How to stage your home for viewing

If you’ve ever been in a position where you’ve been selling your home then you’re bound to have spent some time staging your property to make it attractive to potential buyers. Not only does it help you to get your property off the market and sold faster, but it can also add a great deal to its value. So if you’re putting your place up for sale then here are some tips to help you do just that.

Use Of Space

First of all it’s vital that you remove all the clutter that is spoiling the space around your home. Whether you have to put it away in storage or give it to a friend, it’s always best to make sure your home is spacious and airy so that viewers can think freely about what it would look like if they were living there themselves. They can do this best if they have plenty of space available in which to let their imagination run wild. An estate agent like Featherstone Leigh will help you and your visitors see the space in the best possible light. However while you do this, you mustn’t go so far and remove all the personal elements of your home. Prospective buyers would rather see some personality, and some impression that you have made it your home before they turned up. You should also clean the place up, giving your walls a layer of fresh paint to make your home appear lighter and larger. If there are some repairs that need doing then you will do well to make them, whether they are holes in walls, broken door handles, cracked tiles or threadbare carpets. Anything like this in place will make a poor first impression and make buyers reluctant to go for your property. Similarly you should try and clear away limescale, clean and repair tile grout, wax floors, and remove odours. Tidy up the garden too as viewers will imagine themselves making the most of your outdoor space, and will be more inclined to do so if it already looks appealing.

Best Impressions

There are all kinds of tips and tricks that you should consider for your home. For example a wall mirror can be a great addition to make any room look brighter and lighter, something which can be very helpful in making a strong impression in a hallway. Clean your windows, add one or two lamps in dark corners and replace broken bulbs so you can make the space feel light and airy. If it’s a chilly evening then light your fire, and even burn some pinecones to give off a warm and inviting smell. Dress your windows and leave out a bowl of fruit on your kitchen counter. All of these seemingly small and insignificant tricks will have a dramatic effect on anyone who comes inside your property. That will help you ultimately close a deal and bring in more than you may have hoped for.

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