Thanks to Staging, this Portland home Looks Years Younger!

By
Home Stager with Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR
https://activerain.com/droplet/XyZ

Sometimes as a professional home stager in Portland Oregon, I come across homes that feel really dated and much older than their actual age.  This was the case with a mid-century home that we were hired to stage recently.  This home had a pending sale in just 3 days.

These "before" photos were taken a couple of years ago.  It's amazing how old and tired the house looked then because of how it was decorated by previous owners!

Here's the "old" look in the living room Before home staging by Room Solutions Staging

After removing the wall-to-wall blue carpeting to reveal beautiful hardwood floors, adding color to the sterile white walls, and adding furnishings that complement the home, doesn't this house look much younger and more appealing to potential buyers? www.RoomSolutions.com 

This "before" view shows a ho-hum presentation  Mid Century Home Caught in a time warp

Removing the heavy draperies brings more light into the room ... placing art above the fireplace defines it as a focal point; and let's remember the importance of not blocking the entryway with a big chair :-) "Staging that Sells Portland Homes"

The dining room "before" looks like Grandma's place Portland Oregon home staging advice

By removing the carpeting, the wallpaper and the frilly curtains and updating the light fixture, this home now appeals to the hip buyer who wants to live in this trendy Portland neighborhood Room Solutions Staging ~ Staging that Sells Portland Homes

When it's time to sell your Portland home, consult with a professional home stager.  We have lots of great tips that will help your home look its best so that it sells quickly, and for high market value.

Posted by

            ***                 ***                 ***                 ***                    

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.

Room Solutions Staging

Licensed • Insured • Accredited • Certified

 

 2014 Top Ten Professional Stager of the Year - U.S.

2013 Top Ten Professional Stager of the Year - U.S.

2012 Professional Stager of the Year - Western U.S.  

Houzz Customer Satisfaction Award - 2015 and 2016

Angie's List Super Service Award - 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2014

~  Past President of the Real Estate Staging Association National Board ~

www.RoomSolutions.com www.RoomSolutions.com  www.RoomSolutions.com

 

Room Solutions Staging on Facebook  Room Solutions Staging on Google+  Room Solutions Staging on LinkedIn  Room Solutions Staging on Pinterest

  

Copyright © Room Solutions Staging LLC 2006-2016

"Staging That Sells Portland Homes"

Content may not be reproduced without permission.

close

Re-Blogged 2 times:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
  1. Donna Foerster 06/29/2013 01:52 PM
  2. Tammie White, Broker 07/14/2013 10:17 AM
Topic:
Home Selling
Location:
Oregon Multnomah County Portland
Groups:
Stage It Forward...
Home Staging
Services for Real Estate Professionals
Staging "Before" & "After" Pictures
Portland Metro Real Estate
Tags:
room solutions staging
portland home staging tips
staging that sells portland homes

Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Rainer
253,909
Anna Dovger
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607 - The Woodlands, TX
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX

Maureen, you are right this house dropped at least 20 years. The drum shape pendant lamp in the dining area makes it look even younger.

Jun 24, 2013 01:30 PM #11
Rainmaker
823,778
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Anna ~ that drum shade is very modern and took years off this house, you're right!

Jun 24, 2013 01:57 PM #12
Rainmaker
343,109
Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
Connecticut Home Stager

Now the real character of the HOUSE, not the residents, shows through!  Love the Living Room window "reveal" - stunning!

Jun 24, 2013 10:53 PM #13
Rainmaker
823,778
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Julie ~ that window is quite stunning, isn't it? This home deserved a breath of fresh air and new energy.

Barb ~ Thanks! The house itself has great features and its mid-century ranch style is popular in our area.

Jun 25, 2013 02:03 AM #15
Rainmaker
684,850
Janice Ankrett
Janice Ankrett Home Staging - Burlington, ON
Staging Professional

Maureen, you were so lucky finding those floors! You really did bring this home into the 21st century ;). That dining room 'before' reminds me of a home I was in recently. The agent referred to the home as a time capsule.

