Top tips - how to stage your home for a good sale

PUBLISHED 26 SEP 2018   

Top tips - how to stage your home for a good sale

A well-staged home on show day could make all the difference when you sell your property - but how do you go about it? Here are some top tips for a successful sale.

Seeing is believing - and when it comes to property in Cape Town, seeing is buying.

If you’re planning to put your home on the market soon, knowing how to stage your property could help you land a buyer in no time, and at the right price.

In this article, we share some top tips for home staging with you. With a small investment of time and money, you could be on your way to a successful sale.

Declutter your rooms

There’s something about clutter that just puts people off a room, and that’s the last thing you want when your home is on show.

  • Decluttering every room in your home may sound like a chore, but it will instantly boost the appearance of any interior space.
  • This will have a big impact on buyers, whether they are looking at photos of your home on the Cape Realty website or visiting the property.

If you’re in the process of relocating, you’ll be doing yourself a double favour by decluttering. Not only will your home sell faster, but you’ll also have less throwing away to do when you pack up to move.

Go for symmetry and neutral colours

When it comes to furniture and decor, neutral colours like beige, light grey and olive green are sure winners. These colours appeal to the majority of buyers and won’t clash with each other.

Arranging your room symmetrically, with furniture even distances apart, will create an instant designer look.

Modernise old kitchen and light fittings

Kitchen design and lighting trends change fast. Updating your home’s interior is as easy as replacing a few light fittings and splashing some paint around the kitchen.

  • Light fittings can be modernised affordably in a single afternoon - and they don’t need to cost you thousands either.
  • Older kitchen cabinets can be spruced up with some off-white paint to achieve the rustic French oak look that’s incredibly popular at the moment.

By arranging your rooms like a pro, removing unwanted clutter, and updating your fittings, you’ll be creating an interior space that has instant appeal. People buy homes with their eyes and their hearts and only later with common sense, so it makes sense to set the stage to appeal to their first impressions!

If you’d like more information or advice on selling your home, contact us today.  The Cape Realty team is ready and waiting to assist you.

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