Home staging is a way to prepare a house for sale.

By using professional cleaning, repair, and decoration home staging aims to make the house appear larger, brighter, cleaner, and more inviting to potential buyers. Professional stagers use high level design skills to appeal to a buyer’s senses. Any number of techniques can come into play from rearranging furniture into a larger visual concept, to paint, showcasing fine fabrics, putting drapes on windows, and adding pieces like bookcases or shelves to bring attention to particular areas. Either way the goal is to show a house in use so buyers are more encouraged than they would be seeing a vacant house.

So you have decided to place your home on the market. What is the best course of action to help change that For Sale sign to Sold?

After price and location, the buyer’s perception of a home is next, and that first impression is formed within minutes of walking through your property.

Staging a home for sale can be the key to selling successfully. The goal is to appeal to as many buyers as possible and in the process achieve the highest price. First, remember you are selling a house not a home, potential buyers need to see a blank canvas where their personal items will fit in, so that means taking yours out.

“People are selling a product and we help them to best package that product, Clontarf Interiors offers an initial consultancy service from €260, right up to complete staging service to include redecoration and furniture for outdated and unfurnished properties.

If you cannot afford a professional stager, ask a friend with a good eye to be completely honest, and take all suggestions and criticisms on the chin. How much you spend on your staging should be in direct proportion to the asking price so discuss this with your agent.

 “About €5,000 should cover a simple staging for a small property”.


Please contact us to find out more about Home Staging your property.
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