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Staging your home

By Philippa Ivory

If you’re a fan of TV shows that prepare homes for sale, you’ll know all about staging a home. Fashions change, throws once neatly folded on a chair or bed, became an artful scrunch (is there such a thing?) before disappearing.  Cushions have been plumped and chopped, tiles went from tiny to huge and back again. It can be hard to keep up, but there is no doubting that good presentation helps sell a home.

And that’s where an empty property can struggle. While the buyer (hopefully) won’t notice your use of a throw, they may find it challenging to imagine how the room will look once furnished.

To paint the picture for buyers we’ve used two forms of staging successfully, each has their benefits.

PHYSICAL STAGING 

  • A stager visits your property and makes suggestions for each room.
  • In come beds and chairs, a fridge, vases with real flowers, fresh fruit, throws and rugs and the house is warm and alive again.
  • The cost is higher as they need to have a range of items available and move everything in and out
  • This helps buyers who come to your open home, as it helps them to get a feel for the spaces and their uses.

    VIRTUAL STAGING

    • Your standard property photos have furniture, plants, rugs and art added to them.
    • This is quick and affordable
    • You choose which rooms you stage (kitchen, lounge, bedroom(s), outdoor spaces)
    • You choose the style of presentation you’d prefer (art deco, contemporary etc)
    • It will bring people to the property, however, once they’re there, they’ll still need to use their imagination as the property will still be empty

    If you have an empty property and you’d like to know more, give us a call, we’re happy to help.

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