Published: 15/02/2016 Last Updated: 08/02/2018 11:33:09 Tags: How-To-Stage-Your-Property
How to stage my property to get the best price in the shortest amount of time
Given that property sellers are looking to sell their home quickly or for the best possible price, or indeed both of these outcomes, you would think that every seller would do their best to present their home in the most effective manner. This isn’t the case though and you will find that many homes are not presented in the best possible manner to facilitate a sale. This may be an issue of taste or style but in reality, it is often because a seller is not aware of the importance of staging and the impact it can have on the people who view a property.
Staging is the act of preparing a property in order to appeal to the most buyers and sell for the best price in the shortest period of time. That may not sound like a lot but anyone who has ever attempted to sell a home will tell you that obtaining one of those outcomes can be difficult never mind all three. Staging can involve a lot of different aspects but it mainly focuses on:
• Planning and utilising space effectively
• De-cluttering your property
• Neutralising any unpleasant or unexpected smells
• Painting and carrying out minor home improvements
• The placement of furniture and accessories
The last point is so important that it is not uncommon for property sellers to rent furniture to make their home look more attractive. Some people will think that this is a step too far but when you think about the benefits that can come from effective staging of a property; you will find that the outlay for renting furniture can be money well spent for any seller.
There are many parts to the staging process
You should start the staging process by packing up non-essential items, and this is often referred to as a “partial pack”. You will then find that the next step is to remove all items from your home, including furniture, that are not involved with the staging process. After this, you will have a better idea of what repair work needs to be carried out and what can be done to freshen up a property.
This then leads to the staging and styling step, which is where a home is made to look attractive and functional. This is the stage where renting property can help to create a sense of space while making the home seem more appealing to any potential buyer.
The small tasks can make a big difference when staging a property
Some of the steps that should be included in the staging process include replacing light bulbs with higher watt bulbs, placing new covers on light switches, having carpets professionally cleaned and making sure that all minor repair jobs have been taken care of. It can be all too easy to let the little jobs around the home slide but if you are looking to sell your home quickly, you’ll find that minimising imperfections as best as you can is a very sensible step to take.
Staging is part and parcel of selling a home, and many buyers expect it, so it is not as if you are completely fooling any potential buyer. However, if you don’t carry out the steps and stages involved with staging, you’ll find that your home comes across as being much less attractive in comparison to properties which have been effectively staged.