There’s a lot that goes into preparing your home for sale but home staging is the key to getting the best price for your house. There are many questions buyers have when visiting a potential home such as how can they decorate their home, what are the features of the home, or what kind of lighting can be put in the house? The answers to all these questions can be answered through home staging. This technique is a great way to prepare your home for sale and get the best offer in the market.
What is home staging?
Home staging is a technique that is widely used in Europe and has become popular in the real estate sector around the world in recent years. As the name suggests, home staging is ‘staging your home’. It involves decorating your home in a presentable way to get the best buyer on the market. Home staging can help you get the best price for your home.
Why is home staging important?
Home staging can help your home stand out in the competitive market and is important for a variety of reasons:
1. Home staging can help you create a dream home feel which can create an emotional purchase for the buyer. This can increase the market value of the house and can help the seller get the best price for their home.
2. Home staging your space will give it a neutral look that can make the potential buyer feel more comfortable in. A potential buyer is more likely to buy the house if they can picture themselves living in it.
3. Staging your home using the five steps listed below can help fix any imperfections in the house. If your home is perfect, a potential buyer will find no reason to negotiate the price.
How to stage your home
Home staging consists of five fundamental concepts:
1. Depersonalise your home
If you are selling the house you currently live in, it is likely to be filled with memories, photos and objects with family and friends. All these personalised items that connect you to your home can distract the future buyer from the aesthetics and interiors of the actual home. With home staging, it is important to keep the decor and interiors of the house as neutral as possible.
2. Keep everything in order
Home staging requires your home to be in order. You need to create the vision of the ‘perfect home’ by having everything in place. So clear out any mess lying around your home to make sure it looks neat and tidy.
3. Clean your home
Your home needs to be staged in a way so that the layout of the house is still visible. This means that you need to clear out any unnecessary furniture and items that give your home a cluttered look.
4. Make any repairs to your home
It is usually recommended to paint your house as part of the home staging process to give it a new look. You also need to make sure that taps, showpieces and other items are all in good condition. It’s all in the details!
5. Harmonise your space
The atmosphere of the home needs to be calm and serene while creating a home-like feel for the potential buyer. The furniture needs to be placed strategically to give the home a clean and clear space.
Home staging is the future of real estate and is the best way to sell or rent out your home for the best possible price. Visit House of Hiranandani and check out our newsletter for more insights on home staging.