Part 2

Top 10 Home Staging Tips (6-10)

Since property portals such as Rightmove and Zoopla provide an online platform to showcase your house, the images potential buyers see can make or break a sale. A decision on whether to view or not view your property is likely to be influenced by how it’s presented online.

However once a viewing is booked you need to ensure that the reality matches the online images that attracted the potential buyer in the first place.

Home staging is a vital tool at your disposal. That means preparing and decorating a house in a way that will make it the most appealing to potential buyers. It’s more than just getting rid of dirty washing; tidying up your kitchen counters and giving the place a really thorough clean. It means using artwork, lighting and greenery to make your home look as attractive and welcoming as possible.

Here are some thoughts on how you can increase the chances of a sale at the price you want to achieve:

  1. Consider replacing furnishings.

The time has come to move beyond matching furniture, dated can easily become eclectic with editing and rearranging. Replace worn or outdated furnishings and get rid of extra pieces that may be cluttering and make the room look smaller. Consider consulting with a professional staging company (or Bees Homes) for design direction to create an inviting home that will appeal to a wide range of buyers.



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  1. Neutral colours.

Lighter and neutral colours are preferred when selling; they tend to appeal to most people. A neutral home appears larger and has less chance of offending someone Choose a beige or taupe for living spaces and a neutral green or blue for bathrooms. Open up blinds and curtains to make sure there’s sufficient natural light throughout the home.



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  1. Make repairs.

Make your home a high-maintenance zone. Repair squeaky doors, chipped or smudged paint as well as broken fixtures and fittings that you’ve neglected. (I will elaborate more on this in another blog).

  1. Don’t forget the floors.

An inexpensive new area rug can disguise the look of old floors. Not only can an area rug hide shabby flooring, but it can also bring in added colour and depth to a room.

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  1. Pets & Children

In order to appeal to more buyers, you want to limit the signs of pets and kids. For pets, hide water and food dishes, toys, leashes, bedding, litter boxes and other items. Remember to vacuum your home at least once a day. Keep the garden or courtyard clean and make any repairs for damages caused by your furry friend. For kids, minimize the clutter and child-friendly décor as much as possible. Neutralize their bedrooms and make sure their toys are put away in attractive storage before any viewings. Why not store some of their toys in a storage unit or at a family or friend’s house until the house is sold.

It may sound as if we are telling you to turn your home into a show home. We are not. It’s vital your house is presented in a way that enables potential buyers to visualise living there.

Make your house look perfect but lived in!