*** UPDATE ***
Heard from the Realtor yesterday that a full price offer was accepted after only two weeks. More details later...
One of our Realtors contacted us recently about staging her new listing - a classic home in Northeast Portland. This was a project with a small budget (don't be shocked!) and it definitely needed some help.
The walls were painted a deep burgundy giving the whole space a very dark and uninviting feel. The camera flash actually lightened up the room quite a bit, but in person it was very dark. We staged the Living Room, Dining Room, and Kitchen, all of which are visible from the moment you enter the home. First impressions are vital, especially in todays real estate market. Buyers will make an opinion within the first six seconds of viewing a home.
The original inlayed woodwork and details are gorgeous. It was important to brighten up the space to make it feel welcoming so potential buyers didn't turn around as soon as they walked in. We used light furnishings, decor, and 3 lamps in the Living Room.
Here are a few before and after photos:
Living Room taken from the fireplace. You'll notice a massive mirror at the entry which couldn't overcome the dark space on its own.
Living Room taken from the Dining Room. The light furniture and decor made the space feel more cozy and bright.
The Dining Room wall was repaired and anchored with open backed light chairs.
The nook next to the stairway and one of four lamps used to brighten up the space.
For more information about this home please visit our Staged Listings page
or contact Ruth Canutt of RE/MAX Equity Group at 503-495-5204
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