The benefits of staging your property professionally

Posted on 19th June 2015

Our guest blogger is Edge Property Staging outlining why it's so important to stage your property in order to sell it quickly and for the best price


Decision made! You’ve decided to put your house on the market and move on to the next part of your life?!  Easy; the For Sale board goes up, a quick tidy and in no time at all those full asking price offers will be streaming in.

Right?  Wrong!

Maybe, if we were still living in the early 2000’s, but those days are gone.  Buyers in today's market are expecting much more for their hard earned cash so sellers/vendors must work that little bit harder to secure the price they are looking for, and it's all about first impressions!

90% of potential buyers view properties online first, and this is where the very first impression is made.  Having your property advertised online is all about attracting as many potential buyers as possible. To do this your property must look its absolute best in all of its photographs.  It needs to stand out from the other hundreds of properties online for the right reasons.  Get that right and you are sure to get more viewings!

So you have a viewing booked in…

Did you know that the average viewing in the UK takes between just 3 - 16 minutes!  That's just 3 -16 minutes to sell your property and just to make things a little more 'interesting' 90% of buyers admit they can not see past dirt and clutter!  Yet 63% of buyers are prepared to pay more for a move in ready property.  Just three reasons why fully preparing your property for market is essential if you want to achieve your asking price.

Tackling these ‘issues' is more simple than you think and can be of benefit to the moving process in more ways than one.

Using a home stager helps you fully prepare your property for market, addressing any issues that could potentially deter a buyer and creates a show home feel.  This maximises your property’s appeal to the biggest number of buyers.

Professionally staged properties can sell for 10-15% more than non staged properties in the same area.  They sell quicker too, on average in just 42 days. Non-staged properties can take on average 198 days.    

So… Decision made?  Everything covered?  House prepared?  All statistics considered?  Is your  property market ready?

Written for Venture Properties by EDGE Property Staging, Darlington