You only get one opportunity to make a good first impression when it comes to selling your home and with over 80% of house buyers using property sourcing and location websites such as RightMove, Zoopla and PrimeLocation to find and pre-screen their next home, strong online appeal is just as critical as good kerb appeal to ensure your property stands out from the crowd.
All too often properties are left languishing on the property market for far too long, or sellers are advised by estate agent to reduce their sale price after 9 weeks in order to attract more viewings and/or favourable offers. It’s therefore critical to get interested buyers through your door within the first few weeks of your property hitting the open market in order to generate as much interest as possible and those all important offers. Failure to do so can be costly and often results in buyers being suspicious about why your property has not sold.
By engaging an experienced Property Stylist and Home Stager such as The Cornish House early on, we can often add thousands of pounds to your property’s sale price as buyers will always pay a premium for a property that has been staged and presented in ‘showroom condition’ and ready to move into.
By investing between 1% - 5% of your property’s value in styling and staging it ready for sale, you are more likely to sell your property faster and at the right price.
The average buyer makes their mind up about a property within the first 30 seconds of arriving at a viewing, so presentation is everything!
Unfurnished properties or those with empty rooms often take twice as long to sell compared to furnished properties as buyers find it difficult to connect with a property and/or struggle to see themselves living there if it feels sterile, unloved or not lived-in.
So much about selling a home is about buying into a lifestyle or aspirational living. Amazingly, 9 out of 10 buyers can’t see a property’s true potential if it hasn’t been styled and/or dressed for sale.
Here at The Cornish House, our Property Stylists have an exceptional eye for detail and are skilled at working with you to help you to see your home through buyer’s eyes.
It is our aim to make the most of what you already have in your property. However, if a property is unfurnished or needs additional styling to help redefine a space to ensure it appeals to the largest number of potential buyers, we are able to source hired furniture, accessories and assist or identify trades to help on any aesthetical improvements we believe would add value.
Our clients are always amazed how Property Styling works out to be so much more cost effective than any drop in sale price. So much so, we have a number of clients that come back time again to utilise our services prior to their property being placed on the open market.
Whether you plan to undertake the work yourself or require expert assistance on how to go about it, the next step is to book a home consultation with The Cornish House. This process commences with a walk through of the property in question so a detailed report can be compiled providing examples of how it may be improved, a plan of action on how to tackle it and the associated costs involved.
If you would like more information, please feel free to get in touch with The Cornish House via our Contact Page.
"Stillwater", a four bedroom cottage style property, had been built to mirror and compliment some of the period residence in the beautiful, picturesque village of Appleby. The owners purchased the property some 20 years ago and it had been a fabulous family home that held many happy memories. The owners, now in their mid-sixties, wanted to retire, down-size and move alittle nearer to the coast.
'Stillwater' is an example of the perfect family sized property and attracted a number of viewings when first placed on the open market nearly 2 years ago, but no reasonable offers followed. Frustrated by the distinct lack of interest in their home, the vendors contacted The Cornish House to help them understand what might be holding back their sale and how Property Styling might help.
Please see before and after photos below. Photo credit: EA Ben Cade.
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