You stage a home for sale to add value, so there’s no financial benefit to staging a doer upper. Staging helps a buyer fall in love with a home by showcasing what exists ‘at its best’. If the interiors are so dated or need larger scale structural work then staging is a waste of time and money.
Most rooms are relatively easy to update with paint, window treatments, rugs, furnishings and accessories. Kitchens and bathrooms are expensive to replace but you may be surprised how a thorough clean, de-clutter and some new or re-purposed accessories can transform a space to wow potential buyers.
Remember staging is an investment and costs less than your first price reduction.
Furniture placement should be inviting and allow comfortable flow between rooms.
Interior trends are relatively cyclical and styles from the past re-emerge with an alternate vibe, giving you plenty to work with when presenting your home for sale.
You still want to appeal to your target market, so think about their wants and needs before diving in. A blank canvas is a safer bet and will appeal to a wider variety of buyers.
- Dated but in good condition
- Can be freshened up with paint, furnishings and accessories
- A few small DIY jobs
- Kitchen units can be upgraded with paint
- Bathroom can be improved with painting and accessorising
- Kitchen is falling apart
- Bathroom has seen better days
- Roof needs replacing
- Windows and doors are rotten and un-salvageable
- Smartening the house up is not cost effective
If you’re still in doubt, get in touch…
Sarah Dewhirst | +44 (0)7876 680678 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Next week: Two tired bedrooms and a bathroom become an open plan kitchen