When selling your home, you want buyers to fall in love with it the second they walk in the door. That can be hard to do if the rooms are empty and there is nothing for them to identify with.
It can be equally hard if the home is cluttered with all the style and memories of the current owner.
If you use a professional stylist to stage your home for sale, then you get to highlight all the best features of your property. Buyers will fall in love with what the home could be and picture themselves living there.
But what does it mean to stage your home for sale? Why would you do it and what are the benefits? Let’s answer those questions right now...
WHAT IS HOME STAGING?
Home Staging is a popular tactic used to make the home you are selling as attractive as possible to potential buyers. A professional company, like Amazing Interiors, will supply furniture, decor items and accessories, then use their design skills to expertly style your home. It is done with the goal of achieving a faster and more profitable sale.
Home staging is great because it allows potential buyers to see how furniture could be placed in the various rooms and how much space remains when it is furnished.
WHY YOU SHOULD STAGE YOUR HOME FOR SALE
It has been proven on numerous occasions that staging a home can achieve a quicker sale and a higher price. That should be reason enough on its own! But how does it do that?
When people are buying a new home, they buy with their heart. They fall in love with a home that they can see themselves living in. They are driven by their emotions. If the home is perfectly styled then they will be able to visualise their family living there. It is far easier for them to connect with great styling, than a bunch of empty rooms with no personality.
The other trap is having too much personality. If the home is packed full of photos and mementos of the current owner, then it will be hard for a potential buyer to imagine their own family living there. Often clutter or poor styling can turn someone off as quickly as finding damage to the property or mould in the corner!
THE BENEFITS OF HOME STAGING
There are some clear benefits of why you should stage your home for sale. They are…
Saves you time and money:
Before you put your home on the market you know you want it to look as good as possible. That usually means you rush out and buy a bunch of items that you might not actually need to try and meet the cushion and knick-knack quota. A home staging business like Amazing Interiors has all of those items on hand already and use of them is all included in one easy price.
Creates a sense of home:
As we mentioned above, you want people to fall in love with your home the second they walk in the door and imagine themselves living there. By using professional styling, you will be able to create this sense of home.
It is unusual to buy all of your furniture on the same day and in the same style. Which is why many homes are a mixture of styles and the furniture differs in age. Home staging removes this problem by providing a consistent style across the whole house, and it doesn’t even have to be a style you would normally choose! It will also allow you to clear the clutter and destash the majority of your personal items.
Boost the positives and downplay the negatives:
A designer will be able to look at your home from a buyer’s perspective and highlight all the great things they know buyers will love. They can also downplay any negatives by adding extra light to a dark room or utilising an awkward space.
Use industry knowledge:
Stylists stage homes all day, every day. They know what people like and can use that knowledge to present your home in the best way possible. Their experience means you will end up with a beautifully styled property, as opposed to one that is over or understyled.
Give you the edge:
Put simply, a well styled home will put you head and shoulders above the other poorly styled homes on the market. Home staging companies will always be updating their styling items and will only provide you with quality pieces that will give you the edge you need to sell well.
Sell faster and for more:
Properties that are styled well tend to sell far quicker than empty properties. They are also more likely to sell for a higher price as buyers bid with their heart rather than their head. That means the small investment you make into styling can produce a massive return come settlement day.
Home staging is all about optimising the potential of your property and attracting the right kind of buyer. You want the perfect buyer to walk in the door and not want to walk out again without making an offer. Great home styling can help that to happen.
So if you are interested in knowing more about how we can stage your home for sale, then get in touch with us here at Amazing Interiors. We want to help you sell quicker!