The Difference that Staging Makes (in Portland Or Anywhere Else)

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After this 1987 home had been on the market for six months, our Portland OR home staging company was contacted by the sellers to stage it.  Previous viewings had been sporadic and the feedback from potential buyers was that the house looked "dated."  No problem ~  we know how to help update a home with suggestions for easy cosmetic improvements, followed by staging it with current furnishings that appeal to the target buyer!

Here are some Before & After photos of how we helped bring this home into the 21st century -- after the sellers completed the interior painting and some easy cosmetic fixes.

The kitchen nook needed new paint, replacing the light fixture, & removal of the valance portland oregon home staging 97230home stagers portland OR

The dining room just needed paint, replacing the chandelier & removal of those dated window coverings house staging portland oregon 97221oregon home stagers

The living room had a challenging layout, but paint & removing the window coverings did the trickreal estate staging portland oregoninterior restyling portland OR

Quick Tip:  The brass fireplace screen & brass mirror dated this room ... it's easy to spray the screen with a matte black heat-resistant paint, and replace the mirror with art for a dramatic difference

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The master bedroom just needed paint and removal of the dated window coverings to let in all the lightportland interior decoratorsportland home staging experts

The seller emailed me afterwards: "Wow! Is this the same place?!! You did a wonderful job Maureen! We all agree that the staging played a big part in the sale!  Thank you."

UPDATE:  After six months on the market before staging, this Portland home deserved a few easy cosmetic improvements and professional home staging.  Once staged, this home had a pending sale in just one month!  If your Portland-area home or listing is lingering on the market, contact your local home staging experts for a staging consultation and proposal -- you'll be glad you did!

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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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  1. Beverly Carlson 12/07/2011 12:45 PM
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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 Shar ~ I'm glad you noticed the painted fireplace!  Those are SO easy to do and yet, as you said, people don't always think it's necessary.... but it makes a world of difference!  I did the one in my own house this year just before I moved in and it was such an improvement from brass to black!

Dec 07, 2011 04:27 PM #11
Rainmaker
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Shirley Parks
Sands Realty 210-414-0966 - San Antonio, TX
Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Real Estate

Very nice staging job, Maureen.  I love a lot of the older homes in Portland.

Dec 07, 2011 04:41 PM #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"

Hi Shirley ~ Thanks for saying so!  We're lucky that in Portland we have such a wide range of homes and styles ... from 1910 "Foursquares" to 1920's Craftsman style, Georgian-style colonials, Bungalows of various vintages, ranches, mid-century modern, contemporary, etc.  I never get tired to my job because my staging projects ensure I visit many different home styles and I'm fascinated by the architecture of each one.

Dec 07, 2011 04:51 PM #13
Rainmaker
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Cindy Bryant
Redesign Etc. Home Staging - Houston, TX
"Houston Home Staging Pros"

What a difference to what was a rather drab and dated house with those drapes and light fixtures.  Great furniture choices too, looks fantastic as usual and has a much more contemporary feel to it.

Dec 07, 2011 04:57 PM #14
Rainer
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Janet Jones
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC - Kihei, HI
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Hi Maureen--after reading the seller's comments what else could I add.  Another amazing transformation.  I think the biggest wows are what you did to that living room, fireplace and all. 

Dec 07, 2011 04:58 PM #15
Rainmaker
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Lloyd Binen
Certified Realty Services - Saratoga, CA
Silicon Valley Realtor since 1976; 408-373-4411

Maureen, I agree with the seller; you did a wonderful job.  If I was the listing agent I'd be nervous the seller may decide to stay because the house looks so great.

Dec 07, 2011 05:02 PM #16
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 original custom drapes were expensive when new, but after 20 years they had to go so that we could let in more light to show the rooms.  Thanks for stopping by to comment!

Hi Janet ~ Thanks -- The living room really did feel like a newer space!  It was fun even for me to watch!

Hi Lloyd ~ In this case, they're just hoping for a quick sale :-) Thanks for your kind feedback!!

Dec 07, 2011 05:57 PM #17
Rainmaker
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Kathy Nielsen
http://atlantahomestaging.net - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

Absolutely gorgeous staging (as always). You really are a pro at transforming homes.

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

Kathy

Dec 07, 2011 11:38 PM #18
Rainmaker
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Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Smart sellers, smart agent and even smart stager.  The comments from the sellers say it all.  I had to smile at how the attempted to use that little table in two places in the house.  Great work Maureen. 

Dec 08, 2011 04:10 AM #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 Kathy ~ Thank you so much for your kind words and for the feature!

Hi Ginger ~ The sellers and their agent (who is someone I've worked with before) know that staging really works.  Thanks for your support!!

Dec 08, 2011 05:26 AM #20
Rainmaker
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Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Hi Maureen, I cannot believe the difference you can make in a room, just be removing the window treatments.  What a great job by a very talented artist! 

Dec 08, 2011 05:44 AM #21
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 Joanna ~ here in the gray Pacific Northwest, light is at a premium so we almost always suggest removing dated, taste-specific or complicated window coverings, 98% of the time.  The effect afterwards is amazing.  Even homeowners who've lived in a house for years will say "Wow!  I never noticed that the windows looked that nice before or that they were covering up so much light."  Of course, the windows have to professionally cleaned too. Thanks for joining into the conversation.

Dec 08, 2011 05:56 AM #22
Rainer
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Kathy Burke
Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA - Danville, CA
S.F. East Bay Home Staging

Maureen.....AMAZING changes in this home and proves again why your the BEST Portland has to offer in home staging!  Any seller looking to update and SELL their home in the Portland area knows just who to call!

Dec 09, 2011 03:08 AM #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 Kathy ~ Thanks so much ... maybe I should hire you for my PR person :-)

Dec 09, 2011 10:58 AM #24
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Wendy Tomm
Beyond the Walls - East St Paul, MB
CCSP, RESA-PRO, BBB - Wpg Realtors

Hi Maureen.  Beautiful home staging.  You do such great staging work that Portland is lucky to have you there.

 

 

Dec 10, 2011 03:49 AM #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 Wendy ~ that's so nice of you to say, thank you!  I'm sure your clients in Winnipeg feel the same about you :-)

Dec 10, 2011 12:43 PM #26
Rainer
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Cathy Tarrant
HOMESTYLING BY CATHY - St Johns, NL
CCSP

Hi Maureen,

Love your work!  I just did the same thing with a dated fireplace in a home that I staged...from brass to black.  Such a small thing but such a big transformation!

 

Dec 11, 2011 05:35 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 Cathy ~ Those brass fireplace screens are SO dated looking.  A quick spray with the right paint and the look is today!

Dec 11, 2011 05:42 AM #28
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Michelle Finnamore
Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket - Vaughan, ON
Preparing your property for sale

Hi Maureen, I had to keep going back and forth between the photos. Hard to belive it is the same room.  Love the pear artwork. That really creates a great focal point in the room. Super job.

Dec 17, 2011 01:54 PM #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 Michelle ~ Thanks for your feedback, isn't it fun to look at Before and After photos?  I could do it all day long!!

Dec 17, 2011 05:04 PM #30
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