Every vendor knows it is essential to prepare your home for viewings. The first stage in developing for a house sale should be to clean and declutter the house to the highest possible standard. However, if you are keen to make your property stand out from the crowd on property listings, you should consider staging the house.
When you stage your house, you consider who the most likely buyer of your home will be, and you prepare your home to meet their needs and requirements. Many vendors prepare their house in their style or what they are looking for in a house, but this may not be relevant. It is far better to think about what buyers want, and this is where you should work closely with an estate agent.
At Hunters, we have helped many vendors sell their home, and we have staging tips for selling your property.
Never leave a room empty
There is a difference of opinions on what best to do with an empty room. Some people believe it is best to leave the room empty, allowing prospective buyers to imagine their best use of the room. However, an empty room is often overwhelming.
It is best to give the room a purpose or theme, and staging with the buyer in mind makes sense. If a young family is likely to buy your house, create a child’s bedroom or a playroom. If your home is of interest to young professionals, a study or home-gym is likely to grab attention. You don’t need to spend a lot of money in creating a theme for a room, but providing it with a purpose will help you connect with willing buyers.
Accessorise in style
When you decorate a house before placing it on to the market, it is best to choose neutral tones and to keep things simple. If you select garish colours or outlandish themes, ensure people remember your house for all the wrong reasons. Many vendors have an artistic flair, but it is best to keep this under wraps for the majority of decoration work.
However, there is nothing wrong with adding a touch of style with accessories at home. Ideally, you should consider the needs of the most likely buyer when adding cushions, throws, rugs and pillows to the house.
Consider the latest interior design trends and pick out options that appeal to your intended market. If your house appeals to elderly buyers, floral prints and functionality over style are likely to be a great way to improve the form of your home. If you intend to reach young professionals, aspirational styles and fashion over functionality is often a sensible choice.
At Hunters Camberwell, we know the importance of presenting your home to appeal to individual buyers. We have helped many vendors connect with likely buyers, and we look forward to helping your home grab attention for all the right reasons.