Is Your Home a Quick Change Artist? This Home was, and Sold in 2 Days

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Home Stager with Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR
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Sometimes when staging a home, having the ability to make a quick change is important.  The real estate market in Portland Oregon has heated up, and homes in desired locations, in good condition and presented well to buyers can make the difference between a quick sale and one that might linger.

We were contacted by Portland homeowners whose home had previously been on the market without any offers. They said the feedback they'd heard was that their home appeared a little dated. They knew that buyers likely saw some dated furniture and just presumed the house was dated, too.

In reality, the house itself was in excellent condition and just needed a few updates in how it was presented for their target buyer.  This is where consulting with a professional home stager can make a big difference!

Here's "Before" & "After" photos of this Portland home that was a Quick Change Artist & sold in 2 days:Before staging After staging by Room Solutions Staging Before home staging in Portland OR Room Solutions Staging Before home staging Room Solutions Staging LLC

The sellers requested that we bring in some updated furniture & accessories, and the house was transformed in just a few hours at a very reasonable cost. It received multiple offers and sold in just two days!  

If you need help making your home a Quick Change Artist, call a Portland professional home stager for help!

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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. Linda Thompson 04/09/2013 07:09 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 Cindy ~ Buyers love to see "move in ready" homes, and sometimes they think older dated furniture reflects poorly on the house itself.  In this case, changing out the living and dining room furniture made a big difference, with great results.  Thanks for commenting!

Apr 03, 2013 04:24 PM #15
Rainmaker
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Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
Connecticut Home Stager

Smart Sellers for listening to the feedback and acting on it - it worked!

Apr 03, 2013 11:36 PM #16
Rainmaker
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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Maureen:  You prove once again how a Stager can make a HUGE difference when selling a home.  Simple use of more suitable furniture and furniture placement make such a big impact on the eye here.  Magic once again!  Congrats on the successful work and the assistance you provided in a sale ...

Gene

PS:  Hope you're feeling better??  All over that nasty bug you were suffering from ...

Apr 04, 2013 02:05 AM #17
Rainer
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Cassandra Boyes
Orchestrated Designs - Barrington, IL
HSR Certified Home Stager, Staging Barrington-Lake Geneva, www.orchestrateddesigns.com

Isn't this the truth?!  I have seen this over and over again as I review properties online-outdated furniture is in abundance in many homes here in the Chicagoland, and unfortuately, it simply makes the home undesirable.  We as professional Home Stagers believe with all our heart that the investment in making these changes can ultimately save a Home owner thousands of dollars.  No one wants a perfectly good home to sit on the market because of simple fixes....but sometimes it just takes a professional to make them happen :)  Thanks, Maureen!

Apr 04, 2013 02:59 AM #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 Julie ~ Yes, it did ... such a good feeling when that happens :-)

hi Gene ~ When the sellers are motivated like these were, it's a pleasure to go in and do the "magic" as you call it.  Thanks for your support of us home stagers!

(And thanks also for asking ... yes I'm finally back to myself -- a few weeks of that bug was long enough LOL!)

hi Cassandra ~ I certainly agree with you that professional staging can encourage buyers to make an offer! Thanks for stopping by.

Apr 04, 2013 03:13 AM #19
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Susan Kirk
Refreshing Innovations - Silver Spring, MD
Home Staging in MD, VA, DC, ASP

Maureen,  I really like how the furniture and accessories you picked with their darker tones added depth to the room.  Not surprised that it turned around so quickly. Great Job!

 

Apr 04, 2013 04:24 AM #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 ~ the darker furniture was a nice contrast to the wall paint colors ....  appreciate your feedback!

Apr 04, 2013 04:41 AM #21
Rainmaker
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

My new home became a quick change artist once I bought it and moved in, LOL!  Another great job, Maureen!

Apr 05, 2013 06:48 AM #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"

hi Sharon ~ You are one of fastest quick change artists out there -- your home's transformation was remarkable! Thanks for stopping by.

Apr 05, 2013 08:39 AM #23
Rainmaker
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Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Hi Maureen - I've been MIA for a month and look at all the amazing staging you'e done! You took these dated home and made  current and fresh! No surprise it sold so quickly - awesome job as usual! BTW - can't wait to hear about Ireland! 

Apr 06, 2013 09:30 AM #24
Rainmaker
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Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Wow it really is amazing the difference in these pictures - congrats on helping get this sold!

Apr 07, 2013 01:38 AM #25
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 Kristine ~ It was a quick but fun project ... with a happy ending.

hi Debra ~ Thanks!  there's nothing like Before and After photos to tell the story.

Apr 07, 2013 03:39 AM #26
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Kim Gaston
RE/MAX Advantage Realty - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs REALTOR®, CNE (719)661-6987

Hi Maureen, this is a FLASH Sale Staging!! Beautiful job and a big

CONGRATULATIONS on your new position as Chairman/President/Director of RESA!!! So glad to read that last night and very proud of your accomplishments. We all love and support you here in the rain. :)

Apr 07, 2013 09:59 PM #27
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 Kim ~ I love those flash sale stagings!!  And thanks for your very kind words about my new position at RESA ... you made my day!!

Apr 08, 2013 02:47 AM #28
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Wendy Tomm
Beyond the Walls - East St Paul, MB
CCSP, RESA-PRO, BBB - Wpg Realtors

Maureen you did a really great transformation.  This is just want they need.  Congrats on such a quick sale!

Apr 08, 2013 09:50 AM #29
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 Wendy ~ We like to be staging magicians :-)  Thanks for stopping by.

Apr 08, 2013 09:55 AM #30
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Cheryl-Anne Priest
The Real Estate Company Limited - Calgary, AB

Thank you for the post Maureen.  Awesome transformation both physically and photographically. 

Apr 09, 2013 01:10 AM #31
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-Anne ~ Thanks for your feedback, good to see you here again!

Apr 09, 2013 10:49 AM #32
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Anna Dovger
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607 - The Woodlands, TX
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX

Hi Maureen, it's great to read older posts to stay on the loop. Congrats on the Flash sale and on your new position as Chairman/President/Director of RESA. That is very exiting news. WOW. I'm very happy for you and for  the RESA.

May 29, 2013 11:41 AM #33
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 Anna ~ Thanks for reading and commenting on this post ... this home was staged, sold, and de-staged so fast I could hardly remember it LOL!!

May 29, 2013 02:01 PM #34
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