Home Staging Bank Owned Properties is a Win-Win

Home Stager with Synergy Staging ~ specializing in vacant home staging

Do you ever wonder what separates a house that sells quickly from one that lingers on the market?

There many factors to take into consideration such as location, price, condition, presentation, home staging, and on and on. However, even with the multitude of answers to this question, there are important steps a seller can take to ensure the best possible chance at selling their home quickly and for top dollar. One of the key factors in selling quickly in the current marketplace is home staging.

Synergy Staging has provided home staging for newly constructed bank owned homes in a wonderful development just outside Portland in West Linn. Every new home that has been staged, without fail, has sold within 2 weeks of staging! 

An interesting point is that all homes are listed when construction begins. Before we started staging, the homes would be shown vacant without the same success. Several homes we later staged had been shown empty for up to one month with no interest. Once the homes were staged, interest immediately picked up.

New homes are beautiful, but that alone is not always enough to ensure a sale. There is no doubt that adding home staging to the equation was a primary factor in generating interest and selling the properties.

Here is one property from the development that recently sold at the very first Open House:

Entry before Home StagingEntery staged by Synergy Staging in West Linn Oregon

Living Room before Home StagingLiving Room staged by Synergy Staging in West Linn Oregon

Kitchen before Home StagingKitchen staged by Synergy Staging in West Linn Oregon

Family Room before Home StagingFamily Room staged by Synergy Staging in West Linn Oregon


Bedroom staged by Synergy Staging in West Linn Oregon

This home was professionaly staged by Synergy Staging. We present a lifestyle your buyer desires so you can sell your home fast and for top dollar.  Join the Realtors, Investors, Banks, and Homeowners who call Synergy Staging to make their properties irresistible and sell quickly!  Read what our clients have said about their experience with our company.

Please call us at (503) 557-2244 for a free no obligation quote so we can help your home sell faster.

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Reno, NV

David, your designs are always "top notch". Love the simple, clean lines and just the right amount of elegance...... I am trying to get in with the banks..... not so easy.

Aug 26, 2011 05:38 PM #5
Kathy Nielsen
http://atlantahomestaging.net - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

In a word, "WOW!" It's easy to understand how this sold at the first open house. There's absolutely no comparison. Your staging made it super warm and inviting.

I, too, am thrilled that banks are beginning to understand the value of staging. And... if we could only send these before and after pictures to every bank, they would understand exactly.

Congratulations. Your home staging is being featured in the group Staging Before and After Pictures.


Aug 27, 2011 12:16 AM #6
Janet Jones
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC - Kihei, HI
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Hi David--no question why these homes are selling so quickly.  Your staging, as always is phenomenal.  What buyer wouldn't want to live in these spaces?

Aug 27, 2011 02:52 AM #7
Michelle Finnamore
Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket - Vaughan, ON
Preparing your property for sale

HI David, your staging certainly warms up the home and makes it appealing. It would be like trying to have a christmas tree with out all the trimmings. You could still put your presents under the tree, it would still  be  Christmas. It just looks a whole lot more inviting when the tree is trimmed. Can you tell that I'm excited that it is only 4 months until Christmas! My thoughts are drifting to Christmas decor already.

Aug 27, 2011 04:14 AM #8
Karen Otto
Home Star Staging - Plano, TX
Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes

Quantifiable evidence that your staging makes the difference in whether it sells or not, I love it! How could it not either? Your staging is beautiful David!  And regardless of WHEN it is done, staging still can make the difference between unsold or sold.

Aug 27, 2011 04:50 AM #9
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"

David -- Great staging in this home, as always!  We are happy that banks here in Portland are catching on to the powerful benefits of staging their foreclosed properties -- it always helps them to sell faster!

Aug 27, 2011 06:07 AM #10
Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
Connecticut Home Stager

Breath taking staging, David!  You must get a lot of design work!

Aug 27, 2011 07:10 AM #11
David Peterson
Synergy Staging ~ specializing in vacant home staging - Portland, OR
Home Stager Portland OR-Synergy Staging-Portland Oregon

Teri ~ Thanks. Getting with a bank is not the easiest task, but once you can partner with one who understands the value staging brings, the partnership will be long term. Good luck.

