Amy Howard from Neilson’s Solicitors & Estate Agents and Zoë Berry from LIFE/EDIT talk us through the best ways to stage your home for sale.

Why should you stage your property for selling?

What is home staging?

Home staging involves styling your home to attract a larger number of potential buyers. This process includes removing personal touches to allow buyers to envision themselves living in the space. A staged home generally appeals to a broader audience compared to one reflecting your individual taste and should highlight the potential use and styling options for each room.

It’s well established that the holy trinity of preparing a property for sale is to declutter, depersonalise and deep clean. But with home staging, you are taking the process a stage further to maximise interest in your property and ultimately, a high selling price.

What are the benefits of staging your home?

Along with attracting more potential buyers, according to BuzzBuzzHome, a staged property can fetch around 10% more on average than a non-staged property. Staging your property could be a very astute aspect of your selling journey, considering it could add a few thousand pounds to the end sale price of your property.

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Top tips for staging your property?

  • Put some nice and neutral artwork on the wall.
  • Make all beds with freshly washed, neutral matching linen, plump up cushions and display matching towels and accessories in the bathroom.
  • Subtly dress bookshelves with a few books, plants, vases etc.
  • If required, repaint the walls a pale, neutral tone.
  • Rearrange your furniture, adding new cushions and soft furnishings to make the room warm and welcoming.
  • Declutter! Get rid of items that you no longer use or love.
  • Give every room a purpose - whether it is a home office, a bedroom or a boot room.
  • Show off the space you have.
  • Set the dining table with matching mats and crockery, to make it look inviting.
  • Add finishing touches like fresh flowers and scented candles.
  • Tidy the front garden and put the bins out of sight.

For more information on the fantastic home organisation services offered by Zoë Berry and her team, head over to the LIFE/EDIT website.

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