Google searches for “virtual home staging” and “what is my house worth” are up by 100 percent. While home staging may not sound important, it could make or break a potential property sale. Staging a home is when a home is showcased and decorated in a way to showcase a home’s greatest assets.
Design expert Zara O’Hare from Land of Rugs has shared her top five hacks for preparing a home to be sold and which ones could land sellers the best price for their homes.
Curb appeal is mentioned time and time again when it comes to selling a home because the exterior of the property is the first thing people see.
To maximise a property’s curb appeal, sellers should aim to clean windows, gutters and the sides of homes.
Remove weeds, mow lawns and plant flowers to create an attractive front garden.
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Consider renting a carpet cleaner or brightening up an old carpet or flooring with a rug.
Fresh paint can also make a big difference so if you have time and money, give rooms a quick paint.
Showcase your storage
Everyone loves having storage and it is one key element buyers are looking at.
The easiest way to make yours look more appealing is to declutter and organise. Store small items that look messy in baskets and containers. This will make spaces look larger.