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Staging your home for sale

Before Marketing Your Property The Guild 4th April 2017

When buyers view your property they often ask themselves: "Can I see myself living here?" You want the answer to be "Yes."

So, here are a few tips to get house-hunters to think of your space as their space and see the potential:

    • It sounds simple, but decorating your home in neutral colours provides a blank canvas for buyers to make their mark on the property.
    • Using lighter colours will reflect more sunlight making, rooms feel airy and spacious.
    • Remove the excess clutter and unnecessary personal items from the floor, shelves and work surfaces.
    • Consider putting some of your furniture and belongings into storage, this will create space and help you prepare for the move,
    • Sensitively repair or remove broken or tired looking furniture, fixtures and fittings.
    • Clean and tidy every room - clutter can make a house seem small and messy,
    • Try to arrange viewings when children are at school; too many people in the house may make your home appear small or crowded.
    • Using props and furnishings such as candles, flowers and paintings in moderation to stage rooms.
    • Pets can be a turn-off for some buyers, so it is a good idea to remove pet hair, their beds and odours from the house.

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