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When our Portland home staging company works with sellers and Realtors, we give them Tips to keep the house looking great for the Open House & showings. Before the house goes on the market, sellers are usually advised to clean their home like there's no tomorrow, remove excess furniture to create a great traffic flow, pack away all the personal photos, collectibles & "stuff" that everyone accumulates, clean up the yard, etc.
But how to KEEP the house looking ready for a showing with short notice? Whether the sellers did the staging themselves or had a staging consultation with (32 comments)
portland home stagers: Even Beautifully-Decorated Homes can Benefit from Staging - 05/05/12 05:35 PM
As professional home stagers, we often explain that the difference between decorating and staging is that decorating is done for the homeowner's taste and style, and staging is done to attract the target buyer. When it's time to put your home on the market, making a few changes in how your home is perceived can have a positive effect on maximizing your equity (after all, that's the bottom line when you're selling). Our Portland OR home staging company was selected for a recent staging project that was multi-layered. This spectacular property is located in an exclusive Portland suburb, and the sellers (38 comments)
portland home stagers: Staging a 1960's Home to Look Current in 2012 - 03/24/12 06:44 PM
You know the saying, "everything old is new again?" Well that applies to home design trends, too! As professionalhome stagers based in Portland Oregon, we see this all the time. We recently staged a 1963-era home in Beaverton OR that had the clean, contemporary lines that today's buyers love. With staging techniques, we can make any home look current, too. It's amazing how art and accessories can update the feel of a home! Here are some photos of this home that show how staging helped it become more appealing to potential buyers ... The living & dining area shows big (51 comments)
portland home stagers: The Listing Agent Said Home Staging Might Help ... - 03/04/12 01:17 PM
Sometimes when a home has been on the market a little while, the listing agent and homeowner assess how they could increase showings and interest in the property. This is the case of a home that we staged recently in Portland OR: it was on the market for a few weeks, but no offers were forthcoming and the house lacked color and energy. Although they didn't plan to make big changes, the listing agent knew that staging and better photos could help increase interest from potential buyers. Here are some Before & After photos showing what we did to add energy (27 comments)
portland home stagers: Staged on Monday ~ SOLD on Friday! Home Staging Success in Portland OR - 02/12/12 05:23 PM
As a home staging company based in Portland Oregon, we love helping our clients sell their homes faster! This week we staged a home in Happy Valley Oregon that had been on the market for two months; the listing agent told us that buyers weren't excited about the property, even though they'd had a good number of showings. She said that buyers often commented that they didn't like the backyard. As professional home stagers, we knew that by making the house itself look amazing, buyers wouldn't be as worried about the un-landscaped backyard. Room Solutions Staging staged this home on Monday (32 comments)
When your home or listing is on the market, remember that a vacant home (no matter how nice it is) doesn't include an important ingredient ("emotion") from the buyer's point of view. Here's a good example ... a beautiful new home in Portland was on the market from May through December 2011 without a sale. It was Vacant, and buyers just didn't "connect" with this lovely upscale home, even though it had multiple price reductions. The sellers then contacted our Portland home (32 comments)
portland home stagers: Sellers ~ Are you Waiting to See How it Goes Before You Stage? Here's 6 Reasons to Stage Before Listing - 01/28/12 04:43 PM
Portland-area Sellers ~ Don't Wait to Stage your Home! The best offers usually come in the first couple of weeks. Waiting to "see how it goes" before properly preparing your home for selling will lengthen market time and cost you lost opportunities when buyers are disappointed that your property isn't "move-in ready." We can help! For a cost-effective home staging consultation contact Room Solutions Staging. Our average Days on Market for the year 2011 was just 29 Days -- compared to the Portland average of 140 Days.
Via Kathy Streib-Home Stager-Palm Bch County South Florida - 561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging): (4 comments)
For more information, contact Diane Mealey @ John L. Scott Real Estate @ 503-380-1861 ~ Staging and Photos by Room Solutions Staging LLC ~ (4 comments)
portland home stagers: Which Home Would You Want to Live In? - 11/21/11 03:54 PM
Our Portland Oregon home staging company often gets calls from Realtors or homeowners whose property has been on the market for months without a sale. We ask about the feedback the home has received, and usually hear that the home appears dated or it didn't "feel" right to the potential buyers (another way of saying they just didn't like it). After we've been hired, we provide our suggestions for cost-effective and easy cosmetic fixes to be completed, then we stage the house, including taking the photos for the online listing. We recently staged this Portland home and think that the "Before" (37 comments)
portland home stagers: 6 Months on the Market (Ho-Hum) Then Staged -- A Portland House Becomes a Home - 09/16/11 12:12 AM
You know how most vacant homes look and feel .... kind of boring and ho-hum? After all, when there's nothing for buyers to look at except 4 walls, the floor, ceiling, etc. even little paint chips and small flaws start to seem worse than they really are. Much of the home buying decision is made with emotions. Buyers may say that their criteria is "X,Y &Z" but in fact when they find a house that they connect with, their hearts start to beat a little faster, and they can't wait to see more of it. There's an energy that homes give (58 comments)
