Judith’s Diary

Selling Your Home – Not Enough Time?

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We all lead busy lives. As a former solicitor I know all about the long hours and weekend working – the sense that you barely have the time (or the inclination) to do other than flop in front of the television with a glass of wine when you get in, it’s a rush to get the laundry and the shopping done. It can feel like you are on a hamster wheel. If you are looking to upsize your home I guess there are additional calls on your time such as children. So when you decide to sell it’s probably as much as you can do to actually find an estate agent and get the property on the market yet you still need to maximise your sale proceeds which means presenting your home to its best advantage . That’s where enlisting the services of a property stylist helps.

Hamster Wheel

Objectivity

As the homeowner you are familiar with your home, perhaps over familiar. You are comfortable with it. Obviously, if you are upsizing you realise that you want something bigger but you might not be aware of precisely why your current property feels small or you overlook little things such as a dripping tap. Perhaps you have never even paused to think about it. As an outsider, I am able to come in with a fresh pair of eyes and see the home from the perspective of a potential buyer. I offer advice on what you can do to make your property appeal to buyers.

Knowing What Works

If asked, you probably have some ideas on what buyers will think about your property when they view and what changes are worth (or not worth making) but would they be right? For example, home owners tend to assume that there is no point decorating because whoever buys their home will want to put their own stamp on the house. Whilst most buyers will want to decorate according to their taste, that doesn’t mean that they are not concerned with the current décor.  I trained with the House Doctor® which was formed by Ann Maurice, TV’s House Doctor® from channel five and am now an Associate member. This, coupled with experience of buying and selling property and time spent in estate agency means that I understand what buyers are looking for and what puts them off. I know how to create the impression that buyers are looking for.

Getting It Done

Too much going on? If you haven’t got the time or inclination to think about the presentation of your home let me handle it. I offer a variety of services from a verbal consultation that gives you the knowledge to implement appropriate changes to a full hands on staging where I do everything for you. There is an option that will suit everyone and it includes a simple fact finding session if you just want to learn more.

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Contact me on 07745 876182 or e mail me at info@homestyle4u.com.  I cover the Wirral, Cheshire and the North West.