DIY: 6 WAYS TO GET SPRING READY

What happens in the property market at spring time may not be something new to you. The season not only brings an abundance of colours from nature; it also brings in a flock of home sellers, prospective buyers, and real estate agents. The diaspora they create is enough to trigger movement in the property market. That’s not a surprise; in spring, a lot of properties go on to the market. And if you’re really hands-on about presenting your property to potential buyers, you can very well use these presentation tips straight from the desk of Belinda Grundy, founder of BG Property Styling.

Walk your property – in the buyer’s shoes

BGPS - Mosman - Exterior

Walk around your property like a buyer and ask yourself, “is this going to be my next home?”

Buyers are super critical about costs but are also particular about value. For this reason, walk around your property and take note of the things that need to be repaired, replaced, or styled. Be very meticulous because you won’t only have one pair of eyes coming over to check your property. If you want, you can enlist the help of a property stylist in your area so you’ll get professional opinion. If not, your friend, who is always honest, may be able to help. Then again, always think about yourself as the potential buyer and ask, “is this going to be my next home?”

Give your home a makeover

BGPS - Lynwood - Living Room

Styling or renovating your home is value-added work.

It is true that this stage seems to involve spending. But think about this: if you only renovate the garden, it may add value to your home anywhere from double to ten times. But if you add carpets, hire furniture, and repaint the walls for a price of $9,000, for example, you can add up to $30,000 in potential returns! For this reason, you can work with styling companies like BG Property Styling to help you gather manpower and resources to implement makeover procedures to maximise the value and returns from your property.

 

Take a snapshot

BGPS - Grover - Deck

Professional photography helps showcase the best features of your home.

When it comes to photos, size does matter, but quality images are better. Enlist the services of a professional photographer for quality images. The vividness of quality photos is one of the motivators that drive buyers to inspect a property. But before the camera begins rolling, make sure that your home is staged and that the places to be photographed are well-lit. BG Property Styling is known to take “Before” and “After” photos. It’s one way of showcasing prospective buyers the craft and a property’s potential for maximised investment.

Study your audience

Study your audience: what do they want, and what do they need?

In short, you need to know who your buyers are. First, think about what your buyers want. Second, think about their expectations from your property. And third, think about how you can show them that you’re the only one who can provide what they want. Do research on the following groups: first-time home buyers that are couples, young families, mature families, Empty Nesters, and single adults. Figure out how you may adapt your presentation strategy to each of them or to all of them at the same time (yes, it happens).

Depersonalise your home

Depersonalise your home: remove anything that points to you as the owner.

Your personal collection of antiques may have captivated your friends, however, this time, the spotlight is on your buyer. It will always be better to set aside the things that reflect your personality in the home and settle with contemporary neutral themes, decors, and home accessories. This way, your buyers will be able to visualise themselves living in your home. If a buyer’s vision of himself fits perfectly with the amenities in your home, you’ll have greater chances of closing a sale.

Be Open House Ready

Be Open House Ready: get help when you need it.

This is it! This is the moment when you’re expected to wow your audience and get at as many people as possible to be interested in your property. When this day comes, make sure everything is spotlessly clean, completely tidy, and staged.

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BG Property Styling is a business that specialises in the entire process of property makeovers – from conceptualisation to post-market evaluation, we do it all. If you find property presentation a little challenging, feel free to consult with us so we can achieve your goals in no time. With spring time just around the corner, we’ll help you find the right buyer for your home. After all, we have the vision you can trust. You can send us an email to info@bgpropertyservices.com.au. Our phone number is 02 9986 0524.