With home staging on the rise, it’s becoming less likely to see a property on the market that the vendor has styled themselves.
However, one thing we do still see quite a lot is empty rooms. This can pose a big risk to the saleability of your property and in some instances, be even more detrimental then a poor styling job.
Here are the top 5 reasons to never show an empty space to buyers.
1. You risk making a big space feel smaller
If there is nothing in the room, it is difficult to comprehend the scale of the room, so even a large space may not be appreciated for its size.
2. The buyer can’t imagine living there
Potential buyers will not be able to imagine how the furniture will fit or look like. Unsure people will not proceed to a purchase.
3. It’s easier to spot the cons and miss the pros
If the room is empty, it is natural for the buyer to concentrate on the negative sides of the house or even under-appreciate a beautifully designed flowing space.
To make a great first impression, it is necessary to keep their focus away from the cons and really emphasise the highlights of the home.
4. Negative thoughts about the previous homeowners
When presenting an empty space, you run the risk of buyers becoming distracted by other thoughts.
They could start wondering about previous owners and what happened to them; why they are selling their house? This may lead them to lose interest or offer a lower price, thinking that the owner is in need.
5. They don’t see the property as a home
Finally, it is very important to remember that most people don’t want to buy a house, they search for a home.
Home staging can create the romantic bridge between the buyer and the house by establishing an emotional connection. Smart styling and accessorising can make your house feel warm and welcoming to potential buyers.
There you have it, the 5 reasons to never leave a room empty when going to market.
Consider working with your old furniture if having your property fully styled is not an option – you can update it with a fresh coat of paint and new hardware. Just never leave the space bare!
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