With a competitive real estate market and only a few buyers out there, it does become a little difficult to sell your home. Along with genuine buyers, you need someone who’ll pay you the real value of your home rather than try to negotiate and reduce your asking price.
Most of the people in the UK do not live in designer homes, instead they prefer homes, which are functional and practical. However, when it comes to selling homes, one needs to make it more appealing to attract prospective clients into thinking that any home could be theirs. This is where the skills of a home stager and his/her home staging techniques can benefit an individual and get an envious price for the home.
There are a lot of home staging companies in the UK employing skilled professionals, who have completed a home staging course and are well-trained to do their jobs and stage homes to give them a competitive edge in the market.
If you are putting up your home for selling, and you wish to do it fast and get a good price for it, then it is advisable to consult a home stager. If you are not aware of anyone who will stage your home for prospective buyers, then you can ask your realtor to recommend any home staging companies.
Home stagers’ rates vary as per the requirement of each home, hence, it is always better to put forth your budget, so that there are no hiccups along the way. Home stagers use a lot of their own furnishings like plants, rugs, cushions, show pieces, drapes, etc to make a home more appealing. So, you really don’t have to invest in anything new. And, it is always better to show your home with furniture than empty. This way, the buyers will be able to visualise themselves in your home.
If you do have furniture, then the first thing any home stager will do is de-clutter your home. This helps because your home will seem more spacious and attractive. They may also suggest to paint certain areas in neutral tones as it will have a mass appeal.
Also, home stagers emphasise on the homes being clean. A dirty and an unkempt home can be an instant turn off. Certain noticeable things like carpets, windows, and doors can look brand new just by cleaning them. They may suggest some cleaning companies who can do the job for you.
Some home stagers will recommend that you depersonalise your space, removing your personal items, frames, diplomas, etc. can give the buyer a very neutral view of your home. Often, buyers can get distracted by such items and miss out on the finer points of your home.
Before finalising on a home stager, ensure that you look around, ask your family, friends, or colleagues for references if possible. Look at their before and after portfolio of the homes that they have done. Try and visit some of the staged homes, if possible. Once you are sure of what you want and what they can offer, a home stager can become the catalyst who can get you a good deal for your home.