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 home in Portland that sold in just 4 days.  This home was beautifully remodeled by the sellers with updates that included modern conveniences, but maintaining and enhancing the vintage character of the home was just as important.

When staging this home, we took our cues from the target buyer demographic: likely a buyer looking in this historic Irvington neighborhood, who didn’t want to do the updating work themselves.  Many buyers today prefer a “move in ready” home, so they often pass up the ones that require lots of work.

Here are some “Before & After” photos that highlight the seller’s fantastic remodeling, which our staging then highlighted for the benefit of buyers looking at the house online or in person:

The living room Before remodeling living room Before

Refinished hardwood floors, new paint and light fixture along with adding the French doors to the library highlight the vintage fireplace and made this home “move in ready” for buyers Living room after staging by RoomSolutions Staging

The old kitchen Before kitchen in Portland OR before remodel

The new kitchen honors the home’s vintage but includes all of the conveniences that today’s buyers want including oak floors, slab granite counters, S/S appliances, and beautiful cabinets in an expanded space Kitchen after remodeling and staging by Room Solutionskitchen after remodeling and staging


The family room Before was dated Family room before remodeling and staging

After: the family room is updated with new floors & light fixtures, and the paneling removed family room after remodeling and staging

The old master bedroom  master bedroom before remodeling and staging

The master suite was updated and a full bath added next to the walk-in closet Master bedroom after remodeling and staging

home staging before and after photos

remodeled bathroom

1924 vintage closet in Portland OR

Selling your home quickly can depend on whether you price it right, have a great Realtor marketing it for you, and if you’ve paid attention to all the details, including having the home professionally staged.

We know how to present each home to appeal to the target buyer.  Let us help you with your home or listing!