3 Days on the Portland Market, 4 Offers, Staged & Sold for Over Asking

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Home Stager with Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR
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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 Portland OR home staging 97229

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 portland real estate staging

The Dining Room has nice features, too portland real estate staging

Staging guides the buyers' eyes to notice details like the vaulted ceiling, wainscoting and drum light fixture oregon home staging experts

The Kitchen is a chef's delight oregon home staging experts

Staging highlights details like the Carrara marble island, granite counters, Porcher farm sink, and top-of-the-line Viking appliancesportland oregon house staging

The Office is off the entry hall Portland home staging

Simple Staging clearly shows potential buyers this room's purpose staging your portland home for sale

The Master Bedroom looks "nice" when empty Portland home staging consultations

However, staging this room makes it feel like a restful retreat and shows how big the room really is home stagers portland or 97229

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)

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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. Beverly Carlson 09/15/2012 01:54 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 Cathy ~ I also staged the large master bath, powder room, another full bathroom and the kitchen nook.  However I didn't include those photos in this post.  Costs can vary greatly based on what part of the country you're in.  In Portland, staging costs are very competitive as we have many stagers here.

Sep 15, 2012 11:09 AM #21
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Maureen, I like your use of rugs and simple and not overdone rooms. No wonder this home sold.

Sep 15, 2012 12:15 PM #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"

Thanks Debbie for your positive feedback!  It was really fun to stage this home!

Sep 15, 2012 01:56 PM #23
Rainmaker
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Lynda Eisenmann
Preferred Home Brokers - Brea, CA
Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co

Hi Maureen,

Oh my gosh, your before and after photos are amazing!

Sep 15, 2012 02:51 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"

Hi Lynda ~ Thanks much for taking the time to comment. I love looking at Before & After photos, too. Hope you're enjoying the weekend!

Sep 15, 2012 04:00 PM #25
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Lloyd Binen
Certified Realty Services - Saratoga, CA
Silicon Valley Realtor since 1976; 408-373-4411

Hi Maureen, sounds like your clients are as smart as you are.  I've seen the same thing happen on many occasions.  I think you know that staging is pretty much a standard part of "normal' marketing in the nicer areas of Silicon Valley.  It's unusual to see an unstaged home For Sale.  Why?  The same reason you mentioned and the same reason your developer client hired your company--the increase in value is larger than the expense.  Many times more when the stager is as talented as you are.  You did a sensational job on this beautiful new home.  Looks like Architectural Digest to me.  I wouldn't be surprised if the buyer wanted to buy your furnishings with the house.

Sep 15, 2012 05:11 PM #26
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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 ~ You are too kind, but your comment once again made my day -- thank you!!  Silicon Valley sellers and their agents have been savvy about staging for years ... and I'm betting that with the stronger market in your area now, staging is still standard practice.  Buyers likely expect a home to look its best, especially the higher-end ones.

Sep 15, 2012 05:44 PM #27
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Anna Dovger
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607 - The Woodlands, TX
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX

Maureen, beautiful and very elegant work compliments a lot of nice features that his house offers. I know you don't like to say it at loud but  your article is a very clear confirmation that staging can help sell faster and for more money.

Sep 16, 2012 10:52 AM #28
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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 Anna ~ You're right, with this house the seller/builder/Realtor believed that the staging really helped it sell faster and for a higher price.  I just de-staged this home and it was kind of sad ... I liked it so much!!  Thanks for always being so supportive -- I really appreciate it!

Sep 16, 2012 11:47 AM #29
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Kathy Nielsen
http://atlantahomestaging.net - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

As always, you've done an amazing job. I so enjoy looking at your posts as they're always filled with incredible transformations.

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

Kathy

Sep 16, 2012 11:59 PM #30
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

LOVE IT!!  Love the house, love the staging, love the fact it sold so fast and for more than asking!  Congrat on another beauty, Maureen!

Sep 17, 2012 06:50 AM #31
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Marianne Cherico
Interiors by Marianne Cherico - Foxboro, MA
Home Stager -Massachusetts and Rhode Island

Maureen

Your "after "pictures say it all. You have made a nice home an AWESOME home. And the fact that the seller got multiple offers over asking is really a "feather in your cap". You are the BEST!!!

Sep 17, 2012 09:38 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 Kathy ~ That's so nice to hear, thank you!  And thanks for the Feature, too :-)

Hi Sharon ~ Glad that you agree that staging helped this home sell faster and for over asking!!

Hi Marianne ~ I'll take that "feather" any day, my friend.  Thanks for your kind words :-)

Sep 17, 2012 11:19 AM #33
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Maureen - You really turned this house into a warm and inviting home.  The sectional in the living room just fits like a glove and really emphasizes those gorgeous windows and fireplace.  Every nook and cranny is now oozing with charm.  I'm not surprised with the fantastic results with the sale.  How could any buyer not be spellbound by this lovely presentation?

Sep 20, 2012 02:52 AM #34
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Beautiful job Maureen, as always! Love that office Globe! I have no doubt the reason the house sold over asking was the results of your efforts! Smart homeowners indeed!

The power of Great Staging Strikes Agagin! Shah za-yam!

Sep 20, 2012 10:42 AM #35
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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 ~ The sectional really did fit well into the space, you're right, and helped draw attention to those great windows.   Thanks for your nice feedback!

Hi Peg ~  Thanks for your enthusiastic support ....  first time I ever had a "Shah za-yam" LOL!!  Love it!

Sep 20, 2012 01:22 PM #36
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Wendy Tomm
Beyond the Walls - East St Paul, MB
CCSP, RESA-PRO, BBB - Wpg Realtors

Maureen - love what you have done in this property!  Your photos are also always lovely...what's the secret.

Sep 25, 2012 09:13 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 Wendy ~ Thanks for your compliments on the staging and with my photos.  It's not a secret, really :-)  Lots and lots of practice!

 

Sep 25, 2012 11:18 AM #38
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Gail Robinson
William Raveis Real Estate - Southport, CT
CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT

Maureen - Your staging was perfect!  Love your before and after photos.

Sep 25, 2012 11:31 PM #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 Gail ~ Thanks for that nice feedback on the staging!

Sep 26, 2012 10:55 AM #40
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