Did you know we recently sold one of our properties on its first viewing?
Meadow Barn, Mill Green was professionally furnished by our bespoke home staging service in order to appeal to more potential buyers, and within 24 hours of the initial viewing an offer had been made!
The overall goal of home staging is to appeal to the maximum number of potential buyers by allowing them to see what their future home could look like. Home staging is one of the easiest ways to add value to your home and increase your chances of receiving offers quickly.
Here are some of our top tips for staging your home:
When introducing prospective buyers to your home, decluttering is vital to make sure people aren’t distracted looking at your possessions instead of the property itself.
Having lots of furniture or ornaments on display will make rooms appear smaller than they actually are. Not only will creating a more minimalistic home make it more attractive to prospective buyers, but having less items to pack will also benefit you when you come to pack up ready to move to your next home!
- Find your inner Mrs Hinch
A clean home will feel much more inviting and show buyers that you have cared for your home. You don’t want to give the impression that it has been neglected.
- Won By a Nose
Freshly baked bread. New car. Clean sheets. Our sense of smell can play a huge part in decision making. Make your home appeal to potential buyers by making sure your pet food bowls are clean, and smelly sports boots are banished to the garage. Invest in a few scented candles or reed diffusers to make your home smell delightful.
- DIY SOS
The last thing you want is for buyers to view your home, and notice all the jobs they’ll need to do if they were to move in. Fill any holes or cracks in the walls, fix dripping taps, oil creaking doors, fix anything that a buyer might notice is broken or not working properly.
- Dress Your Age
The way you stage your home ready for viewings will be most effective if it complements the home’s age, architecture and style. Having a consistent style throughout your home will make it more appealing to the eye.
- Don’t forget kerb appeal
Despite always being taught not to judge a book by its cover, in this case, first impressions mean everything.
You don’t have to do a lot to increase your kerb appeal and make your property more attractive to prospective buyers. Mow the lawn, trim hedges, jet wash the driveway, clean your windows and maybe even give your front door a fresh lick of paint.
*See our Kerb Appeal blog post for more tips*
At Aston Knowles, we offer a bespoke Home Staging service. For your complementary, no-obligation home staging consultation contact a member of our dedicated team on 0121 362 7878.