The very best type of partnership is one in which all the "team" members are successful! As a successful professional home staging company based in Portland OR, we've been lucky to partner with a number of smart and savvy Realtors in our market who realize the powerful benefits of home staging. Time and time again, Realtors consider us part of their marketing team ... "silent" partners who work our magic behind the scenes, making their listings appeal to the target buyers of each particular home.
Recently we were contacted by Jason & Amber Gardner of The Gardner Team in Sherwood, OR - a lovely suburb of Portland known for it's wonderful sense of community, acres of rolling hills and vineyards with a small-town feel that has all the amenities nearby. The Gardner Team is ranked #1 in Sherwood real estate and it's easy to see why. Their commitment to their community, their dedication to their clients' every need, and their savvy marketing skills provide their clients with top-notch service.
Jason Gardner asked me to provide a home staging proposal for a listing that had been on the market for over a year with another agent, but hadn't sold. The listing had expired, and Jason recognized that this home could benefit from staging and just a few easy cosmetic improvements. After staging, the home was listed and showings improved dramatically! In less than 40 days, this home was SOLD! Here are some Before & After photos of this property's transformation (the "before" photos are from the previous MLS online listing):
The great room was staged to appeal to the target buyer of this property, taking care to showcase the room's tall windows and fireplace
The Kitchen was staged to show buyers a great space to entertain family & friends; a more neutral paint color and removal of the window coverings shows buyers that it's 'move-in ready'
The master bedroom was staged so that buyers could imagine living here (buyers can make an emotional connection to a home if they can "see" themselves enjoying it) -- and it was photographed to show the view
After this home sold, we received the nicest compliment from the listing agents, Jason & Amber Gardner:
"Thank you Maureen, we love our new partnership. Pretty amazing what we were able to do with (that listing)! It was on the market with another agent for over a year before we came in and developed & deployed our marketing plan which included your expert staging services -- we went from listed to SOLD within 40 days! Now on to the next one :)"
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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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