I’ve recently talked about the benefits of home staging and of using professional photography to sell your home. But what about when you do BOTH? How powerful can staging your property AND having high quality professional photos be? So today I thought I would SHOW you the difference that it makes and how it can a) help you achieve the best price when you sell and b) sell your home in the shortest time frame. Having your property presented in the best possible way to appeal to the widest range of buyers and having professional photos that then show it off in the best light are KEY to getting plenty of viewings. Plenty of viewings = plenty of offers = the best selling price, in the shortest time frame.
This is a real life case study of a property in Harlow which had previously been on the market with another local estate agent for several weeks. It’s a beautiful home and it certainly should have sold quickly. We brought in our professional home stager, the lovely Amanda Brown of www.propertybydesign.net who helped the owners to present their home in the best way. This included adding some colour with accessories and new wallpaper in two rooms, changing the layout of some of the rooms and generally brightening the main rooms of the house with fresh flowers. We offer home staging free of charge to all our clients as we know how absolutely valuable it is and how it can really add value to a property – not to mention how it can help even the most difficult of properties to sell.
Once our clients had finished staging their home and they were ready, we came back with our professional photographer who took simply beautiful photos of the house. Photos that had warmth, were taken from the best angles and had a creative flair – THAT is what sells houses. As so many buyers now go straight for the property photos on Rightmove, you need to make sure they make a great first impression.
Here are some of the before and after photos – I am sure you will agree there is an enormous difference! It’s partly down to the way the property is staged but also the quality of photography has a big part to play too. Using a professional photographer is worth it!
We’ve only just put this property on the market so we shall have to wait and see how quickly it sells but I have no doubt it will be snapped up quickly after the open day as do most of our properties!
Are you moving home, and would like a free home staging consultation? Then give us a call or drop us an email to book – our number is 01279 719193.
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