Angie's List Magazine Features Article on Home Staging!

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Home Stager with Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR

Home staging as an industry has come a long way!  It's no longer surprising to find articles and books on home staging in national newspapers, magazines, and your local bookstore or library. 

Recently, I was interviewed by a feature writer for Angie's List Magazine who wanted some tips for homeowners who were planning to list their home for sale.  She said I was contacted because of the high ranking my Portland-based home staging company has on Angie's List.  We discussed various ways that home staging techniques can help a home look more spacious and appealing to potential buyers.  You can read the entire article in Angie's List Magazine here: "7 Surefire Home Staging Tips..."

I've been a consumer member of Angie's list since 2006, and have found their service to be invaluable when I'm searching for local contractors in many categories.  Whether hiring them myself or providing referrals to my home staging clients in the Portland, Oregon area, Angie's List is a proven and valuable resource for finding great service providers. 

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Angie's List is a consumer-driven online referral site that collects consumer reviews on local contractors and service providers in more than 500 categories for homeowners and consumers across the U.S.  Angie's List members have access to local ratings via internet and phone, to Angie's List magazine, and complaint resolution service as well.  Companies listed on Angie's List may not pay a fee to be listed -- they can only be nominated by local consumers, who then provide a rating "grade" in multiple categories including Price, Quality, Responsiveness, Punctuality and Professionalism.

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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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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Maureen- I'm still getting used to the "new" you (saw you on FB)...Thanks for the great info on Angie's List.  I've seen it but need to spend some time looking into it.  Can't wait to hear about the trip and congrats on the interview.

Jan 26, 2011 01:38 PM #1
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"

Ha Ha Kathy ~ it's the same old "me" but with a new photo from the RESA convention.  Angie's List is a great resource for homeowners -- and for stagers who need referrals to great contractors.

Jan 26, 2011 01:44 PM #2
Rainmaker
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Michelle Drewry
Signature Real Estate Group - Henderson, NV
Realtor - Signature Real Estate Group

Maureen - It was great meeting you at RESA Conference (I'm the one originally from the Portland, OR area)  I'm still working on the "new" me photos.  Yours turned out great! 

Angie's List, congrats!  You make some very good points that are easy for home owners to understand.  Like the photos also.

Jan 26, 2011 01:55 PM #3
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 Michelle ~ it was GREAT to meet you at the conference!  I know you're originally from Portland too.  Thanks for taking the time to comment. 

Jan 26, 2011 02:13 PM #5
Rainmaker
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Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA
ASP, IAHSP, RESA Danville, CA

YOur new photo really captured your beauty!! Congrats on your wonderful featured article.

Jan 26, 2011 04:09 PM #6
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 ~ It was fun to meet you in person  :-)

Articles like this on home staging are a good opportunity to educate the public about the benefits that homeowners and their agents can realize when working with a home stager.  Let's keep spreading the word!

Jan 26, 2011 05:21 PM #7
Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

That is EXCEELENT.  Way cool.  We just won 2010 Super Service Award for flooring.  I love Angieslist and my Angieslist customers.

Oh, and I love your new picture!

Jan 27, 2011 12:16 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Beth Lester
Beth Lester Designs - Torrance, CA
Home Staging & Interior Decorating

Love your new picture, Maureen.  It was great meeting you in Las Vegas!

Jan 27, 2011 01:51 AM #9
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 Debbie ~ I feel the same way about Angie's List ... congrats on your 2010 Super Service award!  They are a great resource for consumer ratings on many categories of service providers.

Hi Beth ~ It was wonderful to meet you in person as well!  So many stagers in one venue was amazing.  Now it's back to work!!

Jan 27, 2011 01:56 AM #10
Rainmaker
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Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
Connecticut Home Stager

Maureen, I can not tell you how great your photo is!  Great news about Angie's List!  Julie

Jan 27, 2011 03:08 AM #11
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 Julie -- we missed you at RESA!!  Anyway, thanks for stopping by to comment :-)

Jan 27, 2011 06:12 AM #12
Rainmaker
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Kimo Stowell
HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 - Honolulu, HI
REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i

Aloha Maureen,

Thanks for sharing your experience with Angie's List and more importantly congrats on being sought out by a feature writer as an expert in your field, Kudos! Love your new photo!!!

Peace,

Jan 27, 2011 06:19 AM #13
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"

Aloha Kimo ~ THANK YOU for your kind words.  It helps all stagers when one of us is asked to contribute to a feature on home staging!  By now, almost everyone has heard of home staging, but there's still a lot of educating we have to do so that they really understand it.

Jan 27, 2011 06:36 AM #14
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Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Great article Maureen - straight forward, to the point and illustrates how valuable staging (when done by a professional) can be. And you are "an expert in your field!" Congratulations on being a feature writer for Angie's list - you are the woman for the job!

Jan 27, 2011 11:13 PM #15
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 Kristine ~ thanks for your kind words ... I didn't write the article but was interviewed for it.  The more we spread the word, the more sellers we can help!

Jan 28, 2011 07:34 AM #16
Rainmaker
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I love the new picture, I love the article and more importantly that you were interviewed for the article!  Well done!

Jan 28, 2011 10:20 AM #17
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, Sharon.  Media exposure is always more than welcome, right?

Jan 28, 2011 12:15 PM #18
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Cindy Bryant
Redesign Etc. Home Staging - Houston, TX
"Houston Home Staging Pros"

Congrats on being interviewed by Angies List, a national organization with a ton of exposure.  Thanks for getting the "home staging" word out there!

Jan 28, 2011 03:59 PM #19
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 more exposure that home staging has, the more we have the opportunity to help sellers and agents reduce market time.  Thanks so much for your support  :-)

Jan 28, 2011 04:33 PM #20
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Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro

Maureen, I have always heard about Angie's list but have never used them because of the charge.  The next time I need a service maybe I will bit the bullit.

Feb 03, 2011 02:32 PM #21
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