22 Aug Papillon is Again Featured on Domain: How to Turn Deal-Breakers into Selling Points
Are you considering selling this Spring? Get a jump on the Spring market and stand out from your competitors with Papillon Styling & Renovations. If you are planning to put up your property on the market this spring, our friends in business, Domain, wrote how you can overcome deal-breakers into selling points when preparing a property for sale.
Every home owner putting their property on the market wants to achieve the best price, and more often than not it’s about creating an emotional connection between potential buyers and the home.
“In the first 20 seconds of walking into a property, a buyer has decided whether or not they can see themselves living there,” said Hayley Foots from The Inspired Space Albury.
“It is a hugely emotional decision. Once we fall in love with that perfect house, we’ll do whatever it takes to make it ours.”
So what problems do home stagers and stylists face when preparing a house for sale?
“Some of our biggest challenges have included lack of functionality with floor plans particularly in older homes, creating light in dark spaces, lack of maintenance, furniture that’s not to scale for the space and substantial amounts of wear and tear to a property,” said Foot.
Here’s what home stagers do to overcome these challenges and help boost the sale price of a property.
Awkward floor plans
Belinda Woolrych from Papillon Styling and Renovations says inconvenient room layouts can create challenges.
“Clever layout of furnishings can work but, if required, reconfiguring a floor plan may reap rewards worth many times the spend,” she said.
“Repurposing rooms to create a better space is quite an exciting challenge. We will sometimes find dead spaces in a home where we can create an additional ‘room’, for example a study nook, or additional living area. I have often created higher ROI [return on investment] where this can be achieved.”
Foots says getting the layout of the home right is a crucial part of staging. Sometimes all it requires is showing potential buyers what’s possible, as this styled home shows.