A typical house viewing barely lasts for longer than 20 minutes. That’s plenty of time to impress potential buyers, right? Wrong! The fact is, it doesn’t take longer than a few seconds for a potential buyer to decide if your property is worth their money.
As the age-old saying goes, first impressions last, and that’s certainly true when it comes to home properties.
If you don’t want your property to be in the market for too long and see its value nose-dive, or if you want it to sell at a specific price, then you have to do something.
One of the things that you can do is to stage your home.
Home Staging Tips
1.Clean everything up
Your house should feel like an empty slate – potential buyers need to feel a form of attachment as soon as they walk inside it.
So, try to clean it up as much as possible and put away anything personal for the meantime. This includes trophies, awards, memorable, framed pictures, and other stuff that, although important to you, may feel a bit too personal for potential buyers to really get a feel what it would like to live in your home.
2. Do a smell-check
You may think that your house smells okay, but to potential buyers, there may be some form of scent or odour that can put them off the moment they come inside.
If you can, get a complete stranger to do a smell-check of your home for you. Better yet, do some heavy-duty cleaning of your house. This should help get rid of any offensive smells, including those that you may have gotten used to. Also try some scented candles or essential oil diffusers to keep the house smelling fresh.
3. Repaint and use brighter colours
You may not like brightly coloured rooms yourself, but remember that staging a house is not about you – it’s about appealing to the mass audience.
Putting up a new light-colored coat of paint on the walls and making sure that there’s enough artificial lighting, as well as natural sunlight, can make so much more appealing to potential buyers.
4. Make your bathroom look luxurious
Bathrooms are meant to be your sanctuary from the outside world – it’s where you can get some peace and quiet.
Inserting small but luxurious touches inside the bathroom can make it infinitely more relaxing. In doing so, you create the impression that your bathroom is an oasis and a true sanctuary from the hectic outside world.
A good way to do this is to keep anything that looks like it’s been used and buys candles to improve the smell. You can even use rolled-up white towels and decorative baskets to achieve a greater effect.
5.Don’t be afraid to rent
You don’t always need to put your own furniture when staging – that’s why furniture leasing in Singapore exists.
Furniture renting and leasing companies can give you a plethora of options to choose from. Stage your home properly and make it more inviting and viewer-friendly.
Keep these home staging tips in mind and hopefully, you’ll have potential buyers throwing you more offers than you can handle!