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Staging with a Modern Look - Before & After Photos - 10/30/08 03:10 PM
Synergy Staging received a call the other day for a staging proposal at a home in West Linn, Oregon. You can imagine our surprise when we pulled up to the home and it was one that we had looked at over 1 1/2 years ago when we happened to be touring some local Open Houses. At that time it wasn't staged and we recommended it, but never heard from the owner. It apparently sold at a reduced price (we warned them!) and now the new owner does believe in the power of staging! After renting it for one year they are (16 comments)
Staging and Some Paint Transform a Portland Property - SOLD IN 6 WEEKS - 10/24/08 09:47 PM
UPDATE - After sitting on the market for 7 months, the home sold 6 weeks after staging and closed on Christmas Eve. Had to de-stage in a snow storm - new blog coming soon! Here is our most recent staging --- We were contacted directly by a homeowner whose house had been sitting vacant on the market for months. They had been getting a surprising amount of traffic, but no offers. Not only was the house vacant and off a busy road, but some of the wall colors were not working for potential buyers. How about a mint green kitchen, partially (47 comments)
Is that really OUR pictures and text on YOUR website? - 10/16/08 10:50 PM
Our websites are probably the most valuable marketing tools that we as stagers have in our arsenal. The place to showcase our portfolio, design style, service information, testimonials, etc. Most important are those Before and After photos!!! Creating your website, it's look, and content can also be one of the biggest challenges, especially for a new stager trying to start their business. How do you present something when you haven't had many clients - and how do you get clients if you don't have anything to present?
This is a photo of a room in our home right (16 comments)
Worst Before Staging Pictures and the Transformations! - 10/12/08 11:11 AM
I thought it would be fun for all of us to share some of our worst before situations and the transformations that follow. Everyone has experienced one of 'those' homes and sometimes the results are remarkable. Let's see them! We always like to approach each project with the best design solution in mind. Sometimes it is necessary to encourage our clients to take certain steps to prepare their home prior to staging. As we all know, staging can't cover up or hide property flaws or existing furnishings in disrepair. The staging in a home is a reflection of our company and (60 comments)
1908 Portland Home - Sold in 2 Weeks!!! Do you do Windows? - 10/06/08 02:28 AM
We recently received a call from one of our favorite Realtors who had a new listing that needed help. I say she is one of our favorite Realtors because every house we have staged for her has sold in one to two weeks! The house, built in 1908, was a charming Portland home. It was occupied, so we provided a Consultation Report to start, and after the homeowner did (most of) what was suggested - you know how that goes! - we followed up with staging the property using much of her furniture in addition to our art and decor. There (18 comments)
When it Rains - It Pours! A New Blogger's Introduction... and a Staging Color Challenge - 10/04/08 09:15 PM
It's about time I start blogging - so I'm jumping in with both feet! We attended the RESA Staging Expo here in Portland a few weeks and were inspired with many ideas for our business, website, marketing, warehouse, etc. That was on Saturday, September 13. We had been a bit slow, though we had written proposals for a few houses the week before. Well - then the floodgates opened! I had to go to Los Angeles the next week and was ready to start implementing our new ideas upon my return. Then we suddenly got 5 new stagings and one de-staging (43 comments)
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