Staging Your Home Improves how it Looks Online and in Person

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Home Stager with Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR
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The National Association of Realtors (NAR) and Google conducted a joint study showing that 90% of home buyers searched online during their home-buying process.  Since the online presentation of a home has a direct impact on whether buyers want to see it or not, how it looks is critically important. Sellers should make sure their home's online photos draw buyers in to see the home, and that it looks its best for in-person viewings, too.

Our Portland home staging company was hired to stage a mid-century home in a prestigious neighborhood; the home had been on the market for over a year, without a sale. Some of the older online photos show the Dining room was overcrowded, making the space feel smaller than it really was:

Dunthorpe home staging 

After staging, the furniture placement encourages buyers to notice this home's stunning architecture: Room Solutions Staging

The Living room "before" showed buyers a lot of furniture, but where is the house itself?  Before portland house staging

Once staged, buyers can imagine themselves living in this home, which appears spacious & serene:

Staging a house to sell in Portland OR

Another angle of the living room Before staging:Before house staging in portland oregon

After staging, the focal points of the room are featured: Room Solutions Staging in Portland OR

And here's a peek at the fireplace area: Staging that Sells Portland Homes

When it's time to put your home on the market, be sure to stage it for your target buyer.  Staging and professional photography enhance your home's online appeal and provide a great return on your investment.  

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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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Re-Blogged 6 times:

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  1. Gabe Sanders 08/05/2013 09:37 PM
  2. Barb Hutson 08/07/2013 04:18 AM
  3. Lyn Sims 08/08/2013 07:37 AM
  4. Joni Bailey 08/09/2013 11:18 PM
  5. Tonda & Steve Hoagland 08/12/2013 01:04 AM
  6. John McCormack, CRS 08/12/2013 02:31 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"

Alan ~ Glad to hear you like the transformation.

Michelle ~ We'll continue showing that when selling, less is more -- thanks for stopping by.

William ~ You're welcome!

Aug 07, 2013 03:40 AM #27
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:  Wow!  Once more you're a genius!  The amount of space you feel that this home has is tremendously expanded after your staging.  Its personality is totally different.  Unbelievable!  Love it ...

Gene

Aug 08, 2013 05:34 AM #28
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Your before and after pictures tell the story. Staging is very effective when offering a home for sale. More home sellers should be using a staging professional to prepare their homes for viewing.

Aug 08, 2013 05:46 AM #29
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Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

I love it when a professional home stager is good enough to shoot their before and after photos at the same angle! YOU ROCK!

Aug 09, 2013 11:19 PM #30
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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Good afternoon and thanks for sharing the fact that Staging Your Home Improves how it Looks Online and in Person!  I wish we could get more home sellers to listen to the home staging facts and take heed.

Aug 10, 2013 04:54 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"

Gene ~ Thanks for your kind words and for sharing my post on FB and G+ -- you're a valued supporter of home staging :-)

Roy ~ Yes, more sellers should consider staging to enhance their home's presentation.

Joni ~ Thanks for your enthusiastic feedback -- so nice to hear!! And thanks too for reblogging this post :-)

John ~ It sounds like your clients may not be exposed to the facts about staging ... maybe you could ask a local stager to talk to them about its benefits?

Aug 10, 2013 04:58 AM #32
Rainmaker
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

I'm all for an Open Look and less clutter. You After photos really bring this home alive!

Aug 10, 2013 05:42 AM #33
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Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

What a wonderful, clean look you gave this home Maureen.  So glad that Joni shared these with us.

Aug 10, 2013 01:18 PM #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"

Larry & Sheila ~ Thanks ... less clutter is our goal when working with clients who have a bit too much

Joanna ~ Nice of Joni to reblog it :-)  Thanks for commenting ... hope you're enjoying the weekend!

Aug 10, 2013 01:34 PM #35
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Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Maureen, you are a genius! The lighting, furniture removal and key replacements are incredible!

Aug 12, 2013 01:16 AM #36
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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Home Stager Maureen Bray you are amazing at your job!  Thanks for sharing this excellent post and I must re-post it in hopes of getting the word out to those considering listing their homes.  Thanks my friend and make it a great week in and out of Home Staging!

Aug 12, 2013 02:34 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"

Thanks, Sharon for your kind words about the staging -- they are much appreciated :-)

John ~ Thanks for reblogging this post my friend!  You and Debbie are pretty amazing yourselves :-)  Hope you both have a great week!

Aug 12, 2013 04:03 PM #38
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Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

You are welcome. It was my pleasure to share how staging can make such a drastic difference in maretiing a home!

Aug 12, 2013 11:48 PM #39
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Wow Maureen, that is quite a contrast, it is impressive the difference that a pro can make in presenting a homes best views.

Aug 13, 2013 02:48 PM #40
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Lloyd Binen
Certified Realty Services - Saratoga, CA
Silicon Valley Realtor since 1976; 408-373-4411

Maureen the Magician,

My goodness, you've transformed that house into a showplace.  Your pictures demonstrate the power of staging and your mastery of your craft.  Whether it's viewed online--as you suggest--or in person, now the prospective purchaser sees the beauty of the mid-century modern features which were previously unnoticed and un-accentuated because of the distractions.  I'm certain the homeowners wish they had met you when they first began marketing their home.  Were you recommended by the new listing agent after the old listing expired?  Another exceptional job, Maureen.

Aug 14, 2013 02:26 AM #41
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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"

Joni ~ So glad to hear your endorsement of home staging -- thanks!

Bob ~ I'm glad to hear that you liked the changes!

Lloyd ~ Many thanks for your kind words and support of home staging :-)  The listing agent actually hired me to do the staging because she knew it would support her marketing efforts (smart Realtor!)

Aug 14, 2013 02:39 PM #42
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Lori Cain
eXp Realty - Tulsa, OK
Midtown Tulsa Real Estate Top Producer

I always love your before and after photos, Maureen - such a TRANSFORMATION. Wish you lived/worked in Tulsa!  :)

Aug 30, 2013 11:39 PM #43
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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"

Lori ~ I'd love to work with you too because you offer your clients such helpful services, including staging support :-)  Happily, this home is now under contract after being on the market on and off for many months!

Aug 31, 2013 03:04 AM #44
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Maureen,

Your talent paid handsome rewards for this Midcentury beauty. Because of you, this home became more contemporary with better quality and charm. Its character is unique and you stripped away its tired look and made it refreshing, open, light and airy.

This is a home a buyer could appreciate for many more years to come. You truly are a miracle worker!

Sep 22, 2013 12:19 PM #45
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Linda D. Pufford
Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging - Novato, CA
ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager

Hi Maureen,

Wow...  the house looks stunning in the after photos.  I wouldn't have taken a second look at the before shots...  but "the after" shots I just lingered!  Way to go Maureen...  you are one talented lady!!!

Sep 24, 2013 11:49 AM #46
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