Home Staging 2018-09-10T16:12:21+00:00
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Home Staging

Whether you’re a home-owner, a landlord or a property developer, if you’re trying to sell or rent-out your property in this tough economic climate, you’re going to need to “stand out from the crowd”. Once a house is put on the market, it becomes more than a home, it’s a product, and just like any other product for sale, it will face lots of competition out there. It needs to look its best and appeal to as broad a market as possible. It needs preparing for sale – in other words “Home Staging”.

Home Staging is an art … so employ a professional to prepare your property effectively

This isn’t expensive or complicated, surprisingly enough! Our Consultant will advise you how to spend as little as possible to give maximum impact. If you are staging your current home, often all that is required is a good tidy-up, with a few finishing touches, ready for the photographs. An empty property will need some furniture and finishing touches too, but we can advise on the most cost-effective solutions. If your property needs a little extra work, we can offer our own handy-man, decorator and plumbing services, should you need them, and we also work alongside other trusted local trades and suppliers.

Don’t forget the details…

With home staging, the finishing touches are really important. Not just the furniture and soft furnishings, but the artwork, vases, ornaments and plants. They show the property off at its best. If you don’t have much in the property for us to work with, once you know what’s required, you may be able to beg, ‘steal’ or borrow some from friends!

If you require new furniture, soft furnishings, or exciting finishing touches, we can advise on the most suitable for your home. Following a Consultation, you will understand what styles and colours are right for the property staging, so you then have the option of continuing the project yourself, or allow us to quote for taking over some …or all… of your project. We can purchase, deliver, unpack and style everything for you, before those important final photographs are taken of every room.. This is surprisingly cost effective, as we often use trade suppliers and pass the discounts on to you. We can quote for this as required, and will work within any budget you set us. We can ensure all new purchases are co-ordinated so they will look great in your new home too.

Our Consultant can help you with…

Selling your current home
We tidy and ‘tweak’ what you already have in your home first, to keep the budget as low as possible. Finishing touches are added, and photographs are taken, to provide potential buyers with an amazing first view of your property online.

Selling or renting-out an empty property
Adding some key items of furniture, and dramatic accessories to maximise the impact of the house on the market. Maybe the property is ready for a refresh? We can help with anything required. Use our Free Initial Consultation to discover what we can do for you.

Planning a DIY project
Many practical clients are happy to take the advice offered during a Consultation,(supplied in a spreadsheet), and go ahead and do some …or all… of the work themselves. The majority ask us to purchase the finishing touches, and return at the end of the project to perform the final magic and take photographs.

Styling a Show Home
Our styling costs are a fraction of the usual interior design costs, so Developers love us! Our fast turnaround and practical approach is appreciated by all. See our Show Home page.

Fast one-day home staging
Sometimes all that’s needed is a tidy-up, quick re-style, and photographs – all in one day. Friends and family can help too – we can co-ordinate everyone efficiently.

Preparing for the move
Most people are daunted by the thought of packing-up their entire home and moving everything into another property. But a full home staging project includes some decluttering and packing away items not required for a while, so there is much less stress for removals day, as you are just living with the items you use on a daily basis.See our Moving Assistance page.

Furnishing rental properties
If you want to let your property “fully furnished”, we can arrange that for you.

The National Association of Realtors (in the US) reported the following statistics last year:

– Half of the buyers’ agents said home staging had an effect on the buyers view of the home.

– 77% said it enabled buyers to visualise the property as their future home.

– The most effective rooms to stage are the living room, master bedroom and the kitchen.

– A third of agents reported that staging increased the value of the home by as much as 5%

– A fifth of the sellers’ agents stated that staging increased the property value by 6-10%.

– 38% of the sellers’ agents stage ALL homes before listing them.

– 39% of agents agree that staging decreases the time on the market.

– 93% of them recommend decluttering… 89% of them recommend thorough cleaning, including carpets… and 80% recommend removing pets for viewings.

Remember –  

Home Staging costs far less than your first £10,000 reduction when the property sticks on the market!

“Good morning Lynn. Still reeling from the shock…
House on Right Move on Saturday, accepted cash offer from first viewer on Wednesday. His financial position confirmed yesterday and solicitors instructed. Thanks a million! Love Jane x”

(Click Home Staging Project to see the photographs)

Jane, Nottingham

“Yes, I do think the staging definitely sold it. Thank you, great job. Their first offer was £220k and we got them up to £237k. Everyone liked the staging. I doubt we would have got more than £200k without it. Very happy to ever recommend you.”

Midge, Derbyshire

TOP TEN reasons we should stage your home…

A faster, more profitable sale

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A faster, more profitable sale

Your current home will be more appealing

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Your current home will be more appealing

Perfect solution for an empty property

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Perfect solution for an empty property

Suitable for any property - any budget

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Suitable for any property - any budget

Low cost - high impact

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Low cost - high impact

We can stage in one or two days

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We can stage in one or two days

Photos are the first view of a property - we make them count

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Photos are the first view of a property - we make them count

We can take over some - or all - of your project for you

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We can take over some - or all - of your project for you

DIY options - to point you in the right direction

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DIY options - to point you in the right direction

Expert advice from a Master House Doctor Consultant

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Expert advice from a Master House Doctor Consultant

Lynn Pick and Ann Maurice, TV's House Doctor