Lived In ~ Vacant ~ then Staged: Getting Ready to Sell Your Portland Home

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Home Stager with Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR
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When our Portland home staging company meets with potential clients, usually they're in the process of getting thier home ready to go on the market.  We're used to seeing boxes stacked up, and things in disarray as decisions are made about what to do next.

Sometimes sellers hire us to help them with ideas on how to present their home so it looks appealing and "move in ready" to potential buyers -- specifically, the target buyer of their home.

Some sellers ask us to help them stage their home using what they already have, since they'll be living in their home while it's on the market.  We want buyers to notice each room's special features ... things like high ceilings, hardwood floors, the fireplace, big windows, crown molding, and other details that buyers love.

Others may be moving out and prefer us to bring in the furnishings so that potential buyers can "see" how they might live in the house.  Either way, we offer a variety of home staging services.

When taking on a home staging project, we're amazed at how different the rooms can look during the process. Our photos provide an interesting record for comparison.  Here's the Living Room before the owners moved out

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Here's how it looked when the house was empty portland oregon home staging 97232

This "after" photo shows a room that's ready for potential buyers to notice the room's best features!portland real estate staging

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We think you'll agree that the "empty" house shows no warmth whatsoever for potential buyers.  Adding furnishings to show the room's function and to make it feel warm and inviting is always our goal.

The master bedroom went through a similar process to help it look "move in ready"-- here's the Before Portland home staging experts

Now here's the empty bedroom oregon home staging experts

The staged bedroom shows buyers a room that's peaceful & relaxing house staging portland or

This small nook off the kitchen looked like a "catch all" room before staging your portland home for sale

Now empty, with new paint & no curtains  www.roomsolutions.com

Once staged, it shows buyers a cozy spot for breakfast or lunch Staged to sell in Portland OR

These are just a few of the rooms that we staged in this Portland home ~ which is now SOLD.  When you're ready to sell YOUR home, contact a professional home stager for tips on easy cosmetic fixes and help with staging.  We want to help you sell your home quickly so that you can move on to your next adventure!

 ~ 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. Marjorie Taylor 08/22/2012 05:10 AM
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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 Julie ~ Thanks, it was important to bring in green accents to work with the fireplace tile.  This home is actually a blend of bungalow and Colonial Revival which you'd notice more from this exterior photo.  The friendly dogs (there were two) appeared in almost all of my "before" photos and they were very friendly hams!!) home staging Portland OR 97232

Aug 21, 2012 04:00 AM #8
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Maureen - What a lovely looking home.  After your expert staging, the indoors now matches the beauty and of the exterior.  What fun to see the process of staging, from how the homeowner lives, to vacant, to staged.  The living room really sings now with less furniture, really showcasing that gorgeous fireplace and moldings.  Also love how you created an eating area out of an awkward space. 

Aug 21, 2012 06:33 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 Sally ~ Isn't the exterior and front yard just fantastic?  It's such fun to work on these vintage homes and this one has lots of nooks and crannies that these photos don't show ... but give it more character.  Thanks for commenting!

Aug 21, 2012 08:41 AM #10
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 Barb ~ This home is in a very popular neighborhood that people love due to its prime location and vintage homes, and a fantastic large park in the center of it. 

Aug 21, 2012 09:18 AM #12
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Karen Ellis
Refreshing Homes - Home Staging Maryland - Ellicott City, MD
Home Stager - Howard County MD/Central MD

Maureen, Love how these photos show that it is often the removal of items that makes for great staging... Less curtains, less furniture, less rugs (in the nook)...beautiful job.

Aug 21, 2012 10:04 AM #13
Rainmaker
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Maureen~ Thank you for sharing the photos.  Visualizing the changes give the message more impact.

Aug 21, 2012 10:18 AM #14
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 ~ That's so true about removing various things when staging "reveals" what is there in the architecture, the flooring, the windows, etc.  Thank you!

Hi Donna ~ It's really hard to share the benefits of home staging without photos ... thanks for stopping by.

Aug 21, 2012 10:54 AM #15
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Kathy Burke
Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA - Danville, CA
S.F. East Bay Home Staging

Maureen....GREAT to show ALL 3 stages (no punn intended)....Lived In ~ Vacant ~ Staged!  One can TOTALLY appreciate what YOU bring to the party!  HUGH difference and Transformation!

Aug 21, 2012 01:25 PM #16
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 Kathy for your endorsement!  The public doesn't usually see all three versions but it's fun to have a look!

Aug 21, 2012 01:43 PM #17
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Beverly Carlson
Carlson Properties 325-721-2429 - Abilene, TX
Abilene's Staging Realtor

I enjoy seeing the changes between the homeowner, vacant, and your staging.  Many  owners  don't see themselves needing help with their own stuff.  The teeny tiny bed side lamps before the master bedroom was vacant are so typical.

Today in a high end furniture store all I saw were BIG lamps.   I wonder where all these tiny lamps come from! LOL    

Aug 21, 2012 02:52 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"

That's right Beverly ~ master bedrooms should have taller lamps, otherwise the scale is thrown off ... ideal height is about as tall as the headboard or so.  Thanks for stopping by!

Aug 21, 2012 03:06 PM #19
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Kathy Nielsen
http://atlantahomestaging.net - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

Another incredible and beautiful staging, Maureen! 

And like Beverly, I love seeing how it went from occupied to vacant to staged.

Congratulations. Your home staging is being featured in the group Staging Before and After Pictures.

Kathy

Aug 21, 2012 09:09 PM #20
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 ~ Thanks so much for the Feature ~ Your support is appreciated!!

Aug 22, 2012 03:25 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 David ~ Looks like that's what they were all right ... which of course is fine when you're living in the house, not so much when you put it on the market.  To a stager, nothing is more satisfying than taking a home with great architectural features and allowing buyers to notice them :-)

Aug 22, 2012 04:38 AM #23
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Hello Maureen -- with staging you really highlighted this home's many architectural features --- the windows look so much better with no coverings at all --- so light, bright and welcoming.  The proof of the value of staging a home for sale is indeed in the photos.  Very well done.

Aug 24, 2012 10:23 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"

Thanks Michael for your feedback on the benefit of staging this home!

Aug 25, 2012 01:58 AM #25
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Excellent information for home seller.

Enjoy the week with your camera in hand to capture the special moments.

Aug 28, 2012 08:45 PM #26
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Maureen, I really like seeing the lived in, vacant and staged rooms... gives a clear picture of what staging is all about it.

Aug 29, 2012 01:30 AM #27
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 Roy ~ Thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment!

Hi Rebecca ~ Seeing the different "stages" can be enlightening ... thanks for your feedback.

Aug 29, 2012 05:42 AM #28
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Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Maureen - I came over from Donna's reblog to tell you that you did a wonderful job. I love the before and after pictures.

Aug 29, 2012 10:23 PM #29
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