The Listing Agent Said Home Staging Might Help ...

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Home Stager with Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR
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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 house staging portland oregon

Adding furnishings & color accents allows buyers to see themselves herehome stagers Portland OR

Before the dining room lacked buyer appeal real estate staging Portland

Once staged, buyers can imagine entertaining family & friends portland house stagers

The kitchen nook before .... portland oregon home staging 97219

After staging, buyers can easily see it's purpose staging investor properties portland Oregon

Before the bedroom was spacious but "lifeless"portland real estate home staging

Staging this room allows buyers to make an emotional connectionPortland real estate stagers

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 ~

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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 03/04/2012 01:54 PM
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Rainer
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Kathy Burke
Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA - Danville, CA
S.F. East Bay Home Staging

Maureen....A WORLD of difference!  Your staging will help any potential buyer with "vision"....what most buyers lack...as to how large the room REALLY is and how BEST to utilitze furniture placement!

Mar 04, 2012 08:00 AM #8
Rainer
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Maureen - I had to stifle a yawn when I looked at the 'before' photos.  Your wonderful staging in the 'after' photos grabbed my undivided attention!  Great job.

Mar 04, 2012 08:42 AM #9
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, showing buyers how to use the space can help immensely.

Hi Sally ~ I was yawning too when I first saw this house ... beige walls, beige carpet, beige drapes!  Glad you like the changes.

Mar 04, 2012 09:09 AM #10
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Great job!  Your title is perfect and the photos of before and after are amazing.  Suggested.

Mar 04, 2012 10:12 AM #11
Rainmaker
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Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

No doubt it will help.  From yawn to wow that's for sure.  Suggested

Mar 04, 2012 10:52 AM #12
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 John ~ Thanks for the suggest :-)  Hope you're doing OK, saw the FB post about Debbie's brother .. sending prayers your way.

Hi Ginger ~ You must be back home again?   No one wants to Yawn when they see a home online or in person, right?

Mar 04, 2012 11:46 AM #13
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Lynda Eisenmann
Preferred Home Brokers - Brea, CA
Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co

Hi Maureen,

As usual, your work pretty much speaks for itself. Your before and after photos are always stunning.

Mar 04, 2012 12:53 PM #14
Rainmaker
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Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

Great pictures.  Home staging really does make a big difference.  Worthy of a Reblog.

Mar 04, 2012 01:52 PM #15
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 Lynda ~ That's very nice of you to say ... thank you for your encouraging support :-)

Hi Gene ~ Glad you liked it enough to reblog -- thanks!!

Mar 04, 2012 02:29 PM #16
Rainer
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Janet Jones
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC - Kihei, HI
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Hi Maureen--small wonder there was no interest in that house before you staged it.  So cold and sterile and the rooms looks very small and uninviting.  Buy, wow, after you waved your magic wand the house has come to life.  I am guessing this will be sold very soon, too. 

Mar 04, 2012 04:02 PM #17
Rainmaker
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Prior to your staging, all I could see was the vacuum marks in the bedroom rug....at first I thought it was actually a pattern!

Mar 04, 2012 09:21 PM #18
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 Janet ~ People are often surprised that adding furniture to a vacant room actually makes it look larger, not smaller.  It certainly worked here!

Hi Sharon ~ Ha ha the dreaded vacuum marks in the carpeting!!  Never the "impression" you want to make on a potential buyer.

Mar 05, 2012 01:28 AM #19
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Rebecca McArdle
Stunning Staging & Redesign, LLC - Fort Wayne, IN

Maureen, really enjoyed the before and after pic's, nice work!  The tips you provided at the end about presentation, pricing, etc. are right on too!

Mar 05, 2012 03:04 AM #20
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Kimm Cloutier
Agawam, MA
Realtor - Agawam, MA

Great work, Maureen!  You took a dull, boring house and made it nice and inviting.  And the after photo of the bedroom really shows just how big that room is.  It looks a lot smaller in the before photo.  Suggested.

Mar 05, 2012 05:06 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 Rebecca ~ Thanks very much for your kind words :-)

Hi Kimm ~ It is interesting how adding that bedroom furniture made the room look bigger.  And that particular furniture is even larger in scale than normal!  Thanks for your support!

Mar 05, 2012 11:54 AM #22
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Tessa Skeens
Hampton ReDesign, Home Staging and Redesign - Grand Junction, CO
Staging For Realtors, Builders & Investors

Better a little late than never! Glad that this agent decided to make a move to market this home with your warm and inviting staging. Nice work!

Mar 06, 2012 06:04 AM #23
Rainmaker
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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Two things that I really like about your post, Maureen.  First, your use of the word "energy" .. because that is truly what you gave the home with your staging talents.  But secondly, this was a home that most could see themselves buying ... or being the seller of.  Not huge.  Intermediately priced.  Liveable.  And look at the beautiful differences in photos now!  Just proves that ANY price range, ANY style, ANY seller can benefit from using staging services ... 

Gene

Mar 06, 2012 08:10 AM #24
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 Tessa ~ Thanks for joining into the discussion -- always nice to hear from you!

Hi Gene ~ We agree that staging can help any home present its best look for buyers, that's right!  And we can sometimes feel the new "energy" a house has after staging, believe it or not :-)  Thanks for your kind support of home staging!

Mar 06, 2012 03:54 PM #25
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Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Maureen - night and day as usual! Anyone looking at these before and after staging photos would have to agree your staging highlighted and showcased this home so much better it's hard to believe it's the same home. It's no wonder you are the top stager in your area! You have an innate talent that can't be learned and you do an outstanding job of helping homes sell so much quicker with is backed up by your statistics! You give homes the WOW factor along with taking all the guess work out for buyers on how they can arrange their furniture!

I know your Realtor and clients love your work which is why you are the busiest home staging company in Portland! You always inspire me to be the best stager I can be!

Mar 10, 2012 08:02 AM #26
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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 Kristine ~ Your comment means a lot because you're such a talented home stager and redesigner - thank you!  As professional home stagers, we both know that proper presentation makes a big difference in how buyers perceive a property.  Making the best first impression possible is critically important in today's challenging market.  Thanks for your feedback!

Mar 10, 2012 08:44 AM #27
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