A Dated Portland Home is Transformed (and $old) with Easy Cosmetics + Home Staging

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It is time to share great work locally again.   It is always such a pleasure to view the transformations and what they mean to clients to help them sell their homes.

A Dated Portland Home is Transformed (and $old) with Easy Cosmetics + Home Staging 

Our Portland, Oregon home staging company was contacted by a seller whose vacant 1990 home had been on the market for four months without a sale.  When I asked what kind of feedback the house had received, the seller said most comments were that the house appeared "dated."  I checked the online listing photos and had to agree with those comments ... and soon visited the home so that I could provide a complimentary home staging proposal.  

Once I'd seen the home in person and determined who the target buyer would be (getting input from the seller and listing agent), I advised the sellers that some selective cosmetic improvements should be taken care of prior to staging the house, to make the home more 'move-in ready' for buyers.  As part of my consultation service, I emailed the sellers my list of Things To Do (many previous sellers have told me how helpful this detailed information has been to them).  The sellers went about getting these cosmetic items done ... and then we staged the home.

This home had been on the market for 4 months ... and it sold just 2 weeks after staging! Selective updates and staging helped this home appeal to the target buyer.  Here are some Before & After photos showing the transformation of this home: 

The 'before' photo of the dining & living room has a dated brass chandelier, brass rods & dated curtainshome staging Portland OR

We selected an updated chandelier online (only $99) and advised removal of the dated rods & curtainshouse staging tigard oregon

Another angle of this space reveals replacement of the entry brass chandelier also (just $99) home stagers Portland OR

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The living room got an instant update with furnishings plus removal of dated curtains & hardware Oregon real estate staging

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The family room looked dark and too small for furniture in this 'Before' photoPortland home staging and redesign

We advised cleaning the fireplace brick and removing the blue pleated shades ($0 cost) home decorators Portland OR

The master bedroom had blue carpet & pink drapes; the carpet was replaced at minimal cost Beaverton Oregon home staging

Removing the pastel colors gave this room instant appeal, and now the pretty garden view is featuredreal estate staging Portland Oregon

We also advised these sellers on instant curb appeal tips (topic for another post :-)

Sellers and their agents who take advantage of a home stager's consultation service will be happy with the tips they receive on easy cosmetic updates.  These sellers had a sale in just 2 weeks, after 4 Months on the market.  Contact your local professional home stager -- you'll be glad you did!

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Room Solutions Staging in Portland OR helps our clients maximize home equity by staging to sell. Join the Portland Oregon homeowners, real estate agents, builders, banks, and investors who turn to Room Solutions Staging for help preparing homes to sell faster.  Our home staging clients love our service and our home staging statistics!  Our home staging services in the Portland OR metro area include consultations, staging for both vacant and lived-in homes, and interior redesign  projects.  For a free home staging proposal, please contact us @ 503-246-1800.

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Barbara Bodnar, Westchester-Putnam real estate

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Comments (2)

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

Hi Barb ~ Thanks for reblogging my post!  I hope that your readers find the info helpful.  Often just a few changes can help today's sellers make their home more appealing to potential buyers.

Oct 16, 2011 06:18 AM
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Hi Barb-Maureen does an incredible job and it is often so much fun when you are staging an empty property-thanks for reblogging!

Oct 16, 2011 10:56 AM