Once you have decided upon your Estate Agent, it’s time to think about staging your home for sale. Read on for part two of our Top Ten Tips on home staging and why it pays to stage! These are tried and tested techniques that should form the basis of any house sale preparation. If you missed Part One, you can find it here
6. Keep a vase of fresh flowers in a key space like a dining table or kitchen windowsill.
Flowers speak quality and make people smile. Smiling releases endorphins.
7. Remove all family pictures.
This will help viewers feel less like intruders in someone else’s’ personal space and therefore, helping them visualise themselves living in your home.
8. Put the heating on.
Us Northern Europeans are used to it being a little chilly, but we do love a nice warm and cosy home. If it’s remotely cold outside, turn the thermostat up. Your viewers will instantly feel better the moment they walk through the door.
9. Put the loo seat down.
And the lid. This one needs no explanation.
10. Take Benji for a walk.
Dogs tend to get excited when new people enter the home.
Don’t freak out your buyers with an over-excited canine that leaps on them as soon as they walk in. Besides, Benji says it’s never a bad time for walkies ;-)
Newport home sellers are benefiting from a buoyant bubble at the moment. Despite the uncertainty with Brexit, people are still looking for homes to buy in the Newport, Cardiff and South Wales areas. Demand is up 10% on last year’s figures (source: Land registry). We put this down to exceptional market conditions, namely the scrapping of the Severn Bridge tolls and the electrification of the South Wales railway. This has opened up the commuter belt and we are seeing increased interest from those in Bristol and surrounding areas.
All in all, it’s a great time to sell your home in Newport.
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