Staging a property effectively can help to enhance its appeal to potential buyers and increase the likelihood of a quick sale. The main goal of home staging is to make the property feel inviting and to help potential buyers imagine themselves living there.
So, if your property is on the market, and you’re after a faster sale, we recommend implementing as many of these tips as possible, to maximize your property’s appeal to potential buyers.
Declutter and Depersonalize
Clear out personal items, excessive furniture, and clutter. Buyers want to envision themselves in the space, so creating a clean and neutral environment is integral. Ensure your home is as clean and tidy as possible, clean your windows, carpets, skirtings, and kitchen appliances. Put shoes and toys in a cupboard, and hang coats under the stairs. A clean & tidy home suggests that the property has been well cared for.
It may seem obvious, but it’s important to define the purpose of each room. If you have a room that’s been used for multiple functions, stage it to showcase a single purpose that’s appealing to buyers.
Arrange furniture to showcase the flow of the room. Remove any bulky or unnecessary furniture. Use tasteful accessories like throw pillows, artwork, and rugs to add a pop of colour and warmth to the space. However, avoid overdoing it; less really is more.
Create Focal Points
Highlight the best features of each room. Whether it’s a fireplace, a beautiful view, or architectural details, draw attention to these focal points. We also suggest adding some mirrors to reflect light and make rooms feel more spacious. Mirrors are a great way to expand smaller spaces.
Well-lit spaces feel more welcoming. Replace outdated light fixtures, use bulbs with appropriate wattage, and ensure blinds & curtains are open during viewings to take full advantage of natural light streaming in.
Fix any visible issues like leaky taps, chipped tiles, or scuffed walls. These small repairs can make a big difference in how buyers perceive the property’s overall condition.
Neutral Colour Palette
If you’re able to repaint we advise opting for neutral colours. Light tones make rooms feel brighter and more spacious. Neutral colours also allow potential buyers to imagine their own decor in the space.
Showcase Your Outdoor Areas
If you have outdoor spaces, stage them too. Add outdoor furniture to showcase potential entertaining or relaxation areas. Make sure the exterior of your home is well-maintained and inviting. Clean the walkways, trim the bushes, cut the grass, and add a few potted plants or flowers.
It’s All About The Little Touches
Adding a few throw pillows to the sofa, a cute plant on the coffee table or a vase of flowers on the fireplace can make all the difference. Perhaps consider lighting a candle or two, to add some ambiance and a nice fragrance to your home; add freshly washed sheets to the bed and open a window to allow some fresh air into your home.
Seek Professional Advice
If home styling seems daunting, consult with a professional home stager, or ask your estate agent if they know anyone who is experienced in staging. If it’s not something you want to do- outsource!