Low Cost Ideas To Stage Your House Like A Professional
Appearance is everything when it comes to selling property. Unfortunately, not all properties for sale are pleasing to the eyes and some need a little sprucing up before they can attract the right buyer.
This is where staging comes in. People referred to as professional stagers clean and spruce up your property to give it more qualities that are pleasing to a pool of buyers. The only problem is that these services don’t come cheap.
So if you want to give your property an affordable facelift, why not try these cheap tips on how to stage a property for sale:
Give your house a good scrub
Scrubbing dust and dirt off the doors and walls of your home should be at the top of your to-do list before you stage a home. Not only will this chore clean your house, it will also eliminate bad odours.
To give your house a thorough cleaning, you have 2 options on your hands. First, you can hire professional cleaners to do the job for you, and second, do the job yourself!
While the first option will cost you money, the results will be worth every penny you spend. The second option, on the other hand, will only cost you less than £100 for a four bedroom home. Just don’t forget to schedule a session with a good masseuse afterwards, because the work will make your whole body ache.
Get rid of the clutter
Many professional stagers recommend packing up 90 per cent of items found in the house when staging a property.
Buyers immediately get turned off when they see a house that’s dirty and cluttered, that’s why cleaning the tables, shelves, kitchen countertops, and cabinets off the different knick-knacks that occupy these spaces is important.
You can place these unwanted items on boxes and stack them neatly in the corner of your garage, while the unessential items may be stored away in a storage unit.
While these may appear to be simple tasks, there’s really more to this than meets the eye. Some people have a hard time letting go of certain items in their home because of the sentimental value attached to those items. Hence, getting rid of the item becomes much more difficult for them. If you are one of those having a hard time to declutter, try setting up a garage sale for your items. You might find it easier to let go if you are being paid money for it.
Rearrange and neutralise your rooms
Painting the interiors of you house is a go-to solution for many professional stagers because it brings in a ton of added value into your home. Stick with neutral and fresh colours and apply the paint on the walls, trims, and doors if you really want to rake in the returns on your investment.
Rearranging the rooms simply means repurposing or utilising the space in a different way. Try visiting builders’ models to get fresh ideas on how utilise space. Don’t be afraid to try new ideas on how to use space, just don’t forget that the room must be have a purpose and has practical use for many buyers.
When combined together, these chores help turn your property into a blank canvass for potential buyers.
Without doing these preparations, buyers may not be able to imagine a life in your property and your property gets stuck in the market for months on end. So pick up that rag and paintbrush and apply these strategies right away!