SALEM OREGON REAL ESTATE—HOMES FOR SALE-WHAT A DIFFERENCE A “STAGE” MAKES-HOMESTAGING, THAT IS! SALEM OREGON HOME SELLERS, COULD STAGING BE THE ANSWER TO GET YOUR HOME SOLD? SEE THE BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES FOR YOURSELVES….. AND YOU DECIDE...

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Real Estate Agent with Knipe Realty 200406177

SALEM OREGON REAL ESTATE-WHAT A DIFFERENCE A "STAGE" MAKES-HOMESTAGING, THAT IS! SALEM OREGON HOME SELLERS, COULD STAGING BE THE ANSWER TO GET YOUR HOME SOLD? SEE THE BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES FOR YOURSELVES..... AND YOU DECIDE

If you are currently a SALEM OREGON HOME SELLER, or thinking seriously about putting your home on the market, I am sure you are aware of the fact that in the current SALEM OREGON REAL ESTATE MARKET your home must be the best home, at the best price. There is competition all around you, and your home needs to stand out as the BEST HOME in that price range!

Now, I am going to fess up right now.... In the past, I have not been a huge fan of home staging because my listings sold within a short time after putting them on the market. The last couple of years have shown a huge shift in the LOCAL SALEM REAL ESTATE MARKET.

I recently had the opportunity to get to know a local home stager, Margaret Oscillia, of Creative Concepts and Contracting, through some local blogging and social networking classes. After several months of my many, numerous questions, and viewing her before and after photos and results once she staged a home, I decided that maybe there was something to this "staging stuff". I went ahead and booked her for two of my listings/sellers.

Here are some before and after pictures of one of my seller's homes. This home began as a vacant home, but the great thing about a home stager is that they have several different levels of staging. You can do a full stage, or a partial or minimal stage. You can also start off with a consultation to see what kind of suggestions they have that can bring you a "Top Dollar" offer. Many times they can work with your current furnishings, just making minimal changes, and adding a little "pop" to the rooms.

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LIVING ROOM/DINING

FAMILY ROOM

MASTER BEDROOM

MASTER BATH

So, you decide, which pictures are more likely to peak your interest, and cause you to pick up the phone to schedule a showing appointment with your Realtor?

If you would like more information about SELLING YOUR SALEM OREGON HOME, you can contact me directly at 503-931-1846, or email me at MelWagnerBroker@msn.com.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with Creative Concepts and Contracting, or if you would like to see more of their before and after photos, here is the link to their blog.

Of course, after seeing just a few of the photos for this fantastic home, you may want to see more. So, here is all of the information on this wonderful single-level 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home in South Salem. This home is listed at only $249,900.

Lovely Single Level 3/2.5 with indoor sauna


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$249,900
Single Family Home
For Sale
Main Features
3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
1 Partial Bathroom
Interior: 1999 sqft
Lot: 0.14 acre(s)
Location
5559 Novak CT SE
Salem, OR 97306

Mel Wagner

Mel Wagner

Coldwell Banker Mtn. West Real Estate, Inc.
(503) 931-1846
MelWagnerBroker@msn.com
http://www.MelWagnerBroker.com



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Comments (7)

Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I too am a big fan of staging.  It can be a difficult process to convince some sellers, but others know the value and it can be easy.

Nov 16, 2009 10:33 PM
Margaret Oscilia
Creative Concepts-Home Staging and Contracting, Salem Oregon - Salem, OR
Home Stager, Salem Oregon

Thanks Mel for sharing this blog about our first job together!  We love showing off a homes best features and helping buyers envision living there.  It's the listing buyers remember after a long day of viewing homes - especially vacant ones!

Nov 16, 2009 10:35 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning,

There is no question which rooms look more appealing to buyers! The transformations are warmer and invite a buyer to linger longer. I'm a firm believer in staging and the results are undeniable!

Nov 16, 2009 10:43 PM
Mel Wagner
Knipe Realty - Salem, OR
Principal Broker/Agent Salem Oregon Real Estate

I am very pleased with the results.  I will be talking to all of my sellers about the benefits of staging from here on out.  Thank you, Margaret, for all of your hard work!

Nov 17, 2009 09:58 AM
Randy Brusven
Silverton, OR

Very good post, Mel.  I too have homes that are vacant and don't show very well, but it seems an uphill battle at times to convince a seller to spend a little to gain alot.  Thanks for sharing, Randy Brusven, CBMW-Silverton.

Nov 19, 2009 05:03 AM
Mel Wagner
Knipe Realty - Salem, OR
Principal Broker/Agent Salem Oregon Real Estate

Hi Randy, it took me awhile to convince my seller on this one, but look at the difference.  You should see if they would consider just doing an initial consultation with Margaret.  Maybe if they see these before and after pictures, and hear her suggestions, they might budge.  I have a couple more that I would love to get staged also... still working on it.

Nov 24, 2009 07:23 AM
Jim Allhiser
Perfection Inspection, Inc. - Salem, OR
Salem, Oregon Home Inspector

Mel that is awesome.  Good for you and good for Margaret!

Dec 16, 2009 05:19 AM