Guess What the Buyers Wrote into their Contract for this Portland Home?

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Our Portland home staging company recently completed staging a beautifully-remodeled vacant home in a great neighborhood.  When it had been on the market for only 3 days, a bidding war began ~ the final selling price was well over asking price (with very happy sellers :-)

My client, the seller, let me know that the buyers had written into the contract "sale to include flatscreen plasma TV in media room."  

He responded to the buyers' agent, "I'll ask my stager, but I'm afraid they'll be disappointed in its performance ..."

Why, you ask?  Take a look .... portland real estate staging

It's only a plastic prop TV!  Sorry about that!! 

Related Post:  Portland Home Staging:  Staged & Sold in 3 Days for Over Asking Price!

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Rainmaker
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Bob Miller
Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty - Ocala, FL
The Ocala Dream Team

Hi Maureen,  I am seeing TVs especially wall mounted written into many contracts- these days.  Buyer doesn't want holes in wall or an ugly wall mount that doesn't fit their TV!

Dec 11, 2011 10:45 AM #77
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Linda Edelwich
William Raveis Real Estate - Glastonbury, CT
Glastonbury Office's #1 Top Producing Agent-not on

That is truly funny! Thank you for sharing :)

Dec 12, 2011 12:00 AM #78
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 Bob ~ That makes a lot of sense for buyers to just write them in.  Thanks for dropping by!

Hi Linda ~ glad you enjoyed it.

Dec 12, 2011 05:32 AM #79
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Christian de Almeida
Bal Harbour, FL

Let them know they'll save a lot of money on energy costs!!

Dec 12, 2011 06:57 AM #80
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Jamie R. Bell
Bell Realty Group at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NEP - Glastonbury, CT
Your Central CT Realtor

Maureen~sounds like a great job in staging the home! Too funny that the buyer would ask and their agent would write it up. Good job!

Here's to a great 2012!

Dec 12, 2011 11:02 AM #81
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Amy Bly
Great Impressions Home Staging/Interiors - Montville, NJ
Styling Homes for Selling and Staying

Too Funny! That giraffe art jumped right out at me -- I haven't used whimsical art like that in any staging, but think I will after seeing this! It really grabs your attention and is memorable.

Dec 12, 2011 02:29 PM #82
Rainmaker
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Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

Maureen: I've had clients call me after I've staged to ask me to remove the flat screen TV as they were worried it would get stolen. I'm not trying to trick anyone, but I feel good that the props I use look realistic and do not cause a distraction.

Dec 13, 2011 07:14 AM #83
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 Christian ~ That's a good incentive :-)

Hi Jamie ~ Thanks so much, and the same to you!

Hi Amy ~ That giraffe art is becoming one of my favorites ... it is memorable for sure.

Hi Michelle ~ Nice that they were thinking about the security of your inventory!

Dec 13, 2011 07:50 AM #84
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Jairo Arreola #SOLDBYVETERAN
PRG Real Estate - San Jose, CA
VA Home Loan Specialist - SF Bay Area

It looks real from here! Good Job on the listing. 

Dec 16, 2011 07:59 AM #85
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, Jairo!  The house sold quickly  :-)

Dec 27, 2011 04:57 PM #86
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Maureen, Very good prop! Well, I suppose the stager was happy to let it go. What a boost to her reputation.

Dec 30, 2011 04:47 PM #87
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 Carla ~ well, thanks, I'm the stager!

Dec 31, 2011 06:23 AM #88
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Yeah, had that been agreed to they sure would have been disappointed buyers! -Kasey

Jan 10, 2012 04:44 PM #89
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 Kasey ~ you bet they would have been!!

Jan 10, 2012 04:48 PM #90
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Dale Taylor
Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois - Frankfort, IL
Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos

Excellent work and very amusing!  Thanks!

Jan 14, 2012 04:44 PM #91
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 Dale ~ Thanks for popping in!

Jan 14, 2012 05:24 PM #92
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Matt Robinson
Professional Investors Guild - Pensacola, FL
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That's terrific!  I stage all of my rehab homes (I'm an investor as well as an agent) and I had been thinking about using those plastic prop TV's, after seeing them in a furniture store.  Do you mind messaging me with a good place to buy them?

Jun 28, 2012 03:26 AM #93
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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 Matt ~ I sent you an email with a couple of resources for the fake plasma screens.  Good luck!

Jun 28, 2012 01:29 PM #94
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Wayne B. Pruner
Oregon First - Tigard, OR
Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI

That's a great story..and a really nice looking room!

Oct 18, 2012 02:33 PM #95
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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 Wayne ~ Glad you enjoyed it!  Thanks for stopping by.

Oct 18, 2012 02:42 PM #96
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