This 1969 House Undergoes a Cosmetic Update in Portland


A few months ago, the sweetest elderly woman in Portland OR contacted me for a staging consultation. Her 1969 home (that she and her late husband had built) had been on the market for 6 months without a sale.  She thought it might need staging (her previous listing agent hadn’t suggested it, but this savvy seller did her own research and decided that staging could help).  I met her at the house to give her my advice for easy cosmetic updates, and she moved out and got right to work! She then hired a new agent and had me return to stage the house.  The seller and her new listing agent felt that the target buyer would likely be a younger family, since this home is in a highly-rated school district.

If you saw this “before” photo in the online listing would you rush out to see this house? Here’s the Entryportland oregon home staging

After the wallpaper & the sconces were removed, and the walls were painted, it has a different vibe … home staging portland

In the kitchen nook, the wallpaper and the lace valance made the house feel like another era … portland home staging and redesign

With fresh paint & a new floor, suddenly it’s updated for a younger familyportland real estate staging

In this bedroom, you might think the wallpaper is quaint but datedhome stagers multnomah county oregon

After removing the wallpaper & replacing the dated light fixture, it’s ready for a new owner portland oregon home staging

The living room was full of lovely but dated furnishings, not likely to appeal to the younger target buyer …. oregon home staging

Removing window coverings & the brass screen, and adding new paint, it now shows as move-in readyhome stagers portland OR

The previous listing photo shows the dining area / family room combo with dated wood paneling … portland real estate stagingoregon real estate stagers

The paneling was removed, revealing sheet rock underneath that just needed taping and some fresh paint … home staging multnomah county

Just a few changes can make your dated home ready for its close up shots! Contact your local professional home stager for advice on easy updates that will ensure your home appeals to the target buyerSave time and money by spending a little upfront!                       

“After” photos by Room Solutions Staging 

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