STAGING YOUR PROPERTY TO GET YOU THE BEST DEAL POSSIBLE
Home staging involves preparing a property, mainly a residential home, so that it is presented in its best light. It is particularly useful if you are looking to sell your house and you want to appeal to as many prospective buyers as possible. It can also be useful if you are looking to rent out your property as a long term let or as a holiday destination.
It is sometimes referred to as property presentation, property styling or home styling and is much like a makeover that you would give to your wardrobe and make-up.
Research has been carried out which indicates that home staging can reduce a listing’s time on the market and secure a sale quicker. This was proven time and again if you have ever watched House Doctor on Channel Five. Ann Maurice would episode after episode prove the concept that depersonalising and restyling your home helps sell your house faster. You will have already addressed any potential pitfalls and objections that could put people off and will instead be presenting your property in a way that helps viewers be able to imagine themselves living in your home, and that is what will drive offers.
I can cover everything from the way a room is presented to the curb appeal of your property. It will all be assessed to see what could put a buyer off from making an offer. Suggestions will be made as to how to make your home become their home. This could be removing personal items, reorganising furniture, or buying a few accessories within an agreed budget to create the right mood for the space. In some cases, it might require more commitment if a new carpet or flooring is required or a fresh lick of paint. Whilst it might seem like a strange concept to spend money on a property you are planning on leaving it actually pays for itself when you can secure a sale faster and potentially receive a higher offer than the asking price. Some of the items purchased to make your home shine could go with you, not everything that is purchased must stay in the house and it could be to your taste or the styling that you want for your future home which can act as the catalyst for your inspiration when decorating it.
One thing to note, selling a property or presenting it for a letting is a serious business. This means that when I have home staged your property it needs to be maintained. This is an arduous thing to have to go through and it will feel like you live in a show home, but it needs to be done. Don’t let old habits of leaving clutter, post, items of clothing lying around and not freshening vases of flowers kick in. Every viewer must see your property as it was intended, not when you have run out of steam, otherwise all your hard work will have been for nothing.
"Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together."
Vincent van Gogh