Portland Home Staging: Helping you "Tweak" your home for a faster sale

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Home Stager with Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR
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As an established home staging company based in Portland Oregon, we're often contacted by sellers to help them prepare their homes for sale.

Sometimes, all that's needed is a Home Staging Consultation and/or a couple of hours of our time to "tweak" the main rooms and make each one look more open, spacious, and appealing to that home's target buyers.

Here's an example of a recent project that shows the power of professional staging advice.  In this photo of the family room "Before," the large TV blocked light from the window, and also detracted from the room's lovely focal point, the brick fireplace:   portland OR home stagers

These few easy changes made this room look more open & updated to appeal to buyers:

  • Removed the large TV to let in more light as well as allow the fireplace to be highlighted
  • Replaced the small art on the mantle with something larger
  • Swapped out the 1990's lamp for a more updated one
  • Replaced the floral cushions on the sectional & removed the floral chair (which wasn't needed) 

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This home had 3 offers and a pending sale just 2 days after listing!

When you're putting your home on the market, make sure that it looks its very best.  For a very reasonable investment under $200, a consultation with a professional home stager will give you an excellent return.  Let us know how we can help you!

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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. Kathy Streib 03/18/2013 09:44 AM
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Rainmaker
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Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566
I love to study the before and after photos and then say WOW. Okay....wow!
Mar 18, 2013 12:50 PM #16
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 Cheryl ~ I'll take a "Wow" anytime ... thanks for stopping by to read my post today!!

Mar 18, 2013 01:01 PM #17
Rainmaker
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Maureen, a simple yet dramatic change and keeping the focal point intact.  I thought the fire in the fireplace was a nice touch in the before though.

Mar 18, 2013 01:33 PM #18
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 Kevin ~ I so agree with you about the fire in the "before" photo -- but the "after" was taken by someone else.  I wish they'd added the "fire" with photoshop!  Oh well, the house sold in 2 days so I guess it all worked out :-)

Mar 19, 2013 06:10 AM #19
Rainer
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Susan Kirk
Refreshing Innovations - Silver Spring, MD
Home Staging in MD, VA, DC, ASP

Maureen,  What a difference! I love when simple changes help buyers see the highlights of the room and not get stuck with the dated furniture.

Mar 19, 2013 11:11 PM #20
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 Susan ~ Helping buyers seeing the room's best features is our goal :-)

Mar 20, 2013 02:52 AM #21
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Maureen - Look at the wee, little painting over the fireplace in the "before" photo!  Isn't it funny how most people can't get scale quite right?  Love the "after" photos.  Oh, and thank you for removing the floral chair and matching floral cushion!  Your staging adjustments were bang on!  Congrats on the quick sale!

Mar 20, 2013 10:31 AM #22
Rainmaker
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Lloyd Binen
Certified Realty Services - Saratoga, CA
Silicon Valley Realtor since 1976; 408-373-4411

Hi Maureen, I hope all's well in Portland.  Small tweaks by an expert like you make huge improvements in the attractiveness and saleability of a home.  The investment in a consultation with your company pays such large dividends it's a no-brainer.  As always you've got great photos to present your skills.

 

Mar 20, 2013 03:46 PM #23
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 Sally ~ Most homes can benefit from a professional home stager's "tweaks" and this one was no exception.  The sellers were so cooperative and a pleasure to work with!

Hi Lloyd ~ Thanks for your positive feedback on our home staging!  Helping our clients' homes sell faster is something that we love to do.

Mar 21, 2013 12:04 AM #24
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Rhonda Hay Rawlins
Glastonbury Home Staging - Glastonbury, CT

Maureen, a few tweaks make a big difference! Really like the art on the mantle nice tie-in to the sofa colors. Those big screens are such a distraction, but it is not easy to get people to part with them, even temporarily.

Mar 21, 2013 01:20 AM #25
Rainmaker
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Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

That is such a beautiful room - the sellers must be ecstatic with such wonderful success after the staging.  Great job!

Mar 21, 2013 05:18 AM #26
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 Rhonda ~ Thanks! Fortunately, there sellers were agreeable about moving the TV to another room.  It really made a big difference! 

Hi Debra ~ You're right -- the sellers were motivated since they're moving to their dream retirement location, so they were fine with all the changes I suggested; they had 3 offers within the first two days on the market, and it's now sold :-)

Mar 21, 2013 10:28 AM #27
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Sondra Meyer:
Star View Real Estate - Colorado Springs, CO
See It. Experience It. Live It.

Wow, your little tweeks made a big difference. 

I've always thought that TV's are just ugly....no getting around it. 

Mar 21, 2013 04:03 PM #28
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 Sondra ~ I so agree with you on that!  Art is always a more attractive option, especially when selling your home.

Mar 23, 2013 03:23 AM #29
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Staging certainly works.  Thanks for sharing your before and after photographs.

Have a very special weekend.

Mar 23, 2013 07:24 AM #30
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 Roy ~ I'm glad to hear that you support home staging :-)  Thanks for stopping by to leave a comment.

Mar 23, 2013 06:00 PM #31
Rainmaker
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John G. Johnston
John G. Johnston & Associates, LLC - Westcliffe, CO
An Exclusive Buyer's Agent ~ Westcliffe, CO

Maureen  I think like a guy, I...whatever, I'm a guy!  Thank God he she put women on this earth to dress us up, uh, stage beautiful homes.  Thanks for all you do!

Mar 27, 2013 11:52 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 John ~ You're more than welcome :-)

Mar 27, 2013 11:59 AM #33
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Kim Gaston
RE/MAX Advantage Realty - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs REALTOR®, CNE (719)661-6987

Hi Maureen - I read your comment you've been sick lately and just wanted to wish you a speedy recovery and Easter blessings! I think someone told me chocolate bunnies help :)

Mar 31, 2013 04:59 AM #34
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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 Kim ~ Thanks for stopping by with your nice message ~ it's much appreciated!  Hope you had a wonderful Easter Sunday!

Mar 31, 2013 08:06 AM #35
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