How to style your property for sale or valuation
There are many considerations when selling or having your property valued. One of the most important things is how it is presented.
First impressions matter, so if you ensure that your property looks its best your chances of getting the best possible result will be stacked in your favour.
If you decide to style your property yourself, here’s a list of things you may wish to consider to improve the look and feel of your home:
- Clear any clutter, yet maintain a homely feel. You want your property to still feel like a home, however, removing unnecessary items can not only make rooms more appealing but can often help them appear larger.
- Touch up. Ensure that any marks or chips on walls are touched up before the inspection or open day. A thorough clean is also needed to make your property feel more liveable. Wash soft furnishings or purchase some minor ‘on trend’ items to freshen living areas.
- Brighten and lighten. If you have blank walls in your property, consider purchasing art or mirrors that will style up your home and liven up bare spaces. Adding additional soft lighting will also help rooms appear more open.
- Street appeal. Ensure that gardens and exteriors are tended to including the removal of any weeds and cobwebs. Adding outdoor furniture will inspire prospective purchasers on how outdoor space, such as gardens and balconies, can be used.
- Home staging. Research other properties in your area and price bracket to see how they have been presented. Do they seem overpriced or desirable? Many premium & vacant property owners are getting good results from using home staging services to temporarily rent decor.
- Sensory experience. Fresh flowers and candles add a nice touch and stimulate the senses. Potted plants can also be a nice touch to breathe life into interiors.
Lastly, if you’re struggling to find the motivation to tackle these tasks, we’ll leave you with a quote from Seneca (the famous Roman philosopher): “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity”.