Property expert shares the secrets to staging your home to increase your sale price

One thing that we will never rush in the process of listing a property on the market is “staging”.

Staging a house simply means presenting a property in such a way that it is market ready. When we’ve lived in a property for a duration of time, we sometimes forget how it has become a home. The parts that make it feel like a home, like your children’s art, family photos or a blanket made by your grandmother are special to you, but not necessarily to someone else.

When someone views a property they want to be able to imagine their couch in the sitting room or their favourite artwork in the hallway. In order for us to facilitate this, we need to create an atmosphere for a viewer to visualise this.

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It’s time to get rid of that extra chair, broken toys or gifts that you’re never going to use. Not only is a de-clutter one of the most important things to do in preparing your house for viewings, but it also is valuable for your move. Remember, you are going to be moving to a new space and doing this will make it far less stressful. When showing homes we also want to be able to open back doorways and have the ability to walk around a space. Unnecessary furniture and decorations impact on this.


Now that you’ve de-cluttered, you may notice that certain areas need a touch up. Hallways and doors are areas that get a lot of wear and tear, and may require a freshen up to make the space look like it’s in the best condition. A neutral palette is

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