Weekend Home Staging Feature: Getting Ready to Sell
Using "Lived in ~ Vacant ~ then Staged" photos, Maureen Bray, a professional Home Stager reminds us that the goal of staging is to show off the best features of a home and to make it feel inviting.
Compliments of The Foerster Team, Rocky Mountain Real Estate Advisors, (720) 530-5554
Lived In ~ Vacant ~ then Staged: Getting Ready to Sell Your Portland Home
When our Portland home staging company meets with potential clients, usually they're in the process of getting thier home ready to go on the market. We're used to seeing boxes stacked up, and things in disarray as decisions are made about what to do next.
Sometimes sellers hire us to help them with ideas on how to present their home so it looks appealing and "move in ready" to potential buyers -- specifically, the target buyer of their home.
Some sellers ask us to help them stage their home using what they already have, since they'll be living in their home while it's on the market. We want buyers to notice each room's special features ... things like high ceilings, hardwood floors, the fireplace, big windows, crown molding, and other details that buyers love.
Others may be moving out and prefer us to bring in the furnishings so that potential buyers can "see" how they might live in the house. Either way, we offer a variety of home staging services.
When taking on a home staging project, we're amazed at how different the rooms can look during the process. Our photos provide an interesting record for comparison. Here's the Living Room before the owners moved out
Here's how it looked when the house was empty
This "after" photo shows a room that's ready for potential buyers to notice the room's best features!
We think you'll agree that the "empty" house shows no warmth whatsoever for potential buyers. Adding furnishings to show the room's function and to make it feel warm and inviting is always our goal.
The master bedroom went through a similar process to help it look "move in ready"-- here's the Before
Now here's the empty bedroom
The staged bedroom shows buyers a room that's peaceful & relaxing
This small nook off the kitchen looked like a "catch all" room before
Now empty, with new paint & no curtains
Once staged, it shows buyers a cozy spot for breakfast or lunch
These are just a few of the rooms that we staged in this Portland home. When you're ready to sell YOUR home, contact a professional home stager for tips on easy cosmetic fixes and help with staging. We want to help you sell your home quickly so that you can move on to your next adventure!
~ Staging and Photos by Room Solutions Staging ~
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The best formula for selling your home quickly is to select a great listing agent and listen to their advice about the right price; then make sure that your home appeals to your target buyer by consulting with a professional home stager. We offer cost-effective home staging tips to Portland OR-area homeowners, Realtors, builders, and investors that result in the best return on your investment. For a free staging estimate contact Room Solutions Staging @ 503-246-1800 -- awarded 2012 Professional Stager of the Year for the Western U.S. by the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA). Read what local Portland Realtors said about home staging in the Sunday Oregonian.