Property styling is growing in popularity and is being recommended more and more by real estate agents. It’s all about making a property look as appealing as possible to potential buyers so that it sells fast and at the best price.
Good placement of fresh furniture and accessories will transform your homes overall appearance. Getting this right is important as the look and feel of any space is ultimately created by the way various items in that room are positioned. Creating balance and flow is crucial.
Having your home staged by a professional makes a big difference. The stylist will bring out the best in your home which will help you stand out both online and during inspections. The better your property presents, the higher the price potential buyers will pay.
However, if you’re considering home staging via the DIY route then here are a few tips to get your home in good shape for sale.
Clean, Clean, Clean
It sounds obvious, but ensuring your home is clear of clutter and is sparking clean will get you well on your way to great presentation. First impressions last! So think shiny surfaces, crystal clear glass and windows, clean floors and even consider a carpet clean to rid of any stains and/or smells.
Removing unnecessary furniture and other general clutter will enhance the sense of space in a room. It will also make the home feel more open and will be easy to walk through during inspections. Do be careful though not to go too minimal, as you still want to create a sense of homeliness for potential buyers.
Presenting your home for sale in a neat, tidy and clean manner is important.
Don’t Forget The Exterior
Having the exterior of your home look its best is just as important as the interior. It will be the first impression for people driving by and may be a deciding factor as to whether or not they arrange an inspection or search elsewhere.
The feeling that a potential buyer gets with the first impressions of your home can be the difference between a sale and a missed opportunity.
Eliminate weeds, trim hedges and mow the lawns for open homes. The gardens and outdoor areas should look neat and tidy.
Fix up any damaged areas on the house or fencing. Consider a fresh lick of paint if needed.
Stand out with a statement front door – if painting, select a colour that complements the colour scheme of the rest of the house.
Furniture And Accessories
Assessing a rooms physical elements like size, shape and architectural features will help you work out how best to arrange a space. Correctly placed furniture and accessories will ensure a room is in proportion to the space. It will also harmoniously connect the items with each other as well as to the purpose of the area.
Keep the flow of a room by arranging most-used items in a space in a way to encourage natural interactions. For example, consider your placement of the lounge, coffee table and occasional chairs in relation to the TV.
Keep things neutral
Neutral hues give a sophisticated, non-offensive back drop and will appeal to many. Play with textured fabrics and layer with cushions and throws to give a cosy feel to your home.
Try to steer away from colourful feature walls and quirky accents. They may not appeal to as many people thus limiting the amount of potential buyers.
Fresh flowers placed around your home and the scent of brewing coffee or freshly baked delights always have a positive effect.
Finally, ensure everything in your home is in working order and fix any obvious issues in and around the property.
Property Styling Your Home Reduces Days On The Market – Fact!
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