By April 8, 2015

One of the best things about our job as professional home stagers is that often WE get to learn some new things too! Yesterday my client was the queen of hairspray….has used it for years and has quite a build up of hairspray on the wall behind the bathroom vanity.  Washing this with warm water


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By March 25, 2015

Creative Concepts recently was hired to help market a subdivision which wasn’t selling and needed a long-term model.  The homes had been on the market for over six months and the builder was prepared to have the staged model for months while marketing these homes. We staged their model home in February.  Immediately showings picked up,


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By March 22, 2015

Brandon, a real estate investor with a nicely updated home, contacted us in early November for a staging estimate.  His listing had been on the market since October and wasn’t attracting offers. After reviewing the staging proposal, he asked us to just stage the bedrooms — that is the area they were getting negative feedback on


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By February 19, 2015

Full disclosure – I have trouble saying no….. To the kid selling something, a client wanting to squeeze in an appointment, or the last minute staging job.  Those that work with us know we bend over backward to accommodate their needs. Yesterday started with the usual emails and messages but also requests from friends and businesses


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By January 9, 2015

When a home is updated or staged, we don’t usually share the “before” photos on line unless the home has sold.  This Corvallis home has been for sale for several months.  Feedback of “smells”, “overwhelming” and “scary” prompted this home seller to contact us for a consultation.   How could showings and marketing of this charming


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By January 6, 2015

I viewed this home long before it was purchased by our clients.  It had been listed for sale for a L-O-N-G time and the seller was resistant to doing any updating or staging despite the real estate agent’s suggestions Very distinctive tile/paint colors and dated amenities were a sale stopper for most home buyers. The


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