In recent years, staging a property for sale has become increasingly popular in real estate. That is to decorate the interior of a home that it appeals to the highest number of people by showcasing the best parts of the property. Thus evoking emotions in potential buyers and making them fall in love with the house. In fact, the statistics show that it is not just a fad, it actually works at achieving a better price as well as selling your home faster. But how do you stage a home?
Let us look at what staging a home entails. Staging a house for sale involves a lot more thought than just giving the property a good clean and making it smell nice for inspections. It is about making the home more neutral and thus appealing to more potential buyers. It starts by decluttering, depersonalising all rooms, and fixing what is tired and damaged, which may easily be done by the home owner. This means storing away all of your beloved knickknacks, family photos and memorabilia – somewhere other than the storage space within the property, as potential buyers sometimes open all the cupboards and you don’t want them to be bursting full. Perhaps giving the home a lick of paint here and there, or even replacing a broken light fixture or tap. A quick tidy up of the property exterior and gardens, and even planting new greenery. And finally, and most importantly, adding some new furnishings and accessories so as to freshen up the look of your home. This way, when potential buyers walk through your home during an inspection, they see the best features of your home, not all the work that needs to be done to make it their own.
If you are unsure as to how to achieve a neutral look and make your home more appealing, which is the case with many home owners, then it is a good idea to get an Interior Designer in to do all the hard planning for you and help you get your house ready for the real estate market. An interior Designer will tell you what you need to keep, what you need to buy, what you need to relocate, and what you need to fix, so as to best showcase the features of your beloved home. Using an Interior Designer can fit within mostly any budget, depending on how much you want them to do for your home. The simplest and most cost effective service they can provide is just one-off professional advice, in lieu of you doing all the work. Or they can provide partial staging (hiring furniture in some rooms), or full staging in which case they can completely transform the look of your property by using rental furniture and décor in every room.
So, staging your home comes down to achieving the best presentation of your property, whether done by you or under the guidance of an Interior Designer. Relative to the amount of time and money invested, staging your home may be one of the best decisions you ever make. Potential buyers are not just looking for a building to live in. They are looking for their dream home, and the lifestyle they can lead in it. Staging helps sell those dreams.
If you are thinking about putting your home in the market, then why not give us a call? We can work together and present your property in the best possible way to get you the best possible results.