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Home Stager - On Stage home staging and redesign co. Portland, OR.
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So.. This is a house that we have been working on for a while with the agent and homeowners.  On Stage (wwww.onstage-online.com).  This is a home that is in an inner-city neighborhood at a great price point for a first time homebuyer.  The homeowners were great to work with and understood the imp...
02/12/2010
Went on an appointment for a mid-century house with a favorite agent.  The homewoner was an older gentleman that had lost his wife and was wandering around in this too-big-for-him house.  I met with the "approval" committee and figured out what needed to be done with the house ON A TIGHT BUDGET!!...
02/12/2010
  So... I have a mid-century staging coming up in what will feel like eternity, but I never seem to have just the right thing for a particular job.... funny since I have a 14,000 sq/ft warehouse... anyway.. went out on a little mission to see what I could find at a discount store... Now, as you a...
02/12/2010
Even in this market, things seem to sell quickly.  This was a great North Portland bungalo we called "THE FUNGALO".  She needed a little TLC on the outside, but the inside was pure 1940's.  Original kitchen and bath tiles with those quirky colors made for a fun job.  The agent called On Stage for...
01/28/2010
"WOW..." is what our agent told us on the phone when she told us of the great news.  We staged this property in the dead of winter (Dec 18).  This was a FABULOUS property, that needed a little love.  There were a few obstacles that the agent saw in her eyes such as mis-matched wood tones and a li...
01/28/2010
This home had been vacant for over 3 months and inactive.  When We arrived for the initial appointment, it was 30 degrees outside and 21 degrees inside! The property did not have any power, water or heat.  My pen stopped working and I had to go to my car to warm up the ink and my body.  But durin...
12/21/2009
I am real estate addicted.. I grew up in a family that has owned many things over the years and continues to own properties to this day.  I learned a lot from my parents: mistakes and things that work and have taken these ideas and use them in my staging today.  I do a lot of consulting on home r...
12/03/2009
This listing was showing it's age and when vacant, IT REALLY SHOWED ITS AGE.  The owners had moved out and downsized and were ready to set there home of many yeras free to new owners.  Their agent was referred to ON STAGE to showcase this higher end listing.  Although dated, this property has a l...
12/03/2009
This listing was in a great family neighborhood but was starting to show it's age a little.  The owners of this property called On Stage up to give a few ideas to freshen-up the wall colors and to neutralize them to appeal to potential buyers.  The tile flooring in the family room and kitchen are...
12/03/2009
On Stage was selected to help in the marketing of this home in an upscale neighborhood.  This particular home was getting traffic...lots of it.  The price was in the mid 800 range, but when prospective buyers entered the home, they were hit with bad oak "office looking" furniture.  Not exactly wh...
11/11/2009
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