Christmas is just around the corner, but time is of the essence for anyone looking to sell their home before the festive season kicks in. Here's our list of ten top tips to help sell your property.
- Consider your target market. Who is the property aimed at? Furnishing specifications must complement and enhance the property itself -- not devalue it.
- Consider the character of the property, and ensure the colours and textures are in keeping with it. A lick of paint and a few added accessories can make all the difference to the feel of a property.
- Make sure that each room portrays its function and ensure each room creates a lifestyle. If you have an empty spare room it is important to try and fill it in order to showcase the room and the property to its full potential, showing buyers what the room could be used for. This is particularly important with larger houses.
- Move furniture around to define spaces and function in open-planned living areas and in small rooms. Take into account the available space and light. For example, do not block a window with a sofa, and so cut off natural light.
- Keep furniture away from walls to enhance the feeling of space.
- Ensure there is enough space for traffic flow and that viewers can easily work their way to the interesting parts of the room.
- Add fresh flowers to give life to your space.
- Where possible, use textured fabrics in upholstery and soft furnishings to create luxury and interest.
- No matter how big or small, ensure that each room has a focal point to give the viewer something to remember. This is particularly important in awkward shaped rooms.
- Consider the likely outcome. If the property is likely to attract a tenant as opposed to a buyer, is the furniture durable for tenancies? Furniture can be used as a negotiation tool, allowing the property to be marketed as unfurnished and furnished, widening the target market for the most desirable tenant.
Source: Fully Furnished, one of the UK's leading furnishing solutions provider to the property industry.