SHOWSTOPPING HOME STAGING

One Agency Orange’s top tips for success!

Home staging is the preparation of a private residence for sale. The objective is to present the property in as appealing a manner as time and budget allow. Ensuring the home is attractive to the highest number of potential buyers also enables the promptest and most effective sales results. 

How to stage your home for maximum effect…

The great news is… you can DIY! Given time, effort and meagre financial outlay, most homeowners are equipped to implement their own home staging touches.

A word of warning though – larger-scale home improvements, such as cosmetic makeovers and landscaping projects, might require specialist assistance for the best results.

Read on for top tips on showstopping home staging from the real estate sales experts at One Agency Orange.

Create home staging with the wow factor!

Whether you do it yourself or enlist professional help, preparation and design vision will add immeasurable value to your staging projects. These include:

  • Freshly painted interiors in white or neutral colours provide a new look to any property. A coat of lacquer will also brighten a dull, wood-based kitchen.
  • Declutter your furniture, decorative pieces, books and items that are not necessary or eye-catching. Less is always more in the presentation stakes. A couple of key furniture items, side tables instead of a central coffee table, adding a framed or wall-hung mirror for the illusion of extra space, one feature artwork and one elegantly potted plant per room often create all the style and pizzazz required to win over your customer base.
  • First impressions are lasting, so the exterior must dazzle the eye to attract potential buyers inside. Invest in light landscaping work such as fresh planting, a statement outdoor sculpture or artwork. If the budget permits, installing an outdoor cooking zone will work wonders for your resale value in the long run. At the very least, decluttering the exterior, weeding out dead plants and shrubbery, cleaning gutters, and removing moss or mould build-up, will provide a new lease on life for your outdoor area.  

Remember… the devil is always in the detail!

Lastly, ensure that everything is spic and span for home inspections. Extend the impression of solidity, uniformity and personal style with little touches that you can impart on the day. These include:

  • Freshly brewed coffee, subtle incense or interior fragrances create olfactory evocation that is designed to draw in new or unexpected buyers.
  • Include coordinated accessories and fresh flowers in the bathroom and WC.
  • Matching, freshly laundered linen, plump cushions and soft music in the bedroom create a relaxing atmosphere.
  • Decorative pieces spaced in odd-numbered arrangements offer the most pleasing effect for visual symmetry – try to keep these to a minimum.
  • Make sure wardrobes, cupboards and cabinets are neat as a pin and stocked with the bare minimum. Potential buyers always look inside as further proof of the type of storage they are seeking. 

Need some more information or expert advice?

One Agency Orange can offer advice and professional contacts for creating home staging that is designed to secure your home buyer with the quickest and most value-added approach.

Give One Agency Orange a call to talk about home staging today! Contact our office on 02 6362 9560 to arrange a time.

Remember, this article does not constitute financial or legal advice. Please consult your professional financial and legal advisors before making any decisions for yourself.