Caught Red Handed While Staging These Homes!

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Home Stager with Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR

We were caught red handed while staging these homes in the Portland, Oregon area

We love to use red as an accent color while staging ... it has the ability to draw the buyer's eye around a room, causing it to stop and then move on to the next spot we want to feature.  Sometimes we use red to emphasize a focal point, sometimes to highlight an architectural feature, and sometimes just to add interest to an otherwise "blah" type of space.  Give potential buyers something to look at ... a well-presented home.

Whenever we use red in our staging, the homes sell quickly!  There must be something to this theory .... here are 4 homes where we used red as an accent color ...

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Don't be afraid to use red ~ it's an effective technique when staging your home for sale. Your online photos and in-person viewings will attract and excite potential buyers to want to see more!

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Room Solutions Staging offers expert home staging services in Portland, Oregon to homeowners, real estate agents, builders, banks, and investors. Our proven home staging techniques will help reduce your property's market time and maximize your equity. We'll prepare your property or listing to look appealing to your target buyer for the online photos as well as for in-person viewings. Our owner and principal stager Maureen Bray is a nationally-recognized home staging expert who enjoys sharing her passion for staging with others.  For a free home staging proposal contact us @ 503-246-1800.

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  1. Maureen McCabe 01/05/2010 02:48 AM
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Rainmaker
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Melinda (Mel) Peterson 541-659-1620
Real Estate Cafe LLC - Medford, OR
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Gorgeous pics Maureen!  I love the color red too!  Keep me posted if there are any fun staging events in the Portland area.  I love learning new things.  Much Success and Happy New Year to you!

Jan 02, 2010 02:05 PM #32
Rainmaker
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Monica Stanciu
Staged 2 Sell Solutions Inc. - Markham, ON
Staged 2 Sell Solutions, Markham, ON

Maureen, great pictures and excellent use of red. I noticed that too, when used in the right areas, we had better results. I think is has something to do with Feng Shui.

Jan 02, 2010 07:49 PM #33
Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"

Hi Melinda ~ Will be glad to keep you posted on staging events around Portland -- there's one coming up 1-21-10 but it's mostly about SEO and social media.  Let me know if you'd like more details.  Hope your New Year is filled with happiness.

Hi Monica ~ I'd heard that about red too .... when staging a home, it stands for the "fire" element that every room needs.

Jan 02, 2010 08:04 PM #34
Rainmaker
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Rebecca Gaujot, the GO TO REALTOR
Coldwell Banker Stuart & Watts Real Estate - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County

Maureen, I do like most shades of red.  I'll have to remember this when I redecorate a room.

Jan 02, 2010 08:42 PM #35
Rainmaker
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Michele Reneau
Certified Staging Professional (CSP) Elite Instructor - Summerville, SC
Realtor, GRI ~ Charleston, SC Relocation Experts Team

Love it! Red is such a power color when used appropriately. I love the use of red in your staging. Congrats on a successful 2009 and best wishes for a great 2010!

Jan 02, 2010 09:47 PM #36
Rainmaker
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Kim Dillon
Creative Eye Home Staging - West Chester, PA

Red is great to add a punch to any room.  My sister told me a long time ago, "every room needs a touch of red!".  I think she was right.

Jan 03, 2010 09:56 AM #37
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Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Wow Maureen, that red just pops!  No wonder it's the color of fire and engery!  Wishing you a happy and successful New Year!

Jan 03, 2010 01:32 PM #38
Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"

Hi Rebecca ~ A little goes a long way ... try it, you'll like it in your own home!

Hi Michele ~ Red really makes a statement, true.  Hope you have a wildly successful 2010!

Hi Kim ~ I agree with your sister too!

Hi Sylvia ~ Controlled fire and energy can be a good thing!  Thanks for your feedback.

Jan 03, 2010 02:07 PM #39
Rainmaker
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Patty Hill, BS, CIAS, SFR
Hill & Associates, LLC Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Southern Coast Real Estate - Summerville, SC
Hill & Associates Real Estate Team

Maureen, the staging is beautiful. I love to use red.  With Internet sales increasing, it is important that your photos pop with color.  Congratulations on a job well done!

Jan 04, 2010 07:41 AM #40
Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"

Hi Patty ~ You're so right about the online photos being important.  Color can add some excitement to those photos and draw buyers in.  Thanks for your nice comment!

Jan 04, 2010 12:56 PM #41
Rainmaker
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Sheila Kennedy
J29 Project - Rochester, NY

I love to use red as an accent!  It draws attention better than any color I know.  Most of the houses that have sold very quickly have had red sprinkled throughout.  Your pictures are fabulous Maureen - what a talented lady you are!

Jan 09, 2010 03:35 PM #43
Rainer
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Colleen Bergsma
Colleen Bergsma Real Estate - The Dalles, OR

NICE JOB!

Jan 09, 2010 05:29 PM #44
Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"

Hi Sheila ~ Fantastic to hear that you've had the same good luck with red accents too.  Thanks for your nice comments!

Hi Colleen ~ Nice to see a fellow Oregonian here .. thank you for stopping by!  Hope all is going well for you in the New Year.

Jan 09, 2010 09:47 PM #45
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Birgit Anich
Birgit Anich Staging & Interiors, 203.807.4040 - Norwalk, CT
Connecticut Home Stager - Fairfield County, Westchester

I love it! Great job! Maureen, I always also enjoy your pictures - as a lover of photography,I like how you always capture pictures perfectly. What kind of lense are you using on your SLR?

Jan 10, 2010 09:54 AM #46
Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"

Hi Birgit ~ I try to frame the picture so that it engages a buyer's interest ... sometimes that means an overhead angled shot like the first one above.  But showing the home's architectural features is always the main goal ... buyers don't want to see photos of furnishings, even if they're lovely.  Some of the photos above were taken with my wide angle Kodak V705 and some with my new 10-22mm ultra-wide angle Canon lens.

Jan 10, 2010 01:03 PM #47
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Cynthia Bartch
Home Stager/Property Stylist & more! Granville, Ohio - Granville, OH
Redesigned Spaces; All Round Nice Gal

Hi Maureen, Yes I have to agree red is certainly an eye catcher and you proved it splendidly in your fabulous pictures. Great staging talent at work as usual Maureen! I also like to encourage the use of orange and bright greens in addition to the red factor.

Jan 12, 2010 07:52 AM #48
Rainmaker
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Monique Hailer & Todd Combs, PA
Schooner Bay Realty - Cape Coral, FL
Waterfront Specialists!

Maureen ~ Red is a great "Pop" color. What a wonderful job you did on this home.

Jan 12, 2010 11:05 AM #49
Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"

Hi Cyn ~ Like you, I love how the color orange photographs as well -- and bright green is another excellent color for staging.  These bright colors really make the photos so much more interesting ...

Hi Monique ~ Thanks, your feedback is appreciated!

Jan 12, 2010 11:58 AM #50
Anonymous
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Many decades ago, one of my granddads had a red front door. I had never seen another red front door until a couple of days ago:

Red front door

Jan 13, 2010 07:59 PM #51
Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"

Hey Russel ~ Wow - I love the look of that red door!  It brings great focus to the front entry area of that home.  I've heard that a red door is good luck!

Jan 13, 2010 08:26 PM #52
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