13th June 2018
Staging Your Home to Sell – How To Make Your Home Buyer Friendly with Focused Staging
Presenting your home for sale, so that it shines with potential and catches the eye of the right prospective buyer, all comes down to the detail. While it can seem overwhelming at first, a little bit of planning and prioritising can go a long way. Start with these home preparation tips to get you on your way.
De-clutter. Every. Room.
When it comes time to sell your home, it’s the perfect opportunity to embrace the ‘clean out’. Savvy buyers will be looking at every corner of your home. They may even open cupboards, so cramming your bits and pieces into can give them the perception that storage is an issue. If you’re not ready to part with some items, pack them into labelled tubs and organise to store them off your property. Another good tip is to remove anything precious or very personal, remember you are about to have a lot of strangers through your home.
Fix it up.
Sadly, most home owners become motivated to perform repairs and improvements as soon as they make the decision to sell! While repairing obvious issues and completing a general freshen up is a good idea, potentially a full-scale renovation may be a little late, unless you can be confident of seeing some return on the investment. Prioritise the repairs required by cost, importance and nature to ensure you keep it under control. At Great Ocean Road Real Estate we can put you in touch with a range of recommended tradespeople along the coast to help you get started.
It is worth considering speaking to an interior stylist to get some tips on presenting your property. It’s important to remember these consultants are experienced in what buyers are looking for, they aren’t critiquing your décor style. They may suggest presenting your study as a fourth bedroom, and then creating a study nook elsewhere, to appeal to family buyers. Their advice can be very helpful in overcoming property objections as they promote your home’s features and look for solutions for any shortcomings. We can recommend some local stylists who have experience with the coastal market to ensure your home stands out from the crowd.
If you’ve already bought a new home, or perhaps are in the midst of the building journey, you don’t really want to be purchasing new items for your old home. You should consider hiring some pieces to create a specific look. Feature artwork, indoor plants, occasional furniture, can all be hired during the marketing campaign of your home. Complement these statement pieces with some feature cushions and throw rugs that can be picked up inexpensively.