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 In Honor of St. Patrick's Day .... Photos & Tales of Ireland This idyllic spot is the actual home place of my grandfather, William Clifford, who was born in 1886 in Cahirciveen, a small and charming market town in County Kerry (not far from this spot is the Western-most land point in Europe, whe...
03/15/2012
The day that we completed the staging of this remodeled home in a Portland suburb, I just KNEW it was going to sell quickly:  the house had an open, modern, updated feel and was well-priced by an experienced listing agent.  The sellers had already moved to their new home, and we staged this house...
03/09/2012
Sometimes when a home has been on the market a little while, the listing agent and homeowner assess how they could increase showings and interest in the property.  This is the case of a home that we staged recently in Portland OR:  it was on the market for a few weeks, but no offers were forthcom...
03/04/2012
This Beaverton Oregon Condo went Pending One Week after Home Staging! As professional home stagers based in Portland OR, we love it when our clients' properties sell quickly!  Hearing about these frequent quick sales is like music to our ears .... and we never tire of that song playing over and o...
02/25/2012
Most buyers today want to see a home that's Move-in Ready:  clean, freshly-painted, with the cosmetic work already done, and one that shows as spacious and full of light.  Buyers also want to be able to "relate" to the house. If sellers present a Vacant home that doesn't meet the criteria of toda...
02/24/2012
As a home staging company based in Portland Oregon, we love helping our clients sell their homes faster!  This week we staged a home in Happy Valley Oregon that had been on the market for two months;  the listing agent told us that buyers weren't excited about the property, even though they'd had...
02/12/2012
This Portland Home was on the Market for 7 Months ~ Then Staged & Sold in 1 Week! When your home or listing is on the market, remember that a vacant home (no matter how nice it is) doesn't include an important ingredient ("emotion") from the buyer's point of view.  Here's a good example ... a bea...
01/30/2012
Portland-area Sellers ~ Don't Wait to Stage your Home!  The best offers usually come in the first couple of weeks.  Waiting to "see how it goes" before properly preparing your home for selling will lengthen market time and cost you lost opportunities when buyers are disappointed that your propert...
01/28/2012
A few years ago, some mortgage loans were easy to obtain ... ... but eventually many of the loans defaulted, drastically changing the real estate market. Many banks were left with homes that they had to sell.  Typically, these homes sat on the market for months and many of them looked neglected a...
01/22/2012
UPDATE:  this home SOLD in just 8 days! People sometimes ask if they should stage their home after they move out, wondering if it would look bigger when it's vacant.  We believe the answer lies in the photos that show a home lived in, then vacant after the family moved out, and finally when stage...
01/10/2012
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