Staging Can Add ENERGY to a Home on the Market!

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Home Stager with Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR

 It's amazing how vacant homes can look cold, stagnant, and void of energy.  Here's some Before & After photos of a mid-century home in Portland Oregon that we staged recently ... the smart listing broker suggested staging to the sellers, and they hired our company to stage it.

Before, the Living room looks OK, but it's hard for buyers to "feel" how the space might work for them ....

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Which one of these Dining rooms would most buyers prefer to enjoy a meal in? 

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A vacant Bedroom won't give buyers "feelings" of warmth -- but staged, they can imagine living here   portland oregon home stagingoregon home stagers

Sellers -- consider staging your home before listing, so that it has the best exposure from it's first day on the market.

Realtors -- find experienced professional home stagers in your area, check their portfolios & their references.  Partnering with a professional home stager can make your listings stand out in a sea of distressed or boring properties.

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Rainer
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Janet Jones
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC - Kihei, HI
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Hi Maureen--As always, beautiful work.  You are such an inspiration. 

Mar 06, 2011 10:24 AM #16
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Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Maureen high energy, warmth and personality always come with your professional staging and these examples are certainly proof of that.  Love all of the colors that you used!

Mar 06, 2011 11:16 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 Chrissie ~ Thank you -- on both counts!  You must have been very busy lately so it's good to see you again  :-)

Hey Julea ~ when we have challenges such as having to use existing nails, we do the best we can -- you know how it is!

Hi Janet ~ You're very kind to say so, thank you.

Hi Ginger ~ Aren't you on a beach somewhere in Hawaii sipping a mai tai?  I'm jealous!  Anyway, thanks for your nice compliment and I'll try to live up to it!  This is a home that we could relate to -- like those of my friends in the 60's.

 

 

Mar 06, 2011 11:33 AM #18
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Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Maureen, yes I'm still here in Aloha land.  For a 60's house it looks darn nice!

Mar 06, 2011 12:37 PM #19
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Cindy Marchant
Keller Williams Indy NE 317-290-7775 www.marchantteam.com - Carmel, IN
"Cindy in Indy" , Realtor, Fishers Real Estate

Those before and after pictures so show the difference staging can make, I'm a huge fan of using stagers!

Cindy in Indy

Mar 06, 2011 02:13 PM #20
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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"

Ginger -- enjoy your vacation and have one for me!!

Hi Cindy ~ It's wonderful to hear from another successful Realtor that you endorse staging ... thanks for your feedback!

Mar 06, 2011 02:24 PM #21
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Shar Sitter
Rooms With Style - Minneapolis, MN
Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M

That dining room before was really not good! :)  You made it great.....love the rug!

Mar 06, 2011 02:44 PM #22
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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 Shar ~ You're right .. it had no energy at all.  That colorful circles rug has lots of movement which is what the room needed!

Mar 06, 2011 02:54 PM #23
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Cindy Westfall
Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon - Tualatin, OR
ABR,GRI Your Tualatin & Portland Metro Real Estate

Hi Maureen, A well staged home is sooo much preferred..especially when the home is vacant. It not only adds energy but warmth as well. A vacant home in the winter always seems to have that cold, empty and lonely kind of feeling. Not really inviting! Your before and afters show the power of a well staged room.

Mar 06, 2011 03:55 PM #24
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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 Cindy!  It's true that a home needs warmth too in order to be inviting to buyers ... vacant homes sure don't have it, do they?  As you said, especially during our dreary winters!

Mar 06, 2011 05:02 PM #25
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Karen Otto
Home Star Staging - Plano, TX
Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes

The energy "void" you describe is a good way to explain how the buyers walking into the empty house feel Maureen. Who wants to linger in a space that has no warmth or feeling of home? You want them to linger, look at the space and envision themselves there.  I imagine home buyers in empty homes quickly moving from room to room peeking their heads in the space and moving on (all in a fast forward type cartoon like motion) and leaving feeling void of anything about the place.  Your staging illustrates the need for the "energy" back in the home to help buyers connect.

Mar 06, 2011 11:57 PM #26
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Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
Connecticut Home Stager

You know, I'm usually not a fan of putting things on an angle, but it really works in the living room!  That house is certainly energized!

Mar 07, 2011 02:13 AM #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 Karen ~ your description of buyers rushing through a vacant home says it all ... nothing to keep them lingering often means they're on to the next one!

Hi Julie ~ when we placed the furniture on an angle in that room, it just looked and felt so much better.  Sometimes the angle comes in handy -- but I rarely use it.

Mar 07, 2011 03:30 AM #28
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TERI LINDSAY
Reno, NV
STAGELIGHT HOME STAGING CO.

Maureen, great examples of your "energy work".   I really like your title for this post as a "catch phrase" I might use in a presentation..... great concept!  Thanks for sharing and creating "energy" centered around YOUR work!  Great post!

Mar 07, 2011 07:20 AM #29
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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 Teri -- thank you!  I really believe that energy is a tangible asset in a home for sale.  The minute you walk into a home on the market, you either feel it or you don't.  Homes with tangible energy are far more compelling to buyers (even if they don't realize what's making them feel that way).  Homes without it feel dead to me -- I guess that I have a very senstive built-in "detector."

Mar 07, 2011 02:31 PM #30
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

You would only have to ask me once which dining room I preferred?  LOL!  Well done!

Mar 13, 2011 07:59 AM #31
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
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Maureen- I'm not sure how this one slipped by me but excellent Before and After shots.  The dining room actually looks cozy now and the "Before" bedroom made you question how much furniture it would hold.  Your staging did the trick to show them that a Buyer could fit what they needed in it.

Mar 14, 2011 01:33 PM #32
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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 ~ Glad to hear that you agree with me  :-) 

Hi Kathy ~ that's right, staging oftens provide the visual that buyers need in order to see if their furniture will fit.  Thanks for your kind words!

Mar 14, 2011 02:25 PM #33
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Melinda (Mel) Peterson
Grants Pass, OR - Bend, OR
The Blessed Realtor - ABR, CRS

Love the before and after pics Maureen.  Do you do any virtual staging or know someone who does?

Mar 18, 2011 02:27 PM #34
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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 Melinda ~ glad to hear that you enjoy the Before & After photos ... the transformations we accomplish are always gratifying.  I'll send you an email about your question.

Mar 18, 2011 05:05 PM #35
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