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6335 SW CHESTNUT LN, Beaverton, OR 97005 Recent home I staged for Living Room Realtors : )
This home had been on the market for 6 months with another agent. The new agent, Trish Bannings, understood the value of staging and paid for it herself. I worked with her to create an inexpensive plan that would meet her needs. It was important to get the maximum results, while keeping the cost ...
Here's some fun things to do for Earth Day : ) Lowe's: Free tree seedling. Starbucks: Free iced/hot coffee or tea if you bring your own mug (or if you request it in a "for here" cup). IPhone: Free national park apps. Local Portland Activities: Earth Day Bonus at Powell's: Purchase three used book...
Just received a wonderful compliment on one of the homes I staged: I can't begin to thank you for the amazing job that you did on staging my "challenging listing" in Tigard. We were in contract within 10 days of going on the market. (This home had been on the market for 6 months with another agen...
When staging the home of a pet owner it is all about minimizing the pets presence, and creating a neutral zone that any buyer could see themselves living in (whether or not they adore dogs/cats/birds like the owner does). But, being a pet owner myself (of two high energy happy dogs), my staging e...
...with multiple offers! 3335 NE STANTON ST, Portland, OR 97212 I know sometimes people are nervous about investing in home staging -as if it is a gamble. This isn't a game of odds, it's not scratching a lottery ticket. Staging your home will help it sell. Buyer can have a difficult time envi...
I've run into people who are very skeptical that a staged home will increase its value, and decrease its time on the market. So, for those who love statistics, a recent stat from ASP emphasizes how much faster a house that is staged will sell. And here’s a little more proof: two different homes ...
Spring is here, which means so are the birds and budding plants. It's time to go for a walk, plant some seeds, read a good book outside, open the windows and let in a breeze, and....it's also time for some spring cleaning. So, here is a quick recipe for a green clean (for those so inclined): Gen...
For those who don't know, virtual staging is the use of photo manipulation to create a similar "staging effect" completely digitally. Often taking an empty room and overlaying photo furniture, or artwork (or -and far more ethically dubious, airbrushing and cloning away house flaws). Photo manipul...
It was such a wonderful opportunity staging this home. In a larger home like this, I had to go about things with a slightly different mentality (just because there was so much space). I wanted the rooms to feel visually connected, leading the viewer from one part of the house to the other. At the...