Tip for Sellers: Dark Cluttered Office Transformed with Paint & Staging Help

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Home Stager with Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR
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This is one of the rooms in a Portland OR home we staged last week ... but the transformation is quite dramatic!  Not only that, it was quick and easy, too ~ something anyone could do before putting your home on the market.

The main floor bedroom was being used by the sellers as a home office -- perfect use for the space.  It was painted about 8 years ago when dark red was a very popular color.  It was also overstuffed with furniture, making the space look much smaller than it really was.

Here's how the office looked BEFORE home staging beaverton oregon

We recommended a lighter paint color to brighten up the room, and removal of the existing furniture.  We then staged it lightly, letting buyers see the function of this space as an office.

And here's how it looked AFTER beaverton house staging

For a minimal investment, buyers don't have to "see past" a dark, cave-like room to imagine how they might use it.  EASY!

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  1. Gene Riemenschneider 12/30/2011 02:54 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"

Sally ~ It does look so much bigger!   Hope you have a very Happy New Year!

Kim ~ Showing so much floor space makes such a difference -- thanks for stopping by.

Gene ~ I always say you should do whatever you like with your own home ... unless it's on the market :-)  Thanks for reblogging!

Dec 30, 2011 03:48 PM #7
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Janet Jones
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC - Kihei, HI
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Hi Maureen--I agree with Kim.  I had to check the window because it's hard to believe this is the same space.  I know you work miracles--just another fine example of what a great stager can do for a seller.  Happy New Year!!!

Dec 30, 2011 04:31 PM #8
Rainmaker
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Kathy Nielsen
http://atlantahomestaging.net - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

WOW. The transformation is amazing. I keep checking out the before and after picture in disbelief. Awesome job, Maureen.

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

Kathy

Dec 31, 2011 12:58 AM #9
Rainer
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Kathy Strader
Memorial Staged Homes - Houston, TX
ASP

Maureen, I never get tired of looking at before and after photos.  Nice job!

Dec 31, 2011 03:12 AM #10
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"

Janet ~ Thanks ... I wanted to show how such simple, easy changes can make a big difference.  Have a wonderful New Year!!

Kathy N. ~ That is very kind of you to say, and the Feature is much appreciated ... thanks a bunch :-)

Kathy S. ~ I'm glad to hear that!  I think most of us really enjoy seeing the transformations ... I love looking at everyone's, too.

Dec 31, 2011 05:02 AM #11
Rainmaker
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Barbara Altieri
Kinard Realty Group Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate - Shelton, CT
REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale

Maureen -- No Way! I had to scroll up and down to see if that was really the same room!  Awesome job!!!  Wishing you a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2012. See you next year!

Dec 31, 2011 08:58 AM #12
Rainmaker
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Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

More transformation miracles from professional real estate home stager Maureen!!  What a major difference you helped these sellers accomplish.  Another job very well done! 

Dec 31, 2011 11:32 AM #13
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"

Barbara ~ Ha Ha so you had to look twice?  Thanks for your approval  :-)   Much success to you in 2012!!

Ginger ~ Hope you're having fun this weekend (and perhaps a bit warmer?)    Thanks for stopping by to comment.  See you next year LOL!!

Dec 31, 2011 12:13 PM #14
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Kathy Burke
Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA - Danville, CA
S.F. East Bay Home Staging

Maureen....What a difference!  The room looks HUGH and the you now notice the beautiful view to the backyard which looks lush!

Dec 31, 2011 03:38 PM #15
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Marianne Cherico
Interiors by Marianne Cherico - Foxboro, MA
Home Stager -Massachusetts and Rhode Island

Maureen-That is truly an amazing transformation!!! It looks like a completely different room. You are a marketing wizard!!! Love the warm buttery color on the walls!

Jan 01, 2012 01:56 AM #16
Rainmaker
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Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
Connecticut Home Stager

Oh.  My.  Oh my!  I agree with Marianne - wonderful paint color!

Jan 01, 2012 05:04 AM #17
Rainmaker
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Margaret Gehr
Chicagoland Home Staging LLC - Naperville, IL

Wow What a transformation! I had to scroll back up to see the before pic again. Great job (As usual)!

Jan 01, 2012 05:20 AM #18
Rainmaker
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Wow Maureen, What a difference a little de-cluttering and paint made in this office transformation!

I'm sure the Realtors in Oregon love having you on their team!

Happy New Year!

Jan 01, 2012 07:00 AM #19
Rainmaker
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Michelle Finnamore
Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket - Vaughan, ON
Preparing your property for sale
Hi Maureen. Space and light sells homes every time. Your example shows this very clearly. The homeowner must have been gobsmacked when they saw the room afterward.
Jan 01, 2012 08:25 AM #20
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"

Kathy ~ yes the room looks MUCH bigger and that is what buyers want ... space!!  You're so right about the nice views too.

Marianne ~ All stagers have a bit of wizardry in their toolbags, right?   Happy New Year to you and yours!

Julie ~ Thanks! that dark red was so gloomy.  They had the same color in a powder room too so both rooms got the new color.

Margaret ~ We just love those rooms that show a big difference because they really illustrate for sellers and agents what a difference some light staging can make :-)   Looking forward to seeing you in Vegas at the RESA conference!

Carla ~ nice of you to say ... I hope more Oregon Realtors make the decision to add a stager to their resource Team!!  Best wishes to you for a successful 2012!

Michelle ~ Space and Light ... great way to define it!!  Hope you have a very prosperous New Year!!

 

 

Jan 01, 2012 08:58 AM #21
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Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

Maureen, you always make this look so easy. Such a dramatic difference in this room.

Jan 02, 2012 06:11 AM #22
Rainmaker
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Kimo Stowell
HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 - Honolulu, HI
REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i

Aloha Maureen,

The furniture impressions left in the carpet...that's how i could tell it was the same room! Great job as usual!

Happy New Year!

Jan 03, 2012 07:11 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 Tammie ~ This one was easy, for sure ... move everything out, paint, and lightly stage  :-)

Hi Kimo ~ Ah, hmmmmm ... what was that?  I guess I can't see them LOL  ;-)

                 Hope your New Year is filled with every happiness!

Jan 03, 2012 08:38 AM #24
Rainmaker
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Kimo Stowell
HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 - Honolulu, HI
REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i

Oh your too good!

Jan 04, 2012 08:13 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"

Kimo I'm glad you enjoyed my little sleight-of-hand trick  :-)

Jan 04, 2012 01:19 PM #26
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