So you are planning to sell that villa you had bought a year ago, but it’s just empty as the developer left it for you; will it get sold anytime soon? Well, your property will be similar to hundreds of other properties for sale, why would anyone be interested in your villa? In order to grab the interest of buyers, one must prepare and present one’s property in a way that highlights all the purposes, different areas of the house could be used for.
In a nutshell, preparation and presentation are the keys to a quick sale for a better price. So here are some ideas to help you sell your property in no time.
Create a Balanced Space
Remember to make a detailed floor plan complete with dimensions of each room and offer it to the buyers so they can see clearly what they’re getting. It is an essential part of home staging. This will allow buyers to envision their furniture in each room. Many real estate agents say house hunters open cabinets in rooms, bathrooms and kitchen. So, clear the clutter and clean out your cabinets. Storage sells houses — show your buyers that you have ample of that.
Memorable First Impression
Make sure to have clutter free stairways and foyers. If the property is messy and shabby, it will cast a bad impression. We recommend clearing the space and adding a little colour to everything. Get rid of the old apartment-grade window blinds. Replace them with new window treatments that are an easy and inexpensive fix and can change a room dramatically. Forget those floor-to-ceiling mirrors. They don’t make rooms look bigger, they only make it look outdated.
Roomy and airy houses always attract buyers. To make a room appear bigger, you will need to paint it the same colour as the neighbouring room. If you have a small dining room and kitchen, experts say a seamless look will make both rooms feel like one big space. Painting the walls with the same colour as the draperies may also give the illusion of more space while simultaneously providing a seamless and sophisticated look. If your casings and doors look old and outdated, give them a fresh coat of white paint. It will give your entire house a cleaner and contemporary look.
Don’t Overcrowd Rooms
With the painting done, you need to add furniture to highlight the purpose of each room. Try not to overcrowd a room with furniture that is too large for space as it will only make the room appear cramped and small.
Narrow spaces could do with shelves as they can add depth to make a room feel larger. Painting the shelves with the same colour as the walls can create an illusion of depth. If you have large rooms with large windows we recommend using large-patterned window treatments because small patterns tend to disappear in a large room.
Create Serene Bedrooms
The bedrooms should be comfortable and welcoming. Creating a relaxing setting with luxurious linens and soft colours will make potential homebuyers to sit back and relax. Here again, if you don’t have money to buy a new bed with a mattress, just do down the markets in Deira and buy a bed frame with an inexpensive air mattress. Dress it up with neutral-patterned bedding and you are good to go.
Dubai is all about green lifestyle and usage of eco-friendly materials for home staging may turn out to be an excellent idea. Home buyers around the globe are willing to pay more for a home that is considered green. We recommend using cork flooring as it is extremely durable and costs about half the price of hardwood flooring. Plastering walls is another eco-friendly option considered as a big seller among home stagers in Dubai. It is a natural material that resists dust and fingerprints. Since it soaks moisture, it can also work great in damp environments such as bathrooms.
Assign Awkward Spaces a Function
Give awkward spaces a function. Adding wall-to-wall shelves and a desk in an attic bedroom can turn it into a private office. This utilisation of an awkward space adds value to the home may turn out to be a feature potential buyers might surely remember.
Repurpose Your Resources
Home staging can be very expensive if you are not careful with your shopping. We recommend salvaging old materials to save money. The idea is to repurpose old junk. You can use strips of hardwood flooring to make an excellent fence. Cut down pieces of old laminate countertops to make shelves and turn old doors into headboards. It all requires a bit of creativity and you can stage your home utilising things most people just throw away.
Although it is not very common to furnish the kitchen with appliances but if you invest in a new cooktop, stove or refrigerator, you will be able to get a better return on your investment, or if you are planning to put your property up for rent, you’ll be able to convince the potential tenants, to go for your property over the one next door, because they’ll save on buying new appliances. . Believe it or not, but sellers recoup every penny they spend on appliances. Remember, stainless steel looks great in the kitchen, but not when it’s covered in fingerprints. Mix one part vinegar with one part water and wipe with a clean cloth to make stainless steel objects good as new.