Staging Tips: Taking a Home from Dated to "Move-in Ready"


Our Portland Oregon home staging company is often hired by Realtors and homeowners to help a dated home look more appealing to potential buyers.   When buyers first preview a home online, they’re making mental notes as they scan through the photos.  If they see what looks to them like “work” that needs to be done, then they usually keep looking, often not even adding the home to their “must see” list because they are like most of today’s selective buyers:  with so much inventory to choose from, they don’t want to  spend lots of time or money to turn the house into their dream home.

Here’s an example of a home that was on the market for a year, and was showing as dated in the online listing photos.  A new listing agent was selected who suggested that the sellers consider staging.  We advised a few cosmetic changes be taken care of, and then we staged this home.  Here’s what we did:

Before, the Library had great views, but the dark green carpet was seen by buyers as dated home staging portland oregon

Neutral carpet and just enough furniture highlights the useful space in this room sherwood oregon real estate staging

The Kitchen had green walls and floral shades; we suggested a neutral paint & letting all the light inportland OR home staging and redesignreal estate staging washington county

In the Entry, buyers determine their First Impression … be sure it’s a good one! Before, this entry looks dark home staging tualatin oregon

Adding a seating area and some accessories really brightened it up, don’t you think? oregon home staging companies

The Master bedroom lacked emotional appeal when it was vacant; not much there for buyers to see sherwood OR home stagers

Adding furniture and accessories helps buyers imagine that THEY could live here! home staging portland OR

The Office wall color made the room seem dark … we suggested a lighter color & removing the floral drapes multnomah county home stagershome staging and redesign portland oregon

If you’re putting your home on the market — consult with a professional home stager to increase your home’s appeal to your target buyer.  A consultation is very reasonable and pays for itself immediately.  Staging your home with appropriate furnishings and accessories — and having great photos of your staged home for the online listing — is a cost-effective way to make sure buyers add YOUR home to their “must see” list.

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Room Solutions Staging helps our clients maximize home equity by staging to sell. Join the Portland Oregon homeowners, real estate agents, builders, banks, and investors who turn to Room Solutions Staging for help preparing homes to sell faster.  Our home staging clients love our 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.