Staging Helps Overcome Budget Limitations - Sold in 2 Days

Home Stager with Synergy Staging ~ specializing in vacant home staging

Our Portland Home Staging Company works with many investors who are buying and renovating homes. Many times we are able to consult with our clients prior to staging their homes for color, finishes, and other recommendations. While we always have our wish list, sometimes the reality is that budgets limit what can be done to a house prior to listing.

Here is a great example of a home that Synergy Staging recently staged in Happy Valley, Oregon. It is a beautiful property that had some challenges that would have posed major issues if the house hadn't been staged.

As you will see below, the wall color in the master bedroom is what we like to call Barbie Peach, and is not appealing. The master bathroom tiles were very specific and overwhelmed the space, but there wasn't room in the budget to address them.

This is when professional home staging helps a buyer see the potential of a house and overlook what might be an instant 'no' if it was vacant. This house was staged and then listed on a Friday, shown on Saturday, and 3 offers were received on Sunday. That is the type of result our clients love to see!

Here are some before and after photos:

Hurse Exterior

Living Room Before Home Staging

Living Room staged by Synergy Staging in Happy Valley

Dining Room before Home Staging

Dining Room staged by Synergy Staging in Happy Valley

Kitchen before Home Staging

Kitchen staged by Synergy Staging in Happy Valley

Family Room before Home Staging

Family Room staged by Synergy Staging in Happy Valley

 Master Bedroom before Home Staging

Master Bedroom staged by Synergy Staging in Happy Valley

The fleshy color of the walls made the room feel drab and unappealing. Staging the room helped bring some life and warmth to the space.

Master Bedroom before Home Staging

Master Bedroom staged by Synergy Staging in Happy Valley

Master Bath before Home Staging

Here's the black and rust tile in the master bath that we had to work with, not to mention the brass shower stall.

Master Bath staged by Synergy Staging in Happy Valley

What seemed like a space completely out of character with the rest of home was toned down, and staging the rest of the house made this bathroom more acceptable, as evidenced by the 3 offers that came in the first weekend on the market.

Living Room staged by Synergy Staging in Happy Valley

Family Room staged by Synergy Staging in Happy Valley


This home was professionaly staged by Synergy Staging. We present a lifestyle your buyer desires so you can sell your home fast and for top dollar.  Join the Realtors, Investors, Banks, and Homeowners who call Synergy Staging to make their properties irresistible and sell quickly!  Read what our clients have said about their experience with our company.

Please call us at (503) 557-2244 for a free no obligation quote so we can help your home sell faster.

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Comments (14)

Chris Lewis
Gracious Living Realty - Front Royal, VA
I want to SELL your home, not LIST it!

That's a great result - thanks for sharing.  Your clients must have been absolutely delighted.

Feb 15, 2012 03:47 PM
Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

David - Gorgeous!  Love the way you countered the "Barbie Peach" walls in the Master with rust/red - good call! 

Feb 15, 2012 04:06 PM
Janet Jones
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC - Kihei, HI
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Hi David--I don't know what the challenges were--all I can see is the "Wow".  Such great staging and not surprising is sold so quickly.  I hope the buyers have such good taste. 

Feb 15, 2012 04:10 PM
Leanne Zumbrunnen
Z Touch Design Services - Lenexa, KS

Yes, any version of peach is a challenge to work with in my opinion. As usual, great job. 2 days?!?  wow

Feb 15, 2012 04:18 PM
Pacita Dimacali
Alain Pinel - Oakland, CA
Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA

Congratulations. Thanks for sharing the before and after, because they truly make the case for staging. I wasn't too crazy about the bathroom (choices of marble/granite) but your staging makes it work. Very nice!

Feb 15, 2012 05:58 PM
Kim Gaston
RE/MAX Advantage Realty - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs REALTORĀ®, CNE (719)661-6987

Exceptional work, David. That bathroom was a surprise, but your staging showed buyers how to look past what could have been a negative. Congratulations!

Feb 16, 2012 01:00 AM
Chris Twing
Twing Staging & Redesign - Cedar Park, TX

David your work is always stunning. Another terrific showcase.

Feb 16, 2012 01:49 AM
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Nik and the team did it again!  Congrats on the quick sale for this investor client -- the home looks truly move in ready.

Feb 16, 2012 03:21 AM
David Peterson
Synergy Staging ~ specializing in vacant home staging - Portland, OR
Home Stager Portland OR-Synergy Staging-Portland Oregon

Chris ~ Our clients were very happy to have a house in this price range move so quickly. Thanks!

Sally ~ Thank you! We didn't enjoy working with that color, but it all came together.

Janet ~ Glad that you saw the Wow. So did the buyers which is the most important thing!

Leanne ~ It's not a wall color we would ever recommend, but if the rest of the house feels warm and inviting this goes to show that certain shortcomings can be overlooked.

Feb 16, 2012 03:36 AM
David Peterson
Synergy Staging ~ specializing in vacant home staging - Portland, OR
Home Stager Portland OR-Synergy Staging-Portland Oregon

Pacita ~ The master bathroom tiles were a challenge for sure, but it was our job to make it work since they weren't going to tear it all out. Looks like that ended up being the right decision for this investor.

Kim ~ A home like this would have a much more challenging time getting multiple offers, or even one, if it was vacant as rooms like the master bath would be eyesores and harder to look past.

Chris ~ Thanks so miuch!

Maureen ~ Thanks! Those quick sales are always icing on the cake.

Feb 16, 2012 03:39 AM
Beverly Carlson
Carlson Properties 325-721-2429 - Abilene, TX
Abilene's Staging Realtor

David,  Absolutely gorgeous.  You are a stager to emulate!   No wonder it sold in TWO DAYS.

Feb 16, 2012 11:53 AM
Rebecca McArdle
Stunning Staging & Redesign, LLC - Fort Wayne, IN

Great work David!  Had you not mentioned the master bedroom was barbie peach, I wouldn't have noticed right away because you had done such a nice job of diverting my focus away from the negative and on to the beauty of the room.

Feb 16, 2012 11:35 PM
Kathy Nielsen - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

No wonder it sold quickly. You guys worked your magic, once again, and created an awesome, warm and inviting home. 

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


Feb 19, 2012 04:37 AM
Wendy Tomm
Beyond the Walls - East St Paul, MB
CCSP, RESA-PRO, BBB - Wpg Realtors

Stunning and gorgeous David...fabulous work.

Feb 28, 2012 11:17 PM