Home Staging is a vital part to your selling process. Why you ask? We can transform your home to make it look bigger, brighter, cleaner, more loving, and warmer. It can be something as simple as adding a mirror to your living room to reflect the natural light to make the room appear brighter and larger. A home stager pays very close attention to detail, and makes sure every room looks to the best of its ability, to create that wow factor. A home stager puts your interest as their top priority, and will help you to take the right steps towards maximising the value of your home.
Here are our top 10 tips for staging your home:
Sometimes all you need a new fresh coat of paint. By selecting neutral colours for the finishes, it creates a more soothing environment and allows to buyer to imagine their own style in the home. If redecorating, I suggest grey or white walls & grey carpets. This is the “in” colour right now & is likely to appeal to the mass market.
Declutter all rooms, and remove any personal items. This further allows the buyer to imagine themselves here, and take away any distraction from the room itself. Make sure to pay close attention to detail in the kitchen and bathrooms, as it can make or break your sell in these areas. Both rooms set the mood for the rest of the home.
3. Furniture Placement:
Using minimal furniture allows for the room to speak for itself. It shows off the space of each room, while allowing the buyer to envision their own furniture in the place. In a living room, place the furniture around the natural focal point in the room, this could be a fireplace or feature wall. In a bedroom, place the bed preferably facing the door as when a viewer walks in, this will create the “WOW” factor
If a room is dark or lacking interest add a mirror, it will completely transform a space. Not only does a mirror reflect light, it mirrors the room, making it feel double the size AND creates a luxurious feel
5. Bright Colours:
Make your property stand out online using brightly coloured soft furnishing, accessories & artwork. With so much competition out there, make your property jump off the page!
Lamps, lamps, lamps! Every room should at least have 1 lamp in it. This takes any harshness in a room & creates mood lighting. It creates a homely feel- the perfect vibe for selling your home
7. Lifestyle Stunts:
When staging a property for sale, add little touches such as perfume bottles, dresses, heels, jewellery or slippers. It adds a touch of luxury & really helps the viewer to imagine living there
8. Set Table:
A set table again captures the imagination of the view, they can imagine themselves holding dinner parties or sitting down with friends & family. It also looks fantastic in the photos
Buyers form an opinion within the first 15 seconds of entering a home.The first impression of your home actually starts from the outside. Think of it like a book cover, predicting what you are about to see. If there are uncut weeds everywhere, paint chips, rubbish, or any other distracting elements, it can seriously alter someones perspective of the home as a whole.
If you do all of the above & your photographs are poor, it was pointless. Your photographs online are like your first handshake, your first impression with the buyer.
Don’t see staging your property for sale as an upfront cost, it is an investment. Spend a little to make a lot in the sale, You should achieve not only a quicker sale, but a higher sale price.