that round seating bench.

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

This couple from the Netherlands is too tired to get up.

old couple man woman sitting in real estate promotional photo picture Dutch The Netherlands home house for sale

“Hold on.  I’m going to move my kid’s car out of the way.”

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

“Wait a minute please while I wash my hands.  Then I’ll fix that window curtain that looks like a bat, then get some touch-up paint, and then call the carpet cleaners.”

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

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Tags: Other International Cities · Other US Cities · People In Photos · Phoenix Homes

A Banana, a Christmas Tree, an Organ, and an Iron

July 28th, 2013 · 3 Comments

An inflatable Chiquita banana is prominently displayed in a Jonesboro, Arkansas living room.  Along with a Christmas tree (still up in July) and an iron.

living room inflatable Chiquita banana Christmas tree iron poor bad home staging Jonesboro Arkansas house for sale

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Tags: Clutter · Holiday Décor · Living Room · Other US Cities · Staging

Bargain Basement In Trenton, New Jersey

July 28th, 2013 · No Comments

If you have mold and mildew and spills and stains and a non-working furnace, it might be okay to not take a picture of the basement.

ugly basement mold mildew stains spills non-working furnace Trenton New Jersey home house for sale

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Tags: Basement · Mold & Mildew · Other US Cities

9 Lives In Jonesboro, Arkansas

July 28th, 2013 · No Comments

9 Lives cat food in a Jonesboro, Arkansas dining room.  Some wind chimes and a trash bin.  Lattice hope the next room looks better.

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The family room is organized and you can see floor space.

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In the living room, we can see someone sitting down on the couch.  There’s also a cat on the window sill.  And a fly swatter.  TV’s on too.

living room person sitting on couch cat in window fly swatter poor bad home staging Jonesboro Arkansas house for sale

The wise ol’ owl says this room won’t win any prizes for home staging.

bedroom owl trophies clutter poor bad home staging Jonesboro Arkansas house for sale

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Tags: Bedroom · Clutter · Dining Room · Family Room · Living Room · Other US Cities · People In Photos · Pets · Staging · Window Coverings

Dust Collector

July 27th, 2013 · 4 Comments

This isn’t weeks or months of neglect.  It’s years of ignoring the dust on the air conditioning return grille.  Wanna bet the filter hasn’t been changed either?  [Chandler, Arizona]

disgusting dirty dusty neglected unchanged air filter conditioning return grille covered in dust Chandler Arizona home house

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Tags: Chandler, AZ Homes · Dirt, Dust, & Filth