It is often said that moving house is one of the most stressful things you can do, but if you are well prepared for each stage of the process, it doesn’t need to be.
For some of us, a particularly daunting part of this can be putting your home on the market. Selling a property can present all kinds of challenges, so it’s important to put your best foot forward. Many people employ a technique called home staging to improve their chances of selling their property. In simple terms, home staging involves presenting your house in a way that gives the best possible impression to potential buyers.
The goal is to sell a home as quickly as possible and for the most money possible by attracting the highest amount of interest. Staging focuses on transforming the property into an attractive product for sale. Part of the focus is placed on reducing the home’s flaws, which is why home staging experts are often employed, as it can be hard for the current homeowners to be objective about what does and doesn’t work in their property.
Here’s a few tips if you are thinking about home staging:
According to real-estate professionals, staging doesn’t always require redecorating, but you do need to be able to present the home in such a way that prospective buyers can imagine themselves living in it. This can mean removing family photos, tidying up newspapers and even buying new appliances. It might seem like a lot of work, but it can have a major impact on how people view your home.
Don’t de-personalise too much!
On the other hand, you have to be careful that your home doesn’t look too much like a collection of show rooms or a display at Ikea. People looking around need to be able to imagine themselves living there. One of the best ways to do this is to illustrate the functionality of each room. If large rooms contain well placed items of furniture that show how the space can be utilised, it is likely to register on some level with prospective buyers. Don’t leave them wondering what the function of a room could be. As you draw attention to your home’s best features, you can also pull focus away from its less desirable aspects; a poor paint job can be hidden by some tactical lighting, for example.
Get carpets and soft furnishings deep cleaned to wow potential buyers
When trying to sell your home, hiring a professional carpet cleaner and upholstery cleaner is very important when it comes to making a good impression. You might be able to arrange pieces of furniture over the odd stain, but carpets that have seen better days can completely detract from any attempt at home staging. At Cleaning Pro we have invested in top of the range Hot Water Extraction (HWE) machines to get the deepest clean possible. We are also experts at treating stains and even offer an anti-stain protection service.
Odours can easily become trapped in carpets and upholstery, and achieving a clean, inviting environment simply isn’t possible if your carpets are looking worse for wear. If you have pets you might get used to odours that cling to your carpets and upholstery, but people looking around your home won’t be.
After we have completed our work, your home in Sheffield, Rotherham or Barnsley will be so much more desirable to potential buyers, helping you to generate higher sale prices. Get in touch with us today and our team will be happy to help. We offer a free, no-obligation quote so phone 0114 2854 687 and find out how we can help!