What Kind of Home Do Buyers Want to See?

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Home Stager with Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR
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Most buyers today want to see a home that's Move-in Ready:  clean, freshly-painted, with the cosmetic work already done, and one that shows as spacious and full of light.  Buyers also want to be able to "relate" to the house.

If sellers present a Vacant home that doesn't meet the criteria of today's picky buyers, the price will have to reflect the home's condition, and the home may sit on the market a lot longer.

Alternatively, staging can help a home look it's best because professional staging includes addressing any cosmetic issues before furnishings are brought into the home.

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Many buyers find it difficult to relate to an empty house that has "undefined" areas;  showing a seating arrangement in the great room gives buyers an idea of how they might use the space.

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In another home we staged recently the Dining room had a massive table & a dated chandelier that the target buyer in their 40's likely wouldn't relate to very well ... home staging lake oswego OR 97035

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Add furnishings & buyers have a better viewing experience that helps them "connect" with living here oregon home staging experts

For the best outcome ~ before putting your property on the market, consult with a professional home stager; this way you'll be sure to have all of the cosmetic issues taken care of and each room presented in its best possible light for potential buyers.

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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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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 ~ It's true that this type of staging is very inexpensive, especially when you consider shorter market time.  Thanks for stopping by!

Feb 24, 2012 08:58 AM #8
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Maureen- so happy to see those pears.  You really have shown the possibilities of the rooms.  Buyers won't have to spend time trying to figure out how to live in each room. 

 

Feb 24, 2012 11:09 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Shar Sitter
Rooms With Style - Minneapolis, MN
Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M

Great post Maureen to show what the buyer wants! Love the pears too. :)

Feb 24, 2012 11:34 AM #10
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Lynda Eisenmann
Preferred Home Brokers - Brea, CA
Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co

Hi Maureen,

Your photos (as always) are fabulous, what  a difference!

Feb 24, 2012 11:45 AM #11
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 ~ We all say it again and again ... most of the time, buyers don't have the imagination needed to connect with an empty space.  Staging makes a lot of sense in those cases!

Hi Shar ~ Thanks, now I'm wondering how I can whip up a pear tart or something like that!

Hi Lynda ~ Your encouraging feedback is so appreciated .... thanks for stopping by!

Feb 24, 2012 12:21 PM #12
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Janet Jones
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC - Kihei, HI
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Hi Maureen--except for the fireplaces, there isn't anything in the "before" pictures to even capture a buyer's attention.  The "before" master bedroom doesn't create that relaxing retreat feeling that buyers are looking for and the dated dining room appears too small to entertain.  Great staging removes all those buyers' objections--and you are the queen of great staging!

Feb 24, 2012 04:08 PM #13
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Marianne Cherico
Interiors by Marianne Cherico - Foxboro, MA
Home Stager -Massachusetts and Rhode Island

Maureen-You have turned boring ,cold rooms into inviting,warm rooms that will appeal to Buyers! Hope everything is going great for you!!!

Feb 24, 2012 05:58 PM #14
Rainmaker
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Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

It's all about that eye candy Maureen.................a difference of night and day with your staging!  Have to agree with Kathy and Shar, love the pears!

Feb 24, 2012 06:32 PM #15
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Kathy Nielsen
http://atlantahomestaging.net - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

Another beautiful and outstanding staging done by a pro!

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

Kathy

Feb 24, 2012 08:30 PM #16
Rainmaker
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Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Fabulous, yet again-no question that the homes you are staging work well with the demographic that is buying!

Feb 24, 2012 09:42 PM #17
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Kim Gaston
RE/MAX Advantage Realty - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs REALTOR®, CNE (719)661-6987

Great visuals to illustrate your point. Congratulations on being featured!

Feb 24, 2012 11:30 PM #18
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Cathy Tarrant
HOMESTYLING BY CATHY - St Johns, NL
CCSP

'The proof is in the pudding'!  Staged homes are just so much more inviting...as you have clearly shown!

Feb 25, 2012 01:54 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"

Thanks, Janet ~ buyers need something to make them connect with a home ... and staging does just that.

Hi Marianne ~ You do it all the time too .... have a great weekend!

Hi Roger ~ glad you like the pears ... they always work in a dining room!

Hi Kathy ~ Thank you so much for the Feature in Staging Before and After Pictures!!

Hi Joanna ~ Thanks! Homes here are selling so fast I can hardly keep track of them LOL!

Hi Kim ~ When most peopoe are viewing a home, they prefer to see one with something in it ... an empty home is just a shell.

Hi Cathy ~ We can all relate to photos that show the difference, and that's one reason that blogging can be an effective marketing tool for us!

Feb 25, 2012 04:31 AM #20
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Leanne Zumbrunnen
Showhomes of Kansas City - Lenexa, KS

Your pictures speak volumes.  You/we are marketing to the 90% who can't visualize a room.  Nice work!

Feb 28, 2012 10:44 AM #21
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 Leanne ~ Yes, we are doing that .... and it really helps buyers!!  Thanks for stopping by.

Feb 28, 2012 03:57 PM #22
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Wendy Tomm
Beyond the Walls - East St Paul, MB
CCSP, RESA-PRO, BBB - Wpg Realtors

Maureen - great blog and I agree with you.  Lovely photos!

Feb 28, 2012 11:06 PM #23
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Michelle Drewry
Signature Real Estate Group - Henderson, NV
Realtor - Signature Real Estate Group

You've SOLD me on home staging!  Anyone should get the point with these beautiful BEFORE and AFTER photos.  Great job Maureen!

Feb 28, 2012 11:54 PM #24
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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 Wendy ~ Thank you!

Hi Michelle ~ Our wish should be that all our future potential clients agree with you too :-)   Hope you're doing well!

Feb 29, 2012 05:51 AM #25
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Rebecca McArdle
Stunning Staging & Redesign, LLC - Fort Wayne, IN

Beautiful job Maureen!

Mar 01, 2012 01:20 PM #26
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
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Thanks Rebecca for stopping by to comment -- much appreciated!

Mar 01, 2012 03:35 PM #27
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