Whether you’re a homeowner or a real estate agent trying to make the best out of a property for sale, it pays to consider what property styling or home staging can do to make it easier – and more profitable – for you. Outsourcing to a professional and independent expert ensures the best outcome for the sale of the home.
This would be the most common question asked by home owners that have a property around 15+ years old. "Should I Renovate my home for Sale?
The definition of RENOVATE is to "restore, make good, repair, refurbish, rejuvenate, make new etc".
Spruce Ups which is a different way of saying cost effective "makeover", "renovation", "rejuvenation" etc. We often think that renovations will cost in the order of $100,000+. When infact they can be simple Spruce Ups or mini-renovations for around $20,000-50,000.
Many home owners with vacant properties face tough decisions on what they should be investing in when presenting their home for sale to maximise their sale value.
One of those decisions, is whether to place hire furniture in their home to stage their property for sale.
This case study by SpruceUps on the true cost of a vacant property to a home owner is a great example of the true losses a home owner will incur by leaving their property vacant.
It costs more in the long run to leave it vacant.
Vacant homes take twice as long to sell.
Vacant homes sell at a discount on the listing price.
Depersonalising a home for sale is when we remove all of our family photos, education certificates, religious items or any other personal art. By why do it?
Spring is in the air and sellers start to come out of the wood work ready to sell. It is a great time to sell as the gardens are looking their best, however our houses have taken a battering over the winter months and need a Spruce Up so you can get the most from the sale of your home....................
There are so many aspects to styling a property for sale, from cleaning, maintenance through to staging and styling ready for the first home open. But should we be proactive in creating extra ambience by brewing a pot of coffee, baking bread, burning candles or oils? Are these really beneficial?...............
Are you selling your home or an investment property? if you are, you want to sell it for the best price possible, and as quickly as possible too.
As a home owner we have our "rose coloured" glasses on and are styling our home to suit our taste rather than the potential buyer of your home. This is a common mistake by sellers who don't realise that staging a home for sale is more than "fluffing a cushion". As an expert I take you through a number of key fundamentals I work through with my clients so they know how to get the best presentation for maximum sale value.
If you are preparing to sell your home, you have undoubtedly wondered what makes some homes sell right away while others stay on the market for months at a time.
While location, price, and other considerations are always factors in how quickly a home sells, it is equally important to make sure the home is appealing to potential buyers with the use of hire furniture and property styling.
One of the common mistakes that sellers make is not thinking like a buyer when styling their property for sale in Perth. We tend to style to suit our taste, which may not always be the best styling solution. Incorrect and poor styling can lead to a loss of profit for a seller. As a seller you need to think like a buyer and consider many factors to ensure your styling hits your target market. Get this right and you will maximise your sale value by $10,000's in profit.
In preparing and styling your home for sale, one of the most cost-effective makeovers you can undertake for better home presentation is painting. Painting instantly freshens up the overall look and feel of your home. It can also help give your home a whole new different character with the right choice of colour....
The wrong colour can make your rooms much smaller than they really are.
Easy ways to pre-pack your home in preparation for home opens
Of all the preparations that can be done to get your home ready for sale, de-cluttering is one of the most important. I like to call it pre-packing, because de-cluttering can have an “overwhelming” feel for many people, especially those that are slight hoarders or have lived in their home for a long period.
Cleaning is the cheapest and most effective way to instantly transform your home from grime to shine. It will improve your property presentation for sale instantly.
Not everyone's levels of cleanliness are the same but when it comes to selling your home, there is a minimum standard Spruce Ups knows you must have - that is the property must "Shine, sparkle and scream clean".
Before you put up your home for sale, put on your heavy-duty gloves, get out the industrial strength vacuum cleaner, your sugar soap and othe products and get ready to do some serious major presale cleaning.
