Once your property is spic'n'span & all maintenance has been attended to, the next critical issue to address is the presentation of your property via the use of furnishings.
What we need to show buyers here is how each area or zone of the home can be utilized, creating a sense of warmth that invites the potential buyer to see themselves living in the home.
The determining factor in deciding how to approach this area of preparation is budget and the style and condition of existing furnishings.
'There are many options available from full furniture hire & styling (where all of the existing furniture is placed in storage for the duration of the sales campaign) to partial or full use of the home owners existing furniture.'
Some stylists insist on & will only offer services to home owners who are prepared to offer a vacant property to work in and accept a full hire & style service. In many respects this is an easier situation for the stylist, but I believe that this is not always warranted.
'The objective is to present the property in its best light, so that the best price and quickest possible sale can be achieved. A house full of hired furniture is not necessarily required to achieve this objective.'
If you intend to use your own furnishings, make a list headed 'Use It, Move it or Lose it 'and follow these steps:
Assess all decorative items:
Now hop to it and re-arrange or store what you have to achieve your desired effect!
Looking at your own home and possessions objectively is not as easy as it sounds. A fresh pair of eyes can prove invaluable and so can an expert opinion. 3 Pea’s Property Styling is able to assist and advise you on every step of this process. This is a fantastic, economical styling option. A flat hourly rate is charged and we can tailor the service around your budget and advice needs. Why not contact us today to see how we can help you?
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Jo Powell is the Director of 3 Pea's Property Styling. Combining her creative skills with her accounting background to assist her clients to achieve the best possible outcomes in the sale of their property.