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Home Staging – Creating An Illusion To Sell Your Property

Home staging has been proven to secure more viewings and on average houses that have been staged can sell for 8% more than non-staged homes. The mathematics are simple, staging a £500,000 house could bring you an extra £40,000. It’s also true that in current times, the number of virtual viewings has increased. It’s therefore important that anyone looking at your property on the Internet should see it in the best possible light. So, if you are looking to sell your home, and let’s face it, you do want to sell it quickly and for the best price possible, it makes sense to really think about staging for your property. Most people aren’t looking for a ‘house’, they are looking for a ‘home’ and a ‘lifestyle’. Gone are the days when people would gather details from the estate agents, as today they look online first and so it’s vital that your house is presented well and the photographs grab people’s attention straightaway and make it stand out.

A staged open plan living room can sell your property
Staging Statistics for Selling a Property from the Home Staging Association
  • 100% of estate agents said that home staging makes it easier for a buyer to visualise the property as their future home
  • 94% of estate agents said that staged homes sell faster then non-staged ones
  • 100% of estate agents said that properties with professional photos get more viewings than properties with poor quality images
What Is Staging?

Home staging involves getting the house ready to sell with a focus on the appearance so that it is more welcoming for potential buyers and there is a real focus on accessories, which can include pictures, lights, rugs and cushions. In essence the property is presented at its best. Staging is all about creating stylish spaces that will appeal to as many people as possible. It is about rethinking rooms and looking at them with a fresh eye. It helps to distract from negative issues that you cannot change including main roads, small gardens, lack of light etc. If a house is empty, it is really difficult to create a warm welcoming feel; furnishings and home staging will just create a space people can imagine living in.

Staging leaves nothing to a potential buyer’s imagination

It may be tough getting your head around spending money on a property that you are going to leave. However, a staged house leaves nothing to a viewer’s imagination as many people are unable to see a property’s potential; they want to see immediately how it will look with their things in it and staging your house enables them to visualise the space better. People will be able to imagine and envision themselves living there and the lifestyle that will go with it.

What can you do to  stage your property?
  • Declutter
  • Depersonalise
  • Regroup and arrange furniture
  • Use lighting
  • Decorate in neutral tones
  • Accessorise and hang pictures
  • Finish all projects
Why Choose a Professional Home Stager?

If you have now decided that your house needs staging, the next step is engage a professional home stager.

  • Impartial opinions
  • Qualified in all areas that require attention
  • Can highlight the positives and deflect from the negatives
  • Have experience and expertise
  • Provide an inventory of furniture and accessories
  • Through connections can arrange all services, cleaning, etc. 
Get the best price possible through professional staging for your property

The current state of the housing market dictates that staging isn’t something that should be thought of as a nice thing to do but an essential thing to do. Statistics prove that staged homes not only sell more quickly, but also achieve higher prices than non-staged homes. Staging is all about presenting your most valuable asset into something that is worth it. So why wouldn’t you try to present it at its best to gain the best price you can? You wouldn’t sell a car full of junk and that hadn’t been cleaned if you wanted to achieve the best price possible, would you?

How can Style My Home help you to stage your house?

Style My Home has a great range of accessories to recreate a dull space or throw life back into a tired sitting room. By renting furniture and accessories, you are not investing in things you may not want when you move. Style My Home will visit you at your property and offers an initial meeting priced at just £50 to discuss your options, subject to distance. If you go ahead with my ideas, this will be offset against the costs involved in my staging recommendations. Call Caroline at Style My Home on 07918 081792 or email [email protected]