Staged on Monday ~ SOLD on Friday! Home Staging Success in Portland OR

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Home Stager with Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR
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As a home staging company based in Portland Oregon, we love helping our clients sell their homes faster!  This week we staged a home in Happy Valley Oregon that had been on the market for two months;  the listing agent told us that buyers weren't excited about the property, even though they'd had a good number of showings.  She said that buyers often commented that they didn't like the backyard.   As professional home stagers, we knew that by making the house itself look amazing, buyers wouldn't be as worried about the un-landscaped backyard.

Room Solutions Staging staged this home on Monday and provided new photos for the online listing;  and by Friday the house was under contract!  The listing agent told me that after our staging, potential buyers no longer even mentioned that backyard! 

Here are some Before & After photos that illustrate how simple staging can help buyers see themselves living in the home ... it's no longer an empty,  colorless shell when it's transformed by Portland home staging experts.

First impressions Count! Living room Before home staging happy valley OR

After staging, buyers can now imagine enjoying this room! home staging portland oregon

The Dining room is empty & lifeless Before happy valley oregon home stagers

Simple staging makes it feels like a great place to entertain family & friends! real estate staging portland OR

The Family Room Before cut off traffic flow oregon home stagers

Staging opened up the space and welcomes buyers in! home staging portland OR 97086

The Kitchen/family room Before home staging happy valley OR

Once staged, buyers could see this is a great entertaining space! portland OR home stagers

The Master Bedroom Before was empty & cold http://www.roomsolutions.com/blog/

But Staging brought the bedroom to life and showed its purpose to buyers http://www.roomsolutions.com/blog/

Home sellers and their listing agents who add home staging to their marketing tools are discovering that it's often the  "secret ingredient" that helps homes sell faster.  Be sure to make YOUR property stand out in the sea of homes for sale in your area -- call your local home staging experts!

~ Staging and Photos by Room Solutions Staging ~

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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. Gene Riemenschneider 02/12/2012 12:22 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 Kathy ~ Staging is such a reasonably-priced investment that it surprises me everyone isn't doing it!  I guess if they really want to sell faster ....

Hi Janet ~ If you show buyers that a home can be warm and inviting, they "feel" differently about it.  Empty rooms are so disappointing!  Thanks for your kind words.

Feb 12, 2012 06:59 PM #13
Rainmaker
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Cindy Bryant
Redesign Etc. Home Staging - Houston, TX
"Houston Home Staging Pros"

Isn't funny how owners live in homes, they don't get the full potential of what a house can really be.  I'll bet they didn't want to move after you staged it.  It was lifeless, with no character and puny accessories.

Feb 12, 2012 08:08 PM #14
Rainer
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Kathy Burke
Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA - Danville, CA
S.F. East Bay Home Staging

Maureen.....What a difference a staging makes!  HUGH differences....the Family Room & Dining Room!!  GREAT success for the seller and agent....with your value added staging!!

Feb 13, 2012 02:59 AM #15
Rainmaker
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Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

No doubt that using Room Solutions is THE solution for selling a house.  Outstanding staging and outstanding results.  You must have a plethora of bedding ensembles and I always love them!! 

Feb 13, 2012 03:31 AM #16
Rainmaker
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Tessa Skeens
Hampton ReDesign, Home Staging and Redesign - Grand Junction, CO
Staging For Realtors, Builders & Investors

Congratulations Maureen! I think one of the reasons this staging is so effective is it creates a unified feel throughout the home.

The colors and furniture all work together to create a nice flow. It's subliminal but buyers can't help but respond to it. Obviously! Love to hear about great results like this. Thanks for sharing.

Feb 13, 2012 03:58 AM #17
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 ~ In this case, the sellers had moved out but had left a few pieces of furniture behind.  Removing those mis-matched items with staging furnishings made sense, and the investment certainly paid off quickly :-)

Hi Kathy B. ~ we all love those success stories!! 

