Top Tips For Staging Your Home For Sale
The goal of home staging is to optimise your homes appearance and ensure it appeals to the highest number of potential buyers. Show your home at it’s maximum potential to sell swiftly and for the highest price.
The vast majority of home buyers start their search online and in a crowded market place your property needs to stand out. First impressions are the only impressions that count when you are trying to sell your home. In fact, Most potential buyers will make their decision within the first 7 – 10 seconds of arriving at a property.
"Home staging is a vital step if you want to see results, in fact, studies show that staged homes sell for 8% more than non-staged homes."
Here are our some of our top tips for successfully staging your home for sale.
Declutter & Clean
The most essential task when staging a house involves decluttering and cleaning. Removing all unnecessary clutter will make your house look more spacious, well-maintained, and well organised; boosting your homes appeal. Home staging is all about showing your home’s assets, and storage sells. Make room in your wardrobes, open closet doors, and ensure that the cabinets are clutter-free.
Ensure your kitchen and bathrooms are sparkling clean, surfaces are dusted and carpets cleaned and vacuumed. Cleaning your house is the first step towards ensuring that potential buyers are impressed.
Your potential buyer will want to visualise themselves living at the property - you are selling them a lifestyle. Removing any personal items from the house including children’s drawings, photographs and personal collections will help buyers create a relationship with the house and picture it as their new home.
Boost Your Curb Appeal
The exterior of the house is what your potential buyers see first, so it is vital to ensure it gives a good impression. The entrance to your home makes a statement about your whole property. Manicure the front garden, clear any clutter, hide any bins and make sure paintwork and windows are clean and inviting.
Make Use Of Natural Light
Finding the right balance between accent, overhead and natural lighting will make your house look more inviting. It’s always best to have more natural light, so make sure that all your blinds and curtains are open. Natural light instantly lifts spirits and makes your home look brighter, cleaner and more spacious.
Use Neutral Paint Colors
If you want to sell your house in a short amount of time and with minimum hassle, it's critical that the decor is up-to-date and attractive. Neutral colours provide a blank canvas for your potential buyers and they don’t need to be boring and bland. Consider greys, light browns, and light neutrals like white or beige, it’s important for your home to be warm and welcoming to prospective buyers but in a way that appeals to the masses.
Using accessories cleverly to stage your home is always a good idea to help your potential buyers to fall in love with the property. Use accent pillows, mirrors, vases of flowers, candles, art etc. to give your house a makeover. It is important to go for accessories that follow a specific theme and colour scheme for aesthetic pleasure.
A Desirable Master Bedroom
Staging the master bedroom is of particular importance when you present your home to potential buyers. The master bedroom is such a personal space; ensure it is a room that buyers can vision themselves retreating to at the end of a day. Ensure that you pay attention to detail, keep the bedding clean and crisp, the accessories simple and elegant, and the lighting relaxing.
Clever Positioning Of Furniture
Homes that are furnished have an advantage with buyers because it’s easier for them to imagine living there. Use furniture to define rooms & remove any large, bulky pieces to create more space. The goal is to open up the living space so that your buyer feels that their furnishings will fit.
"Home staging always costs less than the first price reduction and it is the best investment you can make if you want to sell your property quickly and for the best price."
Contact us at The Interior Styling Company to arrange an initial consultation when we can discuss how to present your home in its best light.
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