Trying to sell your home? This can be a stressful, emotional and draining time and you will want to get the process completed as fast as possible while maximising the value of the property. There are many different ways that you can do this but one of the most effective is home staging – the process of making the home as appealing as possible to the highest amount of potential buyers.
So, how do you go about staging your home? Read on for a few tips.
People form their impression of a home the moment that they set eyes on it so you could consider how the property looks from the curb. There are many ways to improve the curb appeal of a property, including painting the front door, replacing the door furniture, cleaning the windows and cleaning out the gutters.
Deep Clean & Declutter
Nobody will want to purchase a home that feels dirty and lived in. This means that you should perform a deep clean before any visits and declutter each room. This will help the space to feel clean, bright and less lived in which will make it easier for a potential buyer to imagine themselves living in the property.
Opt for Neutral Decor
You might love the brightly coloured walls and arty rugs but not everyone will. A key step in home staging is opting for neutral, inoffensive decoration much like you would find in a hotel so that it can cater to all tastes. Although neutral is smart, it should still be attractive and have some personality so finishing touches like stools can make a room look complete and liveable.
Light plays a huge role in interior design so this is another area that needs consideration. You should maximize natural light in order to make the property seem brighter, larger and more attractive so keeping the windows clear, using light colours as decoration and smart placement of mirrors can be effective. In terms of artificial lighting, understand how this can be used to create mood and atmosphere and make sure that each area of the home is well lit.
Smell is one of the most powerful sense yet one which is often overlooked when it comes to interior design. Every home has a certain smell and most people cannot smell their own as they spend so much time there. You will want to neutralise this as much as possible so that potential buyers can picture themselves living there and to create a fresh space. You can do this with regular cleaning as well as products like plug-in air fresheners, reed diffusers and scented candles.
These tips should help you to stage your home and make it as appealing as possible to the maximum number of potential buyers. This should help to speed up the sale and allow you to get the process over quickly and efficiently.
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