As a home seller, you should remember that first impressions last; cluttered family rooms, dusty sills, mouldy shower areas, unkempt kitchens and rundown patios can turn off your buyers at the get-go. Buyers will look at your spotty shower screen, brown stain in your toilet bowel, trapped insects in your light fixtures, or your moss covered paving and see that the present owners didn’t car.
The current rental market across Perth has slowed leaving some investors with empty properties and lower rents. However, there are always ways to improve the appeal of your rental property to ensure you get a tenant and a reasonable rental income.
Here are my 5 tips for investors to consider to improve the appeal of their investment property.
If you’re trying to sell your home or are working on your property styling, you might be considering an update of your kitchen. Older kitchens can make it more difficult to sell and decrease the amount you profit from the sale. Kitchen renovations or makeovers may seem like the answer—but there are differences between the two, and at Spruce Ups we know it’s important to be familiar with those differences before you start.
Everyone has real estate advice. Well-meaning family, friends, and even strangers often love sharing their ideas about preparing a home for sale—but those ideas aren’t always good ones. Here are some common myths about property staging.
Preparing to sell your home can seem like a monumental task, especially if you are dealing with years of accumulated memories, photos, furniture etc.
De-cluttering your home is the easiest and most effective way to prepare your home for sale that will provide the greatest return to you as a seller.
Hire furniture adds a distinctive difference to a vacant home. When you present a vacant home for sale, the majority of buyers will be unable to visualise how all that space can best be furnished and utilised. Empty spaces can sometimes make your home appear smaller than it actually is. Hire furniture can provide the perspective that your buyers need.
Property styling or home staging by a professional is all about identifying the features and the flaws of a home, an evaluation which may be done on a room-to-room basis or an overall point of view. Along with understanding any problem areas, home staging looks at maximising the key areas in the home when presenting it for sale.
There are so many Renovation Reality TV Programs on free and paid TV. But are they reality for the average renovator. We get caught up with the emotions around the beautiful furniture and accessories, the new kitchenand bathrooms. We forget that they have high budgets and are squeezing a lot of work into a very short period of time. They are also structural renovations rather than simple cosmetic renovations.
There is a formula that works and works well, but it requires effort from homeowners to make the formula work. Selling in under 4 weeks is a good outcome given the market conditions currently in Perth. The key to successful selling is sound property presentation for sale. Staging your home for sale is key to getting the emotional buyer to put an offer on paper.
The fact that home staging helps to sell a property cannot be denied; staged homes sell faster and for more money. Professional property home staging specialists are able to share simple and inexpensive tips to help homeowners set a good first impression.
One of the most common changes sellers can make to their home is painting.
It is like an instant face lift for the home and well worth the investment! BUT the next question is "What colour should I use?"
One of the most common mistakes that sellers make when prepaing their home for sale is the incorrect use of colour and paint. This can be a big disaster if you don't get it right. Too many sellers simply think of re-applying the same colour that they have had on their walls for 20 years, rather than taking the opportunity to update the look and feel.
Excited to be on the market, but after 3 weeks you realise that it is not going the way you hoped. Your agent is saying there is a lack of interest in your listing and the price needs to drop. How did that happen? They appraised it you went with them based on the appraisal price?
Your heart starts to sink and you start to question the whole strategy on your listing price. Well you are not alone. Every seller relies on their agent to provide the right price guide.
If wonder why some homes sell fast and others take forever to sell?
Generally it is because the presentation or the price is not meeting what the market thinks. So who determines the price of your home??????? Buyers, not real estate agents, not you and not your friends and family. However, your real estate agent is their to provide a guide range, which is your appraisal. So when you get your appraisal we all what to be at the higher end of that range and that is where Sprucing Up your home for Sale can make a huge difference.
It's a buyer market right now, but it once was a balanced market and a boom market. But the same question can be asked no matter what market you are trading in, when it comes to property.
Should I renovate?
If so, how much and what should I do would most likely be the next big questions. But many home buyers forgot one thing to ask themselves.......
Is this my "forever" home
Is it a "temporary" home?