Sometimes when a home has been on the market a little while, the listing agent and homeowner assess how they could increase showings and interest in the property. This is the case of a home that we staged recently in Portland OR: it was on the market for a few weeks, but no offers were forthcoming and the house lacked color and energy. Although they didn't plan to make big changes, the listing agent knew that staging and better photos could help increase interest from potential buyers.
Here are some Before & After photos showing what we did to add energy and life to this Portland home:
The old online photo for the living room
Adding furnishings & color accents allows buyers to see themselves here
Before the dining room lacked buyer appeal
Once staged, buyers can imagine entertaining family & friends
The kitchen nook before ....
After staging, buyers can easily see it's purpose
Before the bedroom was spacious but "lifeless"
Staging this room allows buyers to make an emotional connection
If you're planning to list your property in today's challenging market, here's a few tips:
- Find a great listing agent and listen to their recommendations about pricing & presentation
- Take care of the easy, cost-effective cosmetic improvements that today's buyers expect
- Hire a professional home stager to make sure your property appeals to the target buyer
~ Staging and Photos by Room Solutions Staging ~