Easy Updates Make a Big Difference When Selling Your Home
Update: This staged home SOLD in just 6 weeks!
Our Portland home staging company recently worked with a wonderful family to help them prepare their home for sale. In addition to staging this home, we also provided suggestions for easy cosmetic updates that were also cost-effective. When you’re selling a home in today’s challenging market, why give buyers an excuse not to write an offer? When buyers see outdated features and fixtures, it’s too easy for them to walk away, and look for a home that’s ‘move in ready.’
These sellers were open to painting the interior, which was needed to give the house a fresh, new energy, so we gave them neutral paint colors that buyers love. They’d already wisely decided to change out the carpeting. We suggested a few new light fixtures in key places where they’d impact a buyer’s ‘feeling’ about the house (entry, dining room, master bedroom), and gave them links to the best prices locally & online. Here are a few Before & After photos that show this home’s transformation:
Before, the family room walls were stark white and the room appeared cold & empty:
Adding furniture, buyers can see how the space could work (much better than viewing an empty room).
In the dining room we suggested a warm neutral paint & changing out the dated brass chandelier:
For the cost of paint + $100 for the new chandelier, buyers can now see themselves living here!
90% of today’s buyers use the internet to preview homes before deciding whether to see them in person. This master bedroom needed new paint & a light fixture to replace the dated brass fan:
With furniture, the room actually looks bigger, doesn’t it?
Buyers’ first impressions are always important. Before, here’s what you saw from the entry:
We staged this area to give buyers something to draw them into the space.
If you’re selling your home, be sure to contact your local professional home stager for easy tips on making it appealing to your target buyer … you’ll be glad you did!
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Room Solutions Staging offers home staging services to Portland Oregon area homeowners, real estate agents, builders, banks, and investors to prepare homes for the market. Our home staging clients love our customer service and our home staging statistics! Our home staging services in the Portland OR metro area include consultations, staging for both vacant and lived-in homes, and interior redesign projects. For a free home staging proposal, please contact us @ 503-246-1800.