Oregon Home on the market for 4 months ~ then Staged & Sold in 21 Days

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Home Stager with Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR

Our Portland home staging company was contacted for a proposal to stage a home in Hillsboro, Oregon, that had been on the market for over 4 months.  The sellers had moved into their new home and hoped for a sale before the winter (and slower selling season) set in.  We gave them our suggestions for a few easy cosmetic improvements -- so they took the home off the market for a week, changed listing agents, and then we staged the home and provided new photos for the online listing.

Without lowering the listing price, the result was a sale in just 21 days!  Here are some Before & After photos ....

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A few other "After" photos of this home ....

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~ Why did this home sell after being on the market for over 4 months, just 21 days after staging? ~

Because the sellers knew that contacting a professional home stager and listening to her advice about taking care of a few easy cosmetic changes would make a difference; we staged this home to appeal to the target buyers.  The sellers also changed listing agents to one who was more proactive in marketing the home; and without having to lower their asking price, they got the result they wanted!

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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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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Hi Sharon ~ Buyers really need to see the potential of a space so they can imagine living there.  When this home was vacant, it was challenging to figure out how to use it.  Staging can make all the difference.  Thanks for commenting.

Nov 15, 2010 03:39 AM #11
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Karen Otto
Home Star Staging - Plano, TX
Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes

No surprises here as to why the house sold so fast and without further reducing the price Maureen. Great job!

Nov 15, 2010 04:53 AM #12
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"

Thanks Karen ~ We love it to hear about staging success stories.  This was a fun project!

Nov 15, 2010 05:01 AM #13
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Maureen - Red is my favourite colour - you really used it tastefully and strategically.  Not surprised a bit at the quick sale after your staging.  Wonderful job.

Nov 15, 2010 05:47 AM #14
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Annie Pinsker-Brown
Stage to Sell - LA Home Staging - Los Angeles, CA
Stage to Sell, Los Angeles Home Stager

Beautiful work as always Maureen - and a GREAT result for your client! I LOVE the bedding in the master. Gorgeous!

Nov 15, 2010 06:44 AM #16
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Diana Young
Staging Seattle, King & Snohomish Counties - Edmonds, WA

Wonderful staging, Maureen!  That living room looked so tiny prior to staging.  I love the child's room with the bright polka-dot bed cover.  Another great job!

Nov 15, 2010 07:34 AM #17
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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 Sally ~ So we both love red!  Isn't it fun?  (you have great taste LOL)

Hi David ~ you have an excellent memory!  Quick sales are what we strive for!

Hi Annie ~ Thanks for your kind remarks -- and congrats on being a Pro Stager Finalist for the Region! :-)

Hi Diana ~ That room did look and feel small, but expanded with furniture.  I love that kid's bedding too -- it makes me happy with all those bright colors.  Thanks!

Nov 15, 2010 12:38 PM #18
Rainmaker
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JoAnn Moore
The Mortgage Market of Delaware - Georgetown, DE
Home Loans in Delaware

Very nicely done. All of the rooms look so inviting. The furniture makes you want to sit and chat.   

Nov 15, 2010 02:04 PM #19
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Chris Olsen
Olsen Ziegler Realty - Cleveland, OH
Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate

Hi Maureen -- You do AMAZING work.  The photos are a visual treat to see.  You are beyond talented, and it's easy to see why you are successful and as a result, make more money for your clients. Staging protects a seller's financial bottom line in the transaction.

Nov 15, 2010 03:17 PM #20
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Kathy Nielsen
http://atlantahomestaging.net - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

Chris is right - You do do amazing work. I find myself anxiously awaiting each new set of your before and afters as I just know the transformation will be huge.

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

Kathy

Nov 16, 2010 07:40 AM #21
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Shar Sitter
Rooms With Style - Minneapolis, MN
Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M

Congrats on the success story! Love the polka dot area rug. Everything looks great.

Nov 16, 2010 11:15 AM #22
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Eve Rusakova
Studio 74, Home Staging and Redesign - Toronto, ON
Home Stager, Toronto, ON

What a great color scheme! Makes the whole house 'play' in the sunlight.

Nov 16, 2010 01:28 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 JoAnn ~ That's lovely -- a place to sit and chat.   Thank you!

Hi Chris ~ You are much too kind .... but we just love your enthusiastic support of home staging!  We know you share our belief that it "works" -- there are still some skeptics out there, but we'll keep trying to educate them, one agent at a time.  :-))

Hi Kathy ~ Thank you so much for the feature.  I'm honored every time I receive one of those little yellow stars (and now that we figured out what happens when you edit your post .... I won't be editing mine any longer :-)

Hi Shar ~ That is a fun wool area rug and goes with so many color schemes ... thanks for taking time to comment.

Hi Eve ~ Welcome to A/R, I haven't heard from you before and hope you will visit the staging groups often.  Thanks for stopping to comment on my post today!

Nov 16, 2010 03:14 PM #24
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Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Once again, great job Maureen! I love the pops of color with the neutral walls and the red couch and pillows looks great. The curtains look so much better and the art is perfect in the living room. Not surprised it sold in 21 days - the client must be thrilled!

Nov 17, 2010 01:01 AM #25
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Tori Toth
Tori Toth, International - Howard Beach, NY
888.667.6643 NYC & Beyond, HSR, SAR, RESA, LIBOR

looking good, I wish people would really consider stagin before going on the market especially after hearing stories like these. Great job and getting it sold in 21 days!

Nov 17, 2010 02:38 AM #26
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Anna Dovger
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607 - The Woodlands, TX
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX

Excellent job, Maureen. No wonder it sold fast.

Nov 17, 2010 03:32 PM #27
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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 Kristine -- after over 4 months without a sale, yes -- the sellers are happy!  Thanks for your nice comments on the staging.  I took my color cues from the existing draperies in the living room -- picked up the art at Pier 1 ... and then selected that red sofa.  It came together quickly!

Hi Tori ~ It's usually so much better when staging happens before listing ... but as they say, better late than never, right?  Thanks for stopping.

Hi Anna ~ Thank you.  I'm happy for this nice young family ... they're in their new home now.  :-)

Nov 17, 2010 03:55 PM #28
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Ann Allen Hoover
RE/MAX Advantage South - Hoover, AL
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Hi Maureen, my upcoming listing needs help!  I'm going to show this to them so they can see what a difference staging makes.

Nov 21, 2010 08:56 AM #29
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Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Kathy - thanks for the "Pier One" tip - I'm always looking for beautiful, yet affordable pictures and I love PO for pillows so now I'll check out their art!

Nov 21, 2010 01:17 PM #30
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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 Ann ~  Good luck with your new listing!  I hope you've connected with a good stager in your area.

Hi Kristine ~ Pier One is a great resource for stagers .. especially when you can find items on clearance!

Hi Valerie ~ Your comment is too kind ... but much appreciated!  Love that term "eye candy" especially as you say, when sugar-free!  Thanks for your feedback.

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