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Should I Refurbish My Property Before Home Staging?

Are you looking to sell your property and want to make a fantastic impression on potential buyers? You're in the right place! Home staging is the magic wand you wave to transform your property into a desirable home. But here's the big question: should you refurbish your property before home staging is carried out?

Let's delve into the options available to you!




The First Impression Is a Lasting One

We’ve said it before, and it's true, so we’ll say it again! The first impression of your property can make or break a deal. Whether you want to entice buyers to book a viewing through the online photos or wow them at an open house, a well-maintained and nicely staged home can do wonders.


When to Refurbish

Refurbishing your property can involve making small to big changes, such as simply painting a room to fitting a sparkling new kitchen. The important ones are those that make significant improvements to the building or specific room. It may include repainting, replacing outdated fixtures, or even replacing old flooring. Don’t let the thought of DIY put you off though, as these are all services we can organise and carry out for you, if you don’t want to take on the hard work or project management yourself. These simple yet effective changes can greatly enhance the property's appearance and functionality. Just don’t fall into the trap of making changes for the sake of it. In order to make a profit on the sale of your property, we can help guide you on how to spend your budget wisely – including where to invest and where to save.


Refurbishing and Staging: A Power Couple


1. Boosting Your Property’s Value

A minor refurbishment, when done right, can increase the market value of your property. Getting rid of dated patterns and colours and adding a fresh coat of paint or updating the floorings can create an appealing atmosphere that attracts buyers. The less the buyer feels they will have to do or spend on the property once it is theirs, the more they’ll be willing to offer to purchase the property.


2. Targeting the Right Audience

When you understand your potential buyer's needs and preferences, you can tailor your refurbishing and staging strategies to appeal directly to them. For example, if you're selling a family home, consider creating a children's playroom, study or a cosy family snug. We can help you determine what kind of buyers will be interested in your property and provide home staging to create a lifestyle that appeals to the right demographic.


3. Showing the Potential

Refurbishing prior to staging being carried out allows you to showcase what your property can really offer. By adding modern elements, you give buyers a vision of what their future home might look like and you take away their fears of having to spend a lot of money on the property as soon as they get the keys.




When Refurbishing Is NOT Necessary

While refurbishing has many benefits, it’s certainly not essential for every property. In some cases, some simple cleaning, along with thoughtful staging, can do the trick.


1. Limited Budget

If your budget doesn't allow for refurbishing, fear not! Professional staging could still transform your property into a sought-after living space and help to hide a multitude of flaws, including scuffs on the walls and marks on the floor. But, we’ll always be honest with you if we don’t think your property is suitable for staging alone.


2. New or Recently Renovated Properties

For properties that are new or have been recently renovated, additional refurbishing is usually unnecessary. We tend to focus on staging to highlight the existing features.


Tips to Make the Most Out of Refurbishing and Staging


Consult Professionals: An expert's eye can catch what you might overlook. Consulting with a home staging professional can be a wise investment.


Do Your Research: Understand your target audience, local market trends, and the likely return on investment for the changes you are considering.


Be Mindful of the Time: Planning a refurbishment and home staging requires time. Be sure to allow enough room in your schedule for each stage of the process.




Conclusion

Refurbishing your property before carrying out home staging can be a winning strategy, but it is not always necessary. The decision should align with your property's needs, the targeted audience, your budget, and the potential return on investment.


By giving your property the attention it deserves and choosing the right combination of refurbishment and staging, you're setting the stage for success.


If you’d like a free consultation to discuss your property’s home staging needs, we’d love to hear from you, so please get in touch!


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