Update: This home had a pending sale just 3 days after going on the market!
It's hard to find home furnishings that can outshine the quality of a well-made grand piano. Whether you play it or just admire it's beauty, it's an impressive instrument. Our Portland home staging company recently helped prepare a charming 1911 bungalow for selling.
During our first visit to this enchanting home it was impossible to ignore the biggest feature that straddled the living & dining rooms ... a lovely baby grand! Here's how the living room looked Before staging:
We knew that this home had so many "sellable" features like the fireplace, the striking crown moldings, great windows, and hardwood floors -- but that buyers would instead be focusing on the piano -- its size overwhelmed the space (and made the room seem much smaller than it really is).
We gave the sellers a list of "Things To Do" to prepare their home for the market, before we returned for staging ... and that list included removing the piano. Ten days later we staged the house, using only their furniture and accessories. We found out that the piano had found a new home with a very talented young girl who impressed the sellers with her ability to play it. Everyone was happy! Here's how the living room looked after we staged it. The seller and listing agent believe that buyers will now notice all the great features that were hidden before:
The dining room had the same issue ... the piano was looming over that room in our "Before" shot:
After staging, the dining room is much more open and inviting (an exercise bike and some smaller items were also removed, and the table was re-oriented)
Another angle shows the peaceful calm that staging brought to these two rooms ~ Before and After:
Selling your home quickly is all about making sure that your home appeals to your target buyer. A great place to start is to request a cost-effective home staging consultation that will give you a Plan to prepare your home for sale. As recognized home staging experts in the Portland area, we then return to stage your home, using only your furnishings (as in this home) or supplementing with items from our large inventory if needed.