3 Days on the Market, 2 Offers, and $OLD: Home Staging Success in Portland Oregon

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Home Stager with Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR
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The day that we completed the staging of this remodeled home in a Portland suburb, I just KNEW it was going to sell quickly:  the house had an open, modern, updated feel and was well-priced by an experienced listing agent.  The sellers had already moved to their new home, and we staged this house to appeal to someone who loves to entertain ... there are great entertaining  areas on both levels of this lovely home. 

What I really appreciated was hearing from the listing Realtor (who has 30+ years experience in the business) that she thought the staging really contributed to the fast sale of this home :-)  When she first contacted me, she said she'd picked up my card at another home that I'd staged recently ... and that one sold very quickly, too.  This listing agent told the sellers that due to this home's open floorplan, buyers could be confused about how to use the space, and she highly recommended that they consider staging.  Now, they're glad they did!

Here are some photos of this home after staging -- it was a delight to stage a Portland home like this one! portland oregon home staging real estate staging Portland ORhome stagers portland oregonhouse stagers portland orportland real estate staging expertsoregon home stagers

For the best chance at selling your home quickly, just remember this winning formula:

  • 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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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 Anne ~ The listing agent for this home strongly suggested that the sellers have it staged ... she knew that as you said, it would bring life back to the vacant house.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thanks Roger ~ I've seen that art (Pier 1) in some other posts here, and Kristine Ginsberg just told me that she's going to get it too!

Hi Sally ~ The bright colors in the girl's bedroom do add some fun, and would appeal to families.  Thanks for your nice feedback.

Hi Julie ~ Those chairs fit the space perfectly, we thought so too (the sellers left them behind).

Hi John ~ You are the best -- thank you!

 

Mar 10, 2012 03:08 AM #10
Rainer
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Kathy Burke
Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA - Danville, CA
S.F. East Bay Home Staging

Maureen....Everyone WINS with a home that is Priced RIGHT and Presented WELL.  Having multiple offers says...several "someones" feel in love with the home (congrats to YOU!!!) and the agent and seller priced the home well!  Reason to celebrate!!

p.s......I love those Kitchen chairs too!

Mar 10, 2012 07:30 AM #11
Rainmaker
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Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

I'm still waiting for that gold star! Please Active Rain, if your going to feature Jon's post and Allen's post regarding this post, Maureen's post should be featured too!

Again Maureen, outstanding job by you and your Realtor and you should all be popping the champagne and celebrating!

Mar 10, 2012 07:36 AM #12
Rainmaker
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Susan Mangigian
RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A - West Chester, PA
Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches

I would say the wonderful photos AND  the staging, along with good marketing all add up to a win for thsi seller.

 

Mar 10, 2012 07:42 AM #13
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 ~ You said it!  Everyone is happy who was involved in this transaction.  (Me too, since it just makes our staging statistics that much stronger :-)

Hi again Kristine ~ For anyone to suggest that a quick sale meant the price was too low without knowing the details, is just someone being grumpy.  This home had the right price and was presented well and more than one buyer wanted it.  The sellers weren't in a rush to sell it since they already bought their new home, and they're very happy with the outcome -- as is their experienced listing agent.  Win Win!!  Thanks for your support :-))

Hi Susan ~ Thanks for your kind words.  We love it when our clients get the results they were hoping for.

Mar 10, 2012 08:32 AM #14
Rainmaker
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Christine Smith
Buyers Brokers Only LLC - www.BuyersBrokersOnly.com - Canton, MA
Exclusive Buyer Agent & Attorney, Canton, MA

Sounds like you did a fantastic job Maureen.....and the pictures say so too!  As I was reading, one of my daughters walked by my computer & saw the photos and said "Wow...that is a pretty house!" 

Enough said!  Congratulations!

Mar 10, 2012 09:47 AM #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 Christine ~ Thanks so much!  I loved hearing your daughter's comment about the house too!

Mar 10, 2012 10:47 AM #16
Rainmaker
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Linda D. Pufford
Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging - Novato, CA
ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager

Hi Maureen,

Wow, as always your presentation (Staging) made this home desirable and showed the value that the home had by enhancing all the best features.  I love the colors you used, they went so well with the walls, flooring and cabinets throughout the house!  Congratulations on being a part of this great success story!  Outstanding job!!!

BTW... your post was well written and I agree with it 100%! 

Mar 10, 2012 11:09 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 Linda ~ That's so nice of you to say, thank you!  I love partnering with smart agents and sellers!! 

(You must have read the "other" AR Featured post that thought the listing agent must have priced this home too low ... not the case at all!  Some people must not understand that all real estate is local, and this agent knew the market exactly right.)

Mar 10, 2012 11:18 AM #18
Rainer
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Anna Dovger
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607 - The Woodlands, TX
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX

Maureen, beautiful work as always and I am happy to see that you are posting more and more posts that prove that Staging plays huge role in motivating buyers to put an offer on the house. That Jon's post made me mad because him and most of his commentors don't recognize the value of staging. All those Realtors live in the old world when homes were selling unstaged and that's why have to wait to prove that they were prices well. Your Staging rocks and I am happy that Realtor in your area do recognize that it contribute to the fast sale.

Mar 10, 2012 11:34 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"

Hi Anna ~ I see that you read that "other " post too .... actually, 98% of the agents who commented did not agree with him, but they realized that a good home, presented well and priced right will SELL QUICKLY!

So, some people must as you say be living in the "old world" but hey, it's 2012 folks so come join the party --- and don't be so grumpy LOL :-))

Mar 10, 2012 12:14 PM #20
Rainer
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Rebecca McArdle
Stunning Staging & Redesign, LLC - Fort Wayne, IN

Maureen, beautiful work as always :-)  That master bedroom was probably my favorite, so spacious and tranquil!  I love the art in the dining room too...

Mar 10, 2012 12:20 PM #21
Rainmaker
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Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Maureen, beautiful warm neutrals and pops of great color in the right places and of course, another winner! I particularly love the bedroom-what fun!

Mar 10, 2012 12:52 PM #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 Rebecca ~ I'm so glad to hear that you like the staging -- thank you!

Hi Joanna ~ I love doing kid's bedrooms but don't often have clients specify they want one staged ... using bold color is extra fun for a child's bedroom. 

Mar 10, 2012 01:26 PM #23
Rainmaker
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Margaret Oscilia
Creative Concepts-Home Staging and Contracting, Salem Oregon - Salem, OR
Home Stager, Salem Oregon

Well you have easily convinced this selling real estate agent to make sure you are part of her selling success in 2012!  Beautiful staging and results!  Congratulations on your success!

 

Mar 12, 2012 10:15 PM #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 Margaret ~ Thanks for your kind words!  One by one we are enlightening the Oregon Realtors that staging is an effective marketing tool :-)

Mar 13, 2012 03:38 PM #25
Rainer
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Cathy Tarrant
HOMESTYLING BY CATHY - St Johns, NL
CCSP

Love your work in this house....and as they say, 'The proof is in the pudding'....RESULTS!

Mar 14, 2012 10:04 AM #26
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, Cathy!  A quick sale with multiple offers is the best result we can aim for!

Mar 14, 2012 11:04 AM #27
Rainmaker
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Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula
Realty Works Temecula - Temecula, CA
Realty Works Temecula

Maureen: Amazing photos and great staging job...no wonder it's selling so quick!

Mar 18, 2012 12:16 PM #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 Jane ~ Thank you!  Very nice of you to say ... we love helping our clients sell as quickly as possible, and when they have a great agent and the right price, adding staging is the icing on the cake :-)

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