Take a typical 3 bedroom 1 bath Salem home in a NE neighborhood (NE is not considered the hot real estate hub of Salem for those not living in Salem).

Add one savy owner who updated the paint and carpet with some good choices . . . and here’s the results:

The curb appeal was challenging – especially the path to the doorway.

And while this home does look nice — as you can see it is just . . . . .

another beige vacant box.

What size are the rooms?

Over 90% of buyers shop first on the internet.

Currently there are at least 40 comparable listings on the multiple listing service . This home and these photos won’t stand out!

So instead of making an appointment to view the home, the potential buyer continues looking online until something more interesting catches their attention.

This house was listed for about $150,000.  Why would anyone stage a house that was in that price range?

Because while the average days on market in this area is over 150 days, this house received an offer within 5 days.

Some simple and affordable staging transforms a beautiful beige box into a welcoming home.

A new path welcomes buyers in – (and was affordable using materials they already had on hand).  The curb appeal is great.  Most buyers want an easy care yard!

When marketing a vacant home help buyers see the room sizes.

Simple furniture and decor showed this room size and made it look inviting.

It showed well on the internet, and even better in person.

We stage homes all over Oregon, and not all of them sell within five days. But we do continue to see the homes that are priced and prepared well standing out from the competition and receiving offers!

Moving or improving in Oregon? Creative Concepts and Contracting has the expertise to showcase your home’s full potential, stretch your budget, and maximize your time.  What can we do to help you today? Contact Margaret Oscilia at 503-881-0886!

Professional Home Staging – Reliable Contractor Repairs – Beautiful Results!

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What does love have to do with home buying?  You may think not much, but bear with me — after all it’s almost Valentine’s Day!

We were hired by investors to stage a beautiful vacant home.  This home features  new construction with great colors and finishes and the master bedroom was spacious.   The house looked wonderful, but wasn’t much different than the dozen other homes that are for sale in this neighborhood.

Until the staging was complete that is.  Wow . . .  now I love this room! (There is a darling seating area on the other side of the room that I couldn’t capture in this photo.)

I’m not the only one. I was in another room as agents saw the bedroom for the first time.  They said “Oh wow look at this bedroom!  I LOVE it!”

Consider this:  The average home buyer tours at least 10 homes before making an offer.

  • Some homes will be remembered because they were too cluttered or dirty.
  • Some will be remembered for their pet smells.
  • Some will be remembered for their decor that was so different than what “felt homey” to the potential buyers
  • and many will be forgotten – especially if vacant — because empty rooms are hard to visualize with furniture and all start to look the same.

In this real estate market, we know falling in love with a home leads to offers!  Make sure your home is lovable — not just to your family but to potential buyers too!

Happy Valentines Day!

Moving or improving in Oregon? Creative Concepts and Contracting has the expertise to showcase your home’s full potential, stretch your budget, and maximize your time.  What can we do to help you today? Contact Margaret Oscilia at 503-881-0886!

Professional Home Staging – Reliable Contractor Repairs – Beautiful Results!

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With a little magic, vacant rooms can come alive and show buyers the full potential on the internet and in person.  Here’s a quick snipit of a job we completed yesterday. Leave a comment and let us know what you think!

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