How do you bring a 1970’s Home to the 21st Century? First, call a Home Stager …


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Our Portland-based home staging company has worked on hundreds of homes, but this one in Lake Oswego Oregon was quite a transformation. (Every day across North America this scenario plays out:  the client contacts a local professional home stager for a proposal to help prepare their home for the market.  In this case, it was an estate and the family wasn’t sure if they should do any repairs or painting.)

When I walked through this house, I could hear it telling me “I’m actually much prettier ~ I have great potential!” This home wanted to be much more attractive, and it deserved it.  It’s in a very desirable Lake Oswego Oregon neighborhood on a 3/4 acre lot.  When the client gave us the green light for staging, first we provided them with a lengthy “To Do” list which included painting, replacing light fixtures, changing out hardware, replacing flooring, installing new carpeting, deep cleaning every surface, etc.  They were so motivated and got right to work! We selected the paint colors and the work began ….

Here are some Before & After photos of this staging project …  in the living room you saw white walls, white brick fireplace, old carpeting, a hodge-podge of furnishings — no real opportunity for a buyer to make an emotional connection and fall in love with this home…

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Soft brown neutral colors on the walls & fireplace, and new carpeting instantly updated this home. portland OR home staging expertslake oswego oregon home stagersportland home staging and redesign expertslake oswego oregon real estate staging

In the master bedroom white walls & old carpeting didn’t invite buyers to move right in … lake oswego oregon home staging and redesignhome staging experts in portland oregon

In the dining room we advised replacing the brass chandelier with something more modern, plus paint & new carpet … portland oregon real estate staginghome staging before and after photosportland oregon home staging experts

A small bedroom is perfect for an Office – after removing the dated wallpaper & short curtains, and painting …oregon home staging companiesportland oregon home staging and redesign

The family room lacked buyer appeal “before” but like the rest of this home, had great POTENTIALhome staging before and after photosportland oregon home staging services

If your home is languishing in the last century and needs an update …. contact your local home staging professional for help!  Be prepared to do some hard work and you’ll be rewarded with increased buyer interest.  Don’t forget the importance of good photos for the online listing ~ our company provides photos as part of our home staging services.