Professional Home Staging and Tips

If you’re considering selling a home in the next twelve months, we’d love to come out and tour your home with no obligations. I find it has been a regular part of my real estate practice to advise homeowners on preparing their home for market. Whether your looking to stage a vacant home, or simply get professional advice to work with your current furniture and décor, we're here to help, and we have a team of professional stagers and designers ready to back us up.

If you’re thinking of selling your home in the next twelve months, Stephen would love to tour your home. Call today to set an appointment.

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How Much Does Portland Home Staging Cost?

Whether you’ve sold a home or not, you’re probably aware of the practice of home staging. The process of transforming a home into an interior design showcase has become a common practice in the real estate world. We know staging works, but considering staging costs and the potential return on your investment, is it really […]

Virtual Home Staging – A New Way to Sell Homes

Each year we write a report on home staging, how much it costs, what kind of ROI to expect when you hire a professional stager, and more. We’re turning our attention to virtual staging now, a newer way to sell a home that’s quickly growing in popularity. Along the way, we’ll show some real life […]

Home Staging Sells Homes Faster and For More, 2023 Report

We are all familiar with the integral role the internet plays in real estate transactions today. When the first stop for many potential buyers is to browse online home listings, up-to-date information and current photos are essential to success in selling your home. High-quality online photos, and now professional 3D home tours, have become the […]

How Much Does Portland Home Staging Cost? 2022 Report

Whether you’ve sold a home or not, you’re probably aware of the practice of home staging. The process of transforming a home into an interior design showcase has become common practice in the real estate world. We know staging works, but considering staging costs and the potential return on your investment, is it really worth […]

Portland Home Staging Works 2021

For years now, the importance of quality online photos has increased, as the internet becomes more and more a main jumping off point for potential buyers. But last year, many predicted that importance to shoot up even further. And yes, that did pan out to an extent. Since the pandemic made folks more selective about […]

Sell your Home with Virtual Staging

Given the pandemic, home buyers are increasingly turning to the internet to vet homes before seeing them in person. But while this trend may have intensified due to Covid-19, it didn’t start there. Why see a ton of homes in person when you can filter them by searching online? Prospective buyers, especially millennials, increasingly look […]

How Much Does Portland Staging Cost?

Even if you’re a first time Portland home seller, chances are you’ve heard something about the benefits of staging a home. Staging has become a standard feature of many major real estate reality shows, and it is undeniably fun to watch as lived-in homes are transformed into elegantly styled spaces. But one thing these shows […]

Portland Home Staging Works 2020

We’ve yet to understand the full impacts of the 2020 pandemic on the real estate market, but one thing that is certain is that more home buyers are looking at homes online. They’re clicking through dozens of photos and sometimes taking virtual tours before, or sometimes instead of, touring in person. That means home staging […]

Portland Home Staging: Living Room Guide

The Portland real estate market for single-family homes is cooling, and the most recent RMLS data shows 30% more homes on the market than there were at this time last year. Homes are spending an average of 75 days on the market before selling, more than they have in the past two years. Many sellers […]

Five Tips for Holiday Home Staging in Portland

Selling a home during the holidays? There are some special challenges this time of year. Among them: The fine art of home staging. Buyers’ agents agree that staged homes sell faster than unstaged homes, but, according to a study by the National Association of Realtors, “Where things get interesting is that 38 percent of buyers’ […]

Portland Home Staging Tips – Make a Small Home Feel Spacious

Portland real estate activity sees a definite slowdown in the wintertime. Coupled with a cooling seller’s market overall — some markets are in fact favoring buyers — sellers are going to need to work a little harder. Thankfully, there’s the art of home staging. It’s more popular than ever in Portland, the best way to […]

6 Steps to Stage Your Portland Home Like a Pro

Professional home staging: the art of arranging furniture and decor to help buyers imagine what it would feel like to live in your home. Whether you are “staging” the home you already occupy, or are bringing furniture into a vacant property, professional home staging can make a big impact on your home sale. Complimentary Home […]

Ultimate Guide to Summer Home Staging in Portland

Summer is by far the most popular time to sell a home in Portland. How will you make your home stand out? Follow my real estate agent staging guide to have your home looking its best in no time. Clean Like You Mean It No matter how beautiful your home looks in the summertime, there’s […]

Portland Home Staging Works

Real estate agents and home stagers have a lot in common. We love working with people and houses, and our goal is to get homes sold at the best possible value! That’s why I offer free professional home staging consultation for all of the homes I list. Yes, Staging Works Here’s the bottom line: Homes […]

Sell Your Home Fast With Professional Staging and Photography

Spring buying season is here and Portland home sellers will need to make some big decisions. Picking a great real estate agent is first. After that, it would be a good idea to start thinking about who will help you stage and photograph your home. Is staging really that important? It depends. If you have […]

Thrift Shop and Stage your Portland Home

Whether you’re decorating your new home, need to add a few eye-catching touches to the home you’re selling, or looking for a place to donate your unneeded goods, Portland thrift shops are the place to go. Your purchase or donation supports a small business or local causes ranging from animal welfare to housing for the […]

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Stephen made the experience of selling my first house seamless. I live in another state but he kept me informed and moved the process along without a hitch. The only thing another agent could have done differently was charge a much higher commission. I only wish he was able help me purchase in my state. Highly recommend his service and business model.

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