Home Staging in Portland Oregon Blog

Staging Advice: Make Sure your Open House is a Success

Do you want your Open House visitors to relax and linger?   First, remember to appeal to all of the senses: The Front Door should be clean and have a fresh coat of paint; replace the door hardware if needed The exterior light fixtures should be clean and shining A new doormat and a few pots of colorful flowers…

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This Painted Lady Looked like Too Much Work for Portland Buyers

As home stagers in Portland, Oregon we often see homes that linger on the market, homes that aren’t professionally staged but that could use a stager’s help to improve their appeal to potential buyers.  We’ve noticed that Portland homes that were built about 20 years are showing their age!   These homes were built in…

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Barbara Corcoran: One Shark You’d Love Swimming With!

Most of us are familiar with Barbara Corcoran as a real estate mogul and star of ABC’s Shark Tank. Barbara made her fortune at first leasing and then selling NYC real estate when she owned The Corcoran Group.  I had the pleasure of meeting Barbara recently at the Real Estate Staging Association‘s annual convention in Las…

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It’s Not Easy Being Green … Home Staging Tales in Portland OR

When you’re staging your home to sell, interior paint color is an important element because buyers don’t want to spend money and time repainting before they move in.  We’ve often seen that too much “work” discourages busy buyers, who’d much rather find a home that’s “move in ready.” We recently staged a contemporary model home in Portland,…

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This “Skinny” Portland House Lingered on the Market before Staging

Another Portland home staging success story! Skinny Homes in Portland became popular a few years ago when developers were granted permission to build on lots that were smaller than the standard 50 x 100 ft. These homes were usually infill in established older neighborhoods, like this example that Room Solutions Staging was hired to stage recently. The…

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Before your Portland Home goes on the Market make sure we can SEE it!

During a recent home staging consultation for a Portland seller, we suggested several easy, cost-effective improvements to make the home more appealing to buyers — inside and out. Buyers will form their first impression of the home when they drive up to view it. This first impression is important because usually it influences whether or not…

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Fresh Paint Can Help Sell Your Portland Home Faster!

As a home stager in Portland, I see many homes that need some level of home staging assistance.  Since potential buyers often make a quick judgment about whether they’ll like a home when they first see it (online or in person), one of the best returns on investment a seller can make is to freshen up…

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This Charming 1931 One-Owner Portland Home is Staged and Sold!

Recently we had the privilege of staging a 1931 home in Portland OR that has been in the same family since it was built.  This English Tudor-style home is a gem, full of original charm and lots of character! When I first saw it, nearly every item in the home was original, including the carpeting that…

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A Winning Recipe for Home Selling Success in Portland Oregon

When you’re selling your home in or around Portland Oregon, many factors are an important part of the process.  Your home’s location, its condition, the Realtor you choose, arriving at the right price, and market conditions all contribute to how quickly it will sell, and how close to asking price. We recently staged a 1924 English-style…

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Staging Your Home Improves how it Looks Online and in Person

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…

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