When a buyer views a property they need to connect with it, they need to view it in its best possible light.
Staging a home is about bringing the buyer to the best parts of the property first and making sure they spend as little time as possible in areas of the home that are not the feature.
Consequently, for staging to be most effective, it needs to direct the traffic flow of potential buyers during property inspections. Here are the top five things you must consider when placing your furniture for open home inspections:
Tip 1 – Unless it is a dedicated media space, the TV does not have to be the focal point of the room.
Tip 2 – Try not to close living spaces off with a ‘square’ of lounges. Make sure that as you enter a room there is an open space visible, not just the backs of lounges.
Tip 3 – For nearly all occasions (there are some exceptions) when you enter a bedroom the bed should be the first thing you see.
Tip 4 – Allow a width of 80-to-120cm in traffic areas, so two people can pass one another without bumping into each other.
Tip 5 – Make sure the furniture in the living spaces is set up — where possible — to funnel people towards the highlight of the property. For example: the view, the kid-safe backyard, the garden and/or the chef’s kitchen.