The Power of Home Staging as seen in Before & After Photos

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Home Stager with Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR
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Every once in a while, even professional home stagers are surprised at the transformations that are possible as we stage both vacant and occupied homes.

One recent home staging project in Portland OR involved several phases. When the homeowners first contacted us, their home had been on the market for a few months and buyer feedback was that it appeared "too cluttered and dated."  First, the sellers asked us for a Home Staging Consultation so that they'd know what to pack up and put into storage as well as what easy cosmetic fixes would help their home look more appealing to potential buyers.  They worked hard on their list of 'Things To Do' and got busy!

Next, the sellers moved out of state and asked us to stage their newly-vacant home.  Here are some photos that show the power of home staging (the Before photos were taken before any work was done):

The Dining room looked dated and not very bighome staging portland oregon 97221

* Changing out the light fixture to an inexpensive one & removing the wallpaper gave this room an updated lookhome staging portland or

The living room was crowded & darkreal estate staging tigard oregon

* Removing all the excess furniture highlights the fireplace and the large, spacious roomhouse staging portland oregon 97219

The family room was overcrowded Beaverton Oregon home staging

* Staging allowed for the built-in shelves to be highlighted and the room to look much larger & brighter home stagers tigard oregon

The bedroom was crowded and dated home stagers portland oregon 97239

* Staging it with proper furniture placement shows how large this room really is & highlights the wood floor real estate staging portland oregon

The kitchen's features were hidden from vieworegon home staging experts

* Simple staging highlights the lovely Corian countertops and new stainless steel appliances home staging tigard OR

If you're selling your home in today's market, remember the power of home staging! Contact your local Portland home staging expert for a consultation and if needed, follow up with a staging proposal.  The difference in how buyers will perceive a staged home can be surprising!

~ Staging and 'After' 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 Michelle ~ Thanks for your kind words.  These homeowners found me thru the wife's hairdresser, who was a former client of mine :-)   And yes, they were very surprised when they saw the "after" photos and told me that they kept looking back and forth to see how it was done.

Hi Cathy ~ When we're living in our homes, we make them just right for us.  But when selling, as we stagers know we have to clear out all the excess and show the house itself.  Glad you like the changes!

Jun 03, 2012 05:39 AM #21
Rainmaker
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Lloyd Binen
Certified Realty Services - Saratoga, CA
Silicon Valley Realtor since 1976; 408-373-4411

Hi Maureen, I've been reading your thoughtful comments on other peoples' posts so I thought I stop by and say hello.  You already know I think you're a staging magician, an alchemist, a room-change artist.  Great pictures and great staging as always.  Take care, be happy and well.

Jun 03, 2012 07:00 AM #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 Lloyd ~ How nice to hear from you!  I hope your weekend has been both relaxing and productive :-)  Likely your weather was nicer than ours, but fortunately our plants and flowers love the rain, and I don't mind it too much.  Thanks for your kind words.

Jun 03, 2012 08:25 AM #23
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Shar Sitter
Rooms With Style - Minneapolis, MN
Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M

That family room looks like it was totally gutted, bombed and started new! Beautiful work as always and you are so right....some times we surprise even ourselves! LOL

Jun 03, 2012 12:27 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 Shar ~ Gutting and bombing wasn't even necessary LOL, since the movers took everything away!  Once it was cleared out you could see what a nice big room it was ... but it was very plain when empty.  Adding some warmth back in with the right furnishings made all the difference ... thanks for stopping by!

Jun 03, 2012 12:44 PM #25
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Debra Landy
StageTwoSell LLC - Horseheads, NY
PA and NY Home Stager

Great job and beautiful after photography!

Jun 03, 2012 12:46 PM #26
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Marianne Cherico
Interiors by Marianne Cherico - Foxboro, MA
Home Stager -Massachusetts and Rhode Island

Maureen-What a great visual example of the power of staging....with Maureen Bray! And your photos always look like a magazine shoot,my friend!

Jun 03, 2012 04:32 PM #27
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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 Debra ~ Thanks ... it was a fun project!!

Hi Marianne ~ That's very nice of you to say ... how are you doing?  Hope you're keeping well and as busy as you'd like.  Isn't there a wedding coming up soon??

Jun 03, 2012 05:17 PM #28
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Maureen- sorry I'm here so late but this is excellent.  No magic or mirrors, just editing and bringing the home into 2012. The family room looks bright and fresh.  (I think we share the same palm tree!)

Jun 04, 2012 03:53 AM #29
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Wendy Tomm
Beyond the Walls - East St Paul, MB
CCSP, RESA-PRO, BBB - Wpg Realtors

Wow there certainly is a lot of power in those before and after shots.  Beautiful work as always editing and bringing in some great pieces transformed this place completely.

Jun 04, 2012 04:28 AM #30
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're right, no smoke & mirrors, just staging techniques to help our seller clients get more showings and a faster sale.

Hi Wendy ~ Thanks for your comment ... the sellers were happy to see their "new" home.

Jun 04, 2012 04:43 AM #31
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Karen Otto
Home Star Staging - Plano, TX
Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes

Another fabulous post Maureen and what you are actually doing is also showing others how they too can stage a room with your tips and photos.  From the paring down of items taking away from the space to the professional quality photos, this is an example of what all properties and sellers should expect in the real estate marketing package. It's a team effort, Realtor, stager and seller.

Jun 05, 2012 08:02 AM #32
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 Karen ~ You're so right that it's a "team" effort and these sellers were very motivated!  Getting a good Realtor to guide with correct pricing and great marketing, and a professional stager makes for a very effective team!

Jun 05, 2012 09:39 AM #33
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Linda D. Pufford
Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging - Novato, CA
ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager

Hi Maureen,

Fantastic Before and After photos!!!  It's so amazing how much larger each room looked after your staging!  You can actually walk around in each room!  These are great examples for an occupied home seller to view to show how much of an impact home staging makes!  Fabulous job as always Maureen!!!

Jun 05, 2012 02:01 PM #34
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Rebecca McArdle
Stunning Staging & Redesign, LLC - Fort Wayne, IN

Beautiful work Maureen! Your ability to see the potentil and highlight the best features of the room is amazing!

Jun 11, 2012 05:01 AM #35
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 ~ Don't we stagers always tell our clients that the way you live in your home is so different than how we present it for selling?  This home is a good example of that.  Thanks for your nice compliment.

Hi Rebecca ~ It is what I live for, seriously :-))   Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Jun 11, 2012 02:29 PM #36
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Michelle Drewry
Signature Real Estate Group - Henderson, NV
Realtor - Signature Real Estate Group

Maureen - Such a remarkable difference from the before to the after!  I can't even imagine those before photos on the MLS.  Now people will be flocking to see and buy.  Great job!

Jun 13, 2012 12:25 AM #37
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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 Michelle ~ Thanks for your support, it's much appreciated!  Hope all is well with you in Glendora!

Jun 13, 2012 03:36 PM #38
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Wowie Zowie Maureen! What a transformation! I didn't even notice the fireplace until the after photo! I hate beds in front of a window, and the fact they had 2 in that room... Excellent job! This place is going to go fast!

Jun 16, 2012 12:15 AM #39
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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 Peg ~ Once all of the excess was removed, you could see what a nice home this is!!  The sellers were so pleased with the staging.

Jun 16, 2012 06:32 AM #40
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