If you are trying to sell your home, staging it is well worth doing. This is because numerous studies show that properties that have been dressed, and properly presented, sell fast. In addition, they usually sell for a higher than average price.
An awful lot of people do not do it because they assume that it will cost a lot of money, or take them too much time. In reality, it need not be expensive or time-consuming, especially if you do it the way we suggest below.
Get rid of the clutter
The first step is to tidy up your property as much as possible. Doing so makes a good impression, and allows people to see the full potential of your home.
You need to start by giving away or throwing out anything that you no longer use. The chances are you are not going to want to take those things with you to your new home, so you will be getting rid of them anyway. Therefore, by de-cluttering as part of the home staging process you are effectively getting ahead on the task of packing to move.
If there are things that you know that you want to keep, but rarely use, consider packing them away into boxes. You can store them in your loft, or perhaps in a friend’s garage.
There is no need to denude your home of all of its ornaments. You just want to get rid of some of the clutter.
Deep clean your home and touch it up
The next step is to clean your home thoroughly from top to bottom. As you do it, make a note of any marks that you cannot wash away. You will want to go back and paint over those.
Stage your property
If you furniture is not modern, or is a bit on the shoddy side it is worth considering replacing some of it. The best way to do it is to find a furniture hire UK firm and lease what you need. Doing so does not cost a lot of money, and a good company will take care of all of the heavy lifting for you.
Tidy the garden
It is also important that you tidy up your garden. Keep your flowerbeds weeded, and the lawn cut. If you have paved or decked areas, consider power washing them, so that they look their best. There is nothing more off putting than a mouldy path or patio.
Fix any glaring faults
If there are jobs that you have been putting off, consider getting them done now. You want prospective buyers to feel that they could move in and live in your house, without having to do much work.
It is particularly important to repair any faults that may lead people to think that your property is structurally unsound. For example, repairing your broken gutter will stop people from worrying that the water may have got in to the fabric of the building.
If you want more home staging advice, you can find it here.