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This is the place to view the past and present contests put on by ActiveRain and its members. Everyone can join the
group and help encourage each other. Current contest will be highlighted posts so it's easy for you all to see. Let it
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AR's community takes the time to leave honest and transparent reviews of their experiences
so you can be a bit wiser about your purchase.
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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
that will boost their business and increase their visibility in the community and beyond.
Earn points by partaking in these contest and climb the leaderboard
Do what's good for you and your business by participating
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Stay motivated and on track with new contests popping up each month
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Here's another avenue for you to build relationships with others. Share your expertise with someone searching for answers.
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Your Homepage will alert you of new questions in your state
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
Post your listings, school information, local events, market reports and more
Consumers peruse these pages for information
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Home staging services for Salem & the Willamette Valley-specializing in staging, interior redesign, repairs and remodeling. Let us help you prepare your home for sale or achieve the look you love!
You can't change your location or the market conditions, but you CAN change the impact your home makes and whether the buyer can envision making this their home.
Why do buyer's need to envision themselves living in your residence? Ask any realtor and they will agree -- buyers shop with logic and make offers with emotion. Buying a home is an emotional decision.
To maximize your home selling profits, it must show very well. Creative Concepts Home Staging and Contracting can help you with all aspects of preparing your home for sale. From staging, repairs or updating, to packing and cleaning - Creative Concepts will help you maximize your time and budget and reduce the stress of selling your home.
Why would your home need "staging" to help make it show well? Staging is a design technique that uses your own belongings and furnishings to make the house inviting to the widest audience of potential buyers possible. Staging emphasizes the positive features of your home, and minimizes the challenges.
If a buyer is distracted by clutter, odors, excess furniture or decorating choices, they are not going to be able to "see" the actual space. Staging is looking through the buyer's eyes and creating a notable impression that will last even if they view six more houses that day! In any market, statistics show that staging helps the home sell faster and for higher prices than comparable homes in the area.
Our goal is to support you in your efforts to sell your home in the quickest amount of time for the most money, and with the least amount of stress. From curb appeal to the laundry area, we can help show off your home to make a premiere presentation!!
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Before/After Photo Gallery
A dated faux paint, clutter and faded bedding are replaced, transforming this bedroom to a resort looking retreat!
When featuring a home for sale, even small areas can make a big impact, like this little courtyard - vacant it hold no appeal but with a few added features it is memorable!
Accentuating the architecture is what great staging does best! Where is the fireplace in the first listing photo?
Decluttered and a light bright photo makes this room appear spacious and inviting.
Correct paint color again makes a huge difference. The first photo was the actual MLS listing photo -- note the difference in the woodwork -- it really stands out after painting!
A spacious master bathroom can seem cold and uninviting -- but with a few accessories really becomes appealing!
Only 10% can imagine the possiblities a vacant room holds -- a huge room can seem daunting when vacant but warm and lovely when staged!
Creative Concepts and Contracting very capably came to my rescue and helped me with my real estate problem. After 35 years in the same home, I was ready to move, but the task was too daunting. They went above and beyond the call of duty by helping me pack and clear out many years of accumulation. In addition to the work they did, they provided me so much moral and emotional support. The transformation they performed on my home was amazing, and during the first open house multiple full price offers were received! Selling my house became a quick and less stressful process due to their excellent abilities! Outstanding! Elaine Dahl Homeowner-Keizer Oregon
"From a photographer's point of view, working with Margaret makes my job simple. Her eye for design and attention to detail are top notch. I would recommend Margaret to anyone who is serious about selling their house."
Shane Mincinski - Real Estate Photographer - Corvallis Oregon
Margaret Oscilia really has a keen eye for detail! Her sense of style really creates the WOW factor that makes your home stand out from the crowd and sell faster!! She provided me an amazing model home on short notice, going above and beyond my expectations. Polly Cappalo Principal Broker Windermere Willamette Valley -Albany Oregon
Thank you for all your help in preparing my home for sale. My health issues made this an impossible but necessary task for me; and you performed all the work professionally and beyond my expectations. Your ingenuity and competence made your work affordable and helped my home sell quickly in a "buyers" market. The quality of your work is exceptional - thank you!
Elmer Brown - Homeowner-Portland Oregon
Over and over again, I have been impressed by the real estate transformations Joe and Margaret achieve. I have personally worked with them for nearly 20 years. They are committed to quality workmanship, attention to detail and are resourceful and capable. They are my first choice for staging and repairs.
Don Paterson -Broker Windermere Pacific West Properties, Inc.
The work you did on our home was professional and the results were wonderful. Your attitude and experience made the process fun also. Thank you so much!
Doris - Homeowner - Salem, Oregon
AMAZING! When I walked into the room my jaw dropped! I couldn't believe the difference. Thank you SO much.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.