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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Rainmaker
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Melinda (Mel) Peterson
The Naked Blogger 541-659-1620
Real Estate Cafe LLC

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!

January 02, 2010 02:05 PM
Rainmaker
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Monica Stanciu
Staged 2 Sell Solutions, Markham, ON
Staged 2 Sell Solutions Inc.

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.

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

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.

January 02, 2010 08:04 PM
Rainmaker
1,370,058
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County
Coldwell Banker Stuart & Watts Real Estate

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

January 02, 2010 08:42 PM
Rainmaker
131,337
Michele Reneau
Realtor, GRI ~ Charleston, SC Relocation Experts Team
Certified Staging Professional (CSP) Elite Instructor

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!

January 02, 2010 09:47 PM
Rainmaker
47,743
Kim Dillon
Creative Eye Home Staging

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.

January 03, 2010 09:56 AM
Ambassador
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Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!

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

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

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.

January 03, 2010 02:07 PM
Rainmaker
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Patty Hill, BS, CIAS, SFR
Hill & Associates Real Estate Team
Hill & Associates, LLC Prudential Southern Coast Real Estate

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!

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

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!

January 04, 2010 12:56 PM
Rainmaker
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Sheila Kennedy
J29 Project

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!

January 09, 2010 03:35 PM
Rainer
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Colleen Bergsma
Colleen Bergsma Real Estate

NICE JOB!

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

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.

January 09, 2010 09:47 PM
Rainer
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Birgit Anich
Connecticut Home Stager - Fairfield County, Westchester
Birgit Anich Staging & Interiors, 203.807.4040

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?

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

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.

January 10, 2010 01:03 PM
Rainmaker
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Cynthia Bartch
Redesigned Spaces; All Round Nice Gal
Home Stager/Property Stylist & more! Granville, Ohio

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.

January 12, 2010 07:52 AM
Rainmaker
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Monique Hailer
CENTURY 21 New Millennium

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

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

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!

January 12, 2010 11:58 AM
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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

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

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!

January 13, 2010 08:26 PM
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