If you're planning to put your home on the real estate market, you will of course want to go through the entire process as quickly as possible. This is especially true if you're involved in buying another home at the same time. As you know, the property market can go up and down, and it can be difficult to predict how long it could take to find a buyer. However, you may have been told that you should "style" your home for more rapid results. What does this involve, and how should you consider it?
Paint their Picture
Styling a home when you're trying to sell it is essentially painting a picture for any potential buyer. You do need to take into account who you are trying to sell the home to, however, as certain demographics may react differently to a staged styling. Styling generally involves laying out the home with furniture that could depict how it would appear when occupied. There are a number of companies that will hire all the furniture and fittings, in order to help you do so.
Give the Prospective Buyers Some Ideas
Many people take this approach because empty spaces do not convey warmth. They can also appear to make a space look smaller and consequently give it less potential. A lot of buyers do not have the necessary imagination in order to envision their own furniture in the space in front of them, so if you do have some nice furniture in place, it can certainly help to get the creative juices flowing.
It can be difficult to imagine how each individual prospect eyes their own ideal home. Consequently, if you put one style of furniture in the room it may simply turn off one prospect, but on the other hand it could make a big difference to another. You will need to ensure that the furniture you place in there is appropriately styled as well. In other words, there is no point in bringing in modern, contemporary furniture if the home that you are trying to sell is basically traditional or period.
Don't Go Overboard
Try not to make the home look as if it is staged, even though it is. If so, it can look more like a hotel room and less like a home that's been lived in. Have a word with companies that specialise in providing these styling packages, specific to your own property and its location.
Get Third-Party Vision
Finally, get somebody who you trust to help you picture how the home should be styled. You may be so used to your own layout and previous furniture that you may not see it the right way. Having an impartial pair of eyes could make all the difference here.