Spectacular remodeled bungalow in Portland's highly desirable Concordia neighborhood, tastefully updated to maintain its 1912 vintage charm. Open floor plan perfect for entertaining. Large bedrooms with master on the main floor. Beautiful hardwood floors and wood-burning fireplace. Newer kitchen cabinets, countertops, tile backsplash & cork floor; designer paint colors with high-end fixtures and exposed wood beams. Fenced back yard with deck. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2,507 sq ft
For more information contact Aaron Rian @ The Rian (18 comments)
portland home stagers: Home Staging Tip: Dated Oak Cabinets? Update them with Paint! - 03/25/11 12:57 AM
As a professional home stager based in Portland, Oregon I often see dated oak cabinets in kitchens and bathrooms. This was the height of style back in the '70's & '80's but today's buyers want a more modern, fresh look. Here's an easy fix that you can do yourself (or hire someone to do it for you). My homeowner clients in Beaverton OR were planning to put their home on the market and asked me to provide a home staging consultation. Because the target buyer for this home was younger, one of my recommendations was that they update their kitchen cabinets (128 comments)
portland home stagers: A Few Simple Changes can Help Sell Your Home Faster! - 02/20/11 03:22 AM
As professional home stagers in the Portland Oregon area, we're often asked to help our clients prepare their home or listing for sale. As part of our Portland home staging service, we include tips for preparing your home for the market - even before staging begins. We recently consulted with a family whose elderly mother had moved into a senior community. The house was immaculate but still had all brass light fixtures along with brass hardware and doorknobs. We suggested replacing those brass items with brushed nickel, and the family also removed some of the dated furniture pieces that had served (47 comments)
portland home stagers: 2715 NW Linmere Dr., Portland OR 97229 Hartung Farms ~ SOLD - 02/19/11 03:54 AM
UPDATE: This beautiful home had a sale in just 6 days! Spectacular HARTUNG FARMS Traditional! Refinished deep chocolate hardwoods, tumbled granite slab counters, new spa-like master bath & all new interior & exterior paint. 4 bedrooms, 3 Baths. Amenities include Hartung Pool, Tennis Courts & Lake for your enjoyment. Enjoy summer BBQs with neighbors poolside! Great Location: 10 min to Nike, hi-Tech corridor & 15 min to downtown Portland. Beautiful .46 acres!
RMLS# 11477380 For more details please contact Karina Stark ~ John L. Scott Principal Broker @ 503-997-9087 (10 comments)
portland home stagers: Why Stage the Master Bedroom? - 02/04/11 01:09 PM
We've heard that home staging is an effective marketing tool especially when it's part of the total package including a great listing agent, realistic pricing, a home in good condition, and sellers who understand that property presentation is critically important. The rooms we recommend staging include the main living areas (living room, family room, kitchen, dining, etc.) As professional stagers, we also advise staging the Master Bedroom. Why? Buyers make emotional connections with homes they're viewing ... and an empty room with 4 blank walls only allows them to see flaws and imperfections in the paint, flooring, windows, etc. Buyers (and (38 comments)
NEIGHBORHOOD EXPERT: Home stagers need to be familiar with the neighborhoods in their cities, so that they know the types of architecture and styles of homes they'll be asked to submit staging proposals for. The best home stagers have the ability to stage many different types of homes, whether they're modern and contemporary, traditional, mid-century, (43 comments)
Portland Oregon-based professional home stager Maureen Bray has been named a finalist in the Real Estate Staging Association’s™ Home Staging Industry Awards for the Professional Home Stager of the Year 2011 (West Region). Home Stagers from the U.S. and Canada submitted their “Before and After” photos for consideration in this industry-wide awards event. Bray is the only home stager in the states of Oregon and Washington to have been named a finalist for this prestigious award. “RESA congratulates and recognizes each person (10 comments)
portland home stagers: The Seller said, "My Agent Staged the House, but I really need Help from a Professional Stager" - 11/23/10 03:36 AM
Fellow home stagers, has this ever happened to you? Your client (the homeowner), who has moved out, contacts you and says, "My listing agent offered 'free' staging as part of their services .... but the staging isn't at all what I expected. Can you come look at the house to see if you can help? I feel we need a professional stager." First, I looked at the online photos ... this Vacant home had been on the market for several months, and wasn't getting the showings that it should have. I was shocked when I saw how dated the furnishings were (89 comments)
portland home stagers: Staging a Rummer Home in Beaverton Oregon (what's a Rummer, you ask?) - 10/12/10 02:04 AM
Today my Portland home staging company completed staging of a "Rummer" home in the suburb of Beaverton, Oregon. If you haven't heard of a "Rummer" these homes were built in the 1960's and '70's with a post-and-beam design. Robert Rummer was the builder and creator, and he styled them after another type of home that he admired, the Eichler home. Eichlers were a popular mid-century ranch home in California, with most rooms built off a central atrium.
Here are some Before and After photos of this unique Rummer style of home.
The unique architectural details of the Rummer homes (34 comments)
portland home stagers: Home Staging and Good Photos Really Do Make a Difference - 09/19/10 04:33 AM
We recently staged a home in Portland Oregon that had been on the market for a couple of months without any offers. After talking with the client, I viewed the online listing photos and was "underwhelmed" with the presentation of this property. Looking at these online photos, you can't imagine feeling compelled to rush over to see this home in person This living room photo shows a fireplace and a nice window, but the overall feeling is dark & gloomy. This room needed lots of light and color accents to lift the energy and excite a potential buyer, and a (32 comments)
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