Canvey Island Estate Agents home staging guide

by Aug 10, 2022Property sellers advice, Uncategorised

Selling a home on Canvey Island and want a quick sale with maximum profit? Then read our home staging guide.

What is home staging

In our Canvey Island Estate Agent’s home staging guide, you will discover that home staging is a simple, yet effective house selling marketing strategy. It involves the transformation of a house, into a space that offers potential buyers the opportunity to imagine themselves living in that property. It’s a technique that shows homebuyers the possibilities the property offers. It also has many benefits for the seller. Read our guide to staging your home to learn more.

Imagine that you’re looking for the perfect property, somewhere to call home.  You spot a house that looks promising, however, on arrival, you notice that everything looks a little dirty, the decor is tired and the rooms are cluttered.  Suddenly it dose’nt feel like the home you imagined.

Now rewind, you enter the same property again… but this time the house is spacious, clean and beautifully decorated. Everything looks just perfect. Now your opinion of this property is completely different. Suddenly you can visualise yourself living in this wonderful home…Welcome to home staging!

A little maintenance goes a long way

Before marketing your property, make sure any  imperfections are corrected. This could be things such as, a new coat of paint on marked walls so they look smart and fresh (stick to neutral colours), shampooing carpets, and polishing up chipped or marked furniture.

guide to staging your home

First impressions count

The exterior of the house will be the first thing potential buyers see.  It’s important therefore, to make a good impression.  Start by cutting the grass and pruning hedges, clean the windows and window frames.  Get rid of any accumulated rubbish so that your outdoor space looks bigger. Fix any gates or fences and give them a coat of varnish.  All these little things will create an inviting experience.  Every little detail counts when it comes to presentation. 

  • Place kitchen appliances in cupboards.

  • Remove hygiene products from sinks.

  • Put away anything that is cracked or broken.

  • Change bedding and put out fresh towels.

  • Ensure the bathroom is sparkling clean.

  • Tidy away toys, pet bedding etc.

  • Place family photographs in drawers.

  • Tidy the insides of cupboards.

  • Remove any unnecessary furniture.

  • Empty bins.

Your goal is to ensure the property looks clean, spacious, and invitingly comfortable, inside and out. From large detached houses to one bedroom studio flats, the same rules apply.

guide to staging your home
guide to staging your home

What’s next?

Now you’ve dealt with the maintenance and de-cluttered the property, it’s time for the finishing touches.

Without spending too much money, a bowl of fruit and a beautiful vase of flowers strategically placed, create a good impression. A few well placed paintings, house plants and books also work well.

On viewing day, plump up cushions, open windows.  Turn on corner lights and light scented candles to create a welcoming ambience. If it’s a cold day, pop the heating up, so the house is nice and cozy.

Canvey estate agents guide to staging your home

The main benefits of home staging

All of the above might sound like a lot of work, but don’t forget, these tips are a big investment in your property sale.

As a family of professional, Canvey Island Estate Agents, we know from experience that a well staged house will produce higher quality photographs and therefore attract more viewings. Your house will sell faster, and you will sell it for a higher price.

Selling your home on Canvey Island

If you’re selling a home on Canvey Island, talk to Young’s Residential.  We are bespoke Estate Agents for Canvey Island, Castlepoint and surrounding areas.

With a combined industry experience of over 50 years our father and sons business has been created to provide an exciting new kind of estate agency for people selling property on Canvey.  We offer home valuations, house sales and a truly one-to-one service. We use our extensive local knowledge and expertise to guide you through every stage of the house selling process. This, ultimately, will achieving the highest house price.

House Prices on Canvey Island

According to Rightmove, properties in Canvey Island had an overall average price of £310,681 over the last year.

The majority of sales in Canvey Island during the last year were detached properties, selling for an average price of £341,264. Semi-detached properties sold for an average of £302,159, with terraced properties fetching £268,429.

Overall, sold prices in Canvey Island over the last year were 6% up on the previous year and 15% up on the 2019 peak of £269,383.