Home Staging Tips: Making Giant Strides with a Home Staging Consultation

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Home Stager with Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR
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Based on a recommendation from their listing agent, these smart homeowners hired our Portland Oregon home staging company for a Verbal Consultation recently.  During the consultation, we provided cost-effective home staging tips including easy cosmetic fixes, the best furniture placement to create a good traffic flow, paint colors, curb appeal & landscaping ideas, updating cabinet hardware, etc.

The sellers followed our advice and staged the home themselves, then had a Pending Sale within 3 Days!  How did they do it?  The "Winning Formula" includes:

  • Selecting a great Realtor who guides you to the right listing price and provides excellent online marketing
  • Doing everything you can to make the house look appealing to your target buyer - including hiring a professional home stager to provide a Verbal Consultation
  • Make sure your online photos are the best quality

These Before & After photos tell the story .....

Kitchen before was dated and tired looking beaverton oregon home staging

Painting the cabinets*, replacing the dishwasher, adding an easy tile backsplash & new hardware updated the kitchen on a budget; no need to change the counter-tops or flooring

* The cabinets were updated with Rustoleum's "Cabinet Transformations," and the color is Bayleaf (no glaze was used).

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The living room before was too crowded home staging portland oregon

Replacing the oversize chair and excess clutter, and painting the brass fireplace screen black opened up this room and made a huge improvement in its appeal portland home staging services

We are seeing the same amazing results over and over again ... sellers who use the "Winning Formula" are selling their homes quickly in the Portland Oregon area.  You can, too!  To get started, contact us for a home staging Verbal Consultation.  At just $175, it's a smart investment that provides a great return on your investment!

  ~ After photos courtesy of Terry Iverson Photography ~

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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
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Hi Julie ~ Thanks -- Glad you think so!!

Apr 22, 2012 03:45 AM #15
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

That kitchen is so beautiful...what a difference some paint and a small amount of tile can make!  I too would love to know the paint color for the cabinets.

Apr 22, 2012 08:01 AM #16
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Kim Gaston
RE/MAX Advantage Realty - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs REALTOR®, CNE (719)661-6987

I'm ditto above as well. Painting that dated oak trim on the fluorescent lightbox was genius, too. Congratulations!

Apr 22, 2012 08:14 AM #17
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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 Shar ~ I did recommend the kitchen cabinet color and will check my file for this project and update this soon.

Hi Sharon ~ Will let you know as soon as I check the file.

Hi Kim ~ Thanks, glad you noticed that the lightbox frame "disappeared" with the proper paint treatment!  Another option would have been to remove it and install new lights, but this was faster, cheaper, and easier :-)

Apr 22, 2012 10:43 AM #18
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Anna Dovger
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607 - The Woodlands, TX
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX

Maureen, the results are "making mama proud" It is so nice when owners are following very closely your suggestions. I am too waiting on the kitchen cabinets color and also want to know if you suggested oil base or regular latex paint. Painting kitchen cabinets is the most economical way to update the kitchen and counters do not appear dated anymore.

Apr 22, 2012 11:33 AM #19
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Karen Otto
Home Star Staging - Plano, TX
Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes

I continue to say that the home staging consultation, when done correctly by the stager, is the way to make home staging and industry standard for all residential real estate (listing) transactions. Great work Maureen!

Apr 22, 2012 11:33 PM #20
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Lori Kim Polk
Premiere Home Staging : Home Staging Services - Roseville, CA
Home Stager - Roseville, Sacramento

Fabulous Maureen and I too love that kitchen. A staging consultation can be "the best bang for their buck" when homeowners hire a professional home stager to help them carefully prepare their home for sale.

Apr 23, 2012 12:19 AM #21
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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 agree, just painting the walls and cabinets made the old formica countertops look so much better.  Thanks for your compliment!!

Hi Karen ~ You are so right about the importance of a home staging consultation.  More people should take advantage of this service ... it's such a bargain ROI for sellers.

Hi Lori ~ Yes -- Best Bang for their Buck is so true!!

Hi Barb ~ Most of my seller clients are motivated and follow 99% of my suggestions ... and I'm very proud of them!!   It really helps their homes sell faster ... the numbers prove it :-)

Apr 23, 2012 09:17 AM #23
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Wendy Tomm
Beyond the Walls - East St Paul, MB
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Ditto for me kitchen is beautiful and the living area de-cluttered makes a huge impact to that room.
Apr 23, 2012 10:02 AM #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"

For those who asked about the cabinet paint update:  the product used is Rustoleum's "Cabinet Transformations," and the color is Bayleaf (no glaze was used).


Apr 23, 2012 03:58 PM #25
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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 ~ Just a few easy changes in the living room made the room larger and more updated by spraying the brass fireplace screen with Rustoleum's flat/matte heat-resistant barbecue paint.  Thanks for your support!

Apr 23, 2012 04:00 PM #26
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Pam Smits
Staging Fox Valley, LLC - Oshkosh, WI
Home Staging, Appleton, WI, Oshkosh, WI; Green Bay, WI

Maureen-  Beautiful transformation and an excellent example that you don't need to spend a lot to make a huge difference--as the kitchen clearly shows!

Apr 23, 2012 11:54 PM #27
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
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Hi Pam ~ Updating an older kitchen makes a big impact when selling ... and doing it on a budget makes good financial sense.

Apr 24, 2012 02:13 AM #28
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Beth Lester
Beth Lester Designs - Torrance, CA
Home Staging & Interior Decorating

Some of my most satisfying jobs are the ones where I teach the client how to do the work themselves.  I'm a teacher at heart, so I love seeing my "pupils" be successful!

 

Great job!

Apr 25, 2012 03:13 AM #29
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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 Beth ~ I so agree with you!!  Nothing makes me happier than seeing homeowners take the advice I've given during a consultation, and have a successful and quick sale :-))

Apr 25, 2012 03:30 AM #30
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Rebecca McArdle
Stunning Staging & Redesign, LLC - Fort Wayne, IN

Wow, the kitchen transformation is amazing!  I love how well the new cabinet color goes so well with the flooring.  Great idea on painting the ceiling the same color as the walls, I think that made a HUGE difference in the space too! 

Apr 25, 2012 12:39 PM #31
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Anna Dovger
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607 - The Woodlands, TX
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX

Maureen, thanks for the paint color update.

Apr 25, 2012 11:34 PM #32
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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 ~ In this dated kitchen, updating with paint made all the difference ... and was such a reasonable investment.  Since that old "light box" on the ceiling had oak trim, just painting it the same color as the walls made it more or less disappear.  Almost like magic!!

Hi Anna ~ You are more than welcome!

Apr 26, 2012 01:34 AM #33
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Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
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Maureen - the transformation that you create is truly amazing! Wish you were here in our area!!!

May 18, 2012 04:34 AM #34
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
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Hi Barbara-Jo ~ It was my advice, but the sellers did the actual work ... it came out so well!!

May 19, 2012 03:33 PM #35
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