Small Changes, Big Impact: Portland OR Home Staging Tips

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When selling your Portland home, a staging consultation provides expert advice on cost-effective changes that make a big impact!  

Room Solutions Staging advised these sellers in Portland, OR on easy ways to make the front of their house more appealing to potential buyers.

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home staging advice in Portland Oregon

The front of the house looked too vanilla, and the natural wood front door didn't provide enough contrast. The three brass light fixtures looked dated on this 1999 home, and there wasn't enough color or greenery to enhance the front door area. The sellers were on a tight budget so we gave them our cost-effective suggestions ~ and they did a great job implementing them!

 

After… The front door color was changed to SW Tricorn Black 6258 in a semi-gloss finish, and the brass kickplate was removed; the garage door trim was also painted to add depth and tie it to the front door. The three light fixtures were replaced with inexpensive options from a big-box store; and the brass house numbers were painted black, allowing them to stand out. Finally, three pots of greenery were placed near the front door, making it more inviting to buyers.

 

Portland home staging tips

 

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With these small changes, the house quickly looks and feels more expensive to potential buyers, but the cost was very reasonable. To make sure that your home looks its very best for buyers, let Room Solutions Staging provide expert staging consultation advice to guide you through the process! 

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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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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Little tweeks can make such a difference!

Aug 25, 2016 10:15 PM #8
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"

Yes they do indeed, Larry & Sheila!  We suggest a lot of little tweaks to our clients and they're always amazed at the difference it makes.  Thanks for stopping by!

Aug 26, 2016 01:52 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Good Morning Maureen - wow what a true contrast.  From washed out to real character. This is a great example of smart staging!

Aug 30, 2016 01:06 AM #10
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"

Thanks Grant Schneider for stopping by to comment.  Staging the outside is the first step in drawing buyers' attention so that they want to see more ...

Aug 30, 2016 04:58 AM #11
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Evelyn Johnston
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Maureen, your little affordable updates and changes made a huge difference in the curb appearance. Loved them!

Sep 02, 2016 03:50 AM #12
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"

Thanks Evelyn for your comment; we love to share easy tips like these with our clients.  Have a wonderful weekend!

Sep 02, 2016 09:10 AM #13
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Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
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Maureen

Painting the home made a big difference . . . . and that difference could be the difference a sale . . . . or a no sale.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Sep 05, 2016 12:38 PM #14
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"

Thanks Lou ~ Even small changes can make a difference to potential buyers.  In this case, the curb appeal was non-existent until a few easy updates were taken care of.

Sep 05, 2016 12:44 PM #15
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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Maureen it is so true about life in general too small changes make huge impact, loved the changes:)Endre

Sep 05, 2016 02:18 PM #16
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
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You're right Endre, small changes can make a big  impact in many areas of life!  Thanks for stopping by.

Sep 06, 2016 01:30 PM #17
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I was looking for your current blogs. I hope all is going well for you.

Dec 02, 2016 05:01 PM #18
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Beth Bromund
Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel - Rochester, MI
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Small changes definitely made the entrance more noticeable and inviting.  Nice!

Jan 07, 2017 07:21 PM #19
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"

Thanks Beth Bromund for stopping by today .... hope your weekend is going well!

Jan 07, 2017 08:25 PM #20
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Michelle Finnamore
Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket - Vaughan, ON
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Maureen, love how the front door entrance now announces to those who approach "enter here". Well done. The change in colour for the door from wood to black definitely draws the eye from the street.

Jan 21, 2017 06:46 AM #21
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"

Michelle the small changes made here add up to a better first impression for potential buyers.  Painting that wood door to black makes for a better impact.

Jan 21, 2017 10:50 AM #22
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Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
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Subtle changes can make a large impact. I love the term "vanilla" which describes the exterior of this home perfectly. It is much more attractive after the changes were implemented.

Nov 27, 2017 08:17 AM #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"

Pat Starnes, Brandon, MS ~ Sellers sometimes don't realize that simple, inexpensive changes like these can make such a big difference in the home's appeal, both in the online photos as well as in showings.

Nov 27, 2017 09:41 AM #24
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
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Those sutle changes didn't take high risk and they paid off well! Having guidance from a professional like you really made a difference.

Best wishes for a successful 2018!

Dec 30, 2017 01:08 PM #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"

Thanks Patricia for your good wishes.  Have a very Happy New year!

Dec 30, 2017 01:19 PM #26
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging - Wishing you a very happy New Year!!!

Dec 30, 2017 01:25 PM #27
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