Tuesday, May 3, 2016

How to Style Your Home to Sell

I’ve worked really hard on our renovation, and don’t intend on moving any time soon. However, I know that when I am ready to move on, there are a few simple tricks to styling your home to sell. The first impression of a property has a huge impact on buyer perception, so hopefully my design expertise will give you the knowledge you need to make sure it’s a good one. 

1)      Do your research
It is vital that you understand the area you’re in, and visit other homes around you to get an idea of the competition. You need to understand the market, and comparing yourself to other houses or apartments in your area code might allow you to see what you’re doing wrong. Another great tip is to visit estate agents, as they can offer you guidance and help you identify how to add value.
Whether you’re looking for houses to buy in York or Estate Agents York, Linley & Simpson are the best people for advice. They’ve been in the business since 1997, so their knowledge is second to none, but they’re opening new branches all the time due to success, so they clearly keep up with current trends in the market and move with the times.
2)      Go for subtle colours
Even if you’re not styling to sell, you must always make use of the natural light within your home as much as possible by going for soft colours. Griege, cream, fudge and soft blues have a calming effect and instantly make a room feel airy and spacious. You can still add personality though, but picking up a bold colour in furniture and accessories around a room.

3)      Make your home unique
After you’ve visited other homes in your area, you’ll be able to pick up on what your street is missing, and how you can out-style the competition. Adding a feature to your home that no-one else has will give it that wow-factor the buyer has been looking for, so try to think about how you can make an impact. It could be open-plan living if everywhere seems to have smaller rooms, a designer kitchen for entertaining, or even an oasis in your garden when the other houses around you have back yards that are dull and concrete.
4)      Maximize on space
A buyer wants to get as much space for their money as possible, so any way that you can make them think they’re getting more than the house down the street is worth looking at. There are so many options these days for space-saving furniture (which you can view here), and it could massively help the impression that your home gives. Make sure you clear out rooms that have been used for storage, and show the person viewing your home exactly how they can use a space.
I hope these tips help you on your way to a quick sale – let me know if you have any of your own tips in the comments section.
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