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
The dining room just needed paint, replacing the chandelier & removal of those dated window coverings
The living room had a challenging layout, but paint & removing the window coverings did the trick
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
The master bedroom just needed paint and removal of the dated window coverings to let in all the light
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!