Jun 25, 2013 06:17 AM #16
Rainmaker
823,778
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Janice ~ "Time capsule" is a good way to put it!  We love to help homes look younger and current, and a combination of cosmetic fixes and professional staging is all that it takes.

Jun 25, 2013 06:29 AM #17
Rainer
87,141
Marie Fox
Foxy Interiors Inc. Lake Mary Florida - Lake Mary, FL
Lake Mary, Florida, Home Stager & RE Photographer

Beautiful job Maureen! What a new great space. I love the hardwood floors.

Jun 26, 2013 03:26 AM #18
Rainmaker
823,778
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Marie ~ Aren't those floors beautiful?  They were a valuable selling feature in this home's quick sale!

Jul 02, 2013 05:11 PM #19
Ambassador
1,894,589
Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News

Isn't it wonderful to see what can happen when you pull up old carpet and bring in the light.  A wonderful change.

Jul 14, 2013 10:51 AM #20
Rainmaker
823,778
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Cindy ~ It is amazing how revealing the hardwood floors can update a house!  Thanks for commenting.

Jul 14, 2013 11:15 AM #21
Rainmaker
2,570,648
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Maureen, what a huge difference...removing the carpet exposing the beautiful hardwood floors...outstanding job!

Jul 18, 2013 05:43 AM #22
Rainmaker
823,778
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Rebecca ~ Thanks!  Buyers here love hardwood floors, and these are gorgeous!

Jul 18, 2013 02:27 PM #23
Rainmaker
6,161,147
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Great before and after pictures. Staging does work and many home sellers need professional assistance to make the most attractive presentation of their home.

Jul 21, 2013 07:52 AM #24
Ambassador
3,316,372
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Thank you for sharing the before and after photos. Quite a difference. Would love you to visit Baltimore.

Jul 21, 2013 02:22 PM #25
Ambassador
535,724
Kate Elim
Dockside Realty - Spotsylvania, VA
Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a

Hi Maureen...What a difference a stager can make! It's like night and day. Many people don't even realize how dated their homes look. It is wonderful when we can convince to work with a stager.

Kate

Jul 22, 2013 09:47 AM #26
Rainmaker
823,778
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Roy ~ I'm glad to hear your feedback on home staging!

Margaret ~ I'd love to visit Baltimore, too!  Have you found a great stager to work with yet?  If not, you might check the RealEstateStagingAssociation.com website ... check their Directory.

Kate ~ You're right that sometimes sellers don't realize how their home will look to buyers, because they're just used to seeing it the way it is now.  Often, we need to do some "tweaking" to make sure it sells quickly.

Jul 22, 2013 12:21 PM #27
Rainmaker
1,076,262
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Maureen, these transformations are stupendous! I am impressed and I am betting that the Seller was impressed as well.

Jul 26, 2013 09:25 AM #28
Rainmaker
823,778
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Sharon ~ The sellers and their listing agent were all happy that the home sold for 105% of listing price :-)

Jul 26, 2013 09:46 AM #29
Rainer
30,883
William May
Century 21 / Union Realty - Torrance, CA
Your Family Realtor For Life

Maureen,

Great blog post. thank you for giving us the opportunity to read it.

Aug 07, 2013 02:53 AM #30
Rainmaker
838,380
Kimo Stowell
HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 - Honolulu, HI
REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i

Aloha Maureen,

One of the major gems that are often over looked in mid-century modern homes are the hard wood floors which were covered up with carpeting in the sixties and seventies and stayed that way. Many times they're in great condition and need little refurbishing. Love the faux fire it really adds the perfect touch to the photos.

Peace,

Aug 28, 2013 06:10 PM #31
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?

Rainmaker
823,778

Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging

"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"
Need Staging Advice? Contact me for help!
*
*
*
*

Additional Information