Motivated Sellers use their Furniture + Our Staging Accessories = Great Before & Afters

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Home Stager with Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR

As professional home stagers, most of us have a statement like this one that we share with our clients:  "How we live in a home is very different than how we prepare it for selling ..."   Recently on A/R another clever stager had this version, which I love:  "How you Dwell is not how you Sell .."

The point is, none of us really "lives" in a showcase -- but when your home is on the market, you want your home to be as appealing as possible so that your target buyer who sees it either online or in person says, "I could live here!" 

We recently worked with sellers in Lake Oswego OR who were moving out of ther home, but were willing to leave some furniture behind in order to help it sell.  We advised them on updating paint colors, light fixtures, cabinet hardware, and a few small cosmetic repairs.  They completed everything on their "To Do" list and we then returned to add our accessories to their remaining furniture where needed.  The result was a home where buyers could move right in to ... no work needed!

Here are a few Before & After photos that will appeal to the target buyers of this home showcasing the space & function of each room. 

In the great room, we suggested a soft brown paint color to replace the stark white; an updated light fixture in the dining area; removing the dated valance; & removing the hutch since it overwhelmed the space:home staging lake oswego Oregon lake oswego home stagers

In the family room, we suggested the same soft brown paint, adding a wood mantle to the fireplace, and packing up the toys; then we used furniture from other rooms in the house and accessorized:home staging and redesign portland ORportland OR home staging and redesign

In the kitchen, we suggested replacing the worn white appliances & sink, painting, adding satin nickel cabinet hardware, removing the valance, and updating the counters to stay competitive with other homes nearby:home stagers lake oswego oregonoregon home stagers

In the office, painting & removing the valance & excess clutter made this room "move in ready" for potential buyers, using what the homeowner already had:home staging portland orhome staging and redesign lake oswego OR

If you're planning to sell your home in today's super-competitive market, a consultation with your local professional home stager will help you by making sure you only do what's necessary to make your home appealing to your target buyer.  Remember, HOW YOU DWELL IS NOT HOW YOU SELL  :-)

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Room Solutions Staging offers expert home staging services in Portland, Oregon to homeowners, real estate agents, and builders. Our proven home staging techniques will help reduce your property's market time and maximize your equity. We'll prepare your property or listing to look appealing to your target buyer for the online photos as well as for in-person viewings. Our owner and principal stager Maureen Bray is a nationally-recognized home staging expert who enjoys sharing her passion for staging with others.  To schedule a Verbal Staging Consultation filled with our staging tips and advice, contact us @ 503-246-1800.

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Rainmaker
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Janice Sutton
1st Stage Property Transformations - Murrieta, CA
Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta

Great home staging suggestions and staging! I am glad the Seller's listened to your recommendations!  I love how much bigger all the rooms look!  Removing the window treatments and adding the stainless steel kitchen appliances really updated the space! Bravo!

Oct 31, 2010 02:11 PM #22
Rainmaker
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

It's so great when you get sellers who really get the importance of preparation and presentation and are willing to do what it takes to make the house shine.  Congrats to both you and the sellers on a job well done!

Oct 31, 2010 02:15 PM #23
Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Hi Janice ~ There are so many easy fixes that sellers can do -- many cost little or nothing and a few others require a small investment that will PAY off with a faster sale.  Thanks for  joining into the discussion!

Hi Sharon ~ Smart sellers (and agents) understand the importance of being properly prepared before going on the market.  My local statistics as well as national staging statistics support this, as we know.  Thanks for your feedback!

Oct 31, 2010 03:16 PM #24
Rainmaker
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Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA
ASP, IAHSP, RESA Danville, CA

BRavo!! What a winning project Maureen!!

Oct 31, 2010 06:24 PM #25
Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Hi Cathy ~ Thank you!   I appreciate your comment ... hope you had a fun Halloween.

Oct 31, 2010 07:48 PM #26
Rainer
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Cindy Garruba
North Fork Home Staged to Sell - Riverhead, NY

Maureen, love the kitchen and the rest of the changes.  I love the living room transformed from messy playroom to adult warm and inviting.  Great job!

