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WHY HOME STAGE - 10 REASONS WHY YOU MUST DO IT BEFORE PUTTING PROPERTY ON THE MARKET


Home staging makes a house seem like a home


STAGED PROPERTIES SELL FASTER AND ACHIEVE BETTER PRICE


Here is how it works:


1. ACHIEVE MORE VIEWINGS

When buying or renting a property first impressions are crucial. These days 95% of people search online so their first encounter with a property will be the photograph. This is where home staging comes into place, it helps create that beautiful picture which will get people to come and view the property.


The more viewings, the more potential offers and a faster sale.


2. SHORTER TIME ON THE MARKET – REDUCED COSTS

According to industry analysis staged properties sell up to 3 times faster than non-staged.

The first 2-3 weeks of the property on the market are crucial. After that, if it is not sold, people start wondering what’s wrong with it and it gets exposed to lower offers. Five or six weeks later, the estate agents would usually advise a price reduction.


Engaging a home staging professional before the property goes on the market helps avoid this and also saves time and money on extra mortgage payments, carrying costs, etc.


It costs more not to stage - the average amount spent on staging is significantly lower that the first price reduction.


3. STAND OUT FROM THE COMPETITION

Property styling can transform a typical property into an elegant and inviting home which stands out from the competition. And standing out from the similar properties in the area is crucial in the real estate market.


4. MAXIMISE THE SPACE

Home staging professionals will know how to bring the property’s best features to light. Sometimes just simple repositioning of the furniture can make the property appear brighter and more spacious.


5. APPEAL TO A WIDE RANGE OF PEOPLE

People get used to the look of their home and often do not notice that it may not be as presentable as it should be to attract that special buyer - it is always beneficial having someone to look at the property with new eyes and a practical point of view.

It is important to remove any excess of furniture and possessions. Home stager will know which pieces to keep and which to put in storage – the aim is to make the place more neutral and appealing to a wider range of potential buyers.


6. MINIMAL UPHEAVAL

When selling a property people do not want to invest money and time in a complete interior design project and full refurbishment. Home staging causes much less disruption and it can be done in as little as few hours.


7. SAVE THE MONEY

Not all home improvements contribute to the increase in the property value. A home staging professional can save home owners money by helping them avoid spending on unnecessary works and making costly mistakes when decorating on their own.


8. AVOID STRESS

Buying and selling property is high on the list of the most stressful situations in life. Choosing the right decor for the property can be daunting, we are all exposed to so much choice, in a word, preparing a home for sale requires lots of design skills, time and energy - a home stager will take the headache of the work away from the home owner and help prevent lots of stress and frustration.


9. EMPTY PROPERTIES ARE NOT APPEALING

Empty properties, even when they are brand new or freshly re-decorated, can appear cold and uninviting – most people cannot envisage how to use a certain space. Home staging helps potential buyers see what they can do with it and it will make them want to live in it.


10. GREAT RETURN ON INVESTMENT

Home staging does not have to cost much, but even when it does, the ROI is great. Typical spend can be 0.5-3% of the property value – the return can be achieving up to 10% more in the sale price.


For advice and help with preparing your home for sale call me on 0771 832 8234

or email: info@aquariushomestaging.com




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