What is home staging?
Have you ever wondered what home staging actually is? A few people get nervous about it, thinking we are going to ask them to refurbish their home for sale. We are not!
Put simply, home staging is simply preparing your house for sale. The purpose behind it is to make your home is as appealing as possible to the widest number of buyers with the aim of getting a quicker sale and a better price in the process. Home staging takes into consideration the flow of your home, your furniture arrangement and looks at eliminating clutter so your home looks brighter and more spacious.
Why home stage
We want your viewers to want to buy your home. But in order to do so, they need to be able to imagine themselves living there. They need to see themselves cooking in your kitchen, relaxing in your lounge watching the tv and the kids playing in the garden. Home staging is about creating this desire.
Make the most of your best features
Room by room ask your self what are your best features? It might be a view, in which case make sure your windows gleam and the windowsill are clutter free. It could be a beautiful period fireplace, if so make sure it can easily be seen. You need to accentuate your best features. Make sure they instantly standout.
Clean and de-clutter
How clean is your home? Does it sparkle? How does it smell? These are all serious things you need to take into consideration when you are planning on putting your home up for sale. Homes which shine sell easier. We often use the car market as a comparison. If you were selling your car you would have it valeted, why should a house be different.
Look at your home objectively. Start to think like a show house does. Fresh bedding and matching towels work wonders. Plump up the cushions. Add a bowl fruit in the kitchen. Display some flowers. Pop on your lights. We need to evoke positive feelings from your buyers and make your home stand out from the rest.
At JDG we will advise you on all of the above. It’s part of our home move consultation. We are are here to help you get the best price for your home. Call us for a free chat. We’ll help make sure your home is the best on the street! My name is Michelle Gallagher. I am here to help. Call us on 01524 843322 or my colleague Nina in Morecambe on 01524 409100