Nov 01, 2010 04:30 AM #27
Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Hi Cindy ~ The kitchen upgrades made a big difference, didn't they?  The sellers wanted to install slab granite and it made a dramatic difference, along with the 4 new S/S appliances (which they found very reasonably in a package at Lowe's).

Nov 01, 2010 04:41 AM #28
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Karen Dembsky
Peachtree Home Staging LLC, Home Staging in Atlanta, GA - Peachtree City, GA
Atlanta Home Staging

Maureen -- you created a masterpiece.  I LOVE the art and LOVE, LOVE that yummy rug.  You're the best of the best, my friend!

Nov 01, 2010 06:08 AM #29
Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Hi Karen ~ The sellers worked very hard to make sure everything was taken care of ... I merely made the suggestions and then came in to add the final touches -- thanks for your kind words!

Nov 01, 2010 04:16 PM #30
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Michele Hess
Simply Staged Inc. - Rockford, IL
Home Stager Rockford - Simply Staged Inc

What a transformation Maureen.  Your advice and guidance has added so much value and beauty to this home.  An excellent example of what working with a professional home stager can do for you when selling. 

Nov 01, 2010 11:48 PM #31
Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Hi Michele ~ I'll wager a guess that if more sellers were aware of the benefits of home staging ... we'd all be booked solid for months!  Thanks for stopping by.

Hi Valerie ~ I agree that money spent on those upgrades is an investment that will pay off!

Nov 03, 2010 03:17 AM #33
Rainmaker
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Cindy Bryant
Redesign Etc. Home Staging - Houston, TX
"Houston Home Staging Pros"

Great transformation as always, and much better for buyers to visualize vs. before!

Nov 03, 2010 04:22 PM #34
Rainer
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Birgit Anich
Birgit Anich Staging & Interiors, 203.807.4040 - Norwalk, CT
CT Home Stager Fairfield & New Haven County

Wow, what a difference, Maureen! The color changes make the rooms feel so much warmer and then adding your staging touches make this house enjoyable.

Nov 04, 2010 05:18 AM #35
Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Hi Cindy ~ You're right that it's hard for buyers to "imagine" how a house might look ... much better to show them!

Hi Birgit ~ When a home has all white walls, it just feels cold.  Adding soft neutral colors makes for a better impression and "feeling" in the home....thanks for your feedback.

Nov 04, 2010 05:30 AM #36
Rainmaker
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Linda D. Pufford
Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging - Novato, CA
ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager

Maureen,

Fantastic transformation in each room...less is so much more!  I love the paint color and all the updates to the kitchen.  The granite counter tops really made a spectacular statement... the new appliances, cabinet hardware and sink faucet also helped to make the kitchen makeover a great success! 

Nov 04, 2010 06:50 PM #37
Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Hi Linda ~ Less is more, that is my mantra!  Updating a kitchen today, to make your home similar or better than competing homes nearby, is a good investment. The sellers made the decision to change to granite counters and they really do look beautiful and much more high-end than the previous dated tiles.  Thanks very much for your feedback.

Nov 04, 2010 06:57 PM #38
Rainmaker
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David Peterson
Synergy Staging ~ specializing in vacant home staging - Portland, OR
Home Stager Portland OR-Synergy Staging-Portland Oregon

Great job making these spaces seem so much more livable and inviting.  It's always amazing how these changes can transform a space!

Nov 07, 2010 10:24 AM #39
Rainmaker
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Chris Olsen
Olsen Ziegler Realty - Cleveland, OH
Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate

Hi Maureen -- Your talents are...simply...AMAZING!!!  These photos speak for themselves.

Nov 09, 2010 02:15 PM #40
Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Hi David ~ simple changes can make such a powerful transformation -- so true.  As stagers we love seeing the changes, don't we?

Hi Chris ~ Thank you for your very kind comment!  Helping our clients is what we love to do!

Nov 09, 2010 02:19 PM #41
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Hi David ~ Yes, the sellers wanted to install new S/S appliances and found them very reasonably at Lowe's.   Their new kitchen was hard for them to leave, as a matter of fact!

Nov 10, 2010 08:06 AM #43
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