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.

Stephen FitzMaurice, Realtor
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Ultimate Guide to Summer Home Staging in Portland

August 3, 2017

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 no substitute for thorough cleaning. Brightly lit rooms mean that dirt shows up even better than in winter. According to the Cleaning Institute, a good place to start is the rooms that potential buyers are most interested in – like the living room, kitchen and bathrooms. Then, look at each room as a potential buyer might and see what catches the eye first. Make that...


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Portland Home Staging Works

July 29, 2016

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 faster when they’re staged than when they’re not. “Staging” means one of two things. First, it could mean bringing in complete furniture sets and accessories into vacant homes or second, it means re-arranging, removing, and generally organizing your home’s current furniture and accessories in a way that ultimately will bring a better value for the home. We offer to help with the bid to...


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Sell Your Home Fast With Professional Staging and Photography

February 23, 2015

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 a big vacant home (2200+ Sq. Ft.) I think it is. If you have a small vacant home typically the buyer’s imagination is enough. If you are currently living in your home, think of the stager as an interior designer with a focus not on what you want, but what sells (what the market wants). My recommended stagers do whole house consultations and it is...


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Thrift Shop and Stage your Portland Home

April 30, 2013

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 homeless, and with over fifty thrift shops in the city, there are plenty to choose from. Thrift shopping is practically an unofficial sport in Portland, Oregon. Where else are our primal hunting instincts so well rewarded with kitschy and beautiful finds for great prices? Thrift shops are also a great reflection of the neighborhood’s character – a sneak peek into the lives led behind the...


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Appeal to Portland Home Buyers With Vintage Home Staging

August 13, 2012

Whether they are long-time Portland residents or have only seen the city on Portlandia or style blogs like Urban Weeds, if home buyers across the US were asked to describe this city in one word, that word would be: Eclectic. No doubt about it – styling your home to show off its funky, retro side (even if you don’t think it has one) will charm buyers and help your home stand out from the crowd. Here on the Portland Real Estate Blog, we’ve written before about how home staging can reduce the time your home spends on the market by 78%. Now, we explore five ways  to give your home staging a distinctly Portland feel, all without breaking the bank....


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Home Staging in Portland. Does it work?

January 6, 2012

I often find people assume spending money on Portland home staging and professional photography is a waste of time and money. It is not for at least four reasons. First, the Portland market is completely online-driven these days. 94% of buyers find the home they are going to buy online. The number one reason homes sell online is good pictures. Staging sets the scene for just the right picture to peak the buyer’s interest and convince them to schedule an appointment to see the home. Second, unless the home is owned by someone with amazing artistic abilities, chances are a home staging professional is going to be able to improve the look of your home. Third, after homes are viewed online and...