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    What is Home Staging?

    Sometimes it doesn’t take much to make your home attractive to potential buyers. Use home staging techniques. The sale will be made more quickly and at a better price. Here are some simple yet effective staging tips that will help you put all the odds on your side.

    Many people confuse interior design with Home Staging. The latter is real estate staging, practiced with the aim of selling one’s property in the best conditions. The Home Staging is a selling method imported from the United States, which is proving itself in many countries. It helps to set a property apart from the competition. As we know, it is the first impression that counts. This principle is also valid in the field of real estate, whether via photos or during a visit on site. Through Home Staging, potential buyers can easily project themselves into a home that is not yet theirs.

     

    The keys to success

    You can indulge in Home Staging yourself. However, some people use a decorator or interior designer, who gives them “objective” advice on how to improve their property. The principles of Home Staging can be summarized as follows: tidy up, depersonalize and repair. This is common sense: a big flowered wallpaper, a messy children’s room or a cluttered living room will act as a deterrent. No one wants to move into a home that is not their own. The goal of Home Staging is to appeal to the widest range of buyer profiles. That is why, despite our personal tastes, it is preferable to opt for a sober, modern and refreshed universe. The visitor’s eye should focus on the spaces and not on the objects. The essential elements of Home Staging are met if an apartment or house for sale presents itself as a well-groomed hotel suite.

     

    The steps of Home Staging

    #1 Clean up and depersonalize

    First, unnecessary furniture and knick-knacks are removed; kitchen appliances or those that are a bit bulky are carefully tucked away out of sight. This reveals the volume of each room. The property will then appear more spacious. It also means removing family photos, mementos and other personal items (hygiene products for example).

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    #2 Refresh and repair.

    A well-maintained home reassures the buyer. But it doesn’t have to be a big expense. An effective Home Staging is about doing better with less. A few paint jobs, new wallpaper, or refinished flooring are often all it takes to transform a property and make it look nice. Buyers pay a lot of attention to the kitchen and the bathroom. So don’t hesitate to give them a makeover. Repainting a kitchen can radically transform it. There are now economical wallpapers to put on bathroom tiles (walls and floors). These coatings – suitable for wet rooms – create a stunning effect. They can also be used to give a new look to the kitchen credenza. Changing the taps and handles of furniture or windows brings a modern touch without great expense.

     

    #3 Arrange the space

    Get rid of old-fashioned furniture in favor of practical, functional furniture. Locations can be rearranged, to encourage volume and circulation. Clear the windows and get rid of furniture that is too high, which tends to “eat” light.

     

    #4 Decorate and illuminate your home

    Investing in a few beautiful objects, such as a lamp, picture, mirror or table, is often worth it. A judiciously arranged bouquet of flowers adds a touch of life. Light is an important factor: make sure every room is well lit, either naturally or with the right fixtures.

     

    #5 Harmonize the whole

    In order to reach as many buyers as possible, you need to find the right balances. Light tones, especially on the walls, are to be preferred. A few splashes of color here and there, however, can enhance the space. But make sure that the eye is not assaulted by garish hues. Replace your old curtains with simple, uncluttered ones. It’s a small investment that makes a big difference.

     

    #6 Photograph your property

    There’s nothing like quality photos to sublimate a home. Beautiful pictures make it easier to sell. According to professionals, this corresponds to three times more clicks on a digital ad.

    By applying the codes of Home Staging, your home will not stay on the market for long: you will have created the crush!!

     

    Websites

    Bozeen – interior design – www.bozeen.ch

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