Style to Sell
July 26th, 2017 by REMAX WA
If you’re looking to sell your house quickly and successfully, then you might want to consider working on its ultimate wow-factor first. Styling your home is a fantastic way to showcase your property to its fullest potential. Not only does it increase your chances of attracting potential buyers, it also gives them an opportunity to visualise what they can do with the space and what kind of lifestyle it promises. These days, homes for sale in Perth need to be presented in a tasteful, professional manner to stand out from the rest of the pack, and home opens are the perfect opportunity to do just that.
Preparing your home
Properly preparing your home for the market is a sure-fire way to help sell or rent your home in the fastest possible time frame, at the highest price. Start preparations early, so that you’re not in a mad rush at the end to get things finalised around the home – you want it to look polished and professional rather than a work in progress. It’s also a good time to think about who your target audience might be so that you can style accordingly. For example, is it growing families looking for more room, or empty-nesters seeking to downsize? If the property is for rent, perhaps your target audience is students from a nearby university. Take these factors into account when considering how to style your home so that you can make it as attractive as possible to your target group.
Will it be worth your while?
If recent statistics are anything to go by then yes, you bet. Real estate agents report that houses which have been styled, or ‘staged’, sell 30%-50% faster than those that haven’t, with many selling in a matter of days rather than weeks. Presenting a property in such a way that tells a prospective buyer they can quite literally move in without undertaking any work whatsoever is a major selling point for many people. And as a bonus, statistics show that over 80% of styled homes sell at or above the asking prices when compared to non-styled homes in the same marketplace.
So how do you go about styling your home in order to sell it?
Start by making any maintenance repairs around the property, such repainting grimy walls or fixing the reticulation. Once everything is in working order, give the place a complete spring clean, inside and out. The home needs to sparkle like a new penny, so get out the elbow grease, or hire professional cleaners. The next step is to de-clutter and de-personalise the space as much as possible, because nobody wants to see your old toothbrushes and piles of shoes. Finally, it’s time to style it up. Try adding display furniture and quality furnishings to evoke a sense of beauty and sophistication. You want to create an emotional connection for your prospective buyers.
For more tips and ideas about how to successfully sell your home, call RE/MAX today on 9387 8149.