If you are thinking of selling a property, maybe you should consider engaging an Interior Designer.
Why would you do that? Well, if you want to get the best price – then a home should be presented at its very best.
Smartly presented properties not only achieve the best prices, but also sell more quickly.
HOW CAN AN INTERIOR DESIGNER HELP?
Interior Designers are trained to create attractive, welcoming and functional homes. Their skills enable them to provide Home Staging services – which involve giving your home a facelift before putting it on the market.
The main purpose of Home Staging is to effect changes that will help make your property more desirable to potential buyers and enable them to imagine living in it.
WHAT IS THE PROCESS?
It could be anything from just decluttering and re-arranging the furniture, to fitting new kitchens and bathrooms.
Before putting a property up for sale, some improvements will be obvious – like getting the windows cleaned, mowing the lawn and tidying all around the house.
But interior Designers see things in a slightly different way. They have learnt by experience, usually over many years, the interior concepts that have widest appeal.
Designers can also achieve maximum impact by adding only a few of the right things.
Just a new paint colour, a budget rug, simple window treatments, lamps, bedside tables, a few cushions and a headboard transform this room.
Making it look welcoming and comfortable to be in.
HOW MUCH DOES HOME STAGING COST?
In addition to items purchased for the Staging, some Interior Designers charge a one-off fee, usually a percentage of budget spend. Others charge an hourly rate, anywhere between £30 – £100 per hour.
When a budget is agreed at the outset, the Designer’s fee can also by calculated and agreed as a firm price before any work begins.
Some items for the Staging, can also be obtained on short term hire.
IS IT WORTH THE COST?
If your property is not attracting offers – it almost certainly will be worth talking to an Interior Designer.
Initial consultations are usually free.
Developing more market interest in a property and agreeing to a deal at a good price could make the cost seem extremely worthwhile.