Title: The top staging tips for selling your home this winter

If you are looking to sell your property this winter, then you may be worried about creating the right look and feel to attract the most buyers. Here we take an in-depth look at how you can stage your property to make it appealing to various different potential buyers. Don’t forget to consult with your local Balgores Gravesend branch for more tips and inspiration this season.

It has been said that buyers entering a property for the first time, will make a decision on whether it is right for them in just the first 10 seconds. This means that you will need to create an incredibly welcoming and stylish first impression to fully captivate them.

Making the perfect first impression

Making the perfect first impression on potential buyers could mean the difference between a sale and a ‘no thank you’ in this fast-paced property market. You should look at all the areas throughout your home that potential buyers will encounter first. This includes:

Your front garden and driveway – when potential buyers first pull up to your driveway, what will they see? A messy and damaged front garden may put some people off. Simple weeding, garden maintenance and a lick of paint to your fences could create a welcoming first impression.

Front door – your front door is another important first point of interest for buyers. Older doors can be fully painted, and you can replace your door hardware with shiny new ones at very little cost. A shiny new letterbox and brass doorknob can completely revamp your door.

Entrance hallway – as buyers move through to the hallway, you should try to ensure that this looks and feels like a welcoming space. Be mindful about pet odours and decor in this area. Clever use of mirrors, radiator covers, and home scents can completely change your potential buyers perspective.

Declutter and reorganise your space

It goes without saying that buyers will be more likely to purchase a home if they can see the full potential that it offers. Maximise floor space and storage areas by decluttering and tidying. This doesn’t have to be perfect, but a tidy and ‘lived-in’ feel will always help to captivate buyers.

The devil is in the details

Go around your home with a fine-tooth comb and start to think from a potential buyer’s perspective. Would you want to see cracks in the paster, holes or damage that may ring alarm bells? These things can often be easily fixed with the help of a handyman.

Don’t forget to complete those little tasks that you may have been putting off. Hang curtain poles and dress your windows with stylish drapes nd nets. This will help to create a warm and welcoming appearance and a homely feel.

Keep things neutral

Don’t be afraid to use the odd feature wall here and there, but generally speaking it is a safer bet to stick to neutral shades. Neutral colours can help make a space look larger and brighter. This allows potential buyers to envision themselves living here.

Clare Louise