Overseas research indicates that home staging, de-cluttering and depersonalising a home can achieve higher sale prices and decrease time on the market.
Home-staging is making the move from television shows to the mainstream with more and more property owners clearing out and dressing up their homes in order to sell. It's all about making your home as inviting as possible so other people can envisage themselves living there.
Paul McKenzie from Real Estate NZ insists that in a competitive real estate market, home-staging is an essential tool to help you get the best price possible.
"Home staging is crucial. It's an essential marketing tool to achieve the best possible price in the fastest time."
He explains the psychology behind home-staging and why it helps to entice buyers for your home. According to McKenzie, de-personalising and de-cluttering your home "helps potential buyers see where they can put their own personal touches and where they can imagine their own furniture.
Overseas research indicates that home staging, de-cluttering and depersonalising a home can add a lot more value to a home when you're selling it. If you have the budget, professional home-staging companies, like Polished provide both the furniture and decor to help you stage your home, as well as expert advice on making your home appealing to buyers.
"You wouldn't sell a dirty car to someone, you'd generally clean it out first."