Can Staging Help Unlock the Appeal of a Very Small Portland Home?

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Home Stager with Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR
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Recently our Portland home staging company was hired to stage a very small home in a lovely 55+ retirement community.  Their model apartment was ready for a new resident and I previewed the property to find that it was just over 600 sq ft. When staging such a small space, you want to make sure that you accomplish a few important goals:


  • Show the Function of each space clearly
  • Don't over-crowd those spaces with too much furniture
  • Ensure the space looks warm and inviting, where the target buyer would want to spend time whether alone or when entertaining friends and family
Here are some Before & After photos of the staging of this small model apartment (ironically, we staged it the same week we staged a Portland home that's 6,400 sq ft -- ten times larger!)
 
What you see when you enter: Portland home staging tips

Staging draws you into the space, showing well-defined function and how you could live here portland oregon home stagers

Another angle of the dining space & entry portland house staging

Staging helps a buyer see how much room there really is for a table & 4 chairs (we used just 2 but 4 would easily fit) model home staging portland oregon

The Conversation area, Before oregon home stagers

Once staged, it's easy to see that there's more room than it looked like when empty how to stage a small home

Before, the bedroom looks small staging a home for sale

Staging the bedroom shows it easily fits a queen bed, 2 nightstands, a dresser & accent chair! 

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Even the small kitchen needs a little help home staging experts portland OR 97221

Staging the kitchen added color and appeal during showings of this compact space www.roomsolutions.com

A final shot welcomes the viewer into the space, encouraging them to want to see more ... Portland OR real estate staging

Staging this small home was successful!  The Director of the community said that everyone who saw it loved it, and it was snapped up quickly :-)    So remember, if you're staging a very small home, furniture placement and scale are both important.  Contact your local professional home stager for assistance!

~ Photos and Staging 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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Rainmaker
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Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Maureen - as always your staging looks amazing and I'm sure your sellers were thrilled! I noticed we have so much of the same art, lol. Great minds think alike!

Nov 07, 2012 08:38 AM #48
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Karen Ellis
Refreshing Homes - Home Staging Maryland - Ellicott City, MD
Home Stager - Howard County MD/Central MD

Amazing how a little color can change the look and feel of a home. Love your choices for artwork, bedding and accessories.

Nov 07, 2012 08:45 AM #49
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Rob Renk
Center Street Lending - McKinney, TX
AE | Fast Fix/Flip Loans for Residential Investors

Over the last few months of seeing pictures from staging professionbals like yourself, I have become a true believer in the skill set you offer to any seller's wanting to make their home sell quickly.

Nov 07, 2012 08:28 PM #50
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Sylvia Jonathan
Coldwell Banker Platinum Properties - Irvine, CA
Broker Associate, SFR

Great before and after photos. I am curious, what did this staging job cost the sellers?

Nov 08, 2012 12:16 AM #51
Rainmaker
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Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA
Do you rent furniture or do you have a supply you own? You did an amazing job. How's do much better than vacant home!
Nov 08, 2012 12:26 AM #52
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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 Kimo ~ all homes can benefit from staging, and there are some men who can do it well, too :-)

Hi Kris ~ From time to time I recognize staging props in other stagers' photos ... we shop at some of the same stores across the country!

Hi Karen ~ Thanks, it was fun adding color to this home!

Hi Rob ~ That's very good to hear ... glad you've seen the value that home staging offers sellers.

Hi Sylvia ~ Glad you enjoyed the photos.  Most Vacant homes can be staged for $1500 - $2000 for 60+ days.  Each one is assessed based on a number of factors to determine staging costs.

Hi Joy ~ Thanks! It's usually a mix of both; we have a large inventory and rent certain items as needed.

Nov 08, 2012 01:05 AM #53
Rainmaker
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Gina Tufano
Ask Gina & Company with Pearson Smith Realty - Sterling, VA
Ask Gina & Company, Northern Virginia Real Estate

I can't say it enough, staging makes all the difference in a home sale. I've seen it time and time again where great staging has sold a home quickly and for top dollar! You're staging looks great and I'm sure that property will be filled in no time, too!

Nov 08, 2012 03:59 AM #54
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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 Gina ~ This home was already snapped up :-))  Glad to hear that you agree that staging helps a home sell more quickly.

Nov 08, 2012 04:55 AM #55
Rainmaker
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Kathy Nielsen
http://atlantahomestaging.net - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

Another incredible job, Maureen! No matter what size the home is, you're a pro at making it warm and inviting.

Kathy

Nov 09, 2012 12:27 AM #56
Rainmaker
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Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

Those are some really great photos that show the power of home staging.  One is space, the other shows me comfort.  

Nov 09, 2012 02:36 AM #57
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 my goal ... thank you!

Hi Gene ~ Those are two important things to show buyers, you're so right.

Nov 09, 2012 02:06 PM #58
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Kathy Burke
Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA - Danville, CA
S.F. East Bay Home Staging

Maureen....HUGH difference and you showed how SMALL a home looks when vacant...then compare with the AFTERS which makes the rooms look so much larger.  It really proves that vacant = smaller for a compact space!  Experly done!!!

Nov 10, 2012 01:42 AM #59
Rainmaker
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Wanda Richards
Shows Great Home Staging and Web Solutions - Roanoke, VA
Shows Great Home Staging

Staging is sometimes even more important in small spaces.  You did an amazing job with this one.

Nov 10, 2012 04:00 AM #60
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Marianne Cherico
Interiors by Marianne Cherico - Foxboro, MA
Home Stager -Massachusetts and Rhode Island

Your sellers really "get it". When they hire you to stage their home....they are getting the BEST! I love how you transformed these rooms!

Nov 10, 2012 05:22 AM #61
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Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
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The proof is in the pictures! YOU BET -- staging unlocked the appeal on this adorable Portland Home!

Nov 10, 2012 06:33 AM #62
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 ~ I agree that vacant homes usually end up looking smaller than they actually are (which is the opposite of what some may think)

Hi Wanda ~ Thanks for your support!

Hi Marianne ~ You are just too nice :-)

Hi Joni ~ Your comment is much appreciated ... thank you!

Nov 10, 2012 10:46 AM #63
Rainmaker
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

You really did a wonderful job with this small space....not so small after all!!

Nov 18, 2012 07:33 AM #64
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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, Sharon!  The main goal we had was to show just that ... that although it's less than 700 sq ft, it has all the room they need.

Nov 21, 2012 12:01 PM #65
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Maureen~ Staging always makes positive change to a vacant space.  Well done!

Dec 07, 2012 05:48 AM #66
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
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Thanks, Donna!  Your feedback is really appreciated.

Dec 08, 2012 04:53 AM #67
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