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When to invest in Wellington home staging services

Are you considering investing in a Wellington home styling expert to transform your home in preparation for sale? It’s no secret that a good looking home attracts and sustains attention. Whether you’re sitting on the fence about homestaging or you’ve decided you’d like to let us work our magic on your home, we’ve got some advice in today’s article that’ll inform or affirm your decision. 

Here are a few popular examples of scenarios in which home staging your property could be your best option.

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Emma Bell
Why home staging is best left to the experts

Kiwis love a bit of DIY, but preparing your Wellington house for sale isn’t always as easy as a bit of elbow grease and a trip to Bunnings. Maximising the overall appearance of your home is an excellent way to attract buyers. Optimising the appearance of your home, on the other hand, will go beyond mere attraction; it’ll have buyers falling head over heels for your property! 

A dedicated buyer is a generous buyer, so it’s important to ensure their first impression is ‘love at first sight’. No confusion, no discomfort, just awe and inspiration. How do we achieve this level of Wellington home staging romance? Unfortunately for DIY fans, this is a job best left to the experts. 

Here’s why… 

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Setting the scene: Winter Home Staging in Wellington

Nobody appreciates house hunting during the winter. It takes a lot of inspiration to feel like leaving the comfort of our own homes to explore other properties in the cold, windy weather. If you’re looking for tips to prepare your house for sale during the winter, we’ve got a few clever home staging techniques for you to try in today’s article.

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Homestaging: like bees to honey

Nobody is in a rush to view a hollow, dark and empty shell of a property. Likewise, you’re not going to attract many clicks and ‘saves’ with a dull selection of images available online. Four walls, a floor and a ceiling aren’t exactly inspiring interior experiences, so don’t expect crowds to rush for a closer inspection of such ‘minimalist’ offerings.

If you want to attract ‘bees’ to your property, you’re going to need to sell it as a visually-stimulating experience. Cue the Homestaging Wellington team!  

By entrusting a talented Wellington homestaging expert with your property, you’ll be set to have a home that stands out in a saturated housing market. Buyers will travel a long way and dedicate a lot of time and effort to get to an attractive property viewing. In today’s article, we’ll explore how homestaging will help you stand out from the crowd, online or off.

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Maximising smaller spaces with homestaging

Be it a snug intercity apartment or a teeny townhouse, homeowners can sometimes struggle to prepare their smaller spaces for sale. If the idea is to inspire buyers to picture themselves using the space to its fullest, then the focus for homestyling should be to show that potential in action.

How do we translate that potential to buyers? Through some strategic homestaging, of course.

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House hunting season: 'swing into summer' style tips

Summer is here (at last) and we’ve got hot tips to share on the best way to prepare your house for sale in Wellington.

‘Tis the season for house hunting in New Zealand, so you can expect to see a decent turnout for your open home. If you really want to make the most from your home, you’ll need Homestaging Wellington’s expert homestaging services to style your home ready for full-potential sale.

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Homestaging for the holidays: four festive way

Last month we let you know that you’re formally invited to get festive this December...within reason! You don’t have to decorate for the sake of the season. Festive frills – if adorned correctly – can actually help a house sell when potential buyers are hunting for a house in Wellington over the holiday season! 

Holiday home staging can bring a romantic factor to the home-viewing process that would otherwise be nonexistent any other time of the year. Let’s look at four festive ways you can bring ‘merry and bright’ stylishly to your home these holidays...

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Homestaging in Wellington: you can still Christmas!

The decorations and tree shops are popping up at the mall, Starbucks brought back Toffee-nut and Gingerbread lattes and – any second now – Michael Bublé is about to blare out of every shop speaker in New Zealand. This can only mean one thing: Christmas is on its merry way

Are you currently preparing your home for sale in Wellington? We know what you’re thinking: “I can’t decorate my house this Christmas if I have to have it staged for sale!” 

Relax! You can totally still Christmas if you’re in the middle of selling a home in Wellington. As long as you keep thing simple and tasteful, here are a few tips to maintain tasteful tinsel while prepping your home for sale:

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Spring cleaning for summer sales

Spring has sprung (kind of) and it’s almost house hunting season – you know what time it is: cleaning time! Once you’ve made the decision to move on and sell your home in Wellington, it can be a little more than daunting just thinking about all the fluffing you’ll need to do to get your home ship-shape for the summer housing market.

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House for sale: the two types of buyers to be aware of in Wellington

Anyone who hasn’t been living under a rock knows that the Wellington housing market is super hot right now. If you’re selling a home in Wellington, it is vital for sellers to understand the two types of buyers house hunting at the moment: families looking for a home to move into, and investors looking for a place to rent to tenants.

Investors are going crazy for properties to add to their portfolios, and if you’re preparing a home for sale in Wellington you’ll want to ensure your home is fetching its worth...and then some! To achieve an attractive price with investing buyers, you’ll need to get competitive: you’ll need to sell your home dressed to the nines, and that’s where Homestaging Wellington comes in!

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Organising space without walls: part 2

Contemporary homes are ditching the restricted-function of designated rooms in favour of wide open spaces sweeping from the entrance to the edge of the lounge (and sometimes even the deck). The aim of the game is space: you want to eliminate visual obstacles and avoid awkward navigation through the floor plan.

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Organising space without walls: part 1

Nobody ‘gets’ home space layout quite like Homestaging Wellington, so we’ve prepared a few trusty tips in our ‘Organizing space without walls’ series over the next few months.

We know open floor (or open plan) living space is the norm now, but do we understand how to properly handle it? Whether you're selling, buying or just looking to spruce things up, it’s  important for home-dwellers to have at least a basic understanding of how best to lay out their open plan living space.

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The online edge: how to win the hearts of home browsers

When buyers begin their house hunt, they often start the search by looking online. The photos on display  here need to be beautiful and inviting; enough to stimulate a browsing buyer’s interest. This is where home staging and quality photography comes in: the preparation and presentation of your house until every inch is ready to shine online. Home staging is the best way to prepare your house for sale when you can proudly post photos of your rooms online. This, in turn, leads to appointments being booked to see the home and then, of course, making the decision to buy. The goal in home staging and photography is to create a positive, lasting impression; one that will see your house sour straight to the top of a buyer’s watchlist.

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Getting rid of clutter to give the "home staged" look

Often what people love most about Home Staging is the clutter free approach.  Living in a clutter free home doesn’t need to be just a dream, it can be reality. Having a well thought out home with just the right amount of furniture or belongings for your space may be easier than you think.

There are a few steps you can go through with the items in your home to eliminate clutter and live in a more peaceful abode.

Make some rules you will follow once the decluttering exercise has been done – “when a new item comes in, an old item goes out”.  Rather than walking around your house looking for things that can go, ask yourself a question to follow through with, “what item in this room can I live without?”

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Why homestaging is so important to get the sale

If you are attending a big event such as a wedding, or perhaps even a much anticipated date night, you would carefully select your choice of outfit including accessories.

You would aim to look your absolute best, perhaps even buying new pieces to complete the look, or hiring a tuxedo. Homestaging follows the same principle, prepare your home to its absolute best aesthetics to ensure a prompt sale and plenty of interest.  You may still be in the midst of “let’s just try and sell out property empty”, here is why homestaging is so important to get that sale over the line.

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Homestaging and interior design – What’s the difference?

Often when we talk to people about what we do, one of the more common responses is:

“Oh, you’re interior designers!”

It’s easy to see why people make that assumption – after all, what we do is fairly similar to interior design. But the reality is we’re not interior designers, we’re homestagers, and there’s a big difference.

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