As professional home stagers in the Portland Oregon area, we're often asked to help our clients prepare their home or listing for sale. As part of our Portland home staging service, we include tips for preparing your home for the market - even before staging begins.
We recently consulted with a family whose elderly mother had moved into a senior community. The house was immaculate but still had all brass light fixtures along with brass hardware and doorknobs. We suggested replacing those brass items with brushed nickel, and the family also removed some of the dated furniture pieces that had served the family very well over the years, but wouldn't appeal to the target buyers of this home -- and we brought in modern furniture, art and accessories as needed to inject new energy into this house.
The result was two offers in the first 48 hours! The sale will close this week and the seller's family is happy their mother can now fully enjoy life in her new community. Here are some Before & After photos that illustrate some of the changes that our consultation and home staging made, assisted by the family's hard work taking care of easy cosmetic improvements ...
The dining and living rooms got updated light fixtures and valances removed along with an infusion of color (we used the seller's existing furniture as much as possible to reduce costs) ...
The kitchen nook needed a dinette set so that buyers could imagine eating in this space, and an updated brushed nickel light fixture replaced the brass one ...
The master bedroom is always one that we recommend be staged ~ buyers often think their furniture won't fit, when the home is empty. Staging it shows them there's more room than they thought!
Buyers often use a spare bedroom as an office space .... so we staged this one to appeal to them ...
And a small bedroom now has a fresh, updated new look that will appeal to the target buyer ...
Even this little niche near the entry got an update!
When your home is on the market, remember that the most important factors in a successful sale are:
- Having a great listing agent
- Pricing the property right
- Making sure your home is presented at its very best
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Room Solutions Staging in Portland Oregon offers expert home staging services to homeowners, real estate agents, builders, banks, and investors. Our proven home staging techniques will help reduce your property's market time and maximize your equity. We prepare your property or listing to look appealing to your target buyer, for the online photos as well as in person. Our owner and principal stager Maureen Bray is a nationally-recognized expert in home staging and enjoys sharing her passion for staging with others. For a complimentary home staging proposal, please contact us @ 503-246-1800.
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