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15 Minute Home Staging Tips That Help Sell A Property Faster

By Amy Smith

High quality photography that attracts clicks from the highest number of potential buyers possible requires the property to be properly prepped for photos.

If you're not hiring a professional photographer, knowing the steps for simple home staging to sell a property is a must. 

Originating in the US, home staging has been commonplace for the UK real estate market for a decade or more. Across the pond, big homes have big professional home staging budgets; but for our market, there are some simple, easy to carry out tricks that will help you make the most out of your photography. 


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Home Staging The Kitchen: 3 mins 

The heart of the home offers a strong opportunity for viewers to imagine their day-to-day life in the property. Estate agents can help potential buyers create an emotional connection with the kitchen by: 

  • Closing the cupboards
  • Removing fridge magnets
  • Clearing the worktops 
  • Hiding sponges, tea towels etc. 
  • Clearing the sink 
  • Adding flowers or fruit bowls for splashes of colour
  • Moving the bins out of sight 
  • Set any dining tables with (white) crockery

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Home Staging The Bedroom: 3 mins

Your potential buyer wants to envisage themselves relaxing at the end of a long day in the bedroom. Before the shoot, try:

  • Opening the curtains
  • Making the bed
  • Arranging the pillows
  • Closing the cupboards 
  • Hiding shoes etc.

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Home Staging The Living Room: 5 mins

Striking a balance between making the decor neutral while remaining comfortable and inviting isn't as hard as it sounds. You don’t have to be an interior designer to achieve this. Start by:

  • Opening the curtains
  • Removing throws from furniture 
  • Removing any unnecessary clutter such as standing fans
  • Adding cushions or flowers for splashes of colour
  • Hiding children's toys etc.

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Home Staging The Bathroom: 2 mins

Most bathrooms are among the smallest rooms in the home, meaning home staging details often have a bigger impact. Consider:

  • Leaving the toilet seat down
  • Removing cleaning brushes and bins 
  • Pulling back shower curtains
  • Hiding toiletries from view 
  • Removing toilet paper from the holder
  • Hiding bathmats and towels
  • Hanging fresh towels (white)

But this is just the start. For more your complete guide to taking professional photos of property, visit our ultimate property photography blog here. 

 

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