You never get a second chance to make a first impression and nowhere is this truer than in the property market. Home staging is the art of making your property look as appealing as possible to potential buyers or renters.
We get so accustomed to our own living space that we stop seeing those things someone viewing a property for the first time will quickly notice.
Take action before your property is photographed – those images are what will drive your viewings.
Try our 5 best tips for your own home staging exercise:
Kerb appeal – outside is just as important as indoors. Ensure the front appears tidy, removing wheelie bins or dead plants. Cheap fixes such as repainting the front door or adding plant pots can make all the difference.
Sparkle and shine – naturally everything should be scrupulously clean! Especially consider those jobs we all tend to put off, such as replacing mouldy grouting or cleaning windows.
De-clutter – tidy away toys, clear shelves and remove pet beds/bowls. Potential tenants/buyers want to see space and be able to easily imagine their own belongings in situ.
Look on the bright side – ensure all rooms look bright and airy. Open up blinds, add floor lamps and let in lots of natural light to make rooms look bigger.
Home sweet home – create cosiness and make your home looked live in (in a good way!) by adding fresh flowers, plants and scented candles.
Help your property stand out from the competition to move faster!