The Portland real estate market continues to show signs of a rebound this year! In August, closed sales were at the highest level for a single month in five years. This activity has impacted our Portland home staging company, too. Smart sellers realize that their home needs to look its best for a faster sale at the highest price possible.
We recently staged a beautiful new construction home in Portland for a repeat client who's both a developer and real estate broker ~ his homes are always among our favorites because of the quality materials used and his strict attention to detail. When we were about to stage this Portland home, the seller told me he'd list it for a certain amount ... but after seeing the completed staging, he decided that he'd list it for more because he felt that the target buyer would fall in love with the house due to its inviting appeal.
In the first three days, the seller received four offers over the asking price! He told me that he attributed the increased selling price to the staging, which he considered a fantastic return on a modest investment! Here are a few of our Before & After photos of this Portland home:
The Great Room has wonderful features
Once staged, it invites potential buyers to notice the stunning architecture details including the box beam ceiling, fireplace and built-ins, hardwood floors, and high windows
The Dining Room has nice features, too
Staging guides the buyers' eyes to notice details like the vaulted ceiling, wainscoting and drum light fixture
The Kitchen is a chef's delight
Staging highlights details like the Carrara marble island, granite counters, Porcher farm sink, and top-of-the-line Viking appliances
The Office is off the entry hall
Simple Staging clearly shows potential buyers this room's purpose
The Master Bedroom looks "nice" when empty
However, staging this room makes it feel like a restful retreat and shows how big the room really is
Before you list your home, make sure it's ready for buyers to walk in and fall in love with it! Consult with a professional home stager and find out how cost-effective home staging can help sell your property faster!
Staging and Photos by Room Solutions Staging
(Kitchen photo courtesy of TerryIverson.com)