Kathy ~ Thanks for your cmoments and for the feature. Much appreciated. The more we can get these results out there the more we can hopefully spread the word!

Janet ~ I'd live there! =) The quick sales are a testament to a great team - beautiful home, staged well, priced right, marketed effectively.

Michelle ~ You're scaring me - it's only August! =) But your Christmas analogy is a great one.

Aug 27, 2011 07:21 AM #12
David Peterson
Synergy Staging ~ specializing in vacant home staging - Portland, OR
Home Stager Portland OR-Synergy Staging-Portland Oregon

Karen ~ Thank you! And you are right that no matter when it is done, the benefits are there. Of course we just know it is better to do it as soon as the home is ready to be put on the market to get the initial impact of a new listing.

Maureen ~ We're both fortunate to have great bank partners, and the results they are seeing has to be satisfying for them!

Julia ~ Thanks! We actually prefer staging to design at this point, but we'll see if that changes in the future! =)

Aug 27, 2011 07:30 AM #13
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

David- I did a large bank owned earlier this year and actually got a call from the Buyer's Agent.  She'd seen the home before staging and after it was staged and couldn't believe it.  and her buyer ended up writing a contract on it. 

Aug 28, 2011 08:01 AM #14
Debra Landy
StageTwoSell LLC - Horseheads, NY
PA and NY Home Stager

Love your work!  What beautiful furnishings and accessories!  I'm sure the buyers are "lovin' the life"

Aug 30, 2011 02:55 PM #15
Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA

Stunning work as always!!!

Aug 30, 2011 05:28 PM #16
Phil Leng
Retired - Kirkland, WA
Phil Leng - Retired

Hi David,

Great job.

Nice [pictures.

Makes quite a difference!


Aug 30, 2011 06:06 PM #17
Tim Lorenz
TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team - Mission Viejo, CA
949 874-2247

It is easy to see why there is an interest after it is staged. 

Aug 30, 2011 06:06 PM #18
Birgit Anich
Birgit Anich Staging & Interiors, 203.807.4040 - Norwalk, CT
Connecticut Home Stager - Fairfield County, Westchester

Beautiful staging, David! The vacant bones of the property look good, but your staging makes everything look exceptional, elegant and classy. You made the property a "must have" buyer's dream. Great job!

Aug 31, 2011 04:19 PM #19
David Peterson
Synergy Staging ~ specializing in vacant home staging - Portland, OR
Home Stager Portland OR-Synergy Staging-Portland Oregon

Kathy ~ Your story goes to show again the power of staging and how difficult it is to imagine the potential of a vacant property.

Debra ~ Thank you!

Cathy ~ Always nice to see you here. Thanks!

Phil ~ Staging does make a huge difference. The more that Realtors encourage it the better for everyone!

Tim ~ Interest always picks up after a home is staged. There is no denying that statistic!

Birgit ~ Thank you! Exactly the point that even with great vacant bones (new construction) staging elevates it to another level and gets the sale. We wouldn't have this consistent work if the owners didn't see the value in it.

Sep 01, 2011 03:50 PM #20
Diana Young
Staging Seattle, King & Snohomish Counties - Edmonds, WA

Stunning as usual, David!  Thank you for sharing these before and after photos with us.  Continued success to you and your clients!

Sep 02, 2011 08:18 AM #21
Wendy Tomm
Beyond the Walls - East St Paul, MB
CCSP, RESA-PRO, BBB - Wpg Realtors
David you do fabulous staging. Thank you for sharing. Nice that these properties have sold so quickly. Congrats!
Sep 03, 2011 05:47 AM #22
Chris Curcuru
Verdugo Properties - Los Angeles, CA
The Home Staging Realtor

Great post David. Now if we can only get the banks to stage those forclosure homes. Thanks,


Sep 10, 2011 07:58 AM #23
David Peterson
Synergy Staging ~ specializing in vacant home staging - Portland, OR
Home Stager Portland OR-Synergy Staging-Portland Oregon

Diana ~ Thank you! It's certainly been a busy few months. Hope you are doing well.

Wendy ~ It's always great news when a property sells quickly, especially in this current market.

Chris ~ Some banks are staging foreclosure homes. We are working with one currently that stages most of their properties. It is a smart move that hopefully more banks will follow!

Sep 18, 2011 04:27 AM #24
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