It is a strange world we live in. People spend ages reading sites like this getting design ideas, and realising them, only to up sticks and move. Often, they do not want to move, it is just that their circumstances change, and they have no choice but to do so.
Apparently, we are all moving house more frequently. For example, in the UK most people will move at least 10 times in their lifetime.
A fact that I found fascinating. If you are interested, you can read more about house moving trends, in the UK, by clicking the link.
Given the fact that a good percentage of my readers are on the move right now, I thought an article about selling your property would be useful. Especially one that showed you how to sell your home faster, and be paid more for it.
Reasons to stage your property
After extensive research, I discovered that the best way to do it was to dress, or stage, your property before putting it on the market.
To help you to see the wisdom of doing so, here are a couple of facts:
- Staged homes sell for around 7% more than ordinary houses do
- Staged homes sell quickly. How much faster depends on market conditions, but in most cases they sell five times as fast.
Staging is really just a good marketing technique. It means that your property looks its best in the photos online. That is important because you will get more viewings and be able to sell fast.
The fact that buyers can see the full potential of your home makes it more desirable. As a result, they are more likely to want to buy, and to pay your asking price.
How to stage your home
If you already have good quality furniture, and your property is well maintained, you could have a go at doing it yourself. However, you need a good eye, and will need to understand what style is most likely to appeal to potential buyers.
For most people a far better approach would be home staging by Emblem Furniture. This company provides everything needed to transform a dull, dated room into a modern contemporary space, including, linen, soft furnishings and accessories, as well as new furniture.
You just need to get a quote, and choose the style of the room to use their service. A team will come to your home and deliver everything you need to give it an overnight makeover.
If you want them to, they will set everything up for you and lay everything out in a professional way. Your home will literally look like a showhome by the time they have finished.
How many rooms you stage is up to you. However, it really is worth doing the entire house if you have the cash to do so.
Usually, home staging turns out to be an investment rather than an expense. This is because you normally cover the cost when you sell your property for more than you would have otherwise been able to.