Jill Bath, Director of THE BIG PICTURE (TBP) Home Staging Co Ltd, based near Plymouth in Devon, believes that the secret to selling property is to give the buyers what they want.
A clean, well maintained house can be as good as a new one!
Many potential buyers would prefer a new house in the style of their choosing but since price, timing and location are important considerations in the decision making process any home that gives a feeling of being new, or at the very least, spotlessly clean and well maintained has a head start. Ideally the house should be bright and airy have a feeling of space and a sense of flow.
A clutter free and well organized and presented house will enable prospective purchasers to imagine themselves living in your home. As soon as they start to picture their own furniture in your rooms they are already mentally moving in.
THE BENEFITS OF HOME STAGING
Home staging is a tried and tested method of preparing a property for sale. Particularly common overseas, it is becoming increasingly valued in the UK by homeowners; builders and investors; landlords and estate agents alike. Popular TV shows like House Doctor, Selling Houses and Phil Spencer Secret Agent have been instrumental in providing practical self help tips to homeowners.
Many people buy their next house thinking they will have no trouble selling their old one and then end up paying mortgage, council tax and household bills on two different houses. Some have to relocate for work and are having to commute long distances; are unable to enrol their children in new schools until they have moved to the catchment area; are having to endure living with an “ex” because they are unable to sell their home; or have an elderly relative who is downsizing or moving to a nursing home.
TBP Home Staging provides both homeowners and commercial clients with a professional quality service, meeting the individual needs of each client, on time and within budget. This small investment will typically cost far less than the average price reduction an estate agent would usually recommend after only 6-8 weeks on the market.
A staged home will usually sell for above market value and will therefore, make a profit on the home staging investment.
Our Consultation appointment can be arranged to fit in around your own commitments. We will assess your target market and work with your own furniture and effects where possible. The stress of selling your home whilst trying to continue with normal life, can be reduced with the right friendly, expert advice and helpful tips.