Selling your house quickly is surely more desirable than waiting several months for the buyer.
It is something that you need to settle quickly and get the money from the sale put aside, so you can move on with your plans, projects or relocation.
Here we discuss the top home staging mistakes people make, and how to avoid them.
1. Too Much Furniture
While having some nice furniture pieces is important, it is equally important not to overdo it.
If there is too much furniture, you will probably give the prospective buyer the wrong message.
Some might think that you are trying to hide away imperfections on the walls.
Besides, too much furniture will make the space in the rooms look smaller, and it might even lead to a cluttered look.
2. Space Mistakes
The space inside the house is important.
Prospective buyers want a house to be spacious, however too much interior space might make some buyers worry that the house is too big for them.
Very large spaces might pose problems to be furnished, and some buyers might prefer a smaller space area that offers a cosier and more intimate atmosphere.
3. Making It Too Personalised
You want a potential buyer to imagine the house as his or her own.
So try to avoid leaving too many personal items around as these might alienate a buyer from it.
So make it a point to declutter, remove any frames with photos, as well as pets.
Any avoid any personalised styling or custom installations that you may think are cool and unique, but a buyer may feel are too quirky and just too weird.
4. Neglecting Essential Improvements & Fixes
Some sellers commit the mistake of neglecting certain defects that must be addressed
They do not want to spend time, effort or money on such improvements and fixes, yet these could be a deal breaker for many buyers.
Most dents in walls, cracks in ceilings, scratches on walls, and other eyesores will leave a bad impression on buyers.
In most instances, certain fixes will only cost a little money and not that much time, but they will make a big improvement on the overall look of the house.
5. Lack of Contrasting Features
Contrasts make a big difference and a lasting impact on a home visitor.
Ideally, stick to a neutral palette as much as possible, so as not to go overboard in your contrasting decor.
However some elements of contrast will make for an interesting visual impact.
6. Lack of Fresh, Clean Ambiance
Apart from keeping the house as clean and tidy as possible, it is also important to freshen up the air and the ambiance.
Many sellers forget to use air fresheners, place a vase of flowers, or a bowl of fruit.
These are small things that matter and that really make a difference.
7. Overlooking Scale & Proportion
A buyer will want to see a house so as to consider how it can fit into his or her lifestyle and tastes.
So, your furniture should be of a size that does not make a negative impact in this.
For instance, if the room is really spacious but the furniture you have in it is smallish and limited, the visual impact is going to be off balance.
So do try to keep your proportions in check when furnishing rooms.
8. Make Sure Rooms Serve a Function
Some sellers forget the importance of ensuring that each room shows that it is meant for a purpose.
Whether it be a home office, a store or box room, a study area or a playroom, every room in the house needs to have a set purpose so sellers can visualise their own lives in the same space.
9. Not Enough Attention to Your Target Market
When staging your house, you should bear in mind that there is a target audience.
Ask yourself, what types of buyers are most likely to be interested in your house?
If it is a small studio flat, you will need to target single persons, whereas if the house is large then you will do well to target families with kids.
Also consider your demographic.
With your target audience in mind, decorate and furnish your house properly.
Young families and single persons will most likely love modern and contemporary decor.
If on the other hand you live in an area which is more likely to attract middle aged people and elderly persons, then go for a more traditional look.
Moving and trying to sell a house fast is not an easy feat.
The longer you take to sell your house, the more problematic and stressful it will become for you and your family.
You probably have the house removals issue at the back of your mind, buying new furniture, decorating your new house, and obviously, you are looking forward to settle in as soon as possible.
So, in order to fast forward the process of selling your current house, you should put in effort as well as bear in mind some tips to stage it properly.
This will increase the chances that prospective buyers who see your adverts and come for a house visit, feel urged to buy it.