Does Home Staging Work? The Sunday Oregonian newspaper says it does ...

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Home Staging in the Oregonian Newspaper

The real estate "season" is in full swing in Portland, Oregon and other markets across the country.  Many areas are seeing increased activity and less inventory, a welcome change from the past few years.  One of the marketing tools available to agents and homeowners is home staging, and savvy consumers are discovering how staging can help homes sell faster. 

Home staging is one part of the winning formula, which also includes: 

  • A listing agent with great marketing expertise
  • Sellers who listen to their agent's advice on the best listing price
  • A home that is in good condition and presented well (that's where home staging comes in)

The Oregonian newspaper interviewed several Realtors and also contacted me for information on how staging can help sellers in today's market get a faster sale.  As it happened, during my interview they asked if I had a recent success story and they included it in this article:  a Portland OR home I'd staged recently sold in 2 days -- and both the sellers and the listing agent credited the staging as an important factor in the sale. Home staging in Oregon news

Here's a link to the Oregonian story about home staging in Portland Oregon

If you're selling your home, contact a local professional home stager for advice on how to best present it for potential buyers.  It's a lot more than "decluttering" and savvy stagers can steer you to easy cosmetic fixes for the best Return On your Investment, as well as staging tips to make sure your home appeals to your target buyer.

Related post  about this Portland home's staging success story

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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. Gene Riemenschneider 05/06/2012 10:29 AM
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Rainmaker
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Kim Gaston
Colorado Home Sales LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Realtor, (719)661-6987

Excellent media press, Maureen! Bring on open house season!!  Congratulations :)

Apr 29, 2012 01:18 PM #1
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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 Kim ~ I agree ... bring it on!  Media exposure in any market is good for all stagers :-))  Thanks for your good wishes.

Apr 29, 2012 03:41 PM #2
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Shar Sitter
Rooms With Style - Minneapolis, MN
Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M

You're famous!! Don't forget us little people. Good for you and what a great success story to share!

 

Apr 29, 2012 07:01 PM #3
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Maureen- congratulations!!!!! I'm glad you're shouting this out because this exposure is good for all of us!  I bet the phones will be ringing off the walls after they see this article. 

Apr 29, 2012 07:25 PM #4
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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 Shar ~ Now you're being silly LOL :-))   We all need to share our staging success stories because the more agents and sellers we can reach, the better for all of us!

Hi Kathy ~ So far the only contact today has been a painting contractor who asked if I could refer him in the future, LOL!!  However articles like this can pay off later ... when someone needs a home stager, they might remember this (fingers crossed :-)

Apr 29, 2012 07:50 PM #5
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Karen Otto
Home Star Staging - Plano, TX
Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes

What a fabulous marketing piece and testimonial for the importance of home staging and YOUR business Maureen! After reading the Home Gain 2012 blog I'm still baffled as to where they are getting their information. There are more of these success stories than are being reported and I'm always thrilled when a major news publication picks up on the home staging industry and actually interviews a professional home stager! Way to go!

Apr 29, 2012 08:06 PM #6
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 Karen ~ All stagers need to "shout it from the rooftops" when we have home staging success stories, so that the true picture about home staging emerges.  Skeptical agents operating in "20th century mode" don't seem to understand that staging can help their business become more successful.  One at a time, we'll continue to convert many of them :-)

Apr 29, 2012 08:32 PM #7
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Anna Dovger
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607 - The Woodlands, TX
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX

I am proud to know you, Maureen. Congratulations on one exposure after another. You should send me your autograph before you become world famous.

Apr 29, 2012 08:49 PM #8
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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 Anna ~ And I'm proud to know you, too my friend!  Just think that AR is who we thank for having the ability to connect with other home stagers all over the country .. isn't it great?

Apr 29, 2012 09:02 PM #9
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Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
Connecticut Home Stager

Wow, Maureen - what a fabulous piece!  Good thing the paper knew whom to call!

Apr 30, 2012 08:04 AM #10
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Maureen - Congratulations!  What a great article, and I couldn't agree more with Julie - they certainly picked the right Portland Home Stager, Maureen Bray, to interview!  Love the dining room example they used.  Pictures speak 1,000 and the transformation is undeniable. 

Apr 30, 2012 08:53 AM #11
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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 Julie ~ I was just the lucky stager they called the day they were looking for someone!!

Hi Sally ~ The dining room was a good example of staging making a space look buyer-friendly.  Anyone selling just needs a little help in knowing what's needed.  Thanks for your kind words!

Apr 30, 2012 09:35 AM #12
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Kristine Ginsberg
Morris County, NJ: Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Morris Plains, NJ
Morris County, NJ Stager

Congratulations Maureen - it's no surprise you're getting so much press these days! You do all of us stagers a service by demonstrating how a home that's priced right and staged well will sell more quickly than a home that isn't. Realtors report that they prefer to show staged homes because they know they will be clean, organized and look great.

We've seen a big increase in home staging in our area as well and I've never been busier. I think consumers are starting to see that staging is a very important tool to market and sell their home. Hope to talk to you soon!

Apr 30, 2012 06:56 PM #13
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 Kristine ~ Those smart Realtors do know that a well-presented and well-priced home has a much better chance for a quick sale ... it's a winning formula every time!  Thanks for taking time to drop by :-)

Apr 30, 2012 08:03 PM #14
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Cindy Bryant
Redesign Etc. Home Staging - Houston, TX
"Houston Home Staging Pro's"

First congratulations, you are on fire and unstoppable!  It's just a matter of time before you have your own show!!  So glad the media is promoting staging in a positive light.

May 02, 2012 05:21 PM #15
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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 Cindy ~ Can you be my press agent LOL????  Seriously though, any media exposure for staging is good for all of us, regardless of our area.  Thanks for your support!!

May 02, 2012 07:46 PM #16
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Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

Great article with a lot of insite into the importance of home staging.  Thanks for the post.

May 06, 2012 10:28 AM #17
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Maureen, what a great opportunity! Glad they knew who to call! Thanx for sharing this! Education is so important and the more press we can get the better!

May 18, 2012 08:37 PM #18
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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 Gene ~ Thanks for the reblog, too!

Hi Peg ~ We can all continue to educate sellers and Realtors about the powerful benefits of home staging ... that will never change :-))

May 19, 2012 10:38 PM #19
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