Selling your house this spring? In this blog, styling expert Justine Stedman shares her top tips and tricks for preparing homes for sale. Just a few simple tweaks can be the difference between a mediocre result and a record-breaking sale.
Here are Justine’s tips.
1. Get the basics right
Make sure the property is clean and clutter free. Remove any excess furniture and decorative items like photo frames and trinkets.
2. Create aspirational living
Set the scene and present the lifestyle the property offers its buyers. Introduce style and detail through cushions, throws, accessories and artwork.
3. Showcase functionality
Help buyers visualise how the space will function for them or their perspective tenant. The most common error that people make when styling their homes for sale is selecting furniture that does not fit the room properly.
4. Add perceived value
Convert unused and awkward areas into usable spaces that add extra value to buyers.
A small table and chair were added to create a useable space behind this sofa
5. Manage your first impression
First impressions count so a fresh coat of paint on the façade can be money well spent. Repair any outside damage such as broken fencing, guttering or outdoor lights and create a pathway.
6. Prepare for open homes
Be organised and prepare in advance for open houses. Ensure the property is spotless on open days with no trace of pets in sight or scent.
Your property should be spotless on open days
7. Enlist a property stylist
Styling a property for sale helps potential buyers to connect emotionally with the property and realise its true functionality and potential.
This is a guest blog by Justine Stedman, Director and Principal Stylist at Vault Interiors.
Images via: Vault Interiors