Hi Ginger ~ Bedding in different colors and styles is something we stagers have to keep up with.  Thanks for your kind remarks :-)

Hi Tessa ~ You're right about creating a unified look for the home ... buyers do "feel" it but as you said, may not realize why.  One of the reasons that professional staging is so effective!!

Feb 13, 2012 06:44 AM #18
Rainmaker
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Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
Connecticut Home Stager

OK, Maureen - How did you ever get that small tree in the living room to grow so quickly???  Wonderful visual flow throughout!

Feb 13, 2012 07:40 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"

Ha ha Julie ~ That little tree grew miraculously overnight :-)  Funny thing is, that was a real tree -- a money tree;  but the house didn't sell until we brought in the staging, which included fake trees!!

Feb 13, 2012 08:56 AM #20
Rainmaker
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Kathy Nielsen
http://atlantahomestaging.net - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

How incredible. Your talent shines through with each and every new staging. I'm not the least bit surprised that it sold so quickly. Incredible!

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

Kathy

Feb 13, 2012 10:44 PM #21
Rainer
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Maureen - Isn't it interesting how the initial objection by home buyers was the lack of landscaping in the yard?  By staging the home, the focus became on the home itself and not the yard, and the home sold quickly.  Your outstanding staging touches got this home sold!

Feb 14, 2012 02:58 AM #22
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 for featuring this post in the Staging Before and After Pictures!!  That is very nice of you :-)

Hi Sally ~ I thought that was interesting too, as did the listing agent.  Suddenly because of the staging, as you said the home became the focus!  Thanks for commenting.

Feb 14, 2012 05:36 AM #23
Rainmaker
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Shar Sitter
Rooms With Style - Minneapolis, MN
Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M

Congratulations on the quick sale Maureen. A great testimony to your work. I love, love, love the chair in the MB.

Feb 15, 2012 12:27 PM #24
Rainmaker
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David Peterson
Synergy Staging ~ specializing in vacant home staging - Portland, OR
Home Stager Portland OR-Synergy Staging-Portland Oregon

We just had similar success with a house in Happy Valley that I just blogged about. Staging really does help these homes sell faster. Congrats on the quick sale!

Feb 15, 2012 03:53 PM #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"

Thanks Shar!  That chair is fun, isn't it?  I like those little curved-back chairs and find they easily lend themselves to staging.

Hi David ~ I'll have to go and check it out .... we love these fast sales and so do our seller clients!!

Feb 15, 2012 06:47 PM #26
Rainer
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Leslie Godbold
WZGM AM1350 Independent Asheville Radio - Asheville, NC
Motivation Speaker, Radio host "Positively Living"

Beautiful and Dramatic Staging. I am not surprised that it SOLD so quickly after your professional touches. Great Job!

Feb 16, 2012 07:23 AM #27
Rainer
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Lisa Schott
Arranged To Sell, LLC - Londonderry, NH

Maureen,  YOU did a wonderful job!!!!  Congratulations!

Feb 16, 2012 11:22 AM #28
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 Leslie ~ Thank you!!  It's always so great when a home sells quickly for our clients, isn't it!!

Hi Lisa ~ Nice of you to say so, much appreciated!!

Feb 16, 2012 01:23 PM #29
Rainer
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Kathy Strader
Memorial Staged Homes - Houston, TX
ASP

Always enjoy seeing your before and after pictures Maureen.  You do nice work!  I especially like the photo in the living room looking into the kitchen.  It is a scene anyone would want to step in to.

Feb 21, 2012 10:38 PM #30
Rainmaker
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Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
Coldwell Banker - Oconomowoc, WI
Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!

Always enjoy reading your blog everytime I come over and visit it. Hope you have a productive Saturday

Feb 24, 2012 05:48 AM #31
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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 Tom ~ What a nice thing to say ... thank you!  I hope your weekend is both productive AND fun!!

Feb 24, 2012 08:03 AM #32
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