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Sell your house quicker with home staging

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Are you thinking about selling your house? Or perhaps you’re already in the process of selling it? Maybe it’s been on the market so long that you’re beginning to doubt whether anyone’s going to want to buy your gorgeous property – and that confuses you, after all, since you’ve made so many lovely memories here and it looks so wonderfully homely. 

Well, there may be a reason for not selling the house quickly: because it still looks like it’s your home. People looking to purchase a property aren’t looking to buy your home; they want their own home with their own style. That’s where home staging can help. 

Setting the Stage

Home staging is all about calling in professionals, like us, who will create a de-cluttered space that has a real flow to it. Prettifying it up so that anyone who walks through the door just has to own the house. 

It’s sort of like selling a car: while the engine might be top-notch, and the mileage is good, if the back-seats are chockful of children’s toys, and the glove-box is filled to the brim with all your favourite CDs then that’s all people are going to see, no matter how brilliant that car is. And that can seriously harm any potential sale. 

De-Personalised Desire

What home staging can do is de-personalise your home, without ripping out the actual personality of the house itself. With a home that’s been professionally ‘staged’, we can work to make it far more appealing to prospective buyers. A way of generating an atmosphere that has anyone who tours the house effortlessly imagining themselves living there. 

Sales of any kind are based on first creating a desire. You’ve probably experienced it yourself; whether it’s an unmissable deal or an attractive product, if you think ‘I need that’, then half the battle’s already won. Home staging helps with stirring up those desirous emotions, making your home appealing to as many potential buyers as possible. 

The Wow-Want Factor

It’s about creating first impressions that really make an impact. That first impression needs to be ‘Wow! I want to buy this house. I don’t want anyone else living in this house. My house.’ 

When it’s done right, home staging is perfect for this. Not only, as we’ve said, does it entice more people into viewing the property, it also entices them to picturing themselves owning it. As such, it’s an ideal route to selling your home quicker. So, is it time you set the stage in your home? 

 

About the author

Debbie Bennett is the owner of Style Interiors, an Interior Design company dedicated to helping customers sell their house quickly and for the best price.  You can contact Debbie at the following places:

web: www.style-interiors.uk/blog
twitter: @styleinteriors1

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