How do you Quickly “Hide” the House Next Door when you’re Selling?


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Sellers often wonder what to do if the house next door is too close or if it doesn’t make the best first impression on buyers.  Buyers are known to form an opinion about whether or not they like the house in less than 10 seconds, so sellers have to remove anything  that could become “deal breakers” and stand in the way of a buyer making an offer.

We recently viewed this lovely, large home in an excellent upscale neighborhood in Tualatin, Oregon (a Portland suburb).  However, upon entering the home and walking down the hallway, one of the first main rooms a buyer would see is this dining room

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The house next door is nice as well, but it seems too close upon entering this room.  Even with window coverings added, you’d feel like you didn’t have enough privacy.  Buyers need to feel comfortable and secure when purchasing a home.

This quick GREEN solution was easy!portland oregon home staging and redesign

Adding ten arborvitae trees was the perfect eco-friendly solution … they fit easily in a narrow space and grow up rather than out.  These evergreen trees form a nice hedge and allow for privacy — and are much prettier than a fence (as well as much faster to install).  It took the landscape crew only about two hours to dig the trench for these arborvitaes and get them in the ground.  They require very little care as well (Oregon’s rain pretty much takes care of that).

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This home was professionally staged by Room Solutions Staging in Portland OR.  We help homeowners, real estate professionals, and builders stage homes so that they sell quickly.  Our home staging techniques work!  For a free home staging proposal give us a call @ 503-246-1800 or take a look at our menu of home staging services to help YOUR home sell faster.