Property website Zoopla has estimated that around 373,000 property sales have been put on hold during lock down. If you now wish to sell your home, there will be many potential enthusiastic buyers around soon. However, how will you ensure they buy your home not someone else’s?
As many of our clients have proved, hiring Elizabeth Styles Interiors to stage and decorate their property to lure in potential buyers has meant they get a higher sale price when they sell, and in a cooling property market, it will definitely clinch the sale.
Statistics prove that an interior designed and staged home will sell for 8% more than a non-staged one. On an average property worth £220,094, that is an extra £17,607, or on a £700,000 home, it’s a massive £56,000.
In a recovering market, your property needs to stand out to sell. So, here at Elizabeth Styles Interiors we believe it is so important that your home is properly staged and designed, both inside and out, before engaging an Estate Agent who will take those all-important photographs and arrange viewings.
The theory is simple: potential buyers aren’t just looking for a house: they are looking for a home. A staged home helps a potential buyer imagine your home as their own. It increases desirability and their willingness to pay for it. That is why property developers invest in show homes.
For Jonathan and Catherine Smith, who are in their 40s and live on the Gower, hiring Elizabeth Styles Interiors was “an eye-opening experience”. We had been recommended Elizabeth’s services from a friend.
“Our town house has three bedrooms and two reception rooms. Elizabeth, on her visit pointed out that the property would suit a family,” says Jonathan.
“However, as it is just the two of us living in it, the way we had the rooms set up didn’t give that impression at all.” “To get the best price for the property, we knew we had to take Elizabeth’s advice and appeal to buyers with kids.” “The first thing she suggested was clear out the formal dining room to create a family room, Elizabeth sourced some fabulous wallpaper, paint and new child-friendly furniture to create the WOW factor.” “She also suggested a new look for our hall, which was practical, welcoming and with lots of beautiful storage units, so it was kid friendly, together with some amazing new soft furnishings to add impact to our other rooms.” “It looked so good, we almost didn’t want to leave!”
Jonathan and Catherine’s house, was listed in September for £695,000. The couple are thrilled with the impact of the interior improvements Elizabeth made. “We spent around £4,500 on Liz’s fee to get the right look to sell our house. However, we know it was worth it. The photographs looked amazing on the website and in the first week we had eight viewings, and we received an offer of the full asking price within a fortnight.” “The buyers, didn’t even quibble on price they just wanted it so much, Elizabeth was right they were a family and without these changes our property would definitely not have commanded the asking price straight away.”
“The advice from Elizabeth really added value to our home and showed us how important it is to market your home when you sell,” he says. “Having someone with an unbiased opinion walk through your home will give you a new perspective and get the prospective buyers through the front door.”