Lorraine and Home Staging
Lorraine Wilson-Brown has recently retrained as a home stager and will operate in Bath and the surrounding area. She has gained certification by undertaking the Certified Home Staging and Styling Professional (CHSSP) course.
Lorraine has always had an interest in interior design and gained a qualification in the subject in 2005. Until now she has concentrated on her own interiors and those of friends and family, but now her knowledge and experience can help those who are looking to prepare their property to sell.
Home Staging in the UK
Home staging is very popular in the USA, Canada, Australia and parts of Europe, where many home-owners would not dream of just putting their property on the market and hoping for the best. Home Staging is beginning to take off in the UK. In previous years, the UK property market has been buoyant, meaning that even the most badly presented properties might sell easily. In the current stagnating market, it’s more important than ever to make your home stand out from the crowd if you hope to sell it in a timely fashion at a price you are happy with. This is where home staging can help.
Why do people who are selling their property Home Stage?
Up to 70% of buyers cannot see past a dated décor, clutter or too much furniture. Lorraine can advise you on the best ways to present your home. Sometimes it can be as straightforward as rearranging your furniture or having a really good clear out, but if more help is needed she can give advice on décor and even project manage a larger scale Transformation if you don’t want to do this yourself. This could either be done by using her team of trusted contractors, using your own preferred contractors or on a DIY basis.
If my property isn’t selling why don’t I just drop the price?
If a property is not selling then the obvious thing is to drop the price. This may not be the best solution. A spot of home staging might mean the difference between you losing thousands by dropping your price and spending a fraction of that money on improving the saleability of your home. There could be a number of reasons why a property might not sell quickly, but presentation doesn’t need to be one of them.
You need fantastic photos for online searches
Having fantastic estate agent’s photos are key to selling your home in these days of online searches. Your property needs to make an impact…for the right reasons! Don’t put up with images that buyers are just going to scroll past. Lorraine can help you get the most out of your photos by styling your rooms to look their very best. Styling doesn’t necessarily have to cost a fortune and can sometimes mean using what you already have in a different way.