Change the Paint Color, Stage it, and SELL Your Home (Before & Afters)

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Home Stager with Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR
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As a home staging company based in Portland Oregon, we help our clients sell their homes as quickly as possible.  Our home staging services include tips for sellers that will make their homes appealing to potential buyers (but not just any buyer, specifically the target buyer of their home).

Sometimes our home staging advice includes paint color suggestions if the current paint is either too bold, too taste specific, or tired and worn.  Staging also includes tips for easy cosmetic fixes and re-arranging the client's furniture (or bringing in our own furnishings if they've moved out).  Furniture placement is a really important part of staging and makes a big difference in how buyers feel about the home:  is it big enough?  is there enough room for family and friends when we entertain? will our furniture fit in this space?

Here's some Before & After photos of a few Portland homes we've staged where new paint and furniture placement made a big difference. 

See for yourself -- do you think the "after" photos look more inviting?

This living room was crowded & seemed dark  portland house staging

Lighter paint on the walls and much less furniture allows buyers to see how large the room is; this home sold in 2 days for full price!house stagers portland oregon

This bedroom was dark & overcrowded portland oregon home staging experts

With new paint & staged as a child's bedroom, it appealed to the target buyers and sold in 2 days www.roomsolutions.com

Before, this bedroom was cluttered and felt darkhome staging Portland

Working with the sellers' furniture, changing the window coverings, and new paint that highlighted the vaulted ceiling ... helped bring about a quick sale in less than two weeks real estate staging portland 97221

Before, these oak cabinets were very dated  home staging beaverton oregon 

New paint on the cabinets & walls + new hardware made a BIG difference -- it sold in ONE DAY! portland home staging companies

This bedroom was very dated & tired portland house stagers 97221

Removing wallpaper, painting & replacing the light fixture and adding new furnishings appealed to a younger buyer, and it Sold! staging a home to sell in portland oregon

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 or a staging proposal.  Homes that are properly staged can be very appealing to buyers compared to unstaged ones!

~ All Staging and 'After' Photos are 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. Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent 08/26/2012 11:33 PM
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  11. Donna Foerster 09/16/2012 10:21 AM
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Rainmaker
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Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

Your photos are what really make this post.  They show the quality of your work.

Aug 29, 2012 01:15 PM #60
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"

Debb ~ that ceiling was "lost" before the accent painting ... a simple method of highlighting the home's best features, which is always our goal when staging.

Kathy ~ painting the cabinets was so much cheaper than replacing them, and worked with the price point of this home.

Gene ~ Thanks, as stagers we'd be lost without the ability to "show" the transformations we help bring about.

Aug 29, 2012 01:41 PM #61
Rainmaker
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Ana Hitzel
AccentPositives Home Staging - Corona, CA
Professional Home Stager Inland Empire

Great examples of your value Maureen!

Aug 30, 2012 12:56 AM #62
Rainmaker
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Michelle Finnamore
Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket - Vaughan, ON
Preparing your property for sale

HI Maureen, those are some of the most graphic examples I have seen of why a seller should change their paint colour. Space and light sells homes and these images show exactly that! Truly worthwhile work that was done.

Aug 30, 2012 03:21 AM #63
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"

Ana ~ Thanks for your comment!  As stagers it's important to show consumers how staging can help them :-)

Michelle ~ You're so right about space and light selling homes ... about the best reasons for staging.  Thanks for your support!!

Aug 30, 2012 03:29 AM #64
Rainer
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Anna Dovger
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607 - The Woodlands, TX
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX

Maureen, such a great advice on using lighter shades for low ceilings and darker to highlight architectural features of the homes! And the kitchen transformation is the star of the show. My very first staging client listened to my advice on painting her kiten cupboards. She was very happy with the results but I don't have before and after pictures. I printed out your original kitchen cabinets make over blog and keep it in my staging consultation folder. Thank you so much for sharing.

Aug 30, 2012 12:25 PM #65
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"

Anna ~ I'm happy to hear that your staging client took your advice and painted her kitchen cabinets!  It's such a good way to update on a budget :-)  I'm honored that you used my post as an example -- thanks!

Aug 30, 2012 12:32 PM #66
Rainer
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Mike Warren
Real Estate - Colorado Springs, CO

Look at that! Love the after shots. No wonder it was sold fast. Good job!

Aug 30, 2012 12:41 PM #67
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Tammy Emineth
Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing - Marysville, WA
Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer

Maureen, the last two just blow me away! You are a genius! I'm sorry I didn't see this before JOhn's reblog. THis is just amazing! You are a star!! Maybe you can come up to Seattle and stage my house ...... JUST FOR ME! ;-)

Sep 06, 2012 08:52 AM #68
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"

Mike ~  We love it when our staging helps homes sell faster.

Tammy ~  Glad you liked the 'After' photos!  I'll be happy to "stage" your home for you (we do that all the time and we call that "re-styling" when you're not planning to sell :-)

Sep 06, 2012 10:37 AM #69
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Maureen! Wowsers! What a transformation! Even my husband had to comment on the difference! Just beautiful work, I can't say enough! No wonder it sold so quick!

Sep 06, 2012 02:09 PM #70
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 Peg ~ Thanks for your enthusiastic support (and your husband's too)!!  Isn't it fun to help make a difference in how a home is presented for buyers?  YES!!

Sep 06, 2012 02:24 PM #71
Rainmaker
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Maureen~ Somehow I missed this post! This just the type of post that I want to share with my readers.  It truly expresses the importance of home staging!

Sep 16, 2012 10:14 AM #72
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 Donna ~ Glad to hear that you'll share this with your readers -- thanks so much for the reblog!

Sep 16, 2012 03:44 PM #73
Rainmaker
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Wayne B. Pruner
Oregon First - Tigard, OR
Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI

That's a dramatic difference! I have a hard time convincing my Seller to get rid of that much stuff.

Nov 16, 2012 12:50 PM #74
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 Wayne ~ If they want to sell their home quickly, the "extra stuff" needs to be packed away, donated, or tossed out.  Buyers usually can't see beyond a sea of clutter and instead just move on to the next house on their list.  We're experts at giving sellers instructions on how to do this, as part of our staging consultation.

Nov 19, 2012 01:22 AM #75
Rainmaker
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Congratulations on your feature Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging .  Your pictures really emphasize the differences well.

Dec 10, 2016 12:49 PM #76
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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 Sheri Sperry - MCNE® as a home stager, we love to see the transformation after the work's been done.  Small changes can make such a difference when it's time to sell your home!

Dec 10, 2016 01:09 PM #77
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Dianne Goode
Raleigh Cary Realty - Raleigh, NC
Realtor/Broker

Knowing what the room needs takes that special eye that stagers have!   I'm a believer.  My listings  don't go on the market until I've brought in my stager to give the seller specific advice.   

Dec 11, 2016 05:58 AM #78
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
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Dianne Goode Your clients are lucky that you provide a stager's advice to make sure their home looks its very best for potential buyers!

Dec 11, 2016 12:53 